• Auction item: Alex McLeod, Midnight Stars, valued at TBC.
  • Auction itme: Roula Partheniou, Prize Ribbon (Blue), valued at $500.
  • Auction item: David Trautrimas, Seeing What Doing Nothing Changes, valued at $525.
  • Auction item: Ningiukulu Teevee, Summer Treat, valued at $900.
  • Auction item: Otis Tamasauskas, Fisherman's Diary Page 2, Mushroom Study, valued at $500.
  • Auction item: Sally Ayre, Shift 4 & 5 Clematis (diptych), valued at $600.
  • Auction item: Laine Groeneweg, Hide & Seek, valued at $850.


October 7, 2020TBC

We want to thank everyone deeply for their patience during this time. Open Studio has been working hard behind the scenes to move its programming and in-person events online. We were hoping to host our postponed Golden Anniversary Fundraising Event, 50 Prints this fall, however, after much consideration and with continuing uncertainty regarding large-scale gatherings, we have decided to cancel all upcoming live events. All artists and prior ticket holders have been notified.

Instead, we are delighted to announce FUTURE PROOF, a virtual silent auction that will launch this October. We will, of course, miss the energy and community of an in-person event, but are approaching our first ever digital auction with enthusiasm and excitement that we hope you will share with us!


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

We have pressed pause on our typical fundraising events to bring you something new.

FUTURE PROOF will be a virtual celebration of Open Studio’s past with the directive of securing our future. Open Studio is currently in dire financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By partaking in this online auction you can help Open Studio expand our community as well as fund new initiatives to support diverse artists working in print for generations to come.

Join us (virtually!) on October 7th and purchase your favourite works outright or risk missing out to another bidder. The auction will run until October 19th.

With $100,000 worth of contemporary art on virtual display, it’s time to get serious and buy some art!

Participating Artists Include:

AA Bronson, Agata Derda, Alex McLeod, Alex Thompson, Alexa Hatanaka, Andrea deBruijn, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Brian Groombridge, Brenda Joy Lem, Carlina Chen, David Trautrimas, Ed Pien, Elizabeth D’Agostino, Elizabeth Forrest, Eric Euler, Erika DeFreitas, Fatima Garzan, Gordon Smith, Jacob Robert Whibley, Jaime Angelopoulos, Jenn Law, John Massey, Kai Chan, Kotama Bouabane, Kurt Pammer, Laine Groeneweg, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Loree Ovens, Lorna Livey, Luke Painter, Mark Johnsen, Meggan Winsley, Meaghan Hyckie, Micah Adams, Ningiukule Teevee, Otis Tamasauskas, Penelope Stewart, Phillipe Blanchard, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Rocky Dobey, Roula Partheniou, Sally Ayre, Sandi Ralph, Shogo Okada, Shuvinai Ashoona, Spring Hurlbut, Stephaine Russ, Suzy Lake, Susy Oliviera, Tina Helen, Tom Lecuyer, Tyler Bright-Hilton, Walter Procska and more…

A big THANK YOU to all the artists who have offered to support us for this online event!

How you can support this event

In September we will need support from our community to help spread the word. We will create resources for members, donors, and friends to share the event through their own social media platforms and communicate the importance of this fundraiser.

We are still seeking new sponsors for this event including sponsors for our print awards. If you know of any individuals or organizations looking to to make a difference in the lives of artists please reach out to Rachael Dodgson, Membership & Outreach Coordinator at office@openstudio.ca.

We look forward to announcing more details in September and celebrating the future of print as well as the next 50 years at Open Studio.



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