Art Exhibits

AFC's Annual Exhibit of Nature in Art


The Artists for Conservation Festival 2023, presented by RE/MAX Agents of the Lower Mainland, is returning to Vancouver from September 21-24 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 approximately 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 21.

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

LIVE EXHIBIT OPEN SEPTEMBER 16-30, 2023 (Tues, Thurs, Sat | 10am-3pm) 

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 16 through September 30, 2023. 


Pacific Coast Portraits Featured Artists

We acknowledge that the Artists for Conservation Festival takes place on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia.

2023 Program