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Now Accepting Print Submissions – Artist Proof Sale 2017

Open Studio invites print submissions of artist proofs or monoprints (no editioned prints or bookworks please) for the 33nd Annual Artist Proof Sale fundraiser, taking place on November 30, 2017. Artists may submit up to 4 (four) artist proofs or monoprints. Deadline for Submissions: November 15 50% of all sales go to the artist, and […]

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Tim Pitsiulak’s Sounding Whale – a Special Auction Item at Members’ Ink 2017

We’re pleased to announce that a very special item will be offered for silent auction at the Members’ Ink event. In addition to the silent auction of over 45 beautiful artworks created by our talented Open Studio members, we will also be silent auctioning the print Sounding Whale by artist Tim Pitsiulak. In May of […]

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Members’ Ink Raffle 2017 – Tickets Now Available!

Each year, in anticipation of our major annual fundraiser, we also hold a raffle draw. In conjunction with Members’ Ink, a silent auction in support of Open Studio, we’re offering prizes worth over $6,700! Tickets are now on sale through the Open Studio office, and will also be available at the event on Thursday, May […]

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Sirkku Ketola’s A Body Called Paula: Printmaking Embodied in Performance.

Sirkku Ketola will meet with the audience to gather feedback for the next iteration of A Body Called Paula
 during an Artist/Audience Conversation Drop-in: Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 – 5:00pm Part installation, part performance, this work evolves with each new appearance. In A Body Called Paula, Ketola’s printed ribbons meander and droop, physically marking out space […]

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Dave Dyment’s Substitute City: Printed Live at Open Studio’s Artist Proof Sale

This year, at Open Studio, we are so fortunate to have an artwork by Dave Dyment, commissioned specially for our annual Artist Proof Sale on December 1st. Substitute City is an altered transit map of Toronto, which includes fictional subway stops erected by film and television crews. Painstakingly researched, the graphic screenprint introduces three new lines and […]

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Printopolis equal parts education and celebration

When editors Jenn Law and Tara Cooper (above) and designer Edward Guinasao picked up the printer’s proof of Printopolis, Cooper turned to her collaborators and declared, “We did it! And we’re all still friends!” Cooper and Law laugh about it now but the journey from initial meetings to the book launch on November 25 was […]

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Now Accepting Print Submissions – Artist Proof Sale 2016

Open Studio invites print submissions of artist proofs or monoprints (no editioned prints or bookworks please) for the 32nd Annual Artist Proof Sale fundraiser, taking place on December 1, 2016. Artists may submit up to 4 (four) artist proofs or monoprints. Deadline for Submissions: November 14 50% of all sales go to the artist, and […]

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Tim Pitsiulak Brings Talent South to OS

Written by Chris Jones Inuit artist Tim Pitsiulak, above, has been working at Open Studio for the past week-and-a-half with master screen printer Nick Shick and assistant Miles Ingrassia, below, as part of a special artist residency arranged by Dorset Fine Arts in conjunction with Open Studio. All three artists will deliver what promises to […]

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Shogo Okada in Action: Live Screenprint Demonstrations at Editions 2016

Written by Cheryl Kaplan Shogo Okada’s work is a fascinating glimpse into the considerations of an artist born and raised in the 80’s and 90’s in Japan. Raised on both Eastern and Western animation, he manages to establish a connection among contemporary cultures, such as hip-hop and youth culture, with a nod to the histories […]

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Editions 2016 Artwork Preview


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We’re pleased to offer a preview of the artwork that will be available during the  Editions 2016 art draw. Many attendees like to preview the artwork before the event to draw up their shortlist for the event. There is also an on-site preview the night of the event from 6:30-7:30, prior to the start of […]