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Green Goderich: Guest Artists for March and April 2021

Green Goderich

Green Goderich welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Goderich Co-op Art Gallery to feature the Art of Betty Hendriks. Betty enjoys being in nature while finding creative uses for driftwood that is found on our local beaches. We hope the display will encourage people to learn more about Green Goderich and we hope they will join us in building a more sustainable and environmentally friendly community. 

Green Goderich is a grassroots environmental action group that inspires and unites people to protect and support our ecosystems. We love our natural resources and wish to protect them through action to eliminate plastic pollution and learn about the causes and effects of climate change. We build community through education, action, and advocacy.

We exist to create a more informed public about the need to eliminate non-essential single-use plastic in our homes, schools and businesses.

We advocate for sustainable environmental practices based on up to date scientific information related to the environment and climate change.

Our group researches and identifies environmental concerns as they may arise in our community. We hope to assist others  in taking action to solve these environmental challenges.

Betty Hendriks is retired and has been making Art and Crafts out of driftwood for several years. The driftwood is usually picked up at the inlet beach which always has an abundance of driftwood. This is a great hobby for her which allows for the pleasure of spending time on the beach as well as being able to help others.

Betty uses recycled wood bought from the ReStore for the backings of the maple leaf and heart shaped wreaths. All of the wood used in making the trees comes from the beach including the base and tree trunk.

Every year Betty donates all of the money that she raises to charity. In 2020 a total of $4800 was donated to the following charities - The Canadian Cancer Society, the two Goderich Food Banks and the Children's Aid Society. Most of the items are sold to people who have heard about the driftwood pieces from Betty’s friends and neighbours.

Contact: Dean Whalen, Green Goderich Representative



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Guest Artist Information


Thank you for your interest in being a guest artist.  You will need to fill out the required form. 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.

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