Halina Shearman: With her flare for design and love of textiles, Halina creates colourful, original works of art. A loyal supporter of re-purposed clothing and decor, Halina found a unique way to use her scarf collection to produce up-cycled garments. Now more than half of her line is made from re-purposed materials.
Ofra Svorai: This line of hand screened t-shirts and sweatshirts are created by Ofra Svorai. Ofra’s beautiful dyes on silk and oil paintings can be seen at the rear of the Artists’ Co-op, where she has been an integral member for many years.
The unique images were designed with colour separates, using 3-4 screens. Printed on cotton, these high quality shirts are machine washable, (cold water)
Sweatshirt, quarter zip. $49.00
Susan Miller: Creating with glass is my passion and joy. Using heat and a variety of techniques, flat sheets of glass are transformed into dynamic, nature-inspired, two and three-dimensional artwork. Most pieces are several layers thick and have been fired in a kiln numerous times to achieve their ultimate appearance.
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