This Month:


Chris Hughes: Chris began wood carving in his twenties, participating in a couple of shows and taking life sculpture classes at the OCA in Toronto. He discovered painting after moving to Owen Sound in 1989. Upon retiring in 2019 he began to combine his wood sculpting and mechanical skills to create automata.

Maureen Munden: Maureen has a BFA from York University. she has taught children’s art classes, take pART, in Thornbury and Collingwood for 20 years. Bringing creativity to life is what drives her. She sees magic and mystery in nature and is always trying to translate this beauty onto the canvas, relaying the feeling of a moment or scene that fuels her painting and creativity.

Janet Saunders: My subject is always nature. I use the vibrant colours of acrylic paint to capture the beauty and energy of our natural world.  Painting is my meditation.  I feel a deep connection to the world around me while contemplating a tree.  There is contentment and peace walking in a forest, watching a sunset, or seeing flowers burst into bloom.  I paint what I see, beauty all around.
Clare Marie Thompson: Clare Marie Thompson continues as our Next Generation artist for September. She is a local 12 year old student, homeschooled, living in the Grey Highlands on a homestead with her family.
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Guest Artist Schedule 

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 three 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 Legacy Gallery Committee 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 guests to fill out a guest artist’s application.   Please plan to bring work in for jurying two to three days before the monthly committee 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.