This Month:

April

Sharilyn Clowes: Sharilyn has always had a drive to create.  Using any media she can get her hands on she has explored glass, metal, fiber…getting hands dirty is one of her favourite things, so working with clay has been a perfect fit!  Although still early in her journey with ceramics, she enjoys the many creative options of this medium and the constant learning opportunities it has.   

Jane Lusby-Lawrence: Jane Lusby-Lawrence is a visual artist living near Kemble Ontario.

She began painting at the age of 15 in her hometown of Amherst, Nova Scotia.  The medium Janes uses is primarily oil on canvas. 

Design and color are the current focus of her work.  Many of the paintings reflect her interest in print making and children’s book illustrations.

Ian Mead: The end of a brush is where Ian Mead let’s his creativity flow. Born In  March 27, 1996; went to art school in Barrie Ontario Ian creates black and white imagery with a detailed minimalism focusing on landscapes; expanding towards figurative works.

Grace Murakami: Grace is our Next Generation artist for March and April. She is a 22-year-old potter from Grey County, Ontario. Her journey into the world of pottery started in May of 2023 and instantly became her favourite way to relax and have fun. Grace creates wheel thrown, hand built and slip cast ceramics, all individually handmade. Her work often showcases a vibrant palette of blues and greens, paying homage to the beauty of the natural world and her favorite animals. With a passion for infusing moments of beauty into everyday life, Grace’s ultimate goal is to create ceramics that bring joy to others, just as much as she finds joy in the process of making them.

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. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GUEST ARTIST APPLICATION