Members’ Ink — A Silent Auction in Support of Open Studio

Silent Auction Print: Kakulu Saggiaktok, Resting Bird, lithograph, 29/50, 15″ x 22.25″. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts (DFA).

Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104

MAY 3 – MAY 9

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 6:00 – 9:00PM

6:00 PM Doors open
7:30 PM Print Award announcement
8:00 PM Auction closes
8:45 PM Raffle


Open Studio’s Members’ Ink is a silent auction of original works of art—including screenprints, etchings, lithographs and relief prints—by Open Studio artist members. Members’ Ink also features a silent auction of prints from the Dorset Fine Arts collection and a selection of prints produced by past visiting artists. We are also excited to launch the Open Studio Print Award this year, which will be awarded to an Open Studio Artist Member whose work is featured in Members’ Ink.

Silent auction bidding begins Friday, May 3rd and runs until Thursday, May 9th. The Members’ Ink party will take place on May 9th from 6:00 – 9:00pm and the auction will close at 8:00pm.

The work available in the silent auction represents a range of both emerging and established contemporary Canadian printmakers. Both new and experienced collectors are sure to find something to add to their collections.

Join the Members’ Ink Facebook event here.

Raffle First Prize: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Mighty Bear, stonecut, 24″ x 38″, $1,200. Generously donated by DFA.

Raffle tickets available: $20 for 5 tickets!

The Members’ Ink party will also include a raffle, a limited-edition tote bag featuring a specially commissioned artwork by Jenn Law, live printmaking demos, and refreshments.

Want to get your raffle tickets ahead of time? Drop by our office or call 416-504-8238 for more information. For a full list of prizes, click here.

Silent Auction Print: Walter Procska, NINE COLOURS IN THREE PLACES, 2019, screenprint on Washi (Japanese paper), 7/8, 8″ x 18″. Generously donated by the artist.

Special Thanks to Our Members’ Ink 2019 Artists and Event Supporters!

Members’ Ink is an important fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to support the organization’s charitable programming, including exhibitions, education, and professional development opportunities for artists.

Artist Members Included in the Auction: Anne Abbass | Andrew Armstrong | Sally Ayre | Mary Baranowski-Lowden | Nadine Bariteau | Philippe Blanchard | Kris Bovenizer | Yael Brotman | Jane Burns | Nix Burox | Laura Bydlowska | Floyd Calverly | Tara Cooper | Susan Cunningham | Victoria Day | Andrea deBruijn | Agata Derda | Rocky Dobey | Pamela Dodds | Rachael Dodgson | Samsam Elmi | Alysa-Beth Engel | Eric Euler | Katherine Frech | Christine Fry | Anna Gaby-Trotz | Fatima Garzan | Deanna Gaviola Austerberry | Arwen Giel | Elena Gorlenko | Mathieu Goupil-Lemay | Laine Groeneweg | Sandra Haar | Sadko Hadzihasanovic | Libby Hague | Alexa Hatanaka | Alison Judd | Jenn Law | Jae Lee | Lorna Livey | Alison Melville | Liz Menard | Steven Murray | Jeannette Nguyen | Emma Nishimura | Shogo Okada | Loree Ovens | Jess Palmer | Kurt Pammer | Walter Procska | Helena Rakic | Sandi Ralph | Adrienne Reynolds | Elena Roginsky | Steve Rose | Rochelle Rubinstein | Irina Schestakowich | Jess Sheridan | Leslie Schniffer | Penelope Stewart | Alex R.M. Thompson | Heather Thomson | Pudy Tong | Brianna Tosswill | Alexandra Tremblay | Ann Unger | Meggan Winsley | Laurie Zinkand-Selles

Past Visiting Artists Included in the Auction: Alex Bierk | John Massey | Hazel Meyer | Michael Morris | Suzanne Nacha | Kathleen Ritter | Team Macho | Tom Ngo and more…

Cape Dorset Artists Included in the Auction: Shuvinai Ashoona | Kingmeata Etidlooie | Simeonie Kopapik | Ohotaq Mikkigak | Pudlo Pudlat | Pitaloosie Saila | Kakulu Saggiaktok | Pudlo Samajualie | Ningeokuluk Teevee

Event Sponsors: Assurart | Beau’s All Natural Brewery
Event Partner: Dorset Fine Arts
Printing Sponsor: Flash Reproductions

Raffle Donors: Above Ground Art Supplies | Art Metropole | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre | Dorset Fine Arts | Fresh | Fresh Collective | Kid Icarus | Kula Yoga Studio | Left Field Brewery | Made You Look Jewellery | Mama Earth Organics | MOCCA | Opera Atelier | Paperhouse Studio | Royal Ontario Museum | Smokestack Studio | Steam Whistle Brewery | The Gardiner Museum | The Power Plant | The Rock Oasis

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 and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.

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

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