Emile Gaudet: Inspired by the love of working with wood, Emile Gaudet began carving in 1998. Emile’s first carved project was a stylized polar bear. Emile states, “My goal is to make my carvings as realistic as possible”.
Emile’s carvings have received many awards across western Canada for his meticulous details to his projects.
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David Aaron Robinson: After graduate studies with Ontario College of Art, in Pietrasanta, Italy, in carving stone, he worked at the AGO in the gallery school, then began building props for Opera Atelier company.This led to working for the Canadian Opera Company in set construction and painting. In 1993-94, he was on CBC radio’s Metro Morning program, as an actuality commentator. He has been making murals and public art since 1990, and has eight permanent public art installations around Ontario.
Michael Goodwin: Upon graduation from O.C.A., Michael entered Canadian theatre as a scenic artist. In the late 80’s he moved to Southampton and began making driftwood sculpture with shows in Toronto and the Southampton Art Gallery. He has alsotaught workshops for teens at the Art School, and captured photos of the pieces back on the beach.
Emily Bi: Emily enjoys painting with ink on rice paper and silk in two typical traditional Chinese painting styles – Freehand and Gongbi. Her brushwork paintings capture the beauty of nature, ranging from flowers, to birds, to landscapes. Being a gardening enthusiast, peonies and native plants are among her favourite painting subjects. Ginkgo Footprints, Emily’s garden and studio, has been a true passion and fun project.
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