AFC's Annual Exhibit of Nature in Art
OPENS SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
The Artists for Conservation Festival 2022, presented by RE/MAX Agents of the Lower Mainland, is returning to Vancouver from September 22-25 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 90 original paintings and sculptures for sale. 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.
The entire exhibit will also be presented as a Virtual Exhibit online, also opening on September 22.
Each year since 2008, as a companion to the exhibit, AFC publishes a harcover book featuring the artworks from the year's exhibit. The annual exhibit features approximately 200 artworks selected from submissions by Signature Members of Artists for Conservation. These are featured in AFC's annual book and virtual exhibit online. Of these, approximately 1/2 are selected for display in AFC's live exhibit.
AFC's Pacific Coast Portraits
OPENS SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
Pacific Coast Portraits is a curated exhibit featuring artwork by local (BC) members of Artists for Conservation. The exhibit theme is wildlife and wild places, with a special emphasis on birds of the Pacific coast. The exhibit aims to celebrate birdlife and biodiversity in the region and to inform viewers about local bird species and their habitats. The exhibit is hosted in North Vancouver at the Maplewood Flats Conservancy in partnership with the Wildbird Trust of BC. It will occupy the Nature House Gallery on the conservancy property and will run from September 17 through October 8, 2022. A preview opening event is planned for September 17 between 11am and 3pm, featuring live music, art demos, live birds of prey and First Nations woodcarving.