Art Exhibit & Sale

The Artists for Conservation Festival 2020, presented by RE/MAX Agents of the Lower Mainland, is returning to Vancouver from October 1 - 4 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Featured at the event is AFC's annual juried "International Exhibit of Nature in Art" - the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale. The exhibit offers a rare opportunity for art collectors to buy original artwork by internationally acclaimed artists and directly support conservation work. The exhibit will feature nearly 80 original paintings and sculptures for sale by leading AFC nature and wildlife artists. 

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, about individual AFC artists, as well as 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. 

AFC Awards & Medals

Every year Artists for Conservation pays tribute to international artists with numerous awards. Several artists were honored in 2020. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, two Environmental Statement Awards and two Best in Show Awards (for paintings and sculptures). Additional awards will also be announced.

Thank you to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise. Jurors in this year's exhibit included:

  • Walt Anderson - AFC Signature Member, Photographer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies (USA)
  • Brent Cooke - AFC Signature Member, Past Director of Royal BC Museum and AFC Board Member (Canada)
  • Emily Kapes - Curator of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art (USA)
  • Sandra Strohshein - AFC Signature Member (USA)
  • Chirag Thumbar AFC Signature Member (India)
  • Debra Usher - Editor/Publisher of Arabella Magazine (Canada)


Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at: 5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Maplewood Conservancy is located at: 2649 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Festival activities start at 11am daily (Oct 1-4) and are free with regular admission to VanDusen Botanical Garden. Advanced tickets required.

Buy Tickets


  • Art Exhibit 
  • Live Art Demos
  • Music and Performances
  • Live Birds of Prey
  • Guided Nature Walks

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




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AFC Festival 2020
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2020
Vancouver, BC, Canada

AFC Festival 2020 (Preview)
@ Maplewood Conservancy
19 Sept - 20 Sept, 2020
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


About Us

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. 


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