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About the Exhibition

This exhibition, titled PRINT 2019 is a showcase for original limited edition prints by contemporary artists. We define a limited edition print as an original artwork that is wholly or primarily created using one or more of the following printmaking processes:  lithography, woodcut, linocut, relief print, etching, aquatint, en-graving, mezzotint, mono-print, screen print, photo/digital, giclee and/or text.

PRINT 2019 invites entries of print-based work of all kinds from artists at all stages of their careers. Works in any print medium will be considered, keeping in mind that dimensions can be no greater than 50.8 cm in any direction. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary techniques and practices


Maureen Da Silva is a founding artist and studio manager of the inPrint Collective, based in Toronto. Obtaining her BFA from York University, she works as an artist-educator across the GTA, and has organized many community-based programs over the years that utilize printmaking’s story-telling potential.

Canadian artist and illustrator Barbara Klunder is well known internationally for her bold graphic style, political messages and provocative imagery. She won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Club of Canada in 2009. She is known for working in many media, including printmaking. She was part of Vancouver’s BigPrint, 2016, where a steamroller pressed her 8-foot high woodcut. Klunder has also done two series of letterpress print-portfolios; and a few small cartoon books with Reactor Art + Design and Lunar Caustic Press. The artist has had Museum and gallery shows with her Paper-cuts, and has lately been showing embroidery work, with a new show coming this December.

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Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe

13 Moons and a Canoe is organized by the John B. Aird Gallery. This touring show will be on view at the TOM THOMSON Art Gallery in Owen Sound October 4, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

Guest Curated by Carla Garnet
Essay contribution from Bonnie Devine
Exhibition funded by Indigenous Art Project Grants from Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council

Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe

Patrick DeCoste is an award-winning Toronto-based visual artist who studied fine arts at Mount Allison University. He has exhibited extensively in Toronto, as well as New York City and beyond. The Globe and Mail calls him ‘a young old master’ and Los Angeles writer Chris Kraus in C-Magazine describes his painting as ‘heroic and musty, strange and disturbing’. He was awarded a Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2011.

Through his art he explores Indigenous histories and his Nova Scotia Métis roots. In 2014, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies from OCADU, where he completed an Interdisciplinary MFA. His recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Galerie Youn, Montreal 2014; Station Gallery, Whitby 2015. This past year DeCoste was awarded grants from The Canada Council for the Arts for the production of new works, from The Ontario Arts Council’s Aboriginal Artists in Schools program and from the Toronto Arts Council for his 13 Moons and A Canoe exhibit. When not in the city, Patrick spends time at his studio on Georgian Bay, near Lafontaine, canoeing with his dog Luca, and making art in the forest.

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PAINT 2019

On View: October 10 to November 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday October 10, 6 to 8 pm
Juror/Curator: Christopher Cutts

Artists: John Abrams, Peter Adams, Ebrin Bagheri, Kristy Blackwell, Jamie Bradbury, Maggie Broda, Chelsea Robert, David Chinyama, Anne-Marie Cosgrove, Andrew Cripps, Cherie Daly, Cheryl Daniells, Teri Donovan, C Ghirardo, Mark Gleberzon, Anita Granger, Peter Hastings, Janet Hendershot, Jennifer Hinrichs, Elva Hook, Jane Hoople, Sarah Hunter, Gretchen Jeens, Golnaz Kianipour, Véronique Lagrange, Hyeran Lee, Mike Marcon, Justin Mencel, Lisa Ng, Diogo Pinheiro, Amal Rashed, Madelyn Rotella, Laurie Skantzos,Theresa Slater, Audrey Smith, Richard Smolinski, Matthew Tarini, Marten Visser, Drew Wallis, Qiao Wang, Corey Waurechen and Gerda Wekerle

Juror’s Bio: Christopher Cutts was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised predominately in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before founding Christopher Cutts Gallery in Toronto in 1986. The gallery has been operating in its current location for 29 years. Christopher Cutts Gallery’s program includes estates of historically significant post WWII Canadian artists, most notably 5 members of the Painters 11 group. Additionally, Christopher represents established senior Canadian artists (such as Michel Goulet, Ron Martin, and Michael Snow), mid-career and emerging artists from Canada and overseas. The Christopher Cutts Gallery is committed to the development and growth of contemporary culture, both domestically and abroad.

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