Sheila's Prison of Pain Captures Second Place Award at 5th Annual MVS Gallery Juried Art Show
 Awards Night  Prison of Pain 3
Space Awards  Prison of Pain



"Timeless" Embarks on a Show Journey
 Lower Gallery

Artists for Conservation selected two of my paintings for the second year in a row. Following on the 2010 Art of Conservation virtual show selection of Tomahawk Rock and Grace the 2011 Virtual Show included Under Surveillance and Timeless. An added honour was the inclusion of Timeless to hang in the first Artists For Conservation Festival showing in Vancouver on November 4th to 13th, 2011!. What a treat to see my painting hanging with such great juried artwork by artists from the 500 world-wide AFC membership. I was overwhelmed by the exposure "Timeless" recieved by being the image chosen to appear on the 2011 "The Art of Conservation" posters, rackcards, festival brochures, TV ads and much more. It was an honour to be included in the promotion of such a wonderful art festival with a purpose, especially in its first year.

 Upper Gallery
Gala Night Dinner

There were so many high points for us at the Vancouver Festival. Flying across Canada on a day with perfect visibility was a fantastic start. Meeting with the Festival organizing and planning team instilled a high level of comfort. The venue of Grouse Mountain for the show was exhilarating, travel in the gondola to the chalet was breathtaking, such a beautiful sight with the harbour of Vancouver in the distance.

There were about 72 pieces selected to hang, previewing the show and the opening Friday night gala dinner was a fantastic experience. Robert Bateman's painting, "Deep Winter - Wolves"was unveiled, a donation to AFC and the show opened to the public on Saturday.

Vancouver at Night
Sheila Demo with Close Encounter We were able to take in the World premiere AFC documentary film by Stephen Quinn; "How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla" and Dr. Guy Harvey's movie premiere; "This is Your Ocean: Sharks", really great work by these two AFC artists. I was able to do a little demo painting along side Guy Coombes, Val Warner, David Kitler and a number of member artists in the chalet lobby. Being a little apprehensive I very quickly was enjoying the interest being shown by the visiting audience. Time passed quickly with lots of interesting conservation. Stephen Quinn & Us
 Feast House

Being a part of the Festival was a tremendous experience. Spending time chatting and listening to artists whose focus was on conservation of the environment was invigorating. It was obvious from their experiences and intents that there is a way to make a difference.

"Timeless" joined most of the exhibiting art and headed for a second leg of the Vancouver Festival, destination Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This show runs from Jan. 14th to Mar 11, 2012.

 Jeff and Timeless
Book Signing Artists Group 2  AFC Poster