Partners & Supporters

We work with partner organizations to increase the impact of our work and to make a global difference.

At AFC, we believe in collaboration that deepens our understanding of issues, extends our reach globally and increases the impact of our work. Our partners are leaders in their respective fields and complement the work we do through their focus on environmental education, conservation and the sustainability of our natural world.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, contact us at

Following is a list of AFC partners (current and past).

Conservation NGOs

See a comprehensive list of conservation organizations supported by our Member Artists through the AFC Art for Conservation program.

Festival Partners

  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens
  • Vancouver Parks Board
  • LanWan Eco-Art Museum, Qingdao
  • Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
  • Orphaned Wild Life Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.)
  • Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program
  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Jackson African Safaris
  • Big Cat Expeditions
  • Grouse Mountain Resort (2011-2016)
  • Vancouver Bird Festival (2018)
  • 27th International Ornithological Congress (2018)
  • The West Fine Art
  • Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront

Exhibit Partners 

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • LanWan Eco-Art Museum, Qingdao
  • The James Museum
  • Wild Bird Trust of BC
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens 
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • St. Louis Arch Museum
  • City of Kingsport Tenessee
  • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Miramar Cultural Center
  • Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
  • Houston Zoo
  • OpenRoad Mercedes
  • The Wildlife Experience

Partners in Education

  • Grouse Mountain Resort
  • Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife
  • Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia
  • Vancouver Botanical Garden Association
  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens
  • ZACC - Zoos & Aquariums Committed to Conservation

Partners in Exploration & Film

  • Soysambu Conservancy
  • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Mountain Gorilla Veterinarian Project
  • Raincoast Conservation Society
  • Science Art-Nature Foundation
  • Wildlife Conservation Network
  • Wildlife Conservation Society

Media & Publications

  • Arabella Magazine
  • Western Art Collector Magazine
  • Art-BC
  • Bell Media (CTV and 103.5 QMFM)
  • Vancouver-Is-Awesome
  • Vancouver Courier
  • Business in Vancouver
  • Wildscape Magazine
  • Wildlife Art Magazine
  • Island Art Magazine

Corporate Partners

  • Sewell's Marina
  • Deeley Group
  • Jackson African Safaris
  • America West Frames


Clone of Joyce Trygg

Cher Anderson

BOD, Signature Member

Cher Anderson was born in 1962, in Kingston, New York, raised in Mexico City and greatly influenced by the culture and the country's vast number of pioneering artists such as Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Guillermo Zuñiga and so many more, both present and past. During her teenage years, she was relocated to Texas where she began showing an interest in fine arts, mostly painting. Through self-instruction, she achieved having several one-woman shows including an invitation to the City of Chihuahua, Mexico by the governor, where she had a one woman exhibit in 1989. 

Joyce Trygg

Joyce Trygg

Advisor, Signature Member

Joyce Trygg was born in Antigonish and as a child she lived close to nature at Cross Roads, Country Harbour in Nova Scotia. She surrounded herself with every animal she could adopt and find a place for in her family's small home . These pets were her first "models". Joyce drew constantly throughout her childhood and art was one of her majors in high school. She later attended Douglas College where she drew, painted, sculpted and studied Art History. While she raised her family she continued to draw and paint animals as a hobby, especially studies of horses, dogs and cats. 

Priscilla Baldwin

Priscilla Baldwin

Ambassador, AFC Circle of Patrons

“The mission statement of the Art Institute I founded 20 years ago at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and that of Artists for Conservation, are virtually identical. “Conservation through Art Education” and “Conservation: the Gift of Life” are equally applicable to both organizations."

Brent Cooke

Brent Cooke

Director; Signature Member

Brent is an award-winning bronze artist and world-authority on museum exhibits. A marine biologist by education, Brent's background includes underwater photography, TV and film production and large-scale cultural and natural history projects for museums and cultural institutions,

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