This Month:

Richard McNaughton: Richard is an established artist who makes his home near Priceville, Ontario. Working in both watercolour and acrylic, his art depicts the grandeur of Georgian Bay, the Saugeen river system, and the countryside of Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties. Richard is the illustrator of the Railfence Bunch children’s books, and is currently working on the fifth book in the series.

Gladys Sinclair: My weaving career spans over 40 years, most in the Owen Sound area, designing and making custom clothing under the label Natural’s Handwoven. Since moving to Waterloo, I’ve enjoyed accessorizing homes with tea towels, placemats, runners and rag rugs, and wardrobes with chenille scarves and tote bags.

Leslie Lacombe: Leslie creates jewellery as well as teaching while teaching metalworking techniques and design from her workshop in Clarksburg.
Leslie Lacombe works extensively with sterling and fine silver and also enjoys working with gold. Her collection of work is organic and sculptural with significant influences of nature and spirituality. Leslie welcomes custom work.

Charmaine Jenner: Style:  Ojibway Woodland First Nations and Unique Contemporary Mix

Charmaine is a member of the Chippewa’s of Nawash Unceded First Nation Band, and lives in Neyaashiinigmiing. Her work is inspired by this way of life and by universal truths. When Charmaine paints, something spiritual happens to her, as though she connects herself to all of Creation and the Spirit.

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 (25%) from all sales will be charged as well as a $50.00 fee. 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



2017 Guest Artist Schedule

Guest Artists 2017



Yuko Ueno Velaitis – Sashiko Embroidery

Robert Tarzwell – Black and White Acrylic

Paul Patille – Historical Pen and Ink

Remagination by Rosie – Button Jewellery

Michael Skinner – Paintings


Margaret Jean MacDonald – Acrylic

Monika Brauer – Acrylic

Jenny-Lee Learn – Mixed Media

Kate Civiero – Handblown Glass


Rosanna Wojceik – Mixed Media

Carmen Bachynski – Oil

Andrew Brunch – Decorative Paddles


Richard Gleiser – Christmas Themed Wooden Carvings

Maureen McTeague – Festive Decorations

Jim Scott – Whimsical Wooden Carvings