Arts Council of Northumberland




The Newsletter of the Arts Council Of Northumberland


he Arts Council of Northumberland encourages creativity and raises the visibility of the artist and the arts community through advocacy, communications and leadership.



This newsletter covers theatre, music, lectures, films, workshops and exhibitions.

A long-range calendar of events is available HERE.

A listing of member artists is available HERE

Arts and cultural organizations wishing to place events on the long-range calendar please notify Oliver Steins at  

ACN Member Organization of the Week

From the Painted Tree. Once again this year we are asking local artists to create and donate a Christmas Tree Decoration to help us decorate one of the trees at The Capitol Theatre Christmas Fundraiser. Our tree was very popular last year thanks to all of you who took the time to help us. I'm sure it will be just as popular this year. I plan to paint the tree a lovely lavender colour and then fill it with your great work. Please remember to put your contact information on your decoration in case someone would like to get in touch with you about your art



From The Arts Council – Not Only For Artists!

Arts Council of Northumberland Annual General Meeting. Wednesday December 1st 6:30 social 7:00pm start at ‘Meet at 66, Cobourg.


How Artist Space Matters: Impacts and Insights from Three Case Studies drawn from Artspace Projects’ Earliest Developments. Metris Arts Consulting, March 2010.

This report examines the social, economic and physical impacts of three arts development projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, based on interviews with over 100 people and other data sources.


‘Natural’ Cultural Districts and Neighbourhood Revitalization  University of Pennsylvania (Mark J. Stern), This presentation argues that creativity is the product of social organization, “not simply the work of a few geniuses”. In this environment, the presentation suggests that “we need a policy approach that understands how deeply creativity is embedded in urban social structure, especially the importance of diversity (economic, ethnic, household).


Mapping Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada’s Large Cities. Hill Strategies Research Inc. for the City of Vancouver, City of Calgary, City of Toronto, City of Ottawa and Ville de Montréal,

This study, prepared for the City of Vancouver, the City of Calgary, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa and the Ville de Montréal, shows that, collectively, the 53,500 artists in these five large cities represent 38% of all artists in Canada, a proportion that is much higher than the five cities’ share of the overall Canadian labour force (21%). The five cities collectively have 209,500 cultural workers, representing 34% of all cultural workers in Canada.


Northumberland Arts Council and Northumberland County's first Art in Public Spaces show is now at the County Building on 600 William Street in Cobourg (the old General Foods building). The show features work by County artists and is open to the public on weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, till November 30th. For more information and a list of the first show's exhibiting artists, please check our website at
The Art in Public Spaces Committee (of Northumberland Arts Council) will be hanging a continuous series of 3 month shows at this building. Watch for more!


From the Painted Tree. Once again this year we are asking local artists to create and donate a Christmas Tree Decoration to help us decorate one of the trees at The Capitol Theatre Christmas Fundraiser. Our tree was very popular last year thanks to all of you who took the time to help us. I'm sure it will be just as popular this year. I plan to paint the tree a lovely lavender colour and then fill it with your great work. Please remember to put your contact information on your decoration in case someone would like to get in touch with you about your art


The ACN website now has a map of cultural attractions – galleries, theatres, museums - in Northumberland. It is a work in progress with the possibility of including studios, arts supplies stores and other ancillary businesses. Check it out HERE


Exposure! Exposure! Exposure!  Want Lots of Visitors on your webpage?

1,200 to 1,400 different people visit the ACN website each month.

  For more info on membership, click HERE

Arts Headlines

Community centre artwork was specially chosen. Among the myriad items in the $28-million budget of the new Cobourg community centre is a $150,000 item that will make it unique among buildings of its kind -- the artwork.


Solitary Man hopes for full house Oct. 29, Drawn by the feelgood power, energy and emotion of Neil Diamond's music, Joey Purpura has created a tribute show called Diamond In The Rough, which comes to the Grafton Legion Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.


Donegal Fiddlers are back


Women wanted for Christmas chorus


What’s On – This Weekend And The Coming Week

The RBC Canadian painting competition exhibition will visit the Art Gallery of Northumberland. Canada's largest painting competition, now in its 12th year, announces the 2010 competition winner and two honorable mentions. All works will be on display at a special reception to be held at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Cobourg's Victoria Hall at 55 King St. W. on Oct. 28 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is a tribute to Canada's artistic talent. The goal of the competition is to support and nurture Canadian visual artists early in their career by providing them with a forum to display their artistic talent to the country and hopefully open doors to future opportunity. An investment in Canadian culture and the visual arts community, the competition will award one national prize of $25,000 and two honorable mentions will receive $15,000 each. Along with past winners, the winning paintings of 2010 will become part of RBC's Canadian art collection comprised of more than 4,000 works of distinguished art collected over the past hundred years.


Ron Bolt 's paintings of new work will be at the Loch Gallery, 16 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto from Nov. 6 - 18 as well as at the Loch booth at the Toronto International Art Fair Oct. 28 - Nov. 1.  Please feel free to explore these wonderful new pieces.


Friday Mysteries And More at The Cobourg Public Library, 2:00 pm. programme HERE

October 29: THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA. 1969. Director, Stanley Karmer.  Stars Anthony Quinn as Bombolini


18th Annual Vintage Film Festival, Friday, October 29th to Sunday, October 31, 2010. 12 Classic Films from 1917 to 1975 With piano accompaniment to the Silent Films on Friday and Saturday by ANDREI STRELIAV.


Northumberland Players - Having Hope at Home, by David S. Craig, The Best Western Cobourg - Dinner Theatre, October 22-November 7, 2010


ABBAMANIA Friday, October 29th  8PM $35 at the Park Playhouse, Cobourg. ABBAMANIA is an all Canadian cast and is the largest production to Abba in the world. ABBAMANIA recreates Abba as they were on stage in concert when they were on stage as one of the most successful bands in pop history.


Northumberland Film Sundays, Micmacs, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 4:00 pm at the Mall Cinema. A whimsical French comedy by Jean-Pierre Jeunet that walks a fine line between sweetness and indulgence. It's a farce of broad physical gestures and wide-eyed expressions that could be from the silent era were it not for the sound. Jeunet and his characters show a playful innocence as they conduct a massive caper to right a wrong, like Ocean's Eleven on the Island of Misfit Toys.


7UP presents"Gerry Dee Live" Friday Oct 29th @ 8:00 PM, at the Capitol, Port Hope. Award winning comedian Gerry Dee   (The Score, Trailer Park Boys-The Movie, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Canada Russia 72)


Book Launch - Laurier in Love, by ROY MacSKIMMING, Saturday, October 30th, 2 pm – Port Hope Public Library, Mary J. Benson Branch. Laurier in Love reveals Sir Wilfrid Laurier as Canadians have never known him:deeply enmeshed in a passionate, enduring love triangle as he leads his country into a new century. With special guest Robert Bothwell.


Art Swings - 7:30 Saturday October 30, 2010 $35 at the AGN, Cobourg. An evening of music and art, as the gallery swings into its next 50 years. Music by My Sweet Patootie. Wine, munchies and an opportunity to view the RBC Canadian Painting Competition Winners


Monday Musical Movie Matinee 2:00 pm Cobourg Public Library. Programme HERE


Classic Movie Matinées, Tuesdays at 2 pm, Port Hope Public Library, Mary J. Benson Branch, Creature From The Black Lagoon.


Films at the Capitol, Port Hope. 8:00 pm:


The Painted Tree Art Supplies – Cobourg, Art Show-November 2nd-24th.  The month of November we are thrilled to be displaying the work of our very talented instructors at Meet @ 66 King St.   Come and enjoy this wonderful collection of work daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Please join us for opening night on Nov 3rd, 7-9:00pm.


Cobourg Horticultural Society's Annual General Meeting, Awards presentation and general meeting is next Wednesday, November 3, at 7 pm, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East, Cobourg, with Suzi Gabany speaking on Heritage Tomatoes and Saving Seed.


As we speak: Language change and social change, from grammar to emoticons - Six lectures and six seminars, October 28 – December 3, 2010, 7:15 - 9:15 pm, Columbus Community, Centre, 232 Spencer Street East, Cobourg. The Friday morning follow-up seminars will be held from 10 am to noon in the Loft on the second floor of Furby House Books, 65 Walton Street, Port Hope.  Our language is changing, and so is our understanding of language.  The Fall 2010 program will address these issues. Read more...


Films at the Capitol, Port Hope. 8:00 pm:


What’s Coming – At The Lectures, Readings, Book Launches and Awards

Northumberland Learning Connection presents Opera brown-bag lunch talks. These popular talks are returning for the 2010-2011 Metropolitan Opera season.  Bring your lunch for a half-hour talk, one hour before the Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera HD broadcasts. Brown-bag talks start one hour ahead of each opera broadcast, upstairs at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Port Hope. (Start times vary for each opera) . Coffee and tea are on the house!  $5.00 per person at the door. November 13, 2010 - Ian Montagnes on Don Pasquale by Donizetti; January 8, 2011 -Ian McDonald on La Fanciulla del West by Puccini; January 22, 2011 - Elizabeth Wilson on Don Carlo by Verdi; February 12, 2011 - Elizabeth Wilson on Nixon in China by Adams; March 19, 2011 - Thais Donald on Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti; March 26, 2011 - Jenny Lorentowicz on Iphigenie en Tauride by Gluck; April 23, 2011 - Heidi Croot on Capriccio by R. Strauss; May 7, 2011  - Joanne Bonebakker on Le Comte Ory by Rossini; May 14, 2011 - Ian Montagnes on Die Walküre by Wagner; June 4, 2011  - Ian McDonald on Il Trovatore by Verdi. For more information call Joanne Bonebakker at 905-349-3402 or visit

For start times and tickets for the HD Metropolitan opera broadcasts, call the Cameco Capitol Arts Cente, 905.885.1071, or 800.434.5092, or visit


Writers & Friends, Gala Evening, Sunday November 14, Trinity College School, Port Hope. Horizons of Friendship’ 905 372- 5483, 1 888-729- 9928, ext.10; email Governor General’s 2010 literary award nominee and resident of nearby Curve Lake, Ojibwa author and humorist Drew Hayden Taylor joins Canada’s new  Walk of Fame inductee, Farley Mowat, Booker long list 2010 nominee Lisa Moore, Giller 2009 nominee Kim Echlin and acclaimed writer Lawrence Scanlan for Horizons’ 16th Annual signature fundraising event with emcee, writer Merilyn Simonds. Readings, book signings and Q&A, live music, dinner with authors, a silent auction and a live art auction with artists Betsy Downie, Jenny Munro, Judith Myers, George Raab, Alice Teichert, Zim Art Rice Lake Gallery of African Sculpture and the donation of a special spa weekend for two at Ste Anne’s  are all part of Writers & Friends event on behalf of Horizons programmes in Central America and Mexico. Limited number of tickets available at Horizons or from Furby House Books.


The Cobourg Poetry Workshop Presents Poet & Musician Tanya Davis - November 30th at "Meet at 66 King East", Cobourg, ON. Tanya Davis celebrates the everyday with her sophomore release Gorgeous Morning. Based in Halifax, she's up with the birds most days and can be often found scribbling thoughts in her notebook at neighbouring cafes. Over the course of the past few years, the Prince Edward Island-native has earned the reputation of being a black coffee drinker who colours outside the lines. Part poet, part songwriter, all performer, she dabbles in all aspects of art-making. Gorgeous Morning is a kaleidoscopic insight into a multi-dimensional creative. She poetically addresses the dark notes of herself, nurses her sentiments through sad-luck serenades about her late cat Henry, rekindles faith while paying witness to a festival of night bugs and wards off poem-promising knights and lovelorn princesses with quirky pop songs.


What’s Coming? - At The Theatre And Dance

“All Singing, All Dancing”. Hits from Movie Musicals November 4th – 21st, 8:00 pm at the Capitol, Port Hope. A dazzling revue of Hollywood's great musicals. From classic Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers,  to current CHICAGO and HAIRSPRAY!  The songs and the dances that made these legendary films HOLLYWOOD HITS!


VOS presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song and dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well know standards including Blue Skies, Snow, Sisters and the perennial favourite, White Christmas. Irving Berlin's White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family. Performance dates are November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m. and November 13, 14, 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 with a special group rate for 20 or more of $22.50. at Victoria Hall, Cbourg.


Carla Colins: Venus Envy-A Wild Night of Comedy for Women ONLY! Saturday November 20th 2010, 8:00 pm. at the Park Theatre, Cobourg. Carla Collins is an award-winning comedian, actress, television host and writer. A gifted stand-up, she has been hailed by the Canadian press as “Canada’s Tina Fey” and the “Queen of Comedy” and performs all over the United States and Canada. On this special evening in Cobourg, Collins will rip on everything from pop culture to Who’s your Daddy and unleash mayhem on topics ranging from Hollywood gossip and Canadian celebrities to new age trends and old-school dancing. No great girls’ night out is complete without a gay best friend and Collins is bringing along hers for the ride! From “Last Comic Standing” and Toronto’s Proud FM morning show, the outrageous Richard Ryder ( will be the host for this “no wedding required” bachelorette party. “Bring your best friend, your mom, your sister, your girlfriend, your yoga instructor and your dental hygienist for this not-to-be-missed Ladies’ Night!” says Collins. “Everything is fair game from unconventional dog whispering, to orgasms to Xanax interventions.”


The Northumberland Players Season Programme HERE


What’s Coming? - At The Concerts and Opera

Metropolitan Opera “Don Pasquale” by Donizetti. IN HIGH DEFINITION ON THE BIG.  SCREEN, November 13, 2010 (Live 1:00 pm), at the Capitol, Port Hope.

Expected Running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes. Anna Netrebko revives her sensational turn in this sophisticated bel canto comedy, opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo in the title role. Music Director James Levine conducts. When Otto Schenk’s production premiered in 2006, the New York Times called it “brilliant” and “wonderful.”James Levine; Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, John Del Carlo
Northumberland Learning Connection presents Opera Brown Bag Lunch Talks. Bring your own lunch for a half hour talk on “Don Pasquale”  12:00 PM  - Upstairs in the Sculthorpe Theatre

“Bon Jovi” – The Circle Tour IN HIGH DEFINITION ON THE BIG SCREEN. CD ―The Circle, along with the bands Greatest Hits. Monday, November 8th @ 7:00 PM at the Capitol, Port Hope. This exclusive in-theatre event was shot during Bon Jovi's sold-out four-night stand at the New Meadowlands Stadium the new home of the NY Giants and NY Jets. Bon Jovi’s multi-night engagement, including the stadiums inaugural performance on May 26, 2010, was met with 200,000 fans on their home turf. This special one night only event captures the magic and energy of the four epic nights including songs from their 2009


Westben Arts Festival Theatre, The Gift of the Magi.

Saturday, November 20 at 2 pm at St John’s United Church, Campbellford

Sunday, November 21 at 3 pm at St Andrew’s United Church, Peterborough

Saturday November 27 at 1 pm at The Barn, Westben

Sunday November 28 at 3 pm at The Barn, Westben

Actor Chick Reid with the Westben Festival, Youth and Teen Choruses. Come and share this universal story in words and song.  The 80 voices of the Westben Festival, Youth and Teen Choruses, ages 8 to 80,  will perform seasonal music interwoven into the original story of  The Gift of the Magi read by Chick Reid. Beautiful hair and a golden watch are at the centre of this beautiful Christmas story of giving.


"Baby Boomers”  Saturday, November 27th @ 8:00 PM 8:00 the Capitol, Port Hope. Were you born between 1946 and 1964?  Simon B. Cotter and Scott Harris revisit the 50s, 60s and 70s to theatres across North America.  Hip, slick and hilarious with a little bit of music thrown in.  Don't miss the incredible comedy show that relives the fads & fun of the "ME' generation.


Christmas Concert, with sing-along excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, December 11, 2010, 7:30 pm, St Peter’s Anglican Church, At this festive concert, the choir will perform traditional Christmas songs that we all know and love and that are certain to put you in the mood for all the wonderful things this season has to offer.  As well, the choir will break into sections to lead you in a sing-along of some of the favourite choruses from Handel’s Messiah (bring your copy if you have one – a limited number of copies will also be available for those who want to join in).


The LaJeunesse Youth Orchestra Season HERE


The Northumberland Orchestra and Choir Season Programme HERE


The Friends of Music Season HERE


What’s Coming – Workshops and Auditions

So You Want to Write? - Port Hope Library hosts 5-week course. Want to write, but don’t know where to start? Finished a story and don’t know what to do next? Want to get published, but don’t know how? Gwynn Scheltema can show you how. The award-winning writer and dynamic writing instructor is offering a five-week introduction to writing at Port Hope Public Library from November 8 to December 6. The course runs Mondays from 6 pm to 8 pm, beginning November 8, 2010. The Port Hope Library. The price for the course is $115. Members of approved writers’ associations are entitled to a $10 discount. For full workshop details and online registration, visit, e-mail, or phone 905-728-7823.


TED AMSDEN For over 20 years, Ted Amsden Photography has been photographing families and working with local businesses. Now TAP has opened a photographic studio at 468 King St. West in Cobourg. With full lighting and computer access, TAP offers product photography, portraiture and model photography. Portraits including business headshots and commercial assignments are by appointment only. Continuing an eight-year history of teaching digital photography at Fleming College, the King Street studio will expand existing courses providing a professional setting for students. Class schedules for digital photography, including landscape and portrait photography, classes in Photoshop and Lightroom are scheduled for the winter according to demand. For more information or to arrange an appointment, call 905-269-4680 or e-mail:


Great Pine Ridge Spinners and Weavers meetings: Regency Manor Retirement Home on Dorset St. in Port Hope.

November 13th - Day Trip to Spinning Wheel Alpacas and Myrtle Station Yarn Shop

November 22nd - 7 PM - Needle Felting Flowers with Esther Grav

December 6th - Guild's outing for Christmas Dinner


deborah uman sures - Painting with Paper -Friday November 5th The Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St. Port Hope, workshop provides most supplies & refreshments, $60  further details t.b.a.deborah uman-sures MFA. artist & educator,  former faculty Red River College & The Ontario College of Art & Design, see & Google. Register by phone: 905 373 8330, or email:, questions welcome


Essential Drawing and Painting  A 6 week workshop delving into some of the first principles of drawing and painting.  Both grounding and enriching, these ideas – things like gesture, composition, colour, value, and technique - will be experienced through a variety of exercises and multi-media projects.  Subjects will include still life, landscape and abstraction. This course is appropriate for new and emerging artists, as well as more experienced artists looking to re-invigorate their practice.

Thursday evenings 6:30 – 9:30, September 30 – November 4, 2010

$160.00.  Pre-registration required. Space is limited – act now!!  Contact Melanie  or  905-885-6116


Cindy Taylor is offering a series of photography workshops through the Fleming College campus in Cobourg.

Please visit the website HERE for information on the courses.


Choral Legacy is a women's choir that sings music in three or four part harmony. Our musical selections encompass a wide variety of styles, including jazz standards, show tunes, and popular music. The chorus rehearses on Monday nights under the direction of Shasta Morey, at Baltimore United Church starting at 7:15 pm.

We are always looking for women who enjoy the fun and friendship that come from singing together. If you are interested in joining our choir, please call Ann Knott 885-6534 or Shasta Morey 349-2188.


The Painted Tree Art Supplies – Cobourg, Art Show-November 2nd-24th.  The month of November we are thrilled to be displaying the work of our very talented instructors at Meet @ 66 King St.   Come and enjoy this wonderful collection of work daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm. 
FREE Winsor & Newton Oil painting and Oil Medium Demonstration Saturday Nov 20, 10-12:00am.  Oil painting techniques, 'Oiling out' an oil painting and the Liquin family of mediums will be demonstrated.  Register early as seating is limited.


Northumberland Hooks and Needles Guild  meets at Regency Manor Nursing Home, 66 Dorset St. E., Port Hope at 7:00 p.m. Contact Yvonne O’Neill 905-885-4872. Northumberland Hooks and Needles meetings have changed to the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. September meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Thereafter the meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.


What’s On And Coming – At The Shows, Exhibitions and Tours

Photo exhibit at the 100 Mile Diner in Warkworth from October 1st to November 30th. Flora, Fauna and other Favourites by photographer Norma Keith. website


Shelter Valley Folk Festival Celebrates The Art Project’s Return. On November 26th The Art Project returns to downtown Cobourg showcasing artwork from Festival  performers, local and national personalities and artists, plus a few surprises… A silent auction will close the night and SVFF’s fundraising campaign for the year, supporting the organization’s activities as a Registered Charity, including the “Artists in the Schools” program, Community Concert Series, and Local Songwriters Showcase. Join us Friday November 26th beginning at 7:00pm at The Fire Hall Theatre, downtown Cobourg.


The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased to present Hem of the Sea, an exhibition of paintings by guest artist Janet Read. Janet's evocative description of the work entices us as viewers: "My paintings engage with the land, the light and the sea.  They refer to the field lines: the small fields drawn by human lives against a rocky mountain.  The fields erase in wind and growth.  The light picks up hidden lines and the signs of human work on the land.  I pick up a brush and paint the edges, field against field, land against sea and sky.  I pick up a brush and aim for the light.


At the Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg  RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition - October 26 – November 6, 2010

. The exhibition of this year’s finalists in the RBC 12th annual Canadian Painting Competition will make its only Ontario stop outside Toronto in Cobourg for two weeks. The exhibition features 15 paintings by some of Canada’s finest young artists.  Selected from three regional groups the winner of the overall competition receives a $25,000 purchase prize for their work. Other stops for the exhibition include Halifax and Calgary. “Art may be subjective; supporting art is not.”


Christmas at Presqu’ile 2010. A Juried, quality Arts and Crafts Show held at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Brighton. The Show is open from 10AM to 4PM on November 6 & 7, 10, 13 & 14. Christmas at Presqu’ile features the work of over 100 of Eastern Ontario’s finest Artisans. All of their work is carefully displayed throughout our Christmas House, one of the Park’s Heritage Homes. After a visit to the Christmas House, savour our famous Rum Cake, tea, coffee and cookies (all home baked) at the Stonehedge Tearoom ... next door ... on the lake. Visiting local artists Linda Barber, Rose Brown and Doug Comeau are featured at the  Lighthouse Art gallery. The Friends’ Gift Shop is open for last minute stocking stuffers. Free Entrance to Presqu’ile Provincial Park and our Show. Guided parking by Friendly volunteers.

More information? Contact us at or call 613-475-1688.


From The Cobourg Art Club - See paintings by local artists at The Mill restaurant and pub, Cobourg, a continuing show with lots of variety. for more info call Maureen 372-7214


What’s Coming?At The Movies


Classic Movie Matinées, Tuesdays at 2 pm, – Port Hope Public Library, Mary J. Benson Branch: Oct 26—Creature from the Black Lagoon


Friday Mysteries And More at The Cobourg Public Library, 2:00 pm.


Northumberland Film Sundays - Seventh Season! Here Are The Dates And The Line-Up:

October 31, 2010 – Micmacs;

November 14, 2010 - Mao's Last Dancer
November 28, 2010 - Tamara Drewe; December 5, 2010 - Nowhere Boy
January 15, 2011 - To Be Announced; Tickets Are Available Now!!

Seven Movies In Our Fall Series - $45.00


What’s On – At The Competitions


Arts Blogs We Like


Jill Battson’s Poet Bureau


‘View On Canadian Art’ Your Cultural Concierge! VoCA offers critical commentary on the Canadian art scene, with a focus on Toronto. Featuring exhibition previews, critics’ picks, interviews and in-depth articles on art in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax.

Art Daily – The first art newspaper on the net!


Members’ Billboard

ACN member Heather Stubbs has a website devoted public speaking and presentation skills. As a speaker and presentation skills trainer, she  draws on a lifetime of performing experience to provide a lively, insightful and thought-provoking presentation. Have a a look at She also issues a weekly newsletter.



Business Friends of the Arts

Dray Design Studio Website Design, Print and Graphic Design

Bart Hawkins Kreps  Website Design, Print Design, Editing

Aye Lighthouse B&B  Bed & Breakfast

Ganaraska Art & Framing  Picture Framing, art and photography lessons

The Human Bean  Coffee shop, with live music and monthly artist exhibition

Meet at 66 King Street  Fine dessert lounge

Northumberland View  News & Entertainment

Painted Tree  Art supplies and classes

Scott's Barn  Culture Centre

Where They Play Productions  Music Recording St


This newsletter is edited by Walter Luedtke.

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Walter Luedtke
Arts Council of Northumberland
Editor: Northumberland Arts Blog and Newsletter