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Members’ Ink – A Silent Auction in Support of Open Studio
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6-9 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 PM, Auction closes at 8:30 PM
At Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104
Free Admission

Members’ Ink is a silent auction of original framed fine art prints by Open Studio artist members. 50% of the hammer price goes to the artists, and 50% supports Open Studio’s programming, including exhibitions, education, residencies, and professional development opportunities for artists. MORE

Artists Included in the Auction

Anne Abbass | Sally Ayre | Mary Baranowski-Lowden | Philippe Blanchard | Kris Bovenizer | Yael Brotman | Laura Bydlowska | Iza Campos | Carlina Chen | Susan Collett | Rebecca Cowan | Susan Cunningham | Victoria Day | Andrea deBruijn | Agata Derda | Rocky Dobey | Pamela Dodds | Rachael Dodgson | Samsam Elmi | Alysa-Beth Engel | Madison Espie | Eric Euler | Susan Farquhar | Sonya Filman | Elizabeth Forrest | Michelle Forsyth | Susan Fothergill | Katherine Frech | Christine Fry | Anna Gaby-Trotz | Fatima Garzan | Peyman Ghatavi | Arwen Giel | Phyllis Gordon | Mathieu Goupil-Lemay | Laine Groeneweg | Sandra Haar | Sadko Hadzihasanovic | Libby Hague | Isabelle Hémard | Astrid Ho | Brian Hoxha | Alison Judd | Brian Kelley | Pascaline Knight | Jenn Law | Lorna Livey | Michael McGlennon | Alison Melville | Liz Menard | Isabel Mitchell | Theresa Morin | Steven Murray | Lisa Myers | Jeannette Nguyen | Shogo Okada | Loree Ovens | Kurt Pammer | Carrie Perreault | Helena Rakic | Rochelle Rubinstein | Irina Schestakowich | Penelope Stewart | Julia Szabo | Alex Thompson | Pudy Tong | Brianna Tosswill | Ann Unger | Catherine Wild | Meggan Winsley | Laurie Zinkand-Selles

Also Being Auctioned

Jacob Robert Whibley, built up, not out, 2016, relief print on paper, 16.5" x 16.5" Created under the auspices of the Open Studio Visiting Artist Residency, 2015-16.

This year we’re introducing exciting changes, including an announcement of a new partnership with Dorset Fine Arts and silent auction of prints from the DFA collection, and a silent auction of prints by past visiting artists.

Past Visiting Artists Included in the Auction

Micah Adams | Katie Bethune Leaman | Catherine Lane | Tom Ngo | Shaan Syed | Monica Tap | Joy Walker | Jacob Robert Whibley

Cape Dorset Artists Included in the Auction

Mayoreak Ashoona | Suvinai Ashoona | Kingmeata Etidlooie | Mary Pudlat | Oshoochiak Pudlat | Tikitu Qinnuayuak | Kakulu Saggiaktok |Ningeokuluk Teevee

Members’ Ink Raffle and Limited Edition Tiny Blades Project Tote bags

Left: Tim Pitsiulak, Sedna’s Rescue, stonecut. Right: Saimaiyu Akesuk, Together, stonecut and stencil. Both works generously donated by Dorset Fine Arts.

In conjunction with Members’ Ink, we’re also holding a raffle, with prizes worth over $6,700! Tickets are on sale now through the Open Studio office, and will also be available at the event on May 4th. The draw will take place that evening, but raffle ticketholders don’t have to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 chances to win. You can purchase them at Open Studio (401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Suite #104), or over the phone by credit card. Please call 416-504-8238 for more details. Winners not in attendance will be notified after the event. Raffle tickets may only be purchased by residents of Ontario who are 18+ years of age. Raffle Licence #M765828. For a full list of prizes, click here.

We will also be launching two limited edition tote bags featuring specially commissioned artwork by Annyen Lam, AKA Tiny Blades Project, that evening! Tote bags will be screenprinted live at the event, and we’ll also have a limited number of letterpress printed version of the images available for sale. The bags are likely to sell out quickly, so join us on May 3 to make sure you don’t miss out!

Special Thanks to Our Members’ Ink 2018 Supporters

Event Sponsors: Assurart | Beau’s All Natural Brewery

Printing Sponsor: Flash Reproductions

Event Partner: Dorset Fine Arts

Food Donors: Blackbird Baking Co. | Cheese Magic | Food Dudes | Kozlik's Mustard | Serano Bakery

Raffle Donors: Above Ground Art Supplies | The Art Gallery of Ontario | Art Metropole | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre | Casa Loma | CN Tower | Dorset Fine Arts | The Drake Hotel | Float Toronto | Fresh | Fresh Collective | Gallery 44 | The Gardiner Museum | The Japanese Paper Place | Konjiki Ramen | Kula Yoga Studio (Annex) | Loree Ovens | Made You Look Jewellery | Mahjong Bar | Mama Earth Organics | Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall | Opera Atelier | Paperhouse Studio | The Power Plant | The Rock Oasis | Royal Ontario Museum | Smokestack Studio | Soulpepper | Steam Whistle Brewery | Tarragon Theatre | Theresa Morin | The Toronto Fringe Festival | Toronto Image Works | The Toronto School of Art

Open Studio, a leading non-profit centre for contemporary printmaking practice, provides affordable access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists from across Canada and abroad, as well as exhibitions, education programs and print sales. Members’ Ink is an important fundraising event for Open Studio, and helps to support vital artistic programming.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country; the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.

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