• Auction item: Roula Partheniou, Prize Ribbon (Blue)
  • Auction item: Laine Groeneweg, Hide & Seek
  • Auction item: Otis Tamasauskas, Fisherman's Diary Page 2, Mushroom Study
  • Auction item: Tom Lecuyer, Two Shapes 2020
  • Auction item: Jamasie Pitseolak, Midway
  • Auction item: Shogo Okada, Wonderful Cat #6
  • Auction item: Alex McLeod, Midnight Stars
  • Auction item: Spring Hurlbut, You took the words right out of my mouth
  • Auction item: Ningiukulu Teevee, Summer Treat


October 7, 2020

UPDATE: The FUTURE PROOF auction has ended.

Many Thanks to our community of supporters including artists, board members, staff, volunteers, partners, collaborators, donors and sponsors. While we were not able to celebrate our golden anniversary in person, we are very grateful to everyone who came out and supported our first-ever virtual fundraiser, FUTURE PROOF. Thank you for believing in Open Studio and the future of print!

If you are a winning bidder or buyer, we will be in touch with you shortly.

Even though the auction has ended, if there is a print you are interested in, please contact us as we may have additional editions available. Email rebecca@openstudio.ca, Print Sales & Archive Manager.

Even though the auction has ended, if there is a print you are If you see a print that you are interested in, please contact us as we may have additional editions available.

A Golden Anniversary Auction of Contemporary Art
October 7 – October 19, 2020

Virtual Auction Bidding
October 7, 12pm – October 19, 5pm

FUTURE PROOF Auction Website is now closed.

FUTURE PROOF is a virtual celebration of Open Studio’s past with the directive of securing our future. Open Studio is in dire financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By partaking in this online auction, bidders and buyers can help fund new initiatives to expand our community and enable artists from all backgrounds to work in print for generations to come.

FUTURE PROOF is a virtual silent auction of stunning artwork to browse, bid on, and buy outright. The collection features prints by a selection of Canada’s best-known printmakers and contemporary artists as well as ‘Emerging Collector Picks’ by up-and-coming talent at an accessible price point. FUTURE PROOF also features a curated selection of contemporary art including painting, photography, textiles, and sculpture by established artists and galleries from the Toronto arts community who have chosen to support Open Studio.

Celebrate Open Studio’s past while assisting in securing our future.

Participating Artists Include:

Micah Adams, Ruth Adler, Jaime Angelopoulos, Sara Angelucci, Shuvinai Ashoona, Sally Ayre, Mark Bath, Philippe Blanchard, Kotama Bouabane, Tyler Bright Hilton, AA Bronson, Yael Brotman, Laura Bydlowska, Kai Chan, Carlina Chen, Elizabeth D’Agostino, Sarah Davidson, Andrea deBruijn, Erika DeFreitas, Laura Demers, Agata Derda, Nicholas Di Genova, Rocky Dobey, Pamela Dodds, Rachael Dodgson, Maura Doyle, Pat Durr, Samsam Elmi, Eric Euler, Sonya Filman, Elizabeth Forrest, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Katie Garth, Fatima Garzan, Heather Goodchild, Laine Groeneweg, Brian Groombridge, Libby Hague, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, Alexa Hatanaka, Samar Hejazi, Tina Helen, Lee Henderson, C.J Heywood, Spring Hurlbut, Meaghan Hyckie, Mark Johnsen, Alison Judd, Alex Kisilevich, Brendan George Ko, Suzy Lake, Caitlin Lapeña, Jenn Law, Tom Lecuyer, Brenda Joy Lem, Lorna Livey, Jennifer Long, Morris Lum, Patrick Macaulay, John Massey, Sidney Masuga, Alex McLeod,  Andréanne Michon, Emma Nishimura,  Shogo Okada, Susy Oliveira, Loree Ovens, Luke Painter, Kurt Pammer, Roula Partheniou, Ed Pien, Jamasie Pitseolak, Walter Procska, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Sandi Ralph, Darren Rigo, Stephanie Russ, Erika Rutherford, Clare Samuel,  Richard Sewell, Gordon Smith, Penelope Stewart, Otis Tamasauskas, Ningiukulu Teevee, Alex R.M Thompson, Heather J.A. Thomson, David J Trautrimas, Frank Trotz, Joy Walker, Jacob Robert Whibley, Meggan Winsley, Joy Wong, Leszek Wyczolkowski, and many more…

THANK YOU to all the participating artists and their galleries who have donated artwork to support Open Studio and the future of print.


1) BEST IN PRINT $1,000
Lot 53: Mark Johnsen

Assurart - The Art of Insuring
Assurart Inc., Best in Print Sponsor $1,000

Japanese Paper Place, Honourable Mention in Print Sponsor $500

ERA Architects

ERA Architects, Honourable Mention in Any Medium Sponsor $500

Above Ground Art Supplies, People’s Choice Award Sponsor (Gift)

Baskin Wealth Management
Baskin Wealth Management, Patron.