This Month:

Kate Clarke: I have always had the desire to paint on canvas and a few years ago I started as a novice.

With a keen visual perception, looking at the world through an artist’ eye, I look forward to painting plein air in the near future.  Life and painting are both humbling experiences.


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.

Pam McCowan: Pam has been teaching, creating and promoting art for over 35 years.

Now retired, her art indulgence is a full-time focus in her life, with the added luxury of living in a community of highly accomplished artists!

Pam lives outside of Owen Sound and does small workshops in oil painting, pastels and clay sculptures.


Brian Robin: As a nature photographer, I’ve been focusing on recording those tiny ephemeral glimpses of colours. In the warmer months, my subjects range from fluorescent fireflies to day-glow orange mushrooms to chemically armed caterpillars. During the dull, dark, winter months, I’ve turned to ice (not quite in the transformative sense!).  Ice is ephemeral – spring always arrives!

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


  • 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