This Month: February

Beth Grant: Beth Grant is a glass bead artist inspired by the colours found in the natural world. She melts glass rods in a flame and winds the molten glass around a mandrel, carefully shaping the bead before it goes into the kiln to slowly cool. These beads were inspired by The Beach!
Millie Top: Millie Top is a Dutch-Canadian artist who has lived and worked in Grey County since 2017. Born in the Netherlands, she took up painting as a hobby there and transitioned to full time after moving to Canada. Nature, and especially Grey County nature, is her primary source of inspiration.

Ian Harper: Ian is a full time musician, painter and sheep farmer, and has lived for the past 20 years in Kemble, Ontario. His passion for music allows him to pursue his interest in painting and farming, as well as raising Border Collies.  Ian has been playing woodwinds in the orchestra at the Stratford Festival since 1978, and a member of Loreena McKennitt’s band since 2011 playing Uilleann pipes.

Brook Planz: Brook Planz is our Next Generation Artist for March and April. Shea student at Saugeen District Senior School in Port Elgin. From a very young age, she has had a strong love for art.

She has taken many art courses at the Southampton Art School and has also volunteered to help teach younger artists during the summer months.  Brook has also taken art courses from Kelly Maw, a local Owen Sound artist, alongside her Nana.

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Guest Artist Schedule

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 three 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 Legacy Gallery Committee 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 guests to fill out a guest artist’s application.   Please plan to bring work in for jurying two to three days before the monthly committee 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.