Louise Moore: Louise Moore is a local artist whose work shows children surrounded by elements of the local landscape. Her work,which often uses religious iconography, elements of fairy tales and animals, suggests innocence, impermanence and existential aloneness.
Ayla Kitchen: Growing up I roamed the hills of Sydenham Township. Closely connected to nature, I learned the power of simplicity, and the joy and beauty in daily life.
In 2016, I apprenticed in pottery with Kate McLaren. I also spent three wonderful years working for the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op.
From my appreciation of these teachings comes Sydenham Stoneware. I am thrilled to show as a guest!
Tau Briggs: I love my day job as a substitute high school teacher because it keeps me right in the thick of our next generation. I am inspired by these kids, and am moved by their basic decency amidst the chaos of every day life. Much of my art reflects this struggle for balance: the duality of inspiration versus obligation, chaos and focus, up versus down… and scattered throughout is the detritus of my artistic life.
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