This Month:

Stella Coultas –  began her art career in the 1970s and has exhibited across Canada and in the United States. Her work includes paintings that have a three-dimensional aspect to them, and free-standing pieces using the same media and technique. Stella lives in Owen Sound and currently serves on the Owen Sound Art Banner Committee.


Jean  MacDonald: Jean is a native on Owen Sound who is exploring and developing her lifetime ambition to paint.  She works in four medias and believes the Language of Art crosses over to all.  She interprets this language with her own quiet style, presenting local forests, shorelines, swamps and florals.

David Aspenleider: David is a Sheridan College Animation graduate, practicing as a visual artist and instructor.  He has held various positions as an Animator, Senior Graphic Artist, Art Director & Creative Director.”Becoming” is about the evolution of earth from it’s fiery beginning, incorporating the inherent “Feminine & Divine Spirituality” of where we live and call home.

Leslie Lacombe: Leslie creates jewellery as well as teaching while teaching metalworking techniques and design from her workshop in Eugenia.

Leslie Lacombe works extensively with sterling and fine silver and also enjoys working with gold. Her collection of work is organic and sculptural with significant influences of nature and spirituality. Leslie welcomes custom work.

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


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


  • Dianne Semple Patille, Intentional Camera Movement Photography