This Month:

Meghan Tobin: Meghan Tobin has been developing her skills in oil painting since moving to Grey-Bruce in 2012, finding endless inspiration in the people and places here. Meghan seeks to capture the peace and wonder found in ordinary moments of beauty, to inspire viewers to slow down and pay attention to the world around them.

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.

Patti Waterfield: Patti Waterfield graduated from the Drawing and Painting Program in 2000. She completed the 3 year Arts program at the Central Technical School for the Arts. She has rediscovered working with watercolour and has created a smaller series of florals and abstracted landscapes on paper.

Patti Waterfield moved to Owen Sound in 2012,  and shows her work in some of the downtown Galleries in Owen Sound.


Angelika Hammel: Angelika started weaving ca15 years ago with the help of the Potawatomi Spinners & Weavers guild. Going with the signs of the times she weaves her rugs with second hand fabric that she sources locally. The fabric gets washed thoroughly and dyed if necessary, cut into strips and then woven on a cotton or linen warp.

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

July 2020:

Susan Miller, fused glass

Halina Shearman, textiles.

Aug 2020:

Annie Churchill, painting.