Spirit of the Hills Events

2018 Cobourg Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival

Call for Artists

Spirit of the Hills at the 2018 Cobourg Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival

Registration is Now Open
Registration Deadline: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The Four Seasons – Paintings by Jan Atkinson

February 5 to May 3, 2018 at Campbellford Public Library

Spirit of the Hills presents The Four Seasons - Paintings by Jan Atkinson - Jan Atkinson’s acrylic paintings have evolved over the years but her favourite style can only be described as whimsical. Bold colours are used to give the viewer a sense of fun and happiness. Exploring abstract art using mixed mediums has taken a life of its own, one that Jan finds challenging but very exciting to see how the painting evolves. Jan’s exhibition runs from February 5 to May 3, 2018


Painters’ & Photographers’ Passions

December 12, 2017 to February 6 at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

A Group Effort featuring visual artists from Northumberland.

Northumberland Hills Hospital Exhibit

The current exhibit runs November 29, 2017 to May 30, 2018
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Nature’s Bounty – Artwork by Lynda Matthews

Campbellford Branch Public Library
October 26, 2017 to February 1, 2018


The Flora & Fauna of Judy Hopkins

October 17 to December 12, 2017 at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

Judy’s work reflects a wonderful evolution in style and subject matter during her 11 years of painting in the Northumberland Hills.


Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts – November 3 and 4, 2017

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And All That Jazz VII – Call for Entries

Our 7th annual “And All That Jazz Art & Photography Show” is now open for participant registration.

The show is open to all artists; not just painters and photographers. In the past, the show has included fabric artists, sculptors, and stained glass artists. The show is inclusive.

The 7th edition of the show will take place at a new venue in Port Hope: Art Emporium by the River, 11 Mill Street, Port Hope. The owner is Bill Edwards: founder of the Port Hope Jazz Festival. He also helped to relaunch Furby’s Books.

This is a fabulous opportunity for artists to show and sell their work on a busy main street in Port Hope for an entire month.

Note that sitting during the show is NOT required as The Art Emporium is fully staffed.

The launch dates of Friday, Sept. 8th (reception), Saturday, Sept. 9th and Sunday, Sept. 10th have been chosen to coincide with the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour that brings out-of-town visitors to the county. As well as the All Canadian Jazz Festival’s tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on Sunday, Sept. 10th at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

Here is the schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 5th: intake at the venue between 10 and 2
Friday, Sept. 8th: Opening reception from 5 to 7 pm.
Sept. 8th to Oct. 9th: show is open gallery hours. Including Sundays.
Tuesday, Oct. 10th: pick-up between 10 and 2

Two notes about costs associated with participation:

  1. There is a modest fee of $15 for one or two pieces of work to help defray costs associated with the reception and show promotion.
  2. The Art Emporium will take 40% commission on sales. So please price your work accordingly. Spirit of the Hills will NOT take a commission.

Please join us as SOTH celebrates the 7th edition of “All That Jazz Art & Photography Show”.

Scenes from the Opening Reception

Photos by Mary Weilandt

Rural Settling: The Art of Rosanne Dolan

September 14 to October 17, 2017 at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

The elemental quality of rural living is visceral; it monopolizes all of the senses, creating a central focus on the land in its growth and decay throughout the seasons. There is a simplicity to life which only the countryside can evoke, a simplicity which has stood the test of time and places in the heart an awareness of the original Eden. This exhibition, rendered in playful, evocative colours, textures, and images, seeks to express my passion for a simple living on the land.

Rosanne Dolan

The Art of Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch

Show & Sale of Limited Edition prints
Aug. 22 – Sept. 14, 2017 at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

The Art of Bob 'Omar' Tunnoch poster

Musician/Songwriter/Visual Artist Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch was born in Ottawa in 1953. The natural world has been his life-long passion and is a constant source of inspiration for him.

A member of the S.C.A. (Society of Canadian Artists), Omar’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections all across North America. He was a featured artist in the 2013 publication of ‘International Contemporary Artists’. His use of vibrant colours, attention to detail and his thought-provoking subject matter are constantly met with the questions, “How did you think of that?“ or “Where do you get your ideas from?”

Omar’s musical/visual creations are constantly evolving and are always a source of anticipation and interest to his audience. He is on a mission to integrate these two artistic mediums into one coherent vision.

Website: BobOmarTunnoch.com
Email: bobomartunnoch@gmail.com

Music, Line & Colour
Paintings by Dania Madera-Lerman

Campbellford Branch Public Library
July 20, 2017 to October 19, 2017

Spirit of the Hills, the Northumberland Hills Arts Association, presents Music, Line & Colour. Paintings by Dania Madera-Lerman. Music has always been an important element and inspiration in Dania's life and art. Through the use of vivid lines and bold colours, she interprets the essence of song and the energy of the musicians playing. There is a sense of actually hearing the music in Dania's works. Dania’s exhibition runs from July 20, 2017 to October 19, 2017 at the TRENT HILLS LIBRARY, CAMPBELLFORD BRANCH, 98 Bridge Street East, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0, 705-653-3611


Perception: A Look at Contemporary Knife Art

Expressionist Art by Betsy Miller

Show & Sale: June 27 – August 22, 2017 at
Capers Restaurant, 28 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, Ontario

In pursuit of her life-long passion for design and colour, and upon completion of the Fine Arts Certificate program in 2010 at Oakville’s Sheridan College, Betsy began to develop her unique expressionistic painting style. She specializes in highly original textured work in acrylic on canvas and wood. With a limited but vibrant colour palette, Betsy mixes and applies paint using large palette knives and a variety of scraping and reapplying techniques. Betsy’s work continues to evolve in exciting new directions.


Rooted in Life by Laura Berman

Spirit of the Hills presents “Rooted in Life” The Photographic Art of Laura Berman

Show and Sale May 2nd to June 27th 2017 at Capers Restaurant
28 Bridge Street West
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0

“My work explores ways of seeing and interpreting the natural world through the intersection of photography and painting, creating images that mix painterly qualities with photographic realism. By digitally painting at the pixel level and adding rich textures, lighting and brush strokes to the overall image, I go beyond the photographic capture to create images that are strikingly different from the original capture.”

Laura Berman Fine Art Photography
P.O. Box 36
Castleton, ON K0K 1M0

A 10-Year Retrospective – Paintings by Rosanne Dolan

Spirit of the Hills Northumberland Hills Arts Association presents A 10-Year Retrospective. Paintings by Rosanne Dolan. Exhibition runs from April 27, 2017 to July 20, 2017 at the TRENT HILLS LIBRARY, CAMPBELLFORD BRANCH, 98 Bridge Street East, Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0 705-653-3611. HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30am - 5pm, Tuesday: 1pm - 8pm, Thursday evening: 6:30pm - 8pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 2pm, Sunday: Closed

Campbellford Seymour Rug Hookers

17th Annual Maple Syrup Festival Juried Art and Photography Show and Sale

The Expressive Photography of Berman & Thorpe

Spirit of the Hills presents The Expressive Photography of Berman & Thorpe at Campbellford Branch of Trent Hills Public Library, Jan 19 to Mar 28, 2017. Opening reception Thursday, Feb 2nd, 6:30 to 7:30 PM.