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7 Works Up For Grabs at Open Studio’s Virtual Auction

Future Proof 2024

Future Proof 2024 runs May 2 – May 9

By Designlines

Since 1970, Open Studio has offered subsidized studio rent, educational access and free print-based exhibitions to Toronto’s arts community — establishing itself as one of the oldest and largest print studios in Canada. To support its efforts, the centre hosts a virtual auction every year that features a juried selection of prints alongside a collection of contemporary art available for purchase. But in 2024, Future Proof is more than just a charitable auction. It represents the next crucial step in securing Open Studio’s future as the organization approaches its 55th anniversary amidst funding cuts and escalating operational costs.

In anticipation of Future Proof 2024, we’ve rounded up some of the incredible work up for grabs.

Future Proof 2024 Toronto

Political Fabric, 2022

Artist: Sylvat Aziz
Medium: Image transfer, block print & oil paint
Starting Bid: $213 | Place your bid here!

Toronto Artists

Whiteout, 2017

Artist: E.J. (Ted) Howorth
Medium: Screenprint
Starting Bid: $275 | Place your bid here!

Art in Toronto, Canada

PFA, 2003

Artist: Eric Glavin
Medium: C-print on pexiglass
Starting Bid: $700 | Place your bid here!

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10392, 2023

Artist: Walter Procska
Medium: Screenprint
Starting Bid: $425 | Place your bid here!


Future Proof Auction, Online 2024, Designlines

The Entheogenic Dance, 2024

Artist: Kelby Paquette-Anderson
Medium: CMYK Screenprint
Starting Bid: $225 | Place your bid here!
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Artist: Kudluajuk Ashoona
Medium: Lithograph
Starting Bid: $200 | Place your bid here!


Magnetica, 2018

Artist: Jaime Angelopoulos
Medium: Screenprint
Starting Bid: $1,300 | Place your bid here!


More Details

What to Expect at Future Proof 2024:

  • Virtual Auction Dates: From May 2nd to May 9th, 2024, art enthusiasts can participate in this online event.
  • Prints and Contemporary Art: The auction will feature a juried selection of prints alongside a curated collection of contemporary art by Toronto-based artists who wholeheartedly support Open Studio.
  • Awards and Sponsors: Notable awards, including the $1,000 Best in Print Award sponsored by Assurart, await deserving artists. Other prizes include a deluxe room stay at Hotel Victoria, gift certificates, and more.
  • Supporting the Future of Print: By bidding on artworks, participants of Future Proof 2024 contribute to Open Studio’s mission of making printmaking accessible to artists from diverse backgrounds. Their generosity ensures that printmaking endures for generations to come.

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