Shortlist Announced for Open Studio National Printmaking Awards

Best of Canadian Printmaking to be celebrated at Open Studio’s 100 Prints

On Thursday, May 15, six talented artists will be recognized for their achievements in printmaking during the seventh annual Open Studio National Printmaking Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Palais Royale in Toronto, at 100 Prints, a fundraising event in support of Open Studio.

A distinguished jury selected the shortlist from prints donated to Open Studio by emerging and established artists from across Canada. The jury members with the difficult task of choosing the award winners were: Darren Alexander, of Tatar Alexander Public Art Management; Pat Feheley, of Feheley Fine Arts; and David H. Kaye, of David Kaye Gallery.

The artists shortlisted for the Open Studio National Printmaking Awards are:

Elizabeth D’Agostino (Toronto, ON)

Doug Guildford (Toronto, ON/Voglers Cove, NS)

Dan O’Neill (Halifax, NS)

Kurt Pammer (Toronto, ON)

Dan Steeves (Sackville, NB)

Laura Widmer (Kelowna, BC)



Dan Steeves, I hope you have moments when you take heart

Above: I hope you have moments when you take heart, etching, 40 x 60.5 cm

Dan Steeves’ etching shown above has been selected as one of the top six prints in Canada for this year’s Open Studio exhibition. This work is from his series, The Memory of Pain, which was exhibited at our gallery last May. This is the second print from this series to earn Dan recognition as one of the most important printmakers in North America. Another print from this series, mostly because of my own fears, was one of fifty prints, selected from over 2400 submissions, for the International Print Centre New York exhibition.

Please follow the link below to see this entire series by Dan Steeves. Better still, drop by the gallery to see this work. I am always happy to show Dan’s work.



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