This Month:

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.

Jessie Hirt: I’ve always loved taking photos. These pictures are a cross-section of the beauty that I find in our 25 acre bush lot near Walters Falls.  I’m usually busy working with the wood we find, but it’s a lot of fun to take pictures too. I hope they give you a sense of the calm and peace that the woods gives me.

Heather Goldsworthy | Photographer: Heather is a Collingwood based professional photographer.  Her photo + acrylic works are created using her original photography and a unique transfer process she developed. Each piece is done by hand, taking 2-3 weeks to complete. The process is unpredictable so each finished piece is unique. Learn more:


Karen Iris Lucas: Karen’s most recent and on-going developing painted series is called Iris Eyes. Iris Eyes is a transformative view of Iris (Karen’s new name) a woman who is empowered by colour and light and sees the world in dynamic and fragmented auras. Iris, who has recently moved beside the river in Owen Sound, is transfixed by it’s beauty and serenity, yet perplexed as she experiences mixed emotions and visions while watching the river. Iris’s (Karen’s) work is an expressive painterly approach that manifests her life into an autobiographical fantasy from which the viewer themselves can assess their own personal connectivity with the Canadian landscape.


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 $50.00 fee ($56.50 with HST). 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



2018 Guest Artist Schedule


  • Remagination by Rosie, Vintage Button Jewellery
  • Jill Sosnowski, Fabric Art
  • Shauna Earle, Encaustic


  • Louise Moore, Oils
  • Kate Clarke, Oils
  • Brian Robin, Macro Photography


  • Jean MacDonald, Acrylic and Watercolour
  • David Aspenlieder, Mixed Media Abstract
  • Stalla Coultas, 3D Fabric Art


  • Jenny Lee Learn – Mixed Media
  • Cindie Fearnell – Photography


  • Dianne Semple Patille, Intentional Camera Movement Photography