Monika Brauer: Monika Brauer is a self-taught artist living in Owen Sound. Working primarily with acrylics on hand-stretched canvas, she specializes in painting wildlife and domestic animals. In addition to painting, Monika has worked with many other media such as clay sculpting, wood and fabric. Her paintings are in collections in Europe, the United States and Canada.
Karen Iris Lucas: Karen Iris graduated from OCAD in 1990 and in 2002 she completed a bachelor of Fine Arts from U of T, followed by a Bachelor of Education in 2004, from Nipissing University.
She taught Secondary Visual Art and English until retiring in 2019.
As a life time visual artist and designer, Karen Iris has always approachedher artwork in an expressive and playful way. She is foremost a colourist, using both water colour and oil paints, but secondly, she is a lover of the expressive drawing line with which she articulates a linear zest for life. She has recently been granted by friends her nickname ‘Iris’, goddess of colour.
Bonnie Perry: Bonnie is the owner of “Woolies in the Country ” an artsy farm based busines specializing in herbal soaps, bath /skin care products, beeswax candles and organic food wraps. Created from our farm pet fibre are handpainted speciality yarns and whimsical needle felted art which has become the passion of this business.
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
Susan Miller, fused glass
Halina Shearman, textiles.
Annie Churchill, painting.