AFC Announces 2013 Exhibit Roster of Artists

Vancouver, BC., CANADA – June 6, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2013 exhibiting AFC Signature Member artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 6th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 28, 2013, following a special fundraiser gala and preview evening at Grouse Mountain Resort, 4,000 feet above the city and overlooking the Pacific coast.

Artists for Conservation comprises a membership of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents. Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, of these artists nearly 140 have been juried into the AFC 2012 Exhibit, representing nearly 200 artworks. Of these, approximately 70 artists with 80 artworks will be exhibiting at the live exhibit opening in Vancouver. Many of the artists will be present for the opening weekend for special events, and to provide programming – special lectures, live painting demonstrations and much more.

"Artists have always been at the forefront of conservation," says Whiting, President & Founder of AFC. "The artwork in the exhibit is for sale and ranges from $500 to $50,000. All of the artists featured in the show are lending their talent to support wildlife and habitat conservation, with a percentage of proceeds from their artwork benefiting the conservation organization of their choice."

Artists whose work is included in the live exhibit in Vancouver are indicated in bold. 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.

Adair, Sue (USA)
Harvill, Kitty (Brazil) Parsons, Victoria (USA)
Adams, Gaye (Canada) Hayward-Harris, Martin (UK) Paul, Jeremy (UK)
Aja, Douglas (USA) Heaton, Janet (USA) Pepin, Patricia (Canada)
Alleman, Carol (USA) Hobson, Mark (Canada) Peyton, Anne (USA)
Alsac, Stephane (France) Hodges, Leanne (Canada) Pickering, Pollyanna (UK)
Arnett, Stuart (Canada) Holt, Mary Louise (USA) Pocklington, Lynn (Canada)
Bach, Del-Bourree (USA) Howie, Hazel (Australia) Popp, Betsy (USA)
Bateman, Robert (Canada) Hughes, Mike (UK) Qiu, Ji (Australia)
Beckner, Joy (USA) Hultberg, Karen (USA) Reid, Sonia (USA)
Blackwell, Peter (Kenya) Jackman, Pat (USA) Rentsch, Werner (USA)
Bork, Beatrice (USA) Jammer, Clinton (Canada) Rich, Andrea (USA)
Bowerman, Barry (USA) Jarvi, Brian (USA) Robertson, Janice (Canada)
Boyce, Peta (Australia) Jenkins, Cathryn (Canada) Rogers, Valerie 
Brest van Kempen, Carel (USA) Jesic, Stephen (Australia) Rosetta (USA)
Caitens, Michelle (Australia) Jessen, Mary Jane (Canada) Rusin, Len (USA)
Cameron, Clarence (USA) Johnson, Kevin (Canada) Sainsbury, Jonathan (UK)
Carney, Brian (USA) Kamin, Jason (Canada) Sample, Esther (Canada)
Cogley, Elizabeth (Australia) Kappel, Hans (Germany) Schafer, Sharon K. (USA)
Coheleach, Guy (USA) Kissinger, Megan (USA) Schlenker, Robert (USA)
Cook, Carrie (USA) Kitler, David (Canada) Scotchford, Judy 
Cooke, Brent (Canada) Koensgen, Joseph (Canada) Seerey-Lester, John (USA)
Corless, Anne (UK) Labouri, Susan (USA) Seerey-Lester, Suzie (USA)
Crouter, Anni (USA) Lang, Linda (USA) Simmons, Geraldine 
Dache, Christian (France) Lantz, Yvette (Canada) Snoots, Karin 
Davis, Daniel (USA) Laurence-Rowe, Karen (Kenya) Sorley-Keichinger, Cindy 
deKramer, Karyn (USA) Lidstrom, Esther (Canada) Spera, Edward 
Delgyer, Leslie (USA) Lindamood, Patsy (USA) Stanley, Eva (USA)
Diment, Kim (USA) Lofgreen, John (USA) Strelive, Uta 
Dreyer, Rob (USA) London, Anne (USA) Susinno, Mark (USA)
Dumas, Michael (Canada) Lozeron, Emily (Canada) Sutton, Linda (USA)
Dunn, Kathleen (USA) Marshall, Pete (Australia) Taylor, Mary 
Dunphy, Kathleen (USA) Marsico, James (USA) Temple, Sandra 
DuPuis-Rosen, Linda (USA) McManiman, Candy (Canada) Tiessen, Josh
Ellison, Lyn (Australia) Middleton, Kim (USA) Tremblay, France (Canada)
Feltner, Linda (USA) Milligan, Billy-Jack (Canada) Truss, Jonathan
Fisher, Cynthie (USA) Morvell, Steve (Australia) Van Rijn, Eva 
Fisher, Susan (USA) Munkittrick, Dianne (USA) Venditti, Jerry (USA)
Gallup, David (USA) Murray, Robin (USA)
Walden, Christopher (USA)
Geib, Rick (USA) Navarro, Chris (USA) Walsh, Frank (USA)
Gordon, Susie (USA) Nishino, Kentaro (Japan) Watson, Pat
Grove, Kindrie (Canada) Nordwall, Solveig (Canada) Weisberg, Kathryn
Gylling, Gemma (USA) Normand, Dominique (France) Whiting, Jeffrey (Canada)
Hamanaka, Setsuo (Japan) Norwich-Young, Dorset (Canada) Wicks, Derek (Canada)
Hamilton, Lorna (Ireland) Orlando, Ron (USA) Woodall, Terry (USA)
Harvey, Guy (Cayman Islands) Osborne, Leo (USA) Wyland (USA)

The artwork was selected by a virtual jury consisting of AFC Member artists: Brent Cooke, Pollyanna Pickering, John Seerey-Lester and a selection of curators: Adam Harris (Curator of National Museum of Wildlife Art), and magazine editors: Debra Usher (Editor of Arabella Magazine) and Peter Trippi (Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur).

"Thank you to our jury for their generous contribution of time and expertise toward making the 6th annual AFC exhibit the strongest yet.", Whiting comments, "We're also very proud to have developed a jury system that is as objective and fair as possible." Jurors from the exhibit use a simple grading system for all artwork, and do so independently and anonymously, without knowledge of who other jurors are until after jurying is complete. The average scores by the jurors results in a ranking of artwork, which determines the exhibit composition. Awards are also based on the top ranking artworks. In cases where the juror is an artist with an artwork in the exhibit, they simply abstain from scoring their work, thereby avoiding any influence on the results.

Owl Alert! - by Hans Kappel | AFC 2012 Exhibit Generations by Ed Spera| AFC 2012 Exhibit  
The Last Waltz - Painting by Leslie Delgyer
Generations -  Painting by Ed Spera

AFC congratulates all artists who have been selected for the 2013 Artists for Conservation Exhibit. The exhibit will open to a special preview guest audience at AFC's Annual Fundraiser Gala on September 27th, providing a first opportunity for guests and purchase the artworks on exhibition before the show officially opens to the wider public on September 28, 2013.

Image Credit: Painting featured at the top of this article: "Lost Lands" by Robin Murray.

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