2022 AFC Exhibiting Artists Announced

Vancouver, BC CANADA - June 13, 2022 - Artists for Conservation is thrilled to announce the 2022 juror's selection of artworks in the 15th annual AFC Exhibit. The exhibit features 200 artworks by 178 artists from 19 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA. 

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. Between 35% to 100% of proceeds from each artwork sold, 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.

85 artists' works supporting conservation will premiere for sale at #AFCFestival2022 in Vancouver, BC this September 22-25 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.

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

  • Walt Anderson - AFC Signature Member, Photographer and Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies (USA);
  • Sandy Brooks - AFC Signature Member, Executive Director, St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce (USA);
  • Brent Cooke - AFC Signature Member & Board Member, past Director of Royal BC Museum (Canada);
  • Anna-Louise Pickering - Photographer and Co-Founder/President, Pollyanna Pickering Foundation (UK);
  • Ahsan Qureshi – AFC Signature Member and ENT Surgeon (Pakistan);
  • 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. 

Douglas Aja (USA) Douglass Lockyer (USA)
Don Alemany (Canada) Anne London (USA)
Harold Allanson (Canada) Emily Lozeron (Canada)
Cher Anderson (USA) Bo Lundwall (Sweden)
Walt Anderson (USA) Jan Lutz (USA)
Del-Bourree Bach (USA) Harro Maass (Germany)
Patricia Banks (Canada) Linda Mackey Lang (Canada)
John Banovich (USA) Angela Manno (USA)
Casey Banwell (UK) Patricia Mansell (Canada)
Suzanne Barrett Justis (USA) Pete Marshall (Australia)
Ute Bartels (Germany) Linda Martin (Australia)
Serena Bates (USA) Sarah McComb-Turbitt (Canada)
Michaelann Bellerjeau (USA) Michelle McCune (USA)
Alejandro Bertolo (Canada) Jeffrey McDaniel (USA)
Nansi Bielanski (USA) Candy McManiman (Canada)
Lucrezia Bieler (USA) Vickie McMillan-Hayes (USA)
Cindy Billingsley (USA) Kelly McNeil (Canada)
Jean Bradbury (USA) Denise Monaghan (USA)
Lynn Branson (Canada) Dianne Munkittrick (USA)
Varda Breger (Israel) Ken Nash (Canada)
Carel Brest van Kempen (USA) Terri Neal (USA)
Dr Sandra Byland (USA) Susan Neilson (Canada)
Holly Cannon (USA) Calvin Nicholls (Canada)
Gloria Chadwick (USA) Kentaro Nishino (Japan)
Wayne Chunat (USA) Dorset Norwich-Young (Canada)
RoseMarie Condon (Canada) Ron Orlando (USA)
Carrie Cook (USA) Natalie Parker (Australia)
Lynden Cowan (Canada) Gordon Pembridge (New Zealand)
Anni Crouter (USA) Anne Peyton (USA)
Dennis Curry (USA) Millie Plank (USA)
Daniel Davis (USA) Betsy Popp (USA)
Nick Day (UK) Linda Powell (USA)
Ilse de Villiers (South Africa) Claudia Punter (Canada)
Robert Deschenes (Canada) Ji Qiu (Australia)
Di (Canada) Wendy Quirt (Canada)
Karel Doruyter (Canada) Ahsan Qureshi (Pakistan)
Rob Dreyer (USA) Luke Raffin (Canada)
Michael Dumas (Canada) Andrea Rich (USA)
Chantal Dupuis (Canada) Martin Ridley (USA)
Aga Elliott (USA) Laurie Riley (USA)
Linda Feltner (USA) William Ritchie (Australia)
Jeanne Filler Scott (USA) Valerie Rogers (Canada)
James Fiorentino (USA) Ashley Roll (Canada)
Cynthie Fisher (USA) Rosetta (USA)
Garry Fleming (Australia) Len Rusin (USA)
Rhonda Franks (Canada) Eleazar Saenz (Mexico)
David Gallup (USA) Sailev (France)
Deb Gengler-Copple (USA) Jonathan Sainsbury (UK)
Susan Gosevitz (Canada) Louise Saunders (Australia)
Fiona Goulding (New Zealand) Sharon K. Schafer (USA)
Sophie Green (UK) Robert Schlenker (USA)
Patricia Griffin (USA) Anne Schroeder (USA)
Elke Gröning (Germany) Suzie Seerey-Lester (USA)
John Guiseppi (USA) John Serediuk (Canada)
Gemma Gylling (USA) Cherie Sibley Wasyliw (Canada)
Mark Hallett (USA) Geraldine Simmons (Australia)
Janet Hanofee (USA) Karin Snoots (USA)
Joshua Hansen (Canada) Linda Sorensen (Canada)
Guy Harvey (Cayman Islands) Cindy Sorley-Keichinger (Canada)
Kitty Harvill (Brazil) Laurene Spino (Canada)
Martin Hayward-Harris (UK) Colin Starkevich (Canada)
Carol Heiman-Greene (USA) Lynn Stephenson (USA)
Doug Hiser (USA) Carol Stratman (Canada)
Mark Hobson (Canada) Uta Strelive (Canada)
Diana Höhlig (Switzerland) Sarah Stribbling (UK)
Mathias Horne (Canada) Judy Studwell (USA)
Esther Horton (USA) Mark Susinno (USA)
James Hough (Australia) Ray Swirsky (Canada)
Margaret Ingles (Australia) Tammy Taylor (Canada)
Rachel Ivanyi (USA) Rich Tesner (USA)
Pat Jackman (USA) Chirag Thumbar (India)
Jon Janosik (USA) Kim Michelle Toft (Australia)
Stephen Jesic (Australia) Joyce Trygg (Canada)
James Kiesow (USA) Robert VandenDool (Canada)
Peter King (USA) Rosana Venturini (USA)
Megan Kissinger (USA) Ken Wallin (USA)
David Kitler (Canada) Katherine Weber (USA)
Kathy Kleinsteiber (USA) Cathy Weiss (USA)
Christine Knapp (USA) Shirley Weiss (Canada)
Joseph Koensgen (Canada) Rick Wheeler (USA)
Deborah LaFogg Docherty (USA) Paula Wiegmink (Australia)
Patricia Latas (USA) Charlotte Williams (UK)
Bruce Lawes (Canada) Donna Wilson (Canada)
Sandi Lear (Australia) Terry Woodall (USA)
Leticiaà Legat (Brazil) Ellen Woodbury (USA)
Johanna Lerwick (USA) Kimberly Wurster (USA)
Laura Levitsky (Canada) Le Xiang (China)
Esther Lidstrom (USA) Bruce Zaretsky (USA)
Patsy Lindamood (USA) Heike Zimmermann (Norway)


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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