Future Proof 2022

A virtual auction in support of Open Studio

MAY 26 – JUNE 9, 2022

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

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We are delighted to announce FUTURE PROOF 2022, a virtual auction in support of Open Studio!

FUTURE PROOF features a selection of stunning artwork to browse, bid on, and buy outright. The virtual 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.

Featured Auction Artists: Fatima Garzan, Alex Bierk (Represented by General Hardware Contemporary), Ningeosiaq Ashoona (Courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts), Kelly Uyeda

Purchase your favourite works outright May 26 – 29, or risk missing out to another bidder! The auction will run until June 9, 2022. On May 28, there will be the opportunity to view a selection of FUTURE PROOF artworks in-person in our shop space, as part of Doors Open at 401 Richmond Street West (we are Suite #104).


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!

Thank you to the participating artists and their galleries who have donated artwork to support Open Studio and the future of print.

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


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!

Assurart: Best in Print, $1,000
Baskin Wealth Management: Honourable Mention in Print, $500
The Japanese Paper Place: Honourable Mention in Print, $500

Interested in donating? Click here and help us secure the future of print! Have questions? Please contact futureproof@openstudio.ca.

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FUTURE PROOF logo design by Tejashri Kapure.

Open Studio is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Chippewa that is home to many First Nations, Inuit, and MΓ©tis peoples.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Canada. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. View our list of supporters here.

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401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
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