Kudos from the First Annual 2011 AFC Festival Attendees and Artists

Thank you for providing your feedback. We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to share, please email us at festivalinfo@artistsforconservation.org.

Here are some comments we've received so far:

"I want to give a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone in the inner workings of AFC for putting on and pulling off the first annual nature art festival. We had so much fun, met fantastic people, and I was revitalized to do more art and conservation. Thank you AFC." - Kim Middleton, AFC Artist

"Awesome show, great venue." - Carrie Cook, AFC Artist

"Great Gala! What an inspiring evening!" - Anne Rodgers, Supporter

"We loved the Artists For Conservation event so much that we had to write a blog about it on our site at www.artsquest.ca. Looking forward to the next one!" -Arts Quest.ca

"Just a short note to say It was the Best Happening I have ever been too. Perfection." -  Martin Hayward-Harris (AFC Artist) and Sally Knight.

"Most amazing weekend to be in the company of these talented incredible artist!!! So dedicated and passionate. Thank you AFC!!!!" - Robin Beckett

"The people you had working with you in volunteer capacities were exceptional. I enjoyed meeting quite a few of the exhibiting artists and will definitely look forward to submitting to next year's Festival." - Patrica M. Mansell, AFC Artist

"I want to provide some feedback on your Artists for Conservation education program offered at Grouse Mountain. My son and his classmates from Boundary Elementary attended the program on Monday, November 7 and when I picked him up at the end of the day, he said "that was the best field trip ever." I talked to several parents whose kids all had the same feedback. One young man was so excited about what he saw he told his family he wanted to take them up the mountain on the weekend to show them the art. And the magic of a fresh snow fall was an added bonus. By the look of their faces and from the sound of a few comments, the education program was a great success. Thank you." - Jodi Beattie (Parent)

"The Artists for Conservation Exhibit and Festival was fabulous. Thank you Jeff, Yasaman, Bill, Diane, volunteers, and artists for presenting and supporting the festival, it was an amazing event. The art, films, talks and demonstrations were memorable. As one whose artwork was exhibited, I deeply appreciate the assistance that was freely given by everyone. It was pure pleasure to meet artists that I have only known through their artwork. Now I can put faces and voices together with their art, it completes the picture. With heartfelt thanks", Linda Feltner, AFC Artist

"As one of the exhibiting artists, I'd like to say thank you so much. Everyone was incredibly friendly & helpful at all times. The lectures & film screenings were inspiring, as were the other artists and their work. Thank You All!!! "- Alison Nicholls, AFC Artist

"It truly was a great experience. Fantastic and proud feeling to be a part of not only the Festival but AFC as well." GH, AFC Artists Spouse

Inspiration Tree messages:

The inspiration tree was on the AFC information table in the main chalet was a resounding success. We had visitors of all ages come by and hang a message on the tree.

"Inspiration leads to action. Action leads to success. All the best!"

"Grouse Mountain and AFC - A match made in heaven."

"Sharks - Awesome!"

"I now love Gorillas" = )

"Wonderful day, full of joy."

"Amazing event. Way to go."

"I love your tree."

"Be the change you want to see in the word - words of Gandhi."

"So much fun!"

"The art is nice."

"The love of art is a wonderful gift."

"My only wish is for the message and purpose to spread and others become aware. God bless."

"Wonderful festival - learned a lot - Thank You!"

"A profoundly wonderful exhibit - Thank you!"

"Beautiful event - thank you!"

"Thanks Jeff for getting me involved in your inspiration." - Brent

"I like to paint and draw things."

"Thank you for caring. We need to care to be awake."

"If it comes from a place of love do it."

"I loved the art."

"We can make a difference. Really!"


"I'll be back! xoxox"

"Meeting and helping the Whiting Family is an honour! Such an amazing quest raising profile and awareness for so many."

"Moved to passion." - L

"A tough act to follow again."


Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Admission to AFC Festival is free of charge.  Admission is required for the Botanical Garden.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Youth Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances

  • Art Exhibit & Expo
  • Nature & Birding Expo
  • Silent Skies Mural
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Watch Films
  • Special Presentations

  • Fill the register form

  • Come to the Festival
  • Spread the Word
  • Purchase a Bird Mural
  • Buy Orginal Art
  • Make a Donation
  • Buy an AFC Book
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event



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Artists for Conservation is a Canada-based international non-profit, with a mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. 

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, festivals, awards and online initiatives, AFC informs and inspires the public to conserve our natural heritage. Among its membership, AFC serves to foster artistic excellence and empower passionate artists as effective ambassadors for the environment. 

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