Monday, November 22, 2010


Printopolis October 2010 was an amazing celebration of printmaking. Here are the photographs of PROOF's exhibition Revealing the Matrix: Print + Plate Show during the opening:

Sue Goldstein's embossed piece 'Rafah 2003'

Sally Ayre's silkscreen 'Ferns'

Artists Barbara, Jerry and Nola

Liz Menard's intaglio

Linda Kristen Blix with her relief print 'Poison Ivy'

Natalie Draz demonstrating the rotating ability of Flora Shum's intaglio print and plate

Barbara Wybou's 'Five Oranges' woodcut printed in the Japanese mokuhanga style

Andrew Moore's 'Oil Fetish' woodcut

Amanda Nicole White's zinc etchings:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

PRINTOPOLIS Print + Plate Show Submission Call

Print & Plate Exhibition for PRINTOPOLIS at PROOF Studio Gallery

Submission Call for a Juried Exhibition
In collaboration with the October PRINTOPOLIS Conference

An exciting show with both the print and the matrix on display: reveal your etching plate, collagraph, relief, woodcut, silkscreen or mixed media materials used in printing or developing your finished print! Print and Plates will be displayed next to each other. Bookworks with a print component, printed pieces using ephemera and digital works will also be displayed – as long as there is a ‘plate’ component!

The exhibition will be on display and for sale at PROOF Studio Gallery in the Historic Distillery District for 2 weeks October 19th – November 1st and open to the public daily. PROOF Studio Gallery is a contemporary photo and print gallery co-owned by Sheila Jonah.

Interested Exhibitors: Please submit representative JPEGS with a description of your planned print and plate piece by September 1st via email.
Juried submission is free but there is a participation fee of $25.

For more information:

Sheila Jonah: PROOF Studio Gallery,
Case Goods Warehouse, Building #74 Retail Floor,
Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto M5A 3C4
sheilajonah 'at'

PRINTOPOLIS Print and Plate EXHIBITION at PROOF Studio Gallery

October 19th – November 1st, 2010
PROOF Studio Gallery, Distillery District

Call for Entry
In conjunction with the PRINTOPOLIS – the Toronto wide print symposium PROOF Studio Gallery will be hosting an juried exhibition featuring both prints and plates called Revealing the Matrix???.

To Submit please include the following:
CD with images – please show your print and your plate or representative image
Sizes of plate and framed prints must be clearly indicated

Other Important Information
Drop Off day for Prints and Plates is Monday October 18th from 12 – 5
Pick up Day at the end of the exhibition is Monday November 1st 12 - 5
All work must be ready for exhibiting – framed or ready to hang with hanging hardware (no works will be hung using earth magnets)
Plates must be wall ready as well or some solution to exhibit on a wall
One piece of work per artist with plate and print
Artwork may be in any printmaking media but a plate component is essential
Gallery exhibiting the work will retain a 30% commission on all sales

Entry Form

City & Province:
Postal Code:
Size in inches of framed Art:
Size in inches of plate or matrix:

CONTACT 2010 at PROOF: Visual Anthropology

Part of the CONTACT 2010 Toronto Wide Photographic Exposition.

Three adventurers set out to the Azores - a series of islands 1000 miles off the coast of Portugal and discover a very different culture focused on the ocean and agriculture. The islands are volcanic with black sand, black rocks and houses made of blocks of black lava. Armed with much coffee, pastries and wonderful fish dinners we explored Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial Islands looking for the perfect photographs. Come and see what we found....

Blue House on Sao Miguel - Set atop a hill overlooking the countryside, we found this solitary blue house, abandoned but still proud. The sun was shining on the frontside as a huge storm moved in from the back, chasing us away with a rainstorm. Later we returned to photograph the dilapidated interior rooms with the outline of a staircase long gone. The vines and algae are fast overtaking this old home but the blueprint is still evident.

Beautiful homes, now abandoned and decaying have been reclaimed by nature becoming accidental greenhouses surrounded by architecture.

Whale House
Pico Island was one of the last places for whaling. The large wooden hand rowed boats were kept behind these doors. A ramp led straight down to the ocean beside Whale Come Bay. The early morning light on these vivid orange doors was incredible!

Wave Factory

Pico Island has no rivers or waterfalls to create power so they have made this power generating factory using the energy of the waves. Rusty and exposed to the relentless Atlantic, this tin box resounds with each crashing wave.

Natalie Draz exhibits her photo etchings of treasures as well as her Ocean Treasures - photographs of detritus of the sea found in the Azores. With a degree in Cultural Anthopology and a focus on printmaking Natalie brings a fresh new perspective to Proof Studio Gallery.

Come and see what is new at PROOF Studio Gallery!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Year of the Ox International Print Exhibition

PROOF Studio Gallery is again pleased to host the 8th International Print Exhibition and Exchange - an opportunity for printmakers from anywhere in the world to connect with each other by exhibiting their print interpretation of the zodiac sign of the Chinese New Year. In previous years artists from China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario have participated in this exhibition and print exchange.

Each artist creates a limited edition Year of the Ox print using a traditional print technique such as etching, wood block, linoblock, embossing, lithographs, relief, silkscreen or mixed print media.

Exhibition opens on Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 12-5!