Melanie Earle: For over 15 years, Melanie has had her own studio-run business – Sourceworks – creating unique ceramic molds for her ceramic sculpture, vessels and jewellery. A trained artist, Melanie’s artistic vision has always been inspired by the natural world and her art echoes the idea that nature is the greatest teacher and inspiration.
Susan Deiter: Susan loves designing and creating jewellery from a wide variety of raw materials. Her work utilizes sterling silver, copper and non-traditional metals. Susan finds inspiration in nature and enjoys re-interpreting the forms found in the natural world into pieces of unique jewellery. Simple shapes and textured surfaces are hallmarks of her work.
Kailey Lang: Since childhood, Kailey has been fascinated by the world of animals and plants. Taking her love of these subjects eagerness to create, she began painting and drawing what she saw.
Originally from British Columbia, she has recently come to settle in the beautiful city of Owen Sound.
Ruth Lazier: Ruth is primarily interested in landscape painting, working on location. She also enjoys animal and figure drawing from life. Ruth is a member of the Bruce PeninsulaSociety of Artists. Her work can be found at various local galleries and art shows.
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