Call for Artists: Queen’s University Visual Art Alumni Exhibition

POSTED BY Open Studio | April 3, 2024


An Urgent Update from Open Studio

POSTED BY Open Studio | March 11, 2024


POSTED BY Open Studio | March 5, 2024

A Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio
May 2 – 9

May 2 at 12:00 pm ET auction launches
May 9 at 5:00 pm ET auction closes

FUTURE PROOF will feature a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art by artists from the Toronto arts community who support Open Studio.

Goodbye, Spray 9; Stay clean, Simple Green

POSTED BY Open Studio | January 30, 2024

In an effort to streamline cleaning products and practices around the studio, we’ll be gradually replacing Spray 9 as the general cleaner with Simple Green. They are very similar products and their uses are identical with one small exception listed below. This transition will also mean that the carboy for refills in the screen washout room will eventually hold Simple Green.

Identical uses:
– general surface cleaning
– roller / brayer / palette knives final pass (after oil / solvent / soap+water)
– removing ink from screens (since Simple Green has a slightly purplish hue, there’s now less chance of confusing it for the Emulsion Remover Solution)
– degreasing screens after emulsion has been removed

Filling the gap of Spray 9:
– Spray 9 was previously used for removing Screen Filler. There’s now a dedicated screen filler remover solution in the screen washout room

Thank you everyone for keeping the studio sparkling and clean for each other ✨


Free & for Sale

POSTED BY Open Studio | January 24, 2024

FREE: Open Studio item(s), first-come, first-served. Email office@openstudio.ca to schedule pick-up. 1) Drafting table

FOR SALE: Open Studio is selling a 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens for Nikon. Never used, $1,000. Email office@openstudio.ca.

FOR SALE: the Workshop Gallery is closing and selling a variety of frames, mat boards and other items until February 9, 2024. Email workshopgalleryandframing@gmail.com for details.

Grant Resources, Awards, Prizes and Calls for Submissions

POSTED BY Open Studio | January 24, 2024

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Partners in Art Artist-Direct Grant

401 Career Launcher Prize

Submission Call(s)
Absence Makes Printmaking…Exhibition Open Call at Articulations

Burnt out light in Intaglio Area

POSTED BY Open Studio | January 9, 2024

The extinguished florescent light ballast will hopefully be repaired by the end of this week.


Price Adjustments

POSTED BY Open Studio | November 14, 2023

🔔 Important Notice: Price Adjustments Effective January 1st, 2024

Starting from the new year, there will be changes in rental and storage fees at Open Studio. These adjustments will impact current subscription holders automatically, reflected in transactions processed during January.

  • Rental Access Prices: Annual (charged monthly): $110 /mth
  • Month Pass: $225
  • Day Pass: $42
  • Storage Fees: Flat File or Locker: $7/mth
  • Personal Screen storage (up to 2 screens): $20/mth

We’re introducing a fee for personal screen storage to enhance convenience at Open Studio. Prior to the new year, kindly assess your personal screen storage needs related to your practice.

Note: Users under the Annual rental scheme retain priority for storage allocation. Legacy members with subscription storage will face adjusted prices of $10 (Month Pass Tier) and $13.75 (Day Pass Tier) for flat file/locker storage.

Thank you for being part of Open Studio! For inquiries or to arrange payment, please contact Pudy at pudy@openstudio.ca. 🎨

Studio Access

POSTED BY Open Studio | November 1, 2023

Friendly reminder!

While our studio is well-equipped for printing, its functionality extends beyond just that. You’re welcome to use the space without booking equipment. The equipment booking feature is handy when you know specific equipment is needed. However, feel free to show up and create spontaneously. Kindly ensure the space remains tidy and accessible to others. If you’ve booked but cannot make it, please cancel in advance to open the slot for others. Thank you!

Studio Updates

POSTED BY Open Studio | September 29, 2023

Welcome back, everyone! And welcome to this new forum for studio news, directly from Pudy’s Desk to your screen! Pertinent updates to studio access, equipment maintenance notices etc. will show up here.

11″ x 17″ Transparency Film Being Phased Out
Due to supply chain/import issues, this size of the film will no longer be available affordably. The 8 1/2″ x 11″ will continue to be supplied. If you need film positives in a larger size, please review the NEED FILMS LARGER THAN 11” x 17” ??? sign located near the laser printer.

Tricky Circuit Breaker
One of our circuit breakers has been acting up; when it is tripped, it cuts off power to the fluorescent light switches in the screen washout room and the screen coating room (amongst others). For directions on how to let there be light again, consult the sign posted on the washout room door.