This Month:

Micheline Howitt: Micheline is a self-taught hooker. She works with all types of fabric scraps, cut into strips and pulled through a linen backing.  Many of her colours are custom dyed and all of her designs are original.  She was initially inspired by Group of Seven landscapes but has since morphed into all types of whim and fantasy.

Cindy Matthews: Cindy approaches creativity in an exploratory manner. She’s in awe of watercolor, waxes and inks, all having minds of their own and a deliberately naughty attitude. The gently rolling landscape outside her rural home influences her work. She expresses herself with bold strokes and vibrant colors. Learn more at

Barbara Hotson: She started painting on Watercolour Canvas two years ago and is thrilled with the results. She can mimic the bold strong colour of acrylic and oil paint and still go in wet in wet for softer edges and more diffused colour. These are all done on Fredrix Watercolour Canvas and finished with matte acrylic UV protector spray. They can be framed or hung as is.

Joan Hawksbridge: Abstract concepts of time, gravity and energy have been the main focus of my practice for over thirty years. For the last three years I have been exploring these through recent ideas such as black holes, dark matter and space-time.

Beginning with a structured framework I draw with materials by rubbing the shapes onto DuraLar using graphite, oil stick and coloured pencil. The method is intuitive and inventive: a process of exploration.

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


  • Iris Lucas, Oils
  • Jessie Hirt, Photos on Canvas
  • Halina Shearman, Handcrafted Clothing from Repurposed Scarfs
  • Heather Goldsworthy, Photos and Acrylic on Wood


  • Remagination by Rosie, Vintage Button Jewellery
  • Jill Sosnowski, Fabric Art
  • Shauna Earle, Encaustic


  • Louise Moore, Oils
  • Kate Clarke, Oils
  • Brian Robin, Macro Photography


  • 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