Crows are gathering at the Muskoka Summer Outdoor Show. My crow paint/photoart will be at booth 116.

Spirit of the Hills, Juried Show

News Maple Syrup 17

WARKWORTH – Painters and photographers from all over Northumberland County are featured in Spirit of the Hills 17th annual Juried Art and Photography Show, held in conjunction with Warkworth’s Maple Syrup Festival March 11 and 12 — and on the two subsequent weekends.

The work of 27 painters, photographers and mixed-media artists as well as a sculptor have been adjudicated by curator Susan Holland of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery in Belleville, with the following winners announced.

“Morning Has Broken” by Christopher Thorpe of Warkworth won an honourable mention.

“The photograph is so good it just had to be mentioned,” Holland declared.

“The misty morning image is very well constructed. It brings the viewer right into the photograph via the gradation of colour and light,” she said.

“The viewer has to look a few times to notice everything. Birds are a little discovery at the end; even though they are the starkest element.”

Another piece by Thorpe, “Stillness”, was the first art-piece to be sold.

The show is open to the public every weekend in March at 13 Main St. In Warkworth.

Hours on March 11 and 12 coincide with the Maple Syrup Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thereafter, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18, 19, 25 and 26. 


January 18 to March 28 - Campbellford Library with the renowned photographer, Laura Berman

The month of April - SPARK Photo Festival, at Camp Ho-Ba-Chee, Warkworth

May 20-21 - Warkworth Art in the Park