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Guest Artist of the Month













The Goderich CoOp Gallery will welcome the Bayfield Artist’s Guild for a return as our August guest artists. This group continues to grow stronger each year.

2019 marks the fourth year of operation for the group, as they continue to build their own traditions, and consolidate as an organization. There is a core group of year round residents who paint together; in winter at the United Church, or at each other’s homes, and then with the addition of summer residents to their numbers, painting outdoors as much as possible.

In addition to the painting sessions, this year the group has organized a number of classes for the members, conducted guest artist demonstrations, and had a representative from Golden paints provide a seminar describing how to use the products. Group members feel they are settling in to be a cohesive organization, building their own traditions, practices and supports. They enjoy using their meetings for discussion, mutual aid, sharing a “how-to”, or simply socializing with other painters. Having this opportunity to show their accomplishments at the CoOp gallery provides a goal to work toward all year, and we enjoy having them as guest artists.

The official opening of the Bayfield Artist Guild annual show at the Goderich CoOp Gallery will be held on Saturday August 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m......yes.....we do realize that’s the holiday weekend, but what a great place to come and cool off while you check out this year’s art selections from the Bayfield Artist Guild. You don’t have to dress up, just come as you are, it’s summer! There will be artists there to greet you and refreshments available, do schedule us in to be part of your Saturday August 3. If you truly can’t make it for the opening, the show will continuefor the full month of August at the Goderich CoOp Gallery, 54 Courthouse Square, lower level, daily from 10:00 to 5:00, where you will always find a member artist to welcome you. 

 Guest Artist Information

Thank you for your interest in being a guest artist.  I am attaching the form that you would need to fill out. As well, to finalize acceptance, we would require at least two high quality photos of your work and a short bio, these can be sent as an email.  There is a cost associated with being a guest artist. This provides you with the space for one month, an opening reception and advertising in local papers. Our members staff the gallery, so your attendance is required only at the opening, after that, you are, of course, welcome at any time and we would love to see you there as often as you can make it in. While we will do advertising for your opening, you are strongly encouraged to do your part to promote your event. So get out there and invite all the clients, friends and relatives that you can.  The costs varies with the month as follows: May $150, June $200, July and August $250, September to November $200, December $150. Payment is due at the time that you bring your work in for hanging (sometime during the last week before your month begins).


Our hanging committee takes care of hanging your work. You are required to make certain that all of your pieces have gallery style wire and hooks. No other form of hanging system will be accepted. If in doubt, please contact the gallery prior to bringing your work in for hanging.


Additional to the above costs, the gallery retains a 20% commission on all sales.


Guest Artist’s Agreement for the Use of the “Feature Wall”


1. The Goderich C0-Op members agree to allow a selected guest artist to make use of the “Feature Wall” for the purpose of  display for the period of one month.


2. Rental cost will vary depending on the chosen month as follows:

May $150, June $200, July and August $250, September to November $200, December $150. Payment is due at the time that you bring your work in for hanging (sometime during the last week before your month begins).


3. There is no restriction to the number of works displayed. However, the presentation style must be complimentary to the general appearance of the gallery. The Goderich Co-Op Gallery members retain the right of refusal if the display is deemed unsatisfactory in appearance.


4. The guest artist agrees to take full responsibility for his/her own work. The gallery does not assume responsibility for damages and does not insure the work.


5. The gallery will carry normal levels of tenants and premises liability insurance.


6. The guest artist agrees to provide proper gallery style hooks and wires for all two dimensional works.


7. If tables or other special display cases are required the artist must inform the hanging committee prior to the date of hanging.


8. All sales are subject to 20% commission. If a credit card is used for the purchase an additional 2.5% charge is applied.


9. If, an opening reception is requested by the artist, he/she is required to be present during the event.


10. The Gallery agrees to publicize the exhibit and its opening in the course of its normal promotional activity; media releases, information items in media columns, posters, etc. A gallery representative will be touch to obtain all of the artist’s relevant information for promotional purposes.


11. Arrangements for the removal of this exhibition must be made prior to the closing of the show.


Exhibition Information:


Exhibition Start Date: _________________ Completion Date: ____________­_______

Name: __________________________________________________________________________

Address and postal code: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone number: ________________________________________________________________

Email address:


I, the guest artist for the month of ___________________, agree to all of the above terms.

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________



Artist’s checklist:


All promotional information such as biographies and high quality photos of your work are given to the gallery representative.


All two dimensional pieces are ready for the hanging committee with proper gallery quality hanging wires and hooks.


You have confirmed with the representative your wishes regarding an opening event. If you have chosen to have an opening, you agree to be present during that event.


You have made every effort on your part to self promote your exhibition.


You have made your payment to the gallery of your fees.


You have made arrangements for the dismantling of your exhibit at the end of your time.