Di Semple: Di Semple’s first experience with photography was in 2000, using a film camera. In the process of photography evolution, Nikon full frame digital camera became her equipment of choice as well as Lensbaby lenses; inspiring her to photographing painterly images of flowers.
Di is an active member of CAPA, Canadian Association for Photographic Art and OSCC, Owen Sound Camera Club.
Robbin McGregor: Robbin Darling is a self-taught multi-media artist who draws inspiration from every corner of the natural world. From it she collects over-looked treasures and specimens that become the materials of her fantastical creations. With whimsy and reverence she delicately combines trinkets, bones, machine parts and memorabilia creating her own intricate world of jewellery, creatures and altars.
Valerie Nichol: Working in series, the inspiration for my art comes from the organic textures, colors, shapes and movement found in our physical world. My process is, by absorbing these elements, I then allow the subconscious to go free transforming them – in an impressionistic or abstract fashion – into a piece of art. The general title for my pieces is ‘Spirit in Form’- trying to capture the feel, energy or essence of the form rather then duplicating it.
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
Maureen McTeague, xmas ornaments, sock monkeys
Hans Veenvliet, sculture.
July 2020: Susan Miller, fused glass
Halina Shearman, textiles.
Annie Churchill, painting.