Future Proof: Open Studio Online Contemporary Art Auction


Open Studio’s Golden Anniversary Auction of Contemporary Art

October 7 – October 19, 2020
FUTURE PROOF Auction Website:

Buy Outright Option: October 7, 12pm – October 10, 5pm
Virtual Auction Bidding: October 7, 12pm – October 19, 5pm

Open Studio has pressed pause on our typical fundraising events to bring you something new.

We are delighted to announce FUTURE PROOF, our first ever online fundraiser, launching on October 7, 2020.

FUTURE PROOF is a virtual silent auction of stunning artwork to browse, bid on, and buy outright. The collection features prints by a selection of Canada’s best-known printmakers and contemporary artists as well as ‘Emerging Collector Picks’ by up and coming talent at an accessible price point. FUTURE PROOF will also feature a curated selection of contemporary art including painting, photography, textiles, and sculpture by established artists and galleries from the Toronto arts community who have chosen to support Open Studio.


Auction item (left): Roula Partheniou, Prize Ribbon (Blue), screenprint on Kozuke paper and Yamato glue.
Auction item (right): Jamasie Pitseolak, Midway, sculpture. Courtesy Feheley Fine Arts.

Celebrate Open Studio’s past while assisting in securing our future.

Open Studio is in dire financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By partaking in this online auction, bidders and buyers can help fund new initiatives to expand our community and enable artists from all backgrounds to work in print for generations to come.

Purchase your favourite works outright October 7th – 10th or risk missing out to another bidder. The auction will run until October 19th.

Participating Artists Include:

Micah Adams, Ruth Adler, Jaime Angelopoulos, Sara Angelucci, Shuvinai Ashoona, Sally Ayre, Mark Bath, Philippe Blanchard, Kotama Bouabane, Tyler Bright Hilton, AA Bronson, Yael Brotman, Laura Bydlowska, Kai Chan, Carlina Chen, Elizabeth D’Agostino, Sarah Davidson, Andrea deBruijn, Erika DeFreitas, Laura Demers, Agata Derda, Nicholas Di Genova, Rocky Dobey, Pamela Dodds, Rachael Dodgson, Maura Doyle, Pat Durr, Samsam Elmi, Eric Euler, Sonya Filman, Elizabeth Forrest, Anna Gaby-Trotz, Katie Garth, Fatima Garzan, Heather Goodchild, Laine Groeneweg, Brian Groombridge, Libby Hague, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, Alexa Hatanaka, Samar Hejazi, Tina Helen, Lee Henderson, C.J Heywood, Spring Hurlbut, Meaghan Hyckie, Mark Johnsen, Alison Judd, Alex Kisilevich, Brendan George Ko, Suzy Lake, Caitlin Lapeña, Jenn Law, Tom Lecuyer, Brenda Joy Lem, Lorna Livey, Jennifer Long, Morris Lum, Patrick Macaulay, John Massey, Sidney Masuga, Alex McLeod, Andréanne Michon, Emma Nishimura, Shogo Okada, Susy Oliveira, Loree Ovens, Luke Painter, Kurt Pammer, Roula Partheniou, Ed Pien, Jamasie Pitseolak, Walter Procska, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Sandi Ralph, Darren Rigo, Stephanie Russ, Erika Rutherford, Clare Samuel, Richard Sewell, Gordon Smith, Penelope Stewart, Otis Tamasauskas, Ningiukulu Teevee, Alex R.M Thompson, Heather J.A. Thomson, David J Trautrimas, Frank Trotz, Joy Walker, Jacob Robert Whibley, Meggan Winsley, Joy Wong, Leszek Wyczolkowski, and many more…


Auction item: Tom Lecuyer, Two Shapes 2020, woodblock print and plywood sculpture.

For more event information, media inquiries or to book a one-on-one appointment to view an artwork contact us at futureproof@openstudio.ca.

FUTURE PROOF Auction Website: https://openstudioshop.ca/collections/futureproof

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