Main Gallery Exhibitions Call

Submission Deadline Paused


Open Studio is an artist-run centre dedicated to contemporary printmaking. Our vision is to shape the exploration of print as essential, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture and creative thought. This aim extends from our printmaking studio facilities to our public contemporary gallery spaces, which show exhibitions by contemporary artists working with printmaking and print-related media.

We encourage exhibition proposals that push print in different directions – from artworks rooted in printmaking tradition, to those that intersect print with other media; prints and printed matter that communicate ideas and tell stories; explorations of print’s ethos in concept (sequencing, multiples, layering) as well as in practice. Print is etching / lithography / screenprinting, and it is also zines / posters / pamphlets. Print is both analogue and digital. We are open to your ideas and welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions!

Our galleries are programmed through an annual call for submissions, in addition to curated exhibitions. Open Studio is prioritizing proposals from those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and disabled.


The Main Gallery is Open Studio’s largest exhibition space. Through our varied programming, Open Studio strives to present a wide range of print media-based works from traditional to experimental, including work that, although not produced using traditional printmaking techniques, shares through its conceptual concerns a relationship to printmaking.


  • Public call, proposals by individual artists, groups and curators will be considered
  • CARFAC Artist Fees are paid
  • Promotion through Open Studio’s marketing initiatives
  • Print sales consignment will be considered
  • The opportunity to make contacts within Open Studio’s printmaking community


Submissions will be juried and notification sent out approximately eight weeks from the deadline. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the competition.


To view a floor plan of the gallery click here.


Please fill out the application form below. If you do not see the form below, check back closer to the submission date. Most applications are opened for submission a month before the deadline. If you have questions, please email us, we would be happy to help.