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FUTURE PROOF: May 26 – June 9, 2022

  • FUTURE PROOF: Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio, May 26 - June 9, 2022.
  • Featured Auction Item: Robert Achtemichuk, Crow’s Coliseum, intaglio print.
  • Featured Auction Item: Philippe Blanchard, RGB Wallpaper, screenprint.
  • Featured Auction Item: Karen Kar Yen Law, Untitled, monotype print.
  • Featured Auction Item: Victoria Day, Whitewash, screenprint.
  • Featured Auction Item: Pascaline Knight, revers-able, mixed media print (screenprint and riso).


Buy Outright Option: May 26, 12pm – May 29, 5pm EST
Virtual Auction Bidding: May 26, 12pm – June 9, 5pm EST

Launching May 26, 2022, at 12:00 pm EST, FUTURE PROOF is a virtual auction in support of Open Studio and will feature a selection of stunning artwork to browse, bid on, and buy outright! The auction will showcase a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art by artists from the Toronto art community who have chosen to support Open Studio.

Purchase your favourite works outright May 26 – 29, or risk missing out to another bidder. The auction will run until June 9, 2022.

Participating Artists: Anne Abbass, Robert Achtemichuk, Shabnam Afrand, Joshua Alford, Jasmin Nicole Amoako, Ningeosiaq Ashoona, Sally Ayre, Omar Badrin, Robin Bain, Caroline Ariane Bergeron, Alex Bierk, Nour Bishouty, Philippe Blanchard, Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Yael Brotman, Sarka Buchl-Stephenson, Laura Bydlowska, Debra Carter, carlina Chen, J. Yuen Ling Chiu, Anne Marie Cosgrove, Briar Craig, Mark Crofton-Bell, Louis Crout, Rachel Crummey, Susan Cunningham, Victoria Day, Agata Derda, Desiree DeRuiter, Jennifer DiCresce, Pamela Dodds, Hazel May Eckert, Samsam Elmi, Sonya Filman, Elizabeth Forrest, Eva Francis-Work, Ted Fullerton, Douglas Gammage, Fatima Garzan, Elena Gorlenko, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Laine Groeneweg, Sadko Hadzihasanoviz, Libby Hague, Nadine Hajjaj, Vanessa Hall-Patch, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, Mark Johnsen, Cheryl Kaplan, Pascaline Knight, Shannon Knott, Christine Koch, Jenn Law, Karen Kar Yen Law, Hannah Lind, Lorna Livey, Andrew McKay, Alex McLeod, Liz Menard, Merijean Morrissey, Steven Murray, Ignazio Nicastro, Shogo Okada, Loree Ovens, Luke Painter, Kurt Pammer, Liz Parkinson, Kathleen Parle, Carrie Perreault, Cleopatria Peterson, Negar Pooya, Genie Liang & Shun Yamamoto, Walter Procska, Thea Reid, Lyla Rye, Irina Schestakowich, Emma Juliette Sherland, Egor Sokolov, Penelope Stewart, Derek Sullivan, Mohammad Tabesh, Otis Tamasauskas, Jocelyne Thibault, Alex Thompson, Heather J. A. Thomson, Phoebe Todd-Parrish, Gwen Tooth, David Trautrimas, Gabrielle Tyrie, Kelly Uyeda, Olive Wei, Noelle Wharton-Ayer, Kate Wilson, Annie Wong, Joy Wong, Claire Wright, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Nadine Wyczolkowski, Syed Zia Zaidi, Shaheer Zazai

Thank you to the participating artists and their galleries who have donated artwork to support Open Studio and the future of print. We look forward to unveiling the FUTURE PROOF collection soon!


Open Studio, Toronto, is an Artist-Run Centre (ARC) and charitable organization dedicated to contemporary print. We offer accessible, inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists and the public from across Canada and abroad.

By partaking in this online auction, buyers and bidders can support our charitable mission and enable artists from all backgrounds to work in print for generations to come! Funds from FUTURE PROOF will enable Open Studio to continue to provide artists with creative opportunities, like our residencies.


We are thrilled to announce that thanks to our generous sponsors, FUTURE PROOF  artists will be eligible for cash awards including: the Best in Print: $1,000, and 2x Honourable mentions in Print: $500. Winners will be announced during the closing week of the auction.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

AssurartBest in Print, $1,000
Baskin Wealth ManagementHonourable Mention in Print, $500
The Japanese Paper PlaceHonourable Mention in Print, $500

Interested in donating? Click here and help us secure the future of print!

FUTURE PROOF logo design by Tejashri Kapure.

@open_studio_to Unwrapping a sculpture donated by Dorset Fine Arts. Artwork by Ningeosiaq Ashoona.Bid on this work May 26 to June 9 in our virtual auction FUTURE PROOF! Visit our insta @openstudio_toronto for auction link, updates, etc. #fyp #inuitart #artauction #unwrapping #artwork ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

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