Welcome to Spirit of the Hills

Comprised of artists, artisans, performing artists, photographers, writers and patrons, Spirit of the Hills embraces all art forms and traditions including the performing and visual arts, media, design, and literature. Our goal is to build and sustain the Arts and Artists in Northumberland County. This web site highlights current and upcoming group and member events and showcases some of our members’ works.

Spirit of the Hills 2019 Arts Festival

Spirit of the Hills is pleased to announce our 2019 festival which will be entitled “Twenty Years of Sharing Across the Arts.” The event will be held October 24th-26th, 2019 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Cobourg. It will include an art show, book fair, workshops, a drama and dance night, and a concert and launch of the fourth illustrated anthology Hill Spirits IV as well as other special events. Stay tuned for more details.

Festival of the Arts Writing Contest

Do you have prose or poetry pining for publication? Yes! Then we have an opportunity for you.

Spirit of the Hills invites you to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with your prose and/or poetry. Winning entries will be published in our successful Hill Spirits anthology series. Hill Spirits IV will be launched at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts the evening of Oct. 26, 2019.

For the Winners: One prose piece and one poem will be chosen for publication in Hill Spirits IV. Winners will receive a copy of Hill Spirits IV, promotion at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts; on social media and with a radio interview on ‘Word on the Hills’ Northumberland 89.7 FM. Winners will be contacted by email.

Festival of the Arts Writing Contest

Spirit Events Calendar

For full details of all Spirit of the Hills events, please visit our Group Events page.


  • Campbellford Library show featuring Jennifer Trefiak and Jennifer Anne Burke
  • Capers Restaurant Campbellford show featuring Les Robling
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital show featuring SOTH painters and photographers runs until Nov. 28, 2018


  • Warkworth Library show featuring SOTH painters and photographers runs until Nov. 3, 2018.


  • Cobourg Waterfront Festival Sat, Jun 30 to Mon, Jul 2, 2018
  • Capers Restaurant Campbellford show featuring Rita Naras.


  • SOTH curated Fall Show at Art Emporium Port Hope runs for the month of September.
  • Capers Restaurant show featuring Sue Wilkins


  • Warkworth Library show featuring SOTH painters and photographers. Show runs until March 30, 2019.
  • Capers Restaurant Campbellford show featuring work from the SOTH Visual Arts Committee
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital show runs until May 2019

Feature Artist of the Month Bärbel Smith

Spirit Member Profiles

Click genre to filter which profiles show below. All members are entitled to a free Spirit Membership Profile as a benefit of your membership. See About Our Member Profile Pages for more information.

Additional Members

The following members do not currently have a member profile page like the members above, however they all support the arts in Northumberland County through their membership in Spirit of the Hills:
AH! Arts & Heritage Centre Warkworth
Alan Bland
Alan Langford
Alec Davis
Ann Harper
Anne-Marie Burrus
Barbara Bickell
Barbara King
Barbara McGuey
Barbara Pim
Beth Rhind
Beth Willoughby
Bill Daniels
Brian Rapsey
Bruce Banfield
Bruce Curtis
Cavan Art Gallery & Studio
Chris Gates
Christopher Cameron
Cindy Stone
Colborne Art Gallery
Cynthia Reyes
Dave Dolan
David Newland
Derek Paul
Don Sellar
Doug Johnson
Edward Hagedorn
Emily Dempster
Elizabeth Vercoe
Ellen Meadd
Erich Bojarzin
Erika Rummel
Esther Fine
Evelyn Van Hoekelen
Fleming College
Geoffrey Lessard
Georgina Schaeff
Gerry Malloy
Glenda Johnson
Heather Jopling
Heather Tyson
Isabel Veldhuis
Jan Atkinson
Janet Stobie
Janet Warren
James Archbold
Janis Eves
Janice Gannon
Jeanette Campbell
Jennifer Bogart
Jessica Outram
Katalin Futo
Katie Hoogendam
Kaye Jackson
Ken Solilo
Kim Aubrey
Kim Grove
Kimberly Klement
Kurt Lynn
Laura Berman
Leigh Thompson
Linda McClelland
Linda Greenwood
Lisa DeJong
Lisa Jeanne Strong
Lisa White
Lynda Matthews
Lynn Bilton
Maggie Harper
Margaret Money
Marie Perks
Marie-Lynn Hammond
Mary McBride
Matthew King
Maureen Mullally
Merle Marshall-Garside
Nancy L Moore
Olga Nienhuys
Pamela Brown
Patricia O’Brien
Paul Mason
Peter Moore
Reva Nelson
Ruth Shaw
Sara Brown Crowder
Sharon Nichols
Sharon Ramsay Curtis
Sheila Rooney
Sherry Turner
SPARK Photo Festival
Steafan Hannigan
Stephen Gillberry
Stuart Morley
Sue Wilkins
Susan McDonald
Sylver Stephens
Sylvie Flynn
Ted Amsden
Tom Leighton
Tom Pickering
Viviana Galleno
Wallace Keeler
Wayne F Moore