This Month:

Monika Brauer: Monika is a self taught artist, specializing in pets, domestic animals and wildlife paintings. Her acrylic on canvas paintings have a lifelike appearance without being hyperrealistic.

Monika’s goal is to “have the animal look back at you and to draw you in”.

To celebrate Canada 150, her exhibit depicts Canadian wildlife.

Louise Jarvis: Louise Jarvis took her first night course in jewellery-making at Hamilton’s Mohawk College in 1978..

There have been many influences and changes as she learned the craft, but her love of the natural world has remained consistent. The work is graceful and fluid, and easy to wear.

Jenny Lee Learn: In addition to being an artist and owning a Custom Framing business, Jenny Lee is an author and illustrator who has published 3 children’s books. Jenny Lee paints with watercolor or mixes her watercolours with her photography. Jenny Lee uses her surroundings and experiences for inspiration.

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Margaret 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.

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



2017 Guest Artist Schedule

Guest Artists 2017


Rosanna Wojceik – Mixed Media

Carmen Bachynski – Oil

Andrew Brunke – Decorative Paddles


Richard Gleiser – Christmas Themed Wooden Carvings

Maureen McTeague – Festive Decorations

Jim Scott – Whimsical Wooden Carvings