Monday, September 25, 2017

Here are a couple photos from Todos los Colores, Hazel Harris and my show at the main gallery at Cedar Hill Rec Centre in Saanich.   The show runs through October 1, 2017.  

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Hazel Harris and I are having a show this fall at the Main Gallery at Cedar Hill Rec in Saanich.  I have included work from my Arabesques, Energia and Harmonics series of abstract works on canvas.  Hazel's work celebrates Mexico and stems from a workshop she took in Puerto Vallarta.

We hired Kate Cino to help us with publicity and she created a webpage that gives more information on our work and backgrounds.  You can access it at

I found a quote that I really like and think applies to recent work of mine, and maybe to all my work:

"I make things that are not serious, but I do it very seriously."  Alexis Poliakoff

Friday, August 04, 2017

New Exhibit at Saturna Café:FLOW with theArtSaturna Tour

It's going to be a sun-filled, art-filled weekend this August 5-6! Our studio doors will be open and welcoming you to a feast of arts and crafts. The Community Hall has a sample from our variously talented artists and artisans, the newly-opened Prism gallery will greet you coming or going near the ferry, and the Saturna Café has a new show, called Flow and Form. It features intricately colourful abstract paintings that seek to capture the flow of natural energies (land, sea, and sky) of this special island

Come  enjoy all you can of Saturna sights, activities, people, art, food, and welcome pleasures this special ARTSATURNA weekend! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Studio Tour Map

Mark your calendars: August 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., artists welcome you to their studios and other venues on Saturna Island!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Saturna Studio Tour 2017

Planning to be on Saturna Island during the long weekend? While exploring the island, why not check out local studios? Save the dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturna Studio Tour 2017, Aug. 5-6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special event in the Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Community Hall group shows

In conjunction with the Tour des Iles, ArtSaturna members had a group show at the newly renovated Saturna Community Hall.  It was such a pleasure to hang our work in the well-lit, newly drywalled and painted lounge area.

We will also hang a group show August 5-6 in conjunction with the 2017 Artists' Studio tour taking place that weekend.  Hours are 11-4 for the Tour and the group show.  Please come by!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Passage of Time - photos by Andrée Fredette

June 24 to August 2, 2017
At the Saturna Cafe
101 Narvaez Bay Road, Saturna, BC

Everyone is cordially invited to the opening reception of my  exhibition,
June 24, 4 to 6 p.m, which will be followed by a dinner prepared
by chef Hubertus Surm.
(Reservations for dinner: 250-539-5177)
The Passage of Time, an exhibition of photographs by Andrée Fredette at the Saturna Cafe, June 24 - Aug. 2, 2017.
"Narrative is anchored in the passage of time. A story unfolds in the tension between a beginning and an end. Singly and in juxtaposition, these photographs by Andrée Fredette are replete with stories. An image of a seemingly deserted Mayne Queen is paired with a photograph of a ghostly Saturna, producing a tinge of anxiety and uncertainty. Again, an empty path in the forest tells a tale of fear and disquiet. Further, the infinitely small (feathers) and the infinitely vast (the awesome sky) are conjured up. There are no figures in these photographs despite the great variety of subject matter. An irony resides in these works: it is suggested that they evoke the passage of time, yet photography congeals duration. This irony adds a layer of complexity — a dialectical interplay — to our experience of these artworks: we move from duration to time’s suspension and back again. Also, some of these works underline the materiality of the photographic medium, a salutary move in the era of digital media. Meditation portrays an ethereal, almost monochromatic sky — the surface of the photograph is underlined. Also, grains of sand and the grain of the photographic object conjoin in a literal manner. There is a hint of nostalgia in all these works: the backing in aluminum recalls photography’s metallurgic substrate —silver—and the quasi alchemical nature of work in the darkroom, a process which has almost been entirely eclipsed by digital technologies." -- Jean-François Renaud

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Tour des Îles 2017

On June 23 - 25, Saturna Islanders will participate in the 2017 edition of Tour des Îles, three days of special events, local music, natural beauty and art displays on the Southern Gulf Islands.
Join the fun and visit the islands. For more info and boat travel details, check Tour des Îles or its Facebook page.

Saturna Artists and Studios,Tour des Îles 2017 map

Artists and crafts people are hoping that you will stop by their studios and have a chat.
See you on Saturna during a fun weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

You are invited to an OPENING PARTY for a new art showcase at the PRISM. It's near the ferry dock on Saturna Island.

 Come enjoy some wine, cheese, art, and conversation: Monday, May 22, 2017, 4-6 pm (free)

Open most weekends this spring and summer; other times by appointment(

Looking forward to seeing you,