This Month:

Nancy Gates: Through the years some of my favourite ways to express creativity have been knitting, sewing, dressmaking and quilting. At present I am knitting one-of-a-kind hand warmers in a wide variety of patterns and colours. Using my imagination to let each pair evolve and become unique is very rewarding.


Maureen McTeague: Maureen has spent a lifetime finding a bit of magic in sticks and stones and loves to collect driftwood shaped by wind and water. These treasures allow her to work creatively, indulging her fascination with myth , love of Christmas,  and an unending compulsion to glue things to things.


Ece Aydin: Ece is an artist, crafter and knitter originally from Turkey. Her line Craftitch showcases handmade wearable and decorative arts with a focus in knitting. She is always testing new ideas, creating new designs and trying new techniques. On display are her stylish neck cozies, funky chic headbands and creative Christmas ornaments.

Zoe McDougall: Living in the bush of Northern Ontario and now in Balaclava provides inspiration and motivation for Zoe’s natural world design work. Daily dog walks of poking around in old dumps and bush provide the natural materials to include in her multi media stained glass work.

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