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Local artist Shogo Okada wins top prize at national printmaking competition

Shogo Okada’s winning piece

Printmaking centre Open Studio held its fifth annual National Printmaking Awards last night at Palais Royale, and finishing in first place was Toronto artist and bike trick enthusiast Shogo Okada for his colourful work Relationship Between Colour and Shape SH and SM (see above). Another local artist, Daryl Vocat, received an honourable mention for his piece Leaf; Reaching. Two finalists were from Toronto—does this mean this city is becoming a hub for professional printmaking?