Artist Proof Sale 2018


Artists featured: Anne Abbass, Sally Ayre, Mary Baranowski-Lowden, Linda Blix, Tara Cooper, Pamela Dodds, Susan Fothergill, Arwen Giel, Libby Hague, Pam Lobb, Loree Ovens, Jacob Rolfe, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Amy Uyeda and Meggan Winsley.


Opening Night Party: Thursday, November 29, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, FREE ADMISSION
The sale continues Friday, November 30 through Friday, December 21, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Yes, you can afford original fine art! Open Studio’s once-a-year Artist Proof Sale puts great art within reach for many. With works priced from $50 – $400 you can afford to give yourself or someone, you love the gift of art.

Kickstart or build your art collection with works by established and emerging artists from across the country. The Artist Proof Sale features a variety of original works of art including etchings, screenprints, lithographs, relief prints and many more.

This year our newly renovated and reconfigured Open Studio Shop will also feature a variety of original, handmade multiples that fit every budget. The Artist Proof Sale is a terrific way for those who are looking for one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas or who prefer to shop locally while also supporting a worthy cause. Don’t miss this chance to eat, drink, and shop at the holiday event that puts the ‘arty’ in party!

The opening night party features:

  • Original, one-of-a-kind fine art prints, ranging from $50 – $400, by established and emerging artists
  • A chance to view our printmaking facilities
  • Food, refreshments and festivities
  • Limited edition, original, handmade artists’ greeting cards—our new annual range of cards will be launched during the event


The Artist Proof Sale is an important fundraiser that helps support Open Studio’s vital artistic programming, which includes exhibitions, tours, demonstrations, hands-on workshops for the public and professional development opportunities for artists, including open calls, scholarships and residencies. With each purchase you make, you get an original work of art at a reasonable price, while supporting contemporary Canadian artists and a vital Canadian cultural resource.

This is always a popular and busy event, with fierce competition for some works, so come early — once a piece is sold, it’s gone! The sale continues to Friday, December 21 in our galleries (regular hours: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm).