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Printopolis Publication

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Printopolis, focusing on critical discourse surrounding the current state of printmaking in Toronto and further afield. Inspired by the 2010 print symposium hosted by Open Studio, the volume considers contemporary print culture from a range of perspectives – collecting, material artifacts and the archive, pedagogy, print technologies, repetition, […]

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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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Introducing Open Studio’s New Brand Identity!

Introducing our new brand identity – a better representation of Open Studio today. When Open Studio’s journey began in 1970, our vision was to create a space where anyone could walk in and access printmaking equipment and instruction. Today, in addition to our print shop, we’re home to more than 150 artists and studio users, […]

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New Project: Community Supported Art

Community Supported Art (or CSA) is a new collaborative fundraiser between Gallery 44 and Open Studio. Based on community supported agriculture initiatives, this model of support connects arts institutions with patrons in order to collectively build sustainability. Subscribers receive two works of art over the course of the year. Becoming a CSA subscriber is an […]

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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…   […]