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Fall Education

As we begin reopening, we are excited to announce our new selection of classes! The health and safety of our community is of top priority. Based on public health recommendations we have created policies and procedures for working safely in our studio. This fall we will be offering smaller class sizes (4 people maximum) with […]

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Reopening Plans & Updates

Last Update: September 26, 2020 To the Open Studio Community, We hope everyone is doing well. We are excited to announce our reopening plans after a long hiatus! We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our community including artist members, staff and visitors. In accordance with Toronto Public Health, face […]

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Partners in Art, TBD TAKEOVER: Michelle Forsyth

Open Studio is proud to participate in Partners in Art, TBD Takeover initiative. Our second nominated artist is: Michelle Forsyth. TBD Takeover is an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. In partnership, select artist-run centres have curated two artists to takeover PIA’s […]

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Partners in Art, TBD TAKEOVER: Ciara Phillips

Open Studio is proud to participate in Partners in Art, TBD Takeover initiative. Our first nominated artist is: Ciara Phillips TBD Takeover is an online, commissioned art project spotlighting works and stories relating to this current period of uncertainty amidst the global health crisis. In partnership, select artist-run centres have curated two artists to takeover PIA’s […]

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Print London: TOMPE2020

This year, Print London‘s edition of The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition (TOMPE2020) is taking the form of a physical exhibition that will also include several virtual elements. The exhibition runs July 29 to August 15. The virtual opening reception is taking place on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00pm. For more information, please visit: http://printlondon.ca/. We extend […]

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Piece Together

We are excited to be a part of ‘Piece Together’, a non-for-profit project created in response to the struggles that many businesses are facing as a result off COVID-19. 🧩 A collaboration between Flash Reproductions and Frontier (https://www.flashreproductions.com/ and https://frontier.is/). ‘Piece Together’ is an attempt to help businesses and artists foster their community and provide something for them to […]

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Elizabeth D’Agostino at ARTsPLACE

Congratulations to Artist Member, Elizabeth D’Agostino, for her online exhibition at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. To view D’Agostino’s exhibition online, please visit: https://artsplaceexhibits.weebly.com/.

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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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Act Now for the Future of Print

To the Open Studio community, We need your help. Open Studio’s 50th anniversary in 2020 was supposed to be so much more, a celebration, a reinvigoration, a chance to look back and to look forward. And then came COVID-19. Exhibitions cancelled. A prestigious international visiting artist residency cancelled. Our biggest fundraiser, months in the planning, […]