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2016-17 Open Studio Residency Recipients

Open Studio Announces 2016-17 Residency Recipients Open Studio, Canada’s leading printmaking centre, is pleased to announce the 2016-17 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 for […]

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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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April 21: Meet the Artist Tim Pitsiulak

Meet the Artist – Tim Pitsiulak at Open Studio Thursday, April 21st, 6 – 8 pm Written by Chris Jones Please join us on Thursday, April 21st to meet Tim Pitsiulak and see the prints in progress being created during his residency at Open Studio. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts, Open Studio is pleased to […]

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OS Gives Artists A Leg Up

Written by Chris Jones Screen printer Nicholas Shick demurs when I ask if he’s a master printer: “I try to be humble about my technical skills,” he says, “because I feel like as soon as I start talking out of the other side of my mouth the printmaking Gods are going to cause me some […]

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Getting the scoop on Jeanette Nguyen

Written by Laine Groeneweg After a little time away from the blog, I managed to free up a bit of time and catch up with artist member, Jeanette Nguyen to get the scoop on her printmaking approach and what’s behind her unique sense of style and image making.  Here’s what she had to share…   […]

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A holiday update from the Open Studio family to yours.

Dear Friends, Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support this year! 2015 has been another wonderful year for Open Studio. Donors, volunteers, artists and staff have worked hard to ensure our doors stay open to create opportunities for artists and a place for printmaking in our community. With each print, an artist leaves a […]

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Artist Q&A with Liz Menard

Written by Amrita Chandra This is the first post in a new series where we profile Open Studio artists. Today, meet Liz Menard. For more on Liz you can also view her prints for sale at Open Studio. How long have you been a member at Open Studio? Since about 2008. What medium do you work […]

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OS 45: “That Embracing Space”

Written by Chris Jones Queen and Peter streets looked a lot different in 1970. In the parking lot across from the Black Bull stood a row of Victorian townhouses, one of them (above, photo by Vincent Sharp) was the original Open Studio. Despite a lack of windows and ventilation, an acid bath in the washroom, and […]

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Catching Up with Doug Guildford

Written by Laine Groeneweg When I first started printing at Open Studio I arrived and literally didn’t know a single person there.   I had the good fortune of arriving on a day  when the studio was buzzing with activity and a number of folks were there to get acquainted with right away.  One of […]