Spirit of the Hills Events

Notice of Annual General Meeting

April 16, 2019, 5 to 6 PM, Doors open at 4:45

Castleton Town Hall, 1780 Percy St.
Castleton, Ontario

Q and A with Alan Langford

Have you got questions about self promotion using social media? Following the meeting our resident expert, Alan Langford has answers!

Happy 20th Anniversary Everyone!

Share refreshments and Spirit of the Hills memories with old friends and new.

If you haven’t already done so it’s time to retain your benefits and opportunities by renewing your membership.

“River, Rock & Forest” Art Show & Sale at Capers Restaurant

Spirit of the Hills Arts Association presents the art of Dania Madera-Lerman
February 25 to April 28, 2019

at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West
Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

Contact information for Dania:

Two different Felting Workshops with Eva Camacho coming in June

Spirit of the Hills is pleased to announce that Eva Camacho is returning this summer to offer 2 different felting workshops. Originally from Spain, Eva now lives in Massachusetts. She has taught all over the US, and is heading to Australia in July. We are lucky that she has chosen to revisit us in the Northumberland Hills in 2019.

Both workshops will be held in the spacious activity room at the Grace Christian Reformed Church in Cobourg where we held our workshops last year. See below for more details.

Wool + Paper Felting Workshop

During this experimental three-day workshop, June 10-12, 2019, participants will learn how to “Joomchi” or “felt” mulberry paper such as Kozo and/or Hanji.

This is a felting technique that originated in Korea, which provides a great potential to create a rich texture for adding to any artistic surface.

The workshop includes one slide presentation where instructor will show inspirational pieces from different textile artists.

Eva Camacho Wool + Paper Felting Workshop

Seamless Felted Bag Workshop

During this two-day workshop, June 14-15, 2019, participants will learn how to create a seamless felted bag, pocketbook or clutch, using a felting technique around a resist.

Instructor will demonstrate all the techniques, step by step, and participants will be given enough time to work on their own during the construction of the bag. Each participant will spend time with instructor to discuss design, color and composition. Upon completion, participants will learn different stitching techniques to embellish the bag, and each will have the option to add a leather strap and closure.

Eva Camacho Seamless Felted Bag Workshop

Two Shows in One At the Campbellford Library

“Landscape & Literature” The Mixed Media Art of Christopher Thorpe

“Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest” The Wildlife Photography of Tony Crocker

At the Campbellford Branch of Trent Hills Public Library
Dec 18, 2018 to Mar 26, 2019
Please note the change in time for the reception. Because the Library closes at 6:30 during the winter, it is moved ahead to 5:30.
Opening Reception: January 10, 2019 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)


Pictures from the exhibit

Photos by Mary Weilandt

Painters’ & Photographers’ Passions

November 13, 2018 to January 28, 2019

Spirit of the Hills Arts Association presents Painters’ & Photographers’ Passions, November 13, 2018 to January 28, 2019. A Group Effort featuring visual artists from Northumberland including; Judy Hopkins, Alan Langford, Mandy Bing, Tony Crocker, Rosanne Dolan, Mary Weilandt and Tom Groot. At Capers Restaurant, 28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0, 705-653-5262.

Pictures from the exhibit

Photos courtesy Mary Weilandt and Alan Langford

Northumberland Hills Hospital Exhibit

Exhibit Duration: Nov 28, 2018 to Wed, May 29, 2019
Location: Cobourg

The Northumberland Hills Hospital graciously offers free exhibit space to Spirit of the Hills painters and photographers.

The exhibit is bi-annual. Participating painters and photographers may refresh their work more frequently, e.g. every 8 weeks or so during the 6 month long exhibit.

The hospital provides a hanging system for our use. However, the system does limit the number of works on display to a maximum of 14. It is not possible to stack works one above the other.

Accordingly size of participating art work will be taken into account during the selection process. The minimum size for a framed work is 21 inches in width. A maximum of 2 submissions are accepted.

In other words, the venue lends itself of large pieces of work.

To date, sales have occurred during each exhibit. Note that 10% of the sales commission goes to the hospital; and 15% to SOTH. There is no cost to the artist for participating in this exhibit.

Pictures from the current or recent exhibit

Photos by Tony Crocker

Northumberland Hills Hospital Art Exhibit Registration

Registration is now closed as the space is fully allotted

Spirit of the Hills Art Show and Sale at Warkworth Library

November 3, 2018 to March 30, 2019

Spirit of the Hills has a new art show in Warkworth at the library. The show will run until March 30th. The show is open during library hours: Tue 10-5, Wed 2-7, Fri 1-6 and Sat 10-1. All of the art work is for sale. 

There are 13 artists in the current show. They are, Judy Hopkins – painter, Matthew King – photographer, Linda McClelland – painter, Christopher Thorpe – photographer and painter, Bob Tunnoch – mixed media, Alan Langford – photographer, Sharon Nichols – photographer, Georgina – mixed media, Laura Berman – photographer, Linda Heidt – painter, Mary Weilandt – photographer, Tony Crocker – photographer, Silver Stephens – painter. Photos below by Mary Weilandt.