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Heather J.A. Thomson at TOAF – Open Studio

Congratulations to Artist Member, Heather J.A. Thomson, for her participation in this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF). TOAF is being held online this year. Please visit their website to see their juried roster of artists, including Heather. TOAF site: https://torontooutdoor.art/Visit Heather’s TOAF profile here.

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Statement of Solidarity

In June 2020 Open Studio paused much of its outreach and communication in order to give space to conversations surrounding injustices toward Canada’s Black and Indigenous communities.  We took time to discuss and reflect on the ways Open Studio has inadvertently propped up systemic barriers that prevented Black artists, Indigenous artists and artists of colour […]

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Hal Jackman Foundation donates to TAF

Toronto Arts Foundation (TAF) announced one-million-dollar donation from the Hal Jackman Foundation to support 80 Toronto small and mid-sized charitable arts organizations challenged by the impact of COVID-19. The arts organizations selected are from all disciplines, operating across the city with budgets under six million dollars. Open Studio is grateful to have been selected as one of […]

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Passing of Artist Member Linda Kristin Blix

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Linda Kristin Blix. Linda was a long-time Open Studio Artist Member. She created large-scale black and white relief prints featuring northern landscapes and colourful screenprinted monoprints that engaged experimental facets of the printmaking process. Linda made an impact on the artist community and her joy for […]