Friday, December 19, 2008

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100 Prints, Open Studio Fundraiser (deadline: February 20, 2009. show: May 13, 2009)

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Donate to Open Studio's 100 PRINTS
to be Eligible for 3 Print Award Cash Prizes!

Daryl Vocat, Practicing Strategic Invisibility is an
Excellent Way to Mislead Enemies, screenprint

100 PRINTS is Open Studio's biggest fundraising event, providing much needed revenue in support of the Studio's programs and operations. Taking place on Wednesday May 13 at Toronto's Palais Royale, 100 PRINTS 2009 is shaping up to be another fabulous event! We need artists to help support this event by donating your best printmaking works to us.

All work selected for inclusion by the jury is eligible for one of the three 2009 Open Studio Print Award cash prizes valued at $3,000, $1,500 and $500, to be announced the night of the event! Prizes will be awarded to works of special merit as determined by the jury. A charitable tax receipt for 100% of the value of each print will also be issued if your work is selected for inclusion in 100 PRINTS.

Submission guidelines:

* All Canadian printmakers are eligible; you do not need to be affiliated with Open Studio to participate.
* A maximum of 2 prints per artist (3 dimensional works will be accepted, however, no assembly of the work must be required).
* Works must be unframed.
* Maximum paper size for each work is 30 inches x 44 inches (diptychs will be accepted but combined must not exceed the maximum paper size). Any works larger then 30 inches x 44 inches will not be considered by the jury.
* Minimum value of each individual donated print must be $325.
* Works must have been created within the past 3 years.
* Works must be received in excellent condition. Works deemed damaged will not be considered by the jury.
* Please include a current CV and fill out a downloadable entry form for each work submitted.

Please send works to:
Open Studio, c/o 100 Prints 2009,
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104,
Toronto ON M5V 3A8

Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 20, 2009
No extensions will be provided.
Submissions will be accepted starting January 5, 2009

If you have any questions, please contact:
Heather Webb, Director
Phone: 416-504-8238.

OPEN STUDIO, Canada's leading printmaking centre, is dedicated to the production, preservation and promotion of contemporary original fine art prints. Open Studio is a comprehensive artist-run centre for contemporary printmaking practice, providing multi-faceted services, programs and information to artists and the public alike. As a national organization, Open Studio offers affordable and equal access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists from across Canada and abroad. As an artist-run centre, it is our priority to support artists in the development of their professional endeavours. Open Studio acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, our members, individual donors and volunteers.

What is 100 PRINTS? For Open Studio's major annual fundraising event, 100 prints are juried from prints donated by nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists; 100 tickets are sold for the event, assuring each ticket holder an original fine art print. Tickets are drawn in random order on the evening of the event. As each ticket is drawn, its holder has one minute to choose a print. As the evening progresses the element of chance creates an air of anticipation and excitement. The festive night also includes fabulous prizes, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and a silent auction of framed prints specially created by Open Studio artists for 100 Prints. Visit for further information.


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