This Month:

Gayle Fairchild: I have been making functional pottery for over 40 years.

Throughout those years I have had many instructors who have taught me how to throw a functional pot.  Some have taught me how to adorn my work.  Some have challenged me to question, to search, to try harder. I have been lucky in life.

Gayle Fairchild

Box 1302, Wiarton, N0H 2T0

[email protected]


Peggy Moore: At Peggy Moore’s studio, Branching Out, near Markdale, Ontario, she creates willow furniture, cedar arbors, hanging cradles, plant stands, herb/hat racks, tri-pod birdhouses, and unusual baskets. She also weaves rugs, knits handspun wool and recycles wool for rug hooking.

Old Soul: Chris and Arlene Saunders have recently relocated from Elora to the Grey Highlands.  In their workshop they create metal and wood furniture and accessories including shelving, with reclaimed wood, live edge and interesting found materials. Recently, a new line of metal Kinetic Sculptures was introduced. Arlene works in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.

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