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FUTURE PROOF: Virtual Auction

  • 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).

A Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio

Auction is now closed. If you have any questions, please connect with us at All auction winners will be contacted in the next few business days. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support!

FUTURE PROOF  is a virtual auction in support of Open Studio and features a selection of stunning artwork to bid on! The auction showcases 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.

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 Hadzihasanovic, 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.

Not sure what to select? Click here to read our Designlines Magazine coverage featuring a curated collection of 10 FUTURE PROOF works.


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 the FUTURE PROOF  award winners!
Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Best in Print $1,000 Award
Sponsored by: Assurart
Lot 63: Shogo Okada, Quiet Night, screenprint, 2022, edition 4/4, 24.75″ x 18″.

Honourable Mention in Print, $500 Award
Sponsored by: Baskin Wealth Management
Lot 92: Noelle Wharton-Ayer, Tips Rolling Out Blue, screenprint, edition 1/9, 12.5″ x 11″.

Honourable Mention in Print, $500 Award
Sponsored by: The Japanese Paper Place
Lot 74: Thea Reid, Almon No.1, lithograph, varied edition 1/8, 20″ x 20″.

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

FUTURE PROOF logo design by Tejashri Kapure.

Please note that artwork shipping and handling will be calculated at checkout and a pick-up option is also available.

@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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