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2017 AFC Exhibiting Artists and Award Winners

Artists for Conservation

Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2017 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the exhibiting artists and award winners of the tenth annual AFC Exhibit to be held this fall in Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.

Artists receiving the awards are as follows:

Best in Show (Painting/Sculpture)
  • Best in Show - Painting: Michael Dumas for his painting, “Sparrow’s Rest”,
  • Best in Show - Sculpture: Rosetta for her sculpture, “Ancient Truce"

Medals of Excellence

  • Michael Dumas for his painting, “Sparrow’s Rest”;
  • James Fiorentino for his painting, “Portait of a Bighorn Sheep”;
  • Peter Gray for his painting, “Right Of Way”;
  • Martin Hayward-Harris for his sculpture, “Otter diving”;
  • Stephen Jesic for his painting, “Cockatoo Canapes”;
  • David Kitler for his painting, “The Web of Life”;
  • Karen Laurence-Rowe for her painting, “The Last Three”;
  • Bruce Lawes for his painting, “Restful Repose”;
  • Mary Louise O’Sullivan for her painting, “Four White Pelicans — Sebastian”;
  • Rosetta for her sculpture, “Ancient Truce”
Environmental Statement Award (Painting/Sculpture)
  • Harro Maass for his painting, “A Package from Africa”;
  • Kathleen Sheard for her sculpture, “You’re Killing Me: Oceanic Assassins — Propellers and Plastic”

Mark Hobson will receive the Simon Combes Conservation Award. 

140 AFC members have been juried into the exhibit, representing 200 artworks and 14 countries, including: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Germany, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA. Of these, 84 artists with 87 artworks will be exhibiting at the live exhibit opening in Vancouver. Many of the artists will be present for the opening weekend for special events, and to provide programming – special lectures, live painting demonstrations and much more.

Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $45,000. Approximately 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.

To offer a greater opportunity for inclusiveness, particularly for artists who live in locations where the costs of shipping to Canada are prohibitive, artists were given the option to participate in the virtual exhibit only.

Thank you to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise toward making the 10th annual AFC exhibit a very strong one. Jurors in this year's exhibit included:

  • Brent Cooke — AFC Artist and Board Member (Canada);
  • Lihua Du — President, Lanwan Art Museum, Qingdao, China & Member of the Chinese National Guiding Committee for Public Sculpture (China);
  • Adam Harris — Curator, National Museum of Wildlife Art (USA);
  • Karen Laurence-Rowe — AFC Member, Past AFC Combes Award Winner (Kenya);
  • Holly Swangstu — Art Institute Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (USA);  
  • Jonathan Truss — AFC Member (UK)
  • Debra Usher — Publisher & Editor in Chief, Arabella Magazine (Canada)

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for the 2017 Artists for Conservation Exhibit. 

Aja, Douglas (USA)

Krishnan, Krish (USA)

Anderson , Cher  (USA)

Larson, Amy (USA)

Bach, Del-Bourree (USA)

Laurence-Rowe, Karen (Kenya)

Baldwin, Priscilla (USA)

Lawes, Bruce (Canada)

Banks, Patricia (Canada)

Lear, Sandi (Australia)

Banovich, John (USA)

Lindamood, Patsy (USA)

Barclay, Marcia (USA)

London, Anne (USA)

Bednarczuk, Martyn (UK)

Lozeron, Emily (Canada)

Berner, Sally (USA)

Lutz, Jan (USA)

Bertolo, Alejandro (Canada)

Maass, Harro (Germany)

Besse, Linda (USA)

MacKay, Barry (Canada)

Billingsley, Cindy (USA)

Mansell, Patricia (Canada)

Blackwell, Peter (Kenya)

Mark-Finberg, Laura (USA)

Bork, Beatrice (USA)

Marshall, Pete (Australia)

Boyce, Peta (Australia)

Maynard, Chris (USA)

Breger, Varda (Israel)

Mayo, Tony (Canada)

Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA)

McClelland, Chris (Australia)

Brooks, Caroline (Canada)

McCune, Michelle (USA)

Caitens, Michelle (Australia)

McManiman, Candy (Canada)

Carretta, Roy (Canada)

McMillan, Vickie (USA)

Cogley, Elizabeth (Australia)

Megahan, John (USA)

Combes, Guy (USA)

Menec, Ama (UK)

Cooke, Brent (Canada)

Middleton, Kim (USA)

Crowe, Becci (USA)

Munkittrick, Dianne (USA)

Dansereau, Jodie (Canada)

Nash, Ken  (Canada)

de Villiers, Ilse (South Africa)

Nicholls, Alison (USA)

deKramer, Karyn (USA)

Nishino, Kentaro (Japan)

Desjardins, Sara (USA)

O'Sullivan, Mary Louise (USA)

Dodge, Kelly (Canada)

Parsons, Victoria (USA)

Dreyer, Rob (USA)

Peyton, Anne (USA)

Duffek, Kim (USA)

Pickering, Pollyanna (UK)

Dumas, Michael (Canada)

Popp, Betsy (USA)

Dunn, Kathleen  (USA)

Qiu, Ji (Australia)

Dunphy, Kathleen (USA)

Ragg, Jerry (USA)

DuPuis-Rosen, Linda (USA)

Refahi, Leila (Germany)

Easton, Raymond (USA)

Rentsch, Werner (USA)

Erickson, Mary (USA)

Rich, Andrea (USA)

Erikson, Lynn (Canada)

Richman, Rebecca (USA)

Feltner, Linda (USA)

Rogers, Valerie (Canada)

Fiorentino, James (USA)

Rosetta,  (USA)

Fisher, Cynthie (USA)

Rusin, Len (USA)

Funke, Annika (Namibia)

Saenz, Eleazar (Mexico)

Ganz, Tykie (USA)

Sainsbury, Jonathan (UK)

Gates, Martin (USA)

Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)

Gordon, Susie (USA)

Schlenker, Robert (USA)

Goulding, Fiona (New Zealand)

Seerey-Lester, John (USA)

Gray, Peter (South Africa)

Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)

Griffin, Patricia (USA)

Sharkey Thomas, J. (Canada)

Gylling, Gemma (USA)

Sheard, Kathleen (USA)

Hamelin, Neil (Canada)

Simmons, Geraldine (Australia)

Hargreaves, Julia (Canada)

Solberg, Morten (USA)

Harrison-Parsons, Linda (USA)

Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)

Harvey, Guy (USA)

Starkevich, Colin (Canada)

Haycock, Kathy (Canada)

Stewart, James (Canada)

Hayward-Harris, Martin (UK)

Strelive, Uta (Canada)

Heaton, Janet (USA)

Studwell, Judy (USA)

Hobson, Mark (Canada)

Sutton, Linda (USA)

Holt, Mary Louise (USA)

Thivierge, Claude (Canada)

Hough, James (Australia)

Tiessen, Josh (Canada)

Huffman, Robin (USA)

Toft, Kim (Australia)

Janosik, Jon (USA)

Trygg, Joyce (Canada)

Jenvey, Kate (Australia)

Versteeg, Diane (USA)

Jesic, Stephen (Australia)

Walsh, Frank (USA)

Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada)

Watanabe, Yasuo (Japan)

Karryl,  (USA)

Wellman, Gregory (UK)

Katrandzhiev, Valentin (Bulgaria)

Wheeler, Rick (USA)

Kiesow, James (USA)

Wicks, Derek (Canada)

Kissinger, Megan (USA)

Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)

Kitler, David (Canada)

Woodall, Terry (USA)

Koensgen, Joseph (Canada)

Woodbury, Ellen (USA)

 

About Artists for Conservation

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: Art & Environmental Education; Field Work & Research; and Artist Development. The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC's annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs. http://www.artistsforconservation.org/

 

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