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Artist Member wins 401 Richmond 2019 Career Launcher Prize

Artist Member Miles Ingrassia wins 401 Richmond 2019 Career Launcher Prize.

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Artist Members Accepted to Puertografico SGCI 2020!

Artist Members Accepted to Puertografico SGCI 2020!

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Art Matters. Print Matters.

Open Studio Keeps Creativity Alive! Open Studio offers artists affordable access to a fantastic downtown Toronto studio. Our well-equipped space allows emerging artists to continue their creative practice in a professional workspace, alongside established and mid-career artists. Thanks to our generous donors and granting bodies we are able to subsidize studio rent by 70% We pride ourselves in […]

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Opening the Open Studio Archive!

We are extremely excited to have received a Canadian Heritage Museums Assistance Program (MAP) grant to begin formally accessing and digitizing our archive in the coming months! A little-known aspect of Open Studio is its vast print archive, made up of one edition of every print pulled at the studio between 1970 and 2018. This […]

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Announcing the 2019 Open Studio Print Award Winner: Libby Hague

Congratulations to Libby Hague who is the recipient of the 2019 Open Studio Print Award. The award was juried from submissions to this year’s Member’s Ink silent auction, with Libby’s woodcut collage Every Heart can grow Bigger (pictured above) crowned the overall winner. We thank all participating artists in this year’s Members’ Ink 2019. Libby […]

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Print Subscription Program

Derek Sullivan, Ragweed + Abstraction, 2019, letterpress and screenprint, 10” x 8”

Open Studio’s Print Subscription offers an affordable entry point for emerging collectors to purchase an artwork by an established visual artist. Twice a year, Open Studio invites a well-known contemporary artist to create a 10″ x 8″ print, which can be purchased in advance of a set-deadline for $100. The edition size of the print […]

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Library Book Pockets as Art Objects

Artist Member Ann Unger has created a series of prints titled Library Book Pockets as Art Objects, which are currently on display at the Deer Park Public Library in Toronto (April, 2019) and the Woodside Square Public Library in Scarborough (July, 2019).

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Members’ Ink Raffle

Each year, in anticipation of Members’ Ink , we also hold a raffle. This year we’re offering prizes worth over $4,000! Tickets are on sale through the Open Studio office. The draw will take place during the Members’ Ink party, Thursday, May 9. Raffle winners not present for the draw will be contacted afterwards. Raffle books […]

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The Laxgiik Convocation Robe

On display in the Open Studio Shop, Feature WallFebruary 15 – March 16, 2019 The Laxgiik Convocation Robe is an immersive installation, performance, and print of an original design based on Northwest coast Indigenous Chilkat blankets. The blanket refers to the potlatch, a gift-giving feast practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. On some occasions of the […]

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Being Japanese Canadian opens at the ROM, featuring Artist Member Emma Nishimura

Detail of An Archive of Rememory by Emma Nishimura, photo-etching on flax and abaca, 2016 to present. Photo credit: Emma Nishimura. Congratulations to Artist Member Emma Nishimura on being featured in Being Japanese Canadian: reflections on a broken world, which opens at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) February 2nd and runs until August 5th, 2019. To view more print work by Emma Nishimura […]