This Month:

Halina Shearman: With her flare for design and love of textiles, Halina creates colourful, original works of art. A loyal supporter of re-purposed clothing and decor, Halina found a unique way to use her scarf collection to produce up-cycled garments.  Now more than half of her line is made from re-purposed materials.

Sylvia Kristina Elliott: Sylvia was born in Germany, grew up in Toronto and for the past eighteen years has lived by the shore of Lake Huron near Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula.  At midlife she made it possible to study fine art at York University (Toronto).  Sylvia’s artwork is included in collections in many countries and she has won several awards.  In the past five years, her work has been exhibited at the BPSA Co-op Gallery (Ferndale), Circle Arts Gallery (Tobermory), Durham Art Gallery (Durham), Santa Fe Gallery (Owen Sound), Double Door Studios and Gallery (Anten Mills).Sylvia has organized and curated art shows for Sources of Knowledge at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Tobermory.  She is a member of the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists and Co-op Gallery, and the Milkweed Collective (Toronto

My main focus currently is working and playing with mixed media collage.  During the process of recombining materials I make decisions based on the elements of colour, shape, surface, dimension, and I welcome the contribution that ‘serendipity’ plays in the outcome.  The layering allows me to simultaneously reveal and conceal and ultimately bring cohesion to disparate parts, creating a new whole – in a sometimes surprising, sometimes challenging, sometimes beautiful way.

72 Orchid Trail

Tobermory, Ontario  N0H 2R0

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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