AFC Member Update
February 10, 2020
AFC 2020 Exhibit Registration is Now Open
Submission Deadline: May 4, 2020
AFC's annual exhibit is the world's foremost conservation-themed art exhibit in the world today. Each year it assembles many of the world's top nature artists in a common cause for conservation. Following its premiere in Vancouver, Canada, the exhibit tours internationally.

In addition to a live exhibit of an expected 80-90 artworks, there will ALSO be a virtual exhibit featuring approximately 200 artworks including the artwork of the live exhibit. The purpose of the exhibit is three-fold: 
  • To support conservation through fundraising and education; 
  • To showcase the extraordinary pool of artistic talent in the AFC; and 
  • To expose the nature art genre to new prospective collectors in audiences outside the conventional nature/wildlife art collecting circles to sell artwork. 

The live exhibit will premier at the Artists for Conservation Festival at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, Canada from October 1-4. Following the opening, most artwork will then tour internationally, including to the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in early 2021. 
Following are some key guidelines:
  • Maximum 4 entries allowed.
  • Artwork must have been completed in 2017 or later.
  • Artwork must not have been exhibited in a previous AFC juried exhibit (i.e. must not have appeared in a previous AFC book).
  • Artwork does NOT need to be for sale or available for the live exhibit - you can optionally submit for the virtual exhibit/book only.
Exhibit Registration System
In 2018, we transitioned to a new registration system integrated with your NEW AFC website. Please login here. If you have forgotten or misplaced your username/password, you can retrieve it by clicking on "Request New Password". If you have any trouble accessing your site, do not hesitate to email us at info@artistsforconservation.org.
About the 2020 AFC Festival
For our premiere weekend, we are pleased to be returning to VanDusen Botanical Garden - a 55-acre garden of 7300 plants with a stunning state-of-the art "living building" visitor centre, with satellite activities at the Bloedel Conservatory - a domed "biosphere" featuring 3 biomes, more than 200 free-flying exotic birds, and over 500 exotic plants and flowers, within its temperature-controlled environment.. For more information, visit the AFC Festival website.
Ongoing Exhibit Tour Updates

2019 Tour
The 2019 AFC Exhibit is currently on exhibit at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum through March 30. For various reasons, AFC will be postponing our planned return to China until at least 2021.

2018 Tour
AFC’s 2018 Tour wrapped up in Qingdao, China on December 31. Unsold artwork is expected to return to Vancouver this February, at which point we return ship to artists.

DID YOU KNOW? For every tour venue, we send an email announcement with a complete list of exhibiting artists. This list is also published on the AFC website as a news item. You can also refer to your AFC dashboard (see links to exhibit results/tour) to see if your artwork is currently on tour or not.
Did you Know?

Did you know that the recently launched next-generation virtual exhibit allows visitors to customize the background color to preview how a painting might appear on different wall colors. Have a look here if you haven't already seen it (go to any artwork details page).

Yours in art and conservation,

Jeff
Artists for Conservation 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 27 countries, across five continents. Our mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.