Friday, May 10, 2013


Join us for a Wine & Cheese Opening of our 2013 Art Saturna Spring Show;

Friday, May 17
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Saturna Recreation & Cultural Centre Lounge

Featuring the work of:
Jack Campbell
Donna-Fay Digance
Elizabeth Herejk
Teresa Higgins
Amanda Money
Karen Muntean
Gaye Oreskovic
Sam Peramaki
Anne Popperwell
Neysa Wiens

Show continues until June 5

Coastal Green

Coastal Green is a small hanging with many shades of emerald and jade green layers quilted together with free motion and machine embroidery. The cedar trees are created entirely with stitching or "thread painting". Shiva paint sticks and Lumiere metallic paints are used to highlight design elements. Small touches of red are used as a complementary contrast to the green tones. -- Donna-Fay Digance

Resurfacing #3 Glacial Erratic - Donna-Fay Digance

Resurfacing #3 Glacial Erratic, Donna-Fay Digance

This is a new interpretation of the glacial boulder on Payne Road I see on my morning  walks. I started with a photo image printed on pima cotton. I used many types of fabrics including my hand-dyed and painted silk to form layers of collage fabric. The many layers are then quilted using free motion stitching and heavy layers of machine embroidery that look like "thread painting". The finished wall hanging is then embellished with Lumiere paints. The finished size is 15" x 20".

New Pieces for the Spring Show

I've chosen two pieces for the May 17-June 6, 2013 ArtSaturna show at the Saturna Recreation & Cultural Centre.  

Birds and Beasts, Karen Muntean "Birds & Beasts" is a "windowsill" still-life watercolour of souvenirs from various regions of Mexico I've visited over the last 30 years.

Bouquet with Birds, Karen Muntean

"Bouquet with Birds" is a giclee print of a large watercolour, tulips with a background fabric.  The fabric was originally hand printed and painted by Jo-Anne Monk and I during the time our fabric business (called Islas) was operational on Saturna.  We started out by learning to silkscreen T-shirts and progressed to hand-printing and painting yardage, which we sometimes made into garments.

It was fun to repaint this fabric again as part of a still life. --  Karen Muntean