About the studio

Burnt Toast Studio (BTS) started with five founding members who met in 1993 while studying printmaking at the Alberta College of Art & Design. During those years, a strong friendships developed as well as an artistic camaraderie that created cross-influence, led to collaborative works and a desire to continue their practice past graduation. Over the years, many of the members have moved on and out but not without and attracting many others who have taken advantage of the vision and facilities to continue and develop their own practices. This camaraderie and collaboration is still part of the BTS experience today.

Ever since the formation in 2000, Burnt Toast Studio has served as an incubator for many artists with varying disciples. We have an atmosphere in which the members can be part of something larger than themselves, supporting each other and creating opportunities to show work together. Members explore screen-printing, design, painting and mixed media through the shared facilities and have the option to explore whatever their creative inspiration they may have in their individual studio spaces.

Today Burnt Toast Studio is home to many talented Calgary artists. Burnt Toast Studio is a not-for-profit artist collective that provides affordable studio spaces, access to shared equipment, opportunities to exhibit, participate in collective shows and sell work. We strive to nurture, maintain and share printmaking techniques while fostering and developing original works.. We also provide opportunities to show emerging artwork, and connect with the community for opportunities to share and show work. And finally, we want to provide a community for Calgary’s emerging artists.

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