The ArtBreakers Illustration Society

A non-profit group founded by four artist friends: Laura Bifano, Graeme McCormack, Tim Mack, and Tessa Riecken. The society was created to provide illustrators and designers with an event and community that is their own. The ArtBreakers Market is a showcase of individual professional artists with work to sell and is free for the public to attend.


Laura Bifano –
Tim Mack –
Graeme McCormack –
Tessa Riecken
Kim Parker –
Amory Abbott –

Mission & Community Conduct


ArtBreakers was created to connect professional illustrators and designers with one another and inspire the art community and the general public. Our goal with ArtBreakers is to provide a gathering place where we can promote personal projects, share knowledge, find encouragement, offer support, and provide opportunities for aspiring artists and patrons of the arts to engage with professional creators.
We are here to:

  • Raise awareness of artists in the City of Vancouver
  • Strengthen the illustration and design community in North America
  • Share information and encourage transparency in the entertainment industry
  • Promote a safe, positive, inclusive, and supportive culture within the art community
  • Develop collaborative opportunities amongst artists and the City of Vancouver
  • Bring artists together to share, motivate, and educate each other and the public
  • Support, recognize, and promote creative people from all walks of life
  • Celebrate art


Community Conduct

ArtBreakers aims to maintain a comfortable and professional environment at all events and within the society. Maintaining such an environment is the responsibility of every artist and society member. In order to uphold our community standards we expect everyone involved with ArtBreakers to:

  • Respect one another
  • Promote harmony and cooperation
  • Encourage the growth and development of other artists
  • Be kind