Future Proof 2024

Featured FUTURE PROOF 2024 Artists (left to right): Sidney Masuga, Killiktee Killiktee, Libby Hague, Abdelkader Benchamma, and Howard Podeswa.

Future Proof 2024

A Virtual Auction in Support of Open Studio
May 2 – May 9, 2024

Virtual Auction Dates / Times
May 2 at 12:00 pm ET online auction launches
May 9 at 5:00 pm ET online auction closes

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We are thrilled to announce that FUTURE PROOF, an annual online fundraising auction supporting Open Studio, is launching May 2nd at 12:00 pm ET. The virtual auction is open for bidding until May 9th at 5:00 pm ET, so don’t miss out! For updates, join our newsletter.

The virtual auction will feature a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art by artists from the Toronto arts community who support Open Studio.

Thank you to the participating artists and galleries for generously donating their artwork to support Open Studio and the future of print.

Participating Artists: Micah Adams | Shazia Ahmad | Chloe Alexander | Jaime Angelopoulos | Kudluajuk Ashoona | Sally Ayre | Sylvat Aziz | Robin Bain | Barbara Balfour | Abdelkader Benchamma | Nour Bishouty | Philippe Blanchard | Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc | Sandra Brewster | AA Bronson | Yael Brotman | Mackenzie Browning | Floyd Calverley | Moira Clark | Alex Coley | Nicole Collins | Rebecca Cowan | Zoe Craig | Mark Crofton Bell | Susan Cunningham | Max Dean | Tom Dean | Alec Dempster | Rocky Dobey | Rachael Dodgson | Mario Doucette | Jenny Eräsaari | Susan Farquhar | Dorian Fitzgerald | Louise Flint | Robert Fones | Nicholas Fox | Ted Fullerton | Fatima Garzan | Eric Glavin | Scott Goudie | Mathieu Goupil-Lemay | Laine Groeneweg | Sadko Hadzihasanovic | Libby Hague | Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka | Lee Henderson | J.C. (Carl) Heywood | E.J. (Ted) Howorth | Ruth A. Mora Izturriaga | Jeanette Johns | Mark Johnsen | Killiktee Killiktee | Karen Kar Yen Law | Tom Lecuyer | Lisa Levitt | Jennifer Long | Erin MacKeen | Sarah Madgin | Patrick Mahon | Qavavau Manumie | John Massey | Sidney Masuga | Alex Mcleod | Liz Menard | Ohotaq Mikkigak | Merijean Morrissey | Lisa Neighbour | Michael O’Connor | Shogo Okada | Loree Ovens | Kelby Paquette-Anderson | Rolande Pelletier | Ed Pien | Howard Podeswa | Walter Procska | Sandi Ralph | Leslie Reid | Ted Rettig | Liliana Rodriguez | Ottokie Samayualie | Padloo Samayualie | Judith K Schwarz | Suzie Smith | Penelope Stewart | Richard Storms | Rokeya Sultana | Taaye | Eve Tagny | Ron Terada | Jeannie Thib | Alexander Thompson | Brianna Tosswill | Winnie Truong | Ann Unger | Jim Verburg | Julie Voyce | Douglas Walker | Joy Walker | Jan Winton | Leszek Wyczolkowski | Reyhan Yazdani | Wang Zi

Save Open Studio campaign video.

Why support FUTURE PROOF?

To help us plan for the future as we strive to sustain a creative printmaking space for artists!

Open Studio is a charitable organization and an Artist-Run Centre in Toronto dedicated to contemporary printmaking. We offer inclusive and affordable printmaking facilities, programs, and services to artists and the public across Canada and beyond.

In March 2024, Open Studio launched the ‘Save Open Studio’ campaign, aimed at securing funds for a sustainable future. Our goal is to ensure the continuity of our unique printmaking space, serving both artists and the public. Thanks to our community’s generous support, we’ve raised enough funds to sustain operations until the end of June. However, we now seek further backing to plan for a stable future.

Participating in the FUTURE PROOF 2024 auction not only supports us as we prepare for anticipated renovations and our refreshed reopening in 2025 but also helps us fulfill our mission. By joining this online fundraising auction, bidders can contribute to our cause and aid artists of all backgrounds in creating prints for generations to come!

Awards & Sponsors

Thanks to our generous sponsors, FUTURE PROOF 2024 artists will be eligible for awards. The winners will be announced during the final days of the auction.

  1. $1,000 Best in Print award sponsored by Assurart
  2. Hotel Victoria Deluxe room stay + wine, $100 Mossop’s Gift Certificate, Honourable Mention in Print Award, Sponsored by Silver Hotel Group
  3. $250 Gift Certificate Award from The Japanese Paper Place

If you have any questions, please email office@openstudio.ca.

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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 Métis peoples.

Since 1970, Open Studio has welcomed artists for printmaking, providing subsidized studio rent in downtown Toronto, educational access, and free dynamic print-based exhibitions. Open Studio has played a vital role in nurturing the Canadian print scene, supporting emerging artists as well as those at various stages of their careers.

As a non-profit, we are supported by members, donors, and sponsors, including the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Arts Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. View our complete list of supporters.

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