Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
November 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 - News from our members.

Pony Trekking
Fridays in November from 11am-12pm 
  Details & registration at 
Haliburton School of Art + Design
Full-time programs are underway with students distance learning in the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma, Integrated Design Diploma, and Drawing & Painting Certificate programs. Extensive material kits were shipped or picked up, enabling students to work with instructors who have developed engaging and creative virtual experiences.

Haliburton School of Art + Design

Writing Workshop November 11, 18 & 25: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Ruth E. Walker at Writescape is co-presenting FIND & FIX, an online masterclass in editing your own work. Each two-hour session will help you identify flaws in your manuscript and explore practical ways to make effective changes. More than tips on typos and grammar, this workshop will focus on structural and stylistic issues we most often see in our clients' manuscripts: saggy middles, flat characters, and missed opportunities for effective description and plot development. Registration details here:
We are open for holiday shopping and have lots of pottery to choose from, whether you are looking for functional ware, decorative pieces, or unique pendents and earrings. Give us a call or send an email to book a time so you can safely browse at your leisure to find the perfect gift. We are following COVID protocols to keep everyone safe. 705 489 3177 or  
Janice Archer
Rotary Park Minden
"Plein Air" oil paintings with Harvey Walkers Art Class early October 2020

"Reflections on a moving current"
"Double Splendour"
Deborah Ann Morris
For more information 

My name is June Krisko of June Krisko Photography, and I have created a 2021 Calendar, Creatures of the Forest, in Affinity Publisher with photos from our property in Haliburton.  
The 8" x 11" calendars were printed by Parker Pad and Printing. They retail for $20 at Castle Antiques Cafe and Rails End Gallery in Haliburton.
You can also request a calendar by email to and shipping in Canada is $5.00 per calendar.

John Lennard will be having several new paintings in the annual Holiday Art Market at the Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls running from November 5 to January 3.

Visual artist, crafters and professional writers
Connecting with our community!
The Minden Hills Cultural Centre would like to include you
in our 2021 community programming. We are seeking proposals for
workshops for the following times:
      -March Break - 3 hour workshops for children 8+. Artist fee $250
ยท    -July/August - 1.5 hour drop-in workshop for families. Artist fee $125
MHCC will purchase supplies as outlined in proposal.
Deadline is December 18, 2020
Please email for more information or proposals to attention Laurie Carmount

The Artspace' is now closed until June 2021.
People wishing to visit ArtLore studio or view pottery by CoFe Pots can make arrangements by email. 
We are presently in the process of getting an online shop up and running on our website
It will be a winter project but you can get a sneak peek now.  
Janet Bradley
Fox Kits

Working on mixing it up this month..  not by choice but by request!
I've received several pet portraits requests on paddles this month. Who would have known this would be desired...
What I love most about commissions is they are always different and usually something I would not have thought of doing.
I guess that is what makes it fun and sometimes challenging.
I can relate to this article about commissions... Enjoy!

Nicki Brazier-Hagarty
L & N Beadworks is having a Bunky Christmas sale 
When: Saturday Dec. 5 2020
Where:1018 Snowshoe Rd,  Wenona Lake, Dysart et al
Time : 10:00 am -4:00 pm 
What: Beaded jewelry, Christmas decorations
Jan Pierson

Various silk fabric.  Various weights, widths and types. Noile,habitae, crepe de chine, charmeuse.  Whites and colours. Prices range from $14/yard to $3/yard.  Jan Pierson
705-754-0323.  1139 Basshaunt Lake Road
Other silk painting supplies, please enquire.

Perfect for removing wrinkles from clothing drapes etc. $40. Jan Pierson. 705-754-0323.  1139 Basshaunt Lake Road.

Electric Steamer.  $450.   Vertical stainless steel steamer to set dyes on silk fabric. Comes in 2 sections to accommodate 54 inch fabric up to 20 yards. Has a wire mesh core insert with a 240 volt 8mp heat source. Comes with a roll of steaming paper. For more info see Dharma   Jan Pierson. 705-754-9323. 1139 Basshaunt Lake Road. 

Here's my latest YouTube video:
Young Ontario women building grenade boxes etc. in a furniture factory in WWII.

Open for business with some restrictions

Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


Lions logo

The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake


 photo by Jen Posti
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Call for Cover Images
2021 Arts Directory
Send your image file (.jpg or .pdf) to
Arts Council ~Haliburton Highlands 
Put the words 2021 Arts Directory Cover in the subject line.
Please note, it is critical that your images are of a high quality to ensure they can be used for this project. 
All mediums of art are accepted. Our culture and heritage sites are also welcome to submit photos.
Photo credit of front cover art/photo will be offered to the selected artist.
Deadline: 5pm Thursday January 4, 2021
Spotlight On The Arts    

Hello Arts Council Members,

We are pleased to announce that we are introducing a new project called Spotlight on the Arts which is an opportunity to promote our working artists in all mediums and arts organizations and businesses. Each month, we will profile a member on our social media sites sharing some information about them or their organization and displaying images of their art. 
It is our privilege to work with all of you and we are pleased to be able to promote you and the work you do.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Art In Public Spaces Committee

November Spotlight On The Arts Artist:
Wendy Wood
Watch for her in our Social Media

Rails End updates
Rails End Membership Drive is on!  
Visit for online registration.
Fireworks: Ontario Clay and Glass Juried Biennial  
September 21 - November 14, 2020 
For more details about the Fireworks Exhibition click here.

Please check for public hours, Members' viewing appointments and programming. 

Below are the adventures that are available.  
We are committed to providing safe, fun adventures for you.

Making Moccasins
Nov. 4, 7, 13, 14, 18, 21, 27 & 28
Sculpture Forest Tours
Nov. 1, 4, 7, 12, 15, 17, 21, 25, 29
A Glass Act: Oct. 11,14, 20, 21, 26 & 28
Some Like it Hot :Oct. 9 

Bikejoring, Cainicross & Kickbiking: Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Dahl Days guided hike: Nov. 16, 20 & 29
Best of Barnum: Nov. 15, 18, 21 & 28
Gems Beneath your Boots: Oct. 14, 17 & 20

I have republished my first book, Tadeo Turtle under my own publication name - Butterfly Beacons.
Tadeo Turtle is a story of a turtle who longs to be different but finds out how to accept himself how God has made him.
Watercolour pictures by Janis Cox.
Written in rhyme with words that children can read but also a six million dollar word to expand their vocabulary.
Children's activities in the back. And more on my website.
Moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles this story will resonate with your children under 7.
Available on Amazon
Kindle $1.99 Print copy $9.99

importance of updating your Google listing and website to reflect current conditons.
Click here for more information. 

Thom Lambert
Food Tourism Facilitator
County of Haliburton
705.935.0178: text or call

Halls Island Artist Residency               
Halls Island Artist Residency hasn't let COVID-19 cancellations stop them from planning for summer 2021. We're hoping that our scheduled artists who were accepted for 2020 will be able to reschedule and make 2021 their year to reflect, be inspired and create on Koshlong Lake. There's no problem with social distancing on Halls Island -- it's been an ideal location for artists to work privately on their art. Stay tuned for more news early in the new

BarterPay -
At the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors, a new member benefit was approved - the affinity partnership with BarterPay. Through this program, Chamber members can access and barter with over 4,000 firms across Canada on an organized platform.

This can be a savvy way to move excess inventory (space, service, product, etc.) in exchange for things you need - all without using cash. Here is a video on an artisan jeweller who bartered over $100,000 in product for things she needed for her business.  The Standard rate is $99 to join, and $99 per month; The Chamber rate is $99 to join and $59 per month. The first 1,000 businesses (province-wide) to join will receive a $175 bill credit. Beyond the first 1,000 businesses, they will receive a $125 bill credit. You can find out more on this unique business to business program here

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Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands you receive:   
  • FREE listing of your artist/studio/business/organization details in the Arts Council's online Directory and in the annual printed Arts Directory (25,000+ distribution) with your BRONZE level membership.
  • Ability to purchase an enhanced listing in the annual Arts Directory (GOLD & SILVER level memberships).
  • Exclusive events listing in monthly newsletter e-blast to approximately 1,000 recipients AND free listing of your events on the Arts Council website.
  • Participation in promotional material mailing to Ontario Tourism Centres.
  • FREE classified ads in monthly newsletter and on the Arts Council website.
  • Ability to purchase your own e-blast to the Arts Council's database ($25 + HST per).
  • Access to Arts Council credit card program (7.5% fee on sales) and wine glass rental ($4.20 per dozen + HST).
  • Participation in the Artists in the Schools program.
  • Use of Arts Council Membership logo on your promotional material.
  • A vote at the Arts Council Annual General Meeting.
  • Opportunity to be a Featured Artist on the Arts Council web site.
  • Access to the Haliburton School of the Arts extensive resource library.
  • Paid opportunities to participate/exhibit at Arts Council-sponsored community events. 
What does the Arts Council do on members' behalf?
  • Compiles information for members about funding, resources, competitions, requests for proposals for artists and arts organizations and businesses.
  • Acts a voice for arts, culture and heritage in Haliburton County. The Arts Council has representation on the Haliburton County Tourism Coalition and is involved in provincial and national arts organizations.
  • Provides an information service to the public about the services, skills and products provided by members of the Arts Council. The Arts Council responds to requests for information by the public received by phone, mail or e-mail.
  • Facilitates business-to-business connections among Arts Council members
  • Collaborates with other organizations to promote the arts, culture and heritage. 
If you are interested in donating to the Artists in the Schools program, donors receive a charitable tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Friends of the Arts in Haliburton Highlands and mailed to PO Box 931, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0. Alternatively, you may donate via PayPal.