This Month:

Sarah McComb-Turbitt: Born in Chatsworth, Ontario, Sarah’s love for nature and the ocean began at a young age. Growing up and always dreaming about the sea, she moved to Halifax in 2013 to study Marine Biology at Dalhousie University.

Sarah was also an avid painter when she was young, pursuing acrylic-based art courses in high school, and later was introduced to oil painting from weekend classes.

While in Halifax, Sarah researched long-finned pilot whales and cultivated her skills as a wildlife photographer out on the ocean. She graduated with a degree in marine biology and a certificate in animal behaviour in 2017. She then moved to Vancouver and studied gentoo penguins, graduating with a Master’s of Science in zoology in 2020 at the University of British Columbia
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Carey Carrick: Carey is a local artist who has been living in the Grey Bruce area for the past 40 years. She is a painter who works in a variety of mediums; oil, acrylic, casein and pastels. She creates landscapes, waterscapes, portraits, animals, birds and flowers all with the detail that gives you the feeling that you could reach out and touch them or walk into the scene.

Some paintings lead you on a wonderful daydream walk into the woods, while others take you for a stroll on a sandy beach or a walk in a garden. She has also done some large-scale pieces for the Owen Sound Little Theatre which includes a composite city scene of some of Owen Sound’s historic buildings on an 18 foot by 22 foot canvas.

Though in many ways self-taught, she also studied Fine Arts at the University of Windsor and Canadore College. She went on to teach visual arts locally for many years and became an instructor for Canadore College. Carey has a studio in Georgian Bluffs where she paints and teaches classes weekly.

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David Aspenlieder: Mixed media drawings


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.


Guest Artist Schedule