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FUTURE PROOF Open Call for Submissions


We are excited to announce plans for our virtual auction fundraiser, FUTURE PROOF, coming this spring! Now’s your chance to submit a print-based artwork donation to support Open Studio and the future of print and compete for one of three cash awards!

FUTURE PROOF is a virtual auction of stunning artwork to browse, bid on, and buy outright. The online auction will feature a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art, including painting, photography, textiles, and ceramics by artists from the Toronto art community, who have chosen to support Open Studio.

Apply by: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 11:59 pm EST
Open to all printmakers; local, national and international!

πŸ† 3 cash prizes to be won, totalling $2,000.*
βœ… All printmaking mediums welcome.
βœ… Any edition number [or proof] is welcome.**
βœ… 1 submission per artist.
βœ… Works must be unframed.
βœ… Work can have been made during any year.
πŸ’° Works must be valued between $250 – $999.
πŸ—³ Works will be juried via digital submissions.
πŸ—³ A jury will select 80 lots for the auction.
πŸ† Prints will be juried for awards after they are received in person.
🎨 An additional 20 non-print works will be included but not juried.
πŸ—³The auction will consist of 100 lots in total.
πŸ™πŸ½ Submissions are treated as full donations.***

* 3 artists will be awarded cash prizes: Best in Print: $1,000 and 2x Honourable mentions in Print: $500.
** 1 submission per artist; but works can be combined if they relate thematically [diptychs, triptychs and series].
*** Charitable tax receipt available upon request.

Accepted media: all printmaking processes are welcome, including collagraph, intaglio, lithography, relief, screenprinting etc. Mixed media prints are applicable. A note on digital prints: prints incorporating digital media and processes must also include an element of analog printmaking to be eligible for the auction and juried prize. Solely digital prints, photography and photocopies will not be included.

FUTURE PROOF event logo design by Tejashri Kapure.

The deadline for digital submissions is Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.

All artists will be notified and work will need to be delivered to Open Studio by Thursday, May 5, 2022. The auction event date(s) will be announced after all the lots are selected. If you have any questions, please contact Thank you!

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