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Guest Artist of the Month 







Brendan Buckley was bitten by the travel bug very early in life. His family lived in England, but his relatives lived in Ireland. Thus, childhood visits to see his extended family required a trip, which meant travelling on trains and boats. And the reward was joyous times spent playing with cousins on an island off the coast of Ireland. After spending these magical holidays “abroad”, lifelong travel for Brendan simply equals enjoyment, and is simply a normal part of his life. Consequently, he and his wife, Kathleen, have travelled extensively, and their vivid memories and experiences have been captured by Brendan, with his ever-present camera.
Brendan’s passion for photography began when he “needed” to take photos of his firstborn child in 1980. In those days, cameras all required film, and were either point and shoot ”brownies”, or 35 ml. film cameras. His choice was a 35 ml.Russian-mad Zenite. When digital became the new normal, he switched to a Canon, and eventually to Nikon digital, and finally, his new favourite a Nikon mirrorless.
Brendan and Kathleen’s travel time has increased, since both retired, and they have many plans for future expeditions to new places, as well as returning to some of their favourites. We are fortunate to be able to share some of their experiences vicariously through the lens of Brendan’s cameras. His travel photos have captured scenes from all over the world, some from places you will recognize, and some from places you only dream of seeing.
We invite you to visit all through September to see the photography of Brendan Buckley. There will be an opening reception to welcome Brendan on Saturday September 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and we invite you to drop in then to meet Brendan and Kathleen, enjoy some refreshments, and chat with them about their travels. If you can’t make it then, be sure to visit at some point during September.
The latest challenge issued to Co-Op members was to paint a self portrait. This is not as simple as you might imagine! Just try to think of how you might go about such a task. The results will be on display starting September 1. Come and check us out....see if you can figure out just who is who on the feature wall. Visit soon! We are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-5:00, 54 Courthouse Sq., lower level.


 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.