Friday, December 09, 2022

Did you miss the ArtSaturna Studio Tour in August?

Catch up with a look inside the Studio Tour Community Hall venue....

Nettie Adams photographs

Colleen Sheridan paintings

Andree Fredette photographs  and Ellen Bourassa textiles

 Denise Kuzyk cards  and Colleen Sheridan wooden houses and cards

Denise Kuzyk drawings

Andree Fredette photograph

Watch for the 2023 Tour dates.   Don't miss out next year!

Thursday, December 08, 2022

 ArtSaturna--In a Group


Each month all year ArtSaturna, a group of visual artists working on Saturna Island, installs shows by different member artists here at the Saturna Café. For the 2022 finale, ArtSaturna is pleased to present works by various of its members.


The mediums of these artworks differ; the subject matter is varied; the styles are individual. The thread that links them is the ArtSaturna group itself.  Artists, individual, independent, and sometimes solitary, find comaraderie and support together.  ‘In a Group’ celebrates this collective.


As 2022 closes, ArtSaturna invites you to enjoy this show and look forward to the new shows of 2023.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022


December ArtSaturna Group Show

December 7, 2022 to January 4, 2023
Informal opening on Saturday, December 10, from 3:30 to 5 pm

ArtSaturna members invite the community and visitors to a holiday season exhibition at the Saturna Café, 101 Narvaez Bay Road, Saturna Island.  

Come meet the artists on Saturday, December 10. They will be pleased to chat with you about their work in various media.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 At the Cafe this month, see Accent on Green, textile artworks in a green theme by Andrée Fredette and Ellen Bourassa.

Stop by and take a closer look...


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Community art project: Done!

Colleen and Robyn, the leaders of this mural project, returned to Hunter Field and completed the work during a break in the rain.

Who will get there first to take selfies?

Making progress!

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, several artists got together for a paint-in.
The mural is really coming to life.

Following that lovely afternoon, the forecast predicts rainy days ahead.
It's just a pause, though. The artists will get back to finish the project
as soon as the weather clears. Stay tuned for updates! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Community art project

Our community project at the Saturna ball field building is coming along very nicely. We are starting to add colour...

And we are now mixing colours for the sunset section.

Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The return of fall: moving indoors

We are still waiting for rain on this parched island. We can feel the seasonal change in temperatures, but the sun is still with us for another while...

End of the season, textile. Andrée Fredette

Above: End of the season, acrylic and pastel on canvas, stitching.

For me, this month signals fewer gardening duties and a return indoors to get going in the studio. My partner in crime, Ellen Bourassa, and I are preparing for a show at the Saturna Café this November. Green is the theme. With a few other colours, of course!


Friday, June 24, 2022

2022 Art Tour on Saturna

Artists invite you to their studios and locations, including the Community Hall. It's going to be a very interesting show with a diversity of media and styles. 

Not to be missed on a hot long weekend!

Southern Gulf Islands, Saturna Island, Art Tour, poster, artists

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Art is LIVE on Saturna Island!

 A magical little island at the southern-most tip of the Gulf Islands, Saturna Island hosts
 a surprising variety of artists. Finally, after the many restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic,   Saturna's artists are here to invite you to see art LIVE! 

 Art Saturna artists have opened their studios for visits, along with a number of
 art events that are happening this summer. These include the multi-island Tour des Îles 
 on June 24-26 and the local Saturna Art Tour on July 30-31. As well, the local art
 featured at the Art Show at the Saturna  Café beside the Saturna General Store 
 is always a treat that changes monthly. 

 Here's a peek from the Saturna Art Tour brochure, for a start. 

Saturna Art Tour participants 2022

The Saturna Art Tour brochure provides just a sampling of the range of visual art on our island.   
Artwork on Saturna includes different styles and media of paintings, fiber and fabric art, drawings, photography, and yet-to be-discovered surprises.You're bound to see even more at the open studios and artist venues on this tour. Stay tuned to this blog for related updates.

The following list of Art Saturna members should help orient you. Be sure to check out artists' websites, Facebook, and Instagram for a preview. Feel free to contact them at the emails or phone numbers listed. Ask any questions you have about Saturna (especially about art on our island) from any of the folks listed. 
        Nettie Adams
         -- Art photography 
         255 East Point Road, (By Appointment)

        Ellen Bourassa
        -- Fibre art of layered, stitched and quilted fabric images inspired
        by the 
natural world, particularly that of British Columbia.

        Jack Campbell
        -- A well-loved, renowned painter and art teacher, Jack's work is represented 
        by his wife, Carole-Keele Campbell & daughter, Heather Roemer 
        phone Carole at 1-250-539-5448 or Heather 1-604-417-6658

        Donna-Fay Digance
        -- Fine art textiles: framed mini art quilts, cards, wall hangings
        121 East Point Road

        Denise Kuzyk 
        -- Pencil, pen, water colour and alcohol inks on various papers and glass,
        with d
rawing influences from training making traditional Urkanian Easter 
        eggs (pysank) and small sizes to suit greeting card formats and affordability.  

        Monica Morten
        -- Small abstract, mixed media pieces inspired by the natural beauty
        of Saturna Island and the
Salish Sea.  
        166 Cliffside Road (by appointment only)

        Karen Muntean
        -- Abstract acrylic paintings, figurative linoprints and watercolours

        Sylvia Olsen
        -- A knitting designer interested in functional art, her work includes
        carpets, rugs, 
wall hangings, blankets, pillows as well as things to wear.
        Saturna Lodge, 130 Payne Rd

        Gaye Oreskovic
        --Works in acrylic, pastel, fabric, needle felting and water colour
        119 Eastpoint Road 
        250 539 3086

        Robyn Quaintance
        -- A fibre artist who enjoys felting, weaving, spinning, and making paper, who 
        also paints on wood
        Saturna Lodge, 130 Payne Rd

        Colleen Sheridan
        -- Inspired by the trees, ocean, and critters of Saturna, with works mainly
         in acrylic and always from the heart 

        Community Hall, 105 Eastpoint Rd.

        Janet Strayer
        --Fine art figurative and abstract paintings plus stylistically diverse mixed 
        media works that have won some awards, shown and collected cross-borders
        Prism Gallery at ferry dock (weekends), Studio (appointment) 114 Houghquie  Wynd

        Neysa Wiens
       -- A love of nature shown through watercolour paintings, line wash paintings
and black & white drawings, inspired by travels and Saturna Island
        Community Hall, 105 Eastpoint Rd.

Monday, February 21, 2022


             Imaginary Geographies

                Map based art by Karen Muntean 

                       at the Saturna Cafe

                         March 3-30, 2022