AFC Festival 2018 presented by RE/MAX Agents of the Lower Mainland is returning to Vancouver from August 22 - 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
AFC's annual juried "International Exhibit of Nature in Art" is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale. It's a rare opportunity for art collectors to buy original artwork by internationally acclaimed artists and directly support conservation work. The exhibit will feature over 94 original paintings and sculptures for sale by leading AFC nature and wildlife artists. Visitors can enjoy worldwide artistic excellence, learn about conservation issues directly from exhibiting artists, and support conservation.
All artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $60,000+. At least 40% of proceeds from artwork sales benefits conservation and environmental education, and each artwork is dedicated to supporting a conservation organization of the artist's choice. See who's been selected for the exhibit this year.
To learn more about our mission, AFC artists and how to become a member, please visit the main Artists for Conservation site. Artists are juried for membership and only accepted members can participate in the AFC annual juried exhibit. Groups interested in booking private exhibit tours, please contact Artists for Conservation Festival by phone 778.340.0749 or email festivalinfo[@]artistsforconservation.org.
Every year Artists for Conservation pays tribute to international artists with numerous awards. Nine artists were honored in 2018. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and two Environmental Statement Awards. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award in 2017, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit. Artist, Guy Combes (Kenya/USA) will receive AFC's highest honor for conservation and art with the "Simon Combes Conservation Award". Learn more
This year seven artists will be featured during the event in the Nature & Art Expo. Artists will be at the Festival from August 23-25th daily. Come by and visit the artists for a chance to see their artwork and learn about conservation causes they support.