2021 AFC Exhibiting Artists Announced

Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 8, 2021 - Artists for Conservation is excited to announce this year's selection of artworks juried into the 2021 AFC Exhibit - 200 total artworks by 173 artists from 16 countries. 

The AFC exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit and sale supporting conservation. Artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges in price from $500 to $50,000. 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.

90 artists' works supporting conservation will premiere for sale at #AFCFestival2021 in Vancouver, BC this September 23-26 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden in partnership with Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Garden Association.

Many of the exhibiting artists will be present for the opening weekend for special events, and to provide programming – special lectures, live painting demonstrations and much more.

Aja, Douglas (USA) Latas, Patricia (USA)
Alemany, Don (Canada) Lawes, Bruce (Canada)
Anderson, Cher (USA) Lerwick, Johanna (USA)
Anderson, Walt (USA) Levasseur, Simon (France)
Aveling , Martin (UK) Levitsky, Laura (Canada)
Bach, Del-Bourree (USA) Lidstrom, Esther (USA)
Baldwin, Priscilla (USA) Lindamood, Patsy (USA)
Banks, Patricia (Canada) Lockyer, Douglass (USA)
Barrett Justis, Suzanne (USA) London, Anne (USA)
Bartels, Ute (Germany) Lozeron, Emily (Canada)
Bates, Serena (USA) Maass, Harro (Germany)
Bennett, Randall (USA) Marshall, Pete (Australia)
Benson, Craig (Canada) Martin, Linda (Australia)
Berg, Terry (Canada) Mayo, Tony (Canada)
Bertolo, Alejandro (Canada) McComb-Turbitt, Sarah (Canada)
Besse, Linda (USA) McCune, Michelle (USA)
Bielanski, Nansi (USA) McDaniel, Jeffrey (USA)
Bieler, Lucrezia (USA) McManiman, Candy (Canada)
Billingsley, Cindy (USA) McMillan-Hayes, Vickie (USA)
Breger, Varda (Israel) McNeil, Kelly (Canada)
Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA) Middleton, Kim (USA)
Cannon, Holly (USA) Monaghan, Denise (USA)
Chunat, Wayne (USA) Nash, Ken (Canada)
Coccia, Sue (USA) Neilson, Susan (Canada)
Coheleach, Guy (USA) Neuhauser-MacLachlan, Lettie (USA)
Combes, Guy (USA) Nicholls, Calvin (Canada)
Cook, Carrie (USA) Nishino, Kentaro (Japan)
Cowan, Lynden (Canada) Norwich-Young, Dorset (Canada)
Crane, Bobbie (USA) Pape, Michael (Canada)
Crouter, Anni (USA) Parker, Natalie (Australia)
Curry, Dennis (USA) Patterson, Matt (USA)
Dao, Hoang (Vietnam) Pepin, Patricia (Canada)
Davies, Lynne (UK) Peyton, Anne (USA)
Davis, Daniel (USA) Plank, Millie (USA)
Day, Nick (UK) Popp, Betsy (USA)
Delgyer, Leslie (USA) Punter, Claudia (Canada)
Doruyter, Karel (USA) Qiu, Ji (Australia)
Dreyer, Rob (USA) Raffin, Luke (Canada)
Dumas, Michael (Canada) Rich, Andrea (USA)
Dunphy, Kathleen (USA) Riggs, Pat (USA)
Dunzinger, Christina (USA) Riley, Laurie (USA)
Earle, Vicky (Canada) Ritchie, William (Australia)
Erickson, Mary (USA) Rogers, Valerie (Canada)
Filler Scott, Jeanne (USA) Roll, Ashley (Canada)
Fiorentino, James (USA) Rosetta, - (USA)
Fisher, Cynthie (USA) Salit,  Karryl (USA)
Fleming, Garry (Australia) Sayegh, Sharon (USA)
Frost, Taylor (Canada) Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)
Gallup, David (USA) Schlenker, Robert (USA)
Gleim, Lisa (USA) Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)
Gröning, Elke (Germany) Sibley Wasyliw, Cherie (Canada)
Grasso, Marco (Italy) Simmons, Geraldine (Australia)
Green, Sophie (UK) Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy (Canada)
Griffin, Patricia (USA) Spera, Edward (Canada)
Guillen, Annia (USA) Starkevich, Colin (Canada)
Guiseppi, John (USA) Stratman, Carol (Canada)
Gylling, Gemma (USA) Strelive, Uta (Canada)
Höhlig, Diana (Switzerland) Studwell, Judy (USA)
Hamilton, Lorna (UK) Susinno, Mark (USA)
Hansen, Jess (USA) Sutton, Linda (USA)
Hargreaves, Julia (Canada) Taylor, Tammy (Canada)
Harvey, Guy (Cayman Islands) Thumbar, Chirag (India)
Harvill, Kitty (Brazil) Tiessen, Josh (Canada)
Haunschild, Pamela (USA) Tinning, Dorothy (Canada)
Haycock, Kathy (Canada) Toft, Kim Michelle (Australia)
Hayward-Harris, Martin (UK) Trygg, Joyce (Canada)
Hiser, Doug (USA) van der Kelen, Géry (Canada)
Hobson, Mark (Canada) Vanderpas, Margarethe (Canada)
Hough, James (Australia) Venturini, Rosana (USA)
Ivanyi, Rachel (USA) Vik, Lyn (Canada)
Ivester, Taylor (USA) Wallin, Ken (USA)
Jackman, Pat (USA) Walsh, Frank (USA)
Jesic, Stephen (Australia) Waltke, Lynn (USA)
Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada) Warkentin, Nelda (USA)
Johnson, David Bruce (Canada) Weber, Katherine (USA)
Jones, Sandra (UK) Weiss, Cathy (USA)
Kellner, Justin (USA) Wheeler, Rick (USA)
Kirkwood, Marie (USA) Wiegmink, Paula (Australia)
Kissinger, Megan (USA) Williams, Charlotte (UK)
Kleinsteiber, Kathy (USA) Wilson, Donna (Canada)
Koensgen, Joseph (Canada) Wolcoski, Corrinne (Canada)
Krishnan, Krish (India) Woodall, Terry (USA)
Krueger, Jennifer (USA) Woodbury, Ellen (USA)
Kruger, Deborah (USA) Wurster, Kimberly (USA)
Kurlan, Whitney (USA) Xiang, Leo (China)
Lampi-Legaree, Shawna (Canada) Zimmermann, Heike (Norway)
Langebrake, Corinna (Germany)  

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

  • Brent Cooke - AFC Signature Member & Board Member, past Director of Royal BC Museum (Canada);
  • Jennifer Lindquist – Curator, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute (USA);
  • Anna-Louise Pickering – Co-Founder/President, Pollyanna Pickering Foundation (UK);
  • Suzie Seerey-Lester – AFC Signature Member and Recipient of the Simon Combes Conservation Award (USA);
  • Debra Usher - Editor/Publisher of Arabella Magazine (Canada);

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for this year's Artists for Conservation Exhibit. 


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 over 30 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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  • "Hi" painting by Edward Spera
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