A Silent Auction in Support of Open Studio
6:00 PM Doors open
7:30 PM Print Award announcement
8:00 PM Auction closes
8:45 PM Raffle
Toronto, ON – Open Studio’s Members’ Ink is a silent auction of original works of art—including screenprints, etchings, lithographs and relief prints—by Open Studio artist members. Members’ Ink also features a silent auction of prints from the Dorset Fine Arts collection and a selection of prints produced by past visiting artists. This year, we are also excited to launch the Open Studio Print Award, which will be awarded to an Open Studio Artist Member whose work is featured in Members’ Ink during the Members’ Ink party on May 9th.
Silent auction bidding begins Friday, May 3rd and runs until May 9th. The Members’ Ink party will take place on May 9th from 6:00 – 9:00pm and the auction will close at 8:00pm. The Members’ Ink party will also include a raffle, a limited-edition tote bag featuring a specially commissioned artwork by Jenn Law, live printmaking demonstrations, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Join us at Open Studio on May 9th for your chance to vie for the silent auction items, or just to enjoy the party!
The work available in the silent auction represents a range of both emerging and established contemporary Canadian printmakers. Both new and experienced collectors are sure to find something to add to their collections.
Members’ Ink is an important fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to support the organization’s charitable programming, including exhibitions, education, and professional development opportunities for artists.
Event Sponsors: Assurart | Beau’s All Natural Brewery | Shiny Apple Cider
Event Partner: Dorset Fine Arts
Printing Sponsor: Flash Reproductions
Thank you to all our raffle prize donors! Raffle tickets are available here.
Raffle Donors: Above Ground Art Supplies | Art Metropole | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre | Dorset Fine Arts | Fresh | Fresh Collective | Kid Icarus | Kula Yoga Studio | Left Field Brewery | Made You Look Jewellery | Mama Earth Organics | MOCCA | Opera Atelier | Paperhouse Studio | Royal Ontario Museum | Smokestack Studio | Steam Whistle Brewery | The Gardiner Museum | The Power Plant | The Rock Oasis
For further information, interviews, or images contact Laura Bydlowska, Programming & Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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