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Karstad's Seasons

Christmas show 2022

Revel in Karstad's celebration of Canada's gorgeous landscapes and hidden gems! Share the beauty this holiday season while supporting environmental protection and activism close to home and across Canada!
We are excited to share the beauty of Aleta' Karstad's plein-air paintings with Kemptville and the world! This show will be a silent auction and bids can be made both in person or online, the bids will be private, highest bidder wins and the next 3 highest votes receive 20% off a custom ordered print of the painting. All painting sales go to further Fred and Aleta's ongoing environmental research and advocacy, both locally and across Canada.
Be the change.



The NatureMatch game!


A unique collection of 36 of Aleta Karstad's nature watercolours has been published in a memory card game.

Aleta has selected detailed portraits of birds, small mammals, fish, insects, and pearly-shelled mussels from four decades of her exquisitely illustrated nature journals. 

Now in a beautifully designed box that feels good in the hand, printed on 72 glossy, sturdy tiles, her watercolours are being played with by nature-lovers of all ages! 

As each new tile is turned and its fascinating portrait revealed, the game shines as a conversation piece. Personal stories are drawn forth as players ask each other, "Have you ever seen one of these?"  

The handbook with its informative and fun facts about each animal, adds the educational depth for which Aleta's work is recognized, informed by the constant presence of her biologist husband, Fred Schueler.

Conceived, designed, and manufactured in Canada by The Playing Card Factory  from ethically sourced materials, NatureMatch is an all-Canadian tabletop game.

An Indiegogo fundraising campaign from August to October of 2020 raised over $10,000 - kick-starting NatureMatch to success as a popular, all-Canadian tabletop game!

This game comes as a welcome gift at a time when home-based, non-screen activities are increasingly valued as essential to health and happiness, and people everywhere are seeking for a deeper connection to Nature.

For more information about the game, visit