Live Artist Demos


Watch master artists at work, and many others demonstrate their techniques. Learn about conservation and watch artists  painting, sketching, carving and sculpting. Also enjoy daily visits with birds of prey from Delta's O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program and Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

2018 Master International Artists 

Each day during the AFC Festival between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, a selection of the following artists will be demonstrating their artistic techniques in painting, carving and sculpture during the festival:

  • Patricia Banks 
  • Cindy Billingsley
  • Alejandro Bertolo
  • Suzanne Barrett Justis
  • Guy Combes
  • Terry Isaac
  • Rachel Ivanyi
  • James Harry
  • Neil Hamelin
  • David Kitler
  • Sandi Lear
  • Mary Jane Jessen
  • Kim Middleton
  • Tammy Taylor
  • Joyce Trygg
  • Gregory Wellman
  • Terry Woodall
  • Dongguang Zhang
  • Xwalacktun 


Birds of Prey

Three organizations will be participating directly in the 2018 Festival with live birds of prey and their dedicated handlers - namely Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) and the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program. Find out more at and




Festival Highlights

Vancouver Convention Centre is located at:

1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Admission to AFC Festival includes the IOCongress Nature & Birding Expo & Vancouver International Bird Festival.  

  • Day Tickets: Adult $10, Youth (age under 16) $5, Family (2 Adults, 2 Youth) $20

  • Week Passes: Adult $20, Youth $10, Family $40

    Purchase your tickets online or at the event.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Youth Silent Skies Mural
  • Kids Crafts 
  • 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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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. 

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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