This Month:

Janice Ditner: As Canadian artists we are often immersed in the landscape which can not help but be reflected in our work. Rock and stone; the marks of glaciation and erosion; land against sky, these are represented in the textures of my work. I endeavour to use the tactile properties of my material to share the intimacy of touch as a connection with the viewer.


Lydia Knox: Lydia Knox favours the use of oils on canvas. Using a layering approach, she molds her images each time she approaches her canvas. Moved by the power of mythology and magic, she dives into the psychological depths of connection with her subject. The mundane is transformed by colour and expression. 


Dianne Semple-Patille: Dianne experiments with the abstract photography technique “Intentional Camera Movement” (ICM).  This series of photographs was completed  in 2018, with sunsets in the country as a subject matter. While experimenting with exposure, light defines many aspects of each image, with the sky a creation of colours from the setting sun.

Karen Murray: Karen Murray is self-taught Papier Mache artist whose technique is always evolving as she tackles new and different subjects.

It is tactile, fun, environmentally friendly, and messy, but an enjoyable way to indulge in a bit of whimsy.  The craft requires only newspaper, flour and water paste, paints and varnish.

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



2018 Guest Artist Schedule