A final courtesy reminder that the 2020 AFC Exhibit is open for registration until end of Monday, May 25 (11:59pm PDT / GMT-7). The guidelines are available in the prospectus document.
Remember the Virtual Exhibit Option!
As part of AFC's goal to make participating in the annual exhibit more inclusive to our members around the globe, since 2010 we have allowed artwork that is not available for display or otherwise too challenging to ship. It can still be juried for inclusion in the Virtual Exhibit and annual book. Simply register as you would normally, and when prompted, indicate the artwork is only available for the Virtual Exhibit.
Under the COVID-19 Pandemic situation, we continue to plan for the opening AFC Festival in Vancouver this October and remain cautiously optimistic about putting on a great live event. British Columbia has fortunately maintained a very low infection rate since the outbreak, which we credit to both medical and political leadership and a cooperative public.
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 at VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, Canada from October 1-4, the exhibit will tour internationally, including to the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in 2021.
All art with a nature theme, including depictions of flora, fauna and/or their habitats and landscapes or seascapes, is eligible. Interpretive and abstract “environmental” art is also encouraged. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork which addresses one or more conservation-related issue.