Art Exhibit & Sale

AFC Festival 2019 presented by RE/MAX Agents of the Lower Mainland is returning to Vancouver from Sept 27 - 29 at the VanDusen.

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[@]


AFC Awards & Medals

Every year Artists for Conservation pays tribute to international artists with numerous awards. Nine artists were honored in 2019. 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

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

  • Brent Cooke - AFC Sculptor, Past Director of Royal BC Museum and AFC Board Member (Canada)
  • James Hough - AFC Artist and 2018 Best-in-Show winner (Australia)
  • Emily Kames - Curator of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art (USA)
  • Joshua Rose - Editor, Western Art Collector Magazine (USA)
  • Debra Usher -  Editor/Publisher of Arabella Magazine (Canada)


Festival Highlights

VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at:

5151 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1

Admission to AFC Festival (indoor programs) is free of charge.  Admission is required for outdoor programs in the Botanical Garden.

  • Art Exhibit
  • Live Artist Demos
  • Live Wildlife Encounters
  • Music and Performances
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Stilt Walkers
  • Craft Table

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

  • 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 & Calendar
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor the Event



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AFC Festival 2019
@ VanDusen Botanical Garden
27 Sept - 29 Sept, 2019
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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@ Vancouver Convention Centre
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22 August - 25, 2018
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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