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Announcing the new /edition Residency at Open Studio

Partnering with /edition Art Book Fair, Open Studio is pleased to announce a new mentorship residency highlighting the relevant intersection of an art book/multiples fair and a contemporary printmaking centre. Each year, /edition will award an artist with a residency opportunity at Open Studio, pairing them with a skilled printmaker to hone skills and create […]

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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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2017-18 Open Studio Residency Recipients

Open Studio Announces 2017-18 Residency Recipients Open Studio, Canada’s leading printmaking centre, is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Open Studio residency recipients. These residencies have been awarded to artists of merit, selected by a jury of artists and arts professionals. Open Studio’s programs support artists at various stages of their careers and are especially vital […]

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Summer 2017: Partnership with Dorset Fine Arts – Showcasing Work from Canada’s Incredible North

Posted by Pamela Quiroga Thanks to a special collaboration with Dorset Fine Arts, Open Studio is proud to announce a summer of events highlighting stunning works from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Cape Dorset, known as Kinngait in Inuktitut, is a small hamlet located on the southern tip of Baffin Island. It’s the famed capital of Inuit […]

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Dave Dyment on Printopolis

Toronto-based artist Dave Dyment is not a printmaker. His art practice includes audio, video, photography, performance, writing and curating, and the production of artists’ books and multiples. Dyment is so fascinated with artist ephemera he maintains a blog on the subject called Artist Books and Multiples. Thus, Dyment was a perfect candidate to write about […]

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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 […]