This Month:

Sue Lewis: Sue was born out west in Calgary, Alberta and now resides in Waterloo Region. She is an active artist and believes that creativity is the magic ingredient in life.

A life-long interest in art began with drawing and watercolour but over the past thirty yearsshe has enjoyed experimenting with new and different mediums. Among them are works in acrylic, collage, mixed media and encaustic (hot wax).

 Most recently she has focused on the many layered effects that can be created with coldwax and oil medium. Susan has also taught many classes on creativity and art technique.

A life-long Grey County resident, I have been sewing since a child.     Deleted: As long as I can remember I have been wearing an apron. My earliest memories of my grandmother have me helping her in the kitchen wrapped in one of her well worn and loved aprons.  Each of my aprons is unique. Selecting colours and interesting patterns of fabric then combing with vintage linens, lace have become a passion. Whether it is for an adult or child all are made with love. Recently I’ve taken up quilting and love to work with different colours and fabrics.

Sheila Brown SanCartier – Fabricated Landscapes: Sheila has combined her love of watercolour painting and sewing to create her unique fabric art. She starts by painting on silk. The silk is steamed to set the dyes and then quilted with three layers of fabric. Then she plays with colour, shape and texture by adding appliqued fabric and machine embroidery. The finished pieces are then stretched and framed. She is inspired by the beauty of nature, family and friends.

MariCarmen Santamaria: MariCarmen Santamaria is originally from Panama. With backgrounds in Education and Psychology, she grew up studying Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Theater.  Ten years ago, MariCarmen started capturing life everywhere she traveled in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Her photography captures nature, people, places and different cultures that make our world so diverse.

About The Guest Artist Program

The Guest Artist program at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-operative is a great way participate with our group. Monthly, we host one to two artists in a dedicated spot in our gallery. This program is extremely popular and we have long waiting lists! We are hoping to accept more guests monthly in the future. When we are looking for new members, we often look at the list of past guest members.

How To Apply

Our Board of Directors juries work submitted monthly, and if the work seems to be a good fit with our establishment, a month is determined with the input of our membership member. We ask potential guest to fill out a guest artists application.   Please plan to bring work in for jurying the day of the monthly board meeting and arrange to pick up the next day. (Contact the store manager for details on the monthly date).

A good representation of your work must be submitted and appear as it would for sale and display in the store, i.e. all paintings, drawings must be titled, framed and/or glazed and ready for hanging. All work must be intended for sale. No more than 6 items please. Any relevant information regarding working methods, materials and pricing should accompany your work along with a brief artist’s biography or resume.   When choosing you pieces, think of a body of cohesive work, rather than all the different styles or disciplines you practice. Please bring work in for jurying the day of the monthly board meeting and arrange to pick up the next day.

The current percentage commission (35%) from all sales will be charged as well as a guest artist fee. Guest fees are based on the month that the work is being exhibited. JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH are $35 each. APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER are $50 each. JULY, AUGUST AND DECEMBER are $75 each. The applicant will be notified within 3 or 4 days following the jurying process (usually by phone) and further arrangements can be made for pickup or display


Guest Artist Schedule