Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years

1887─2019

The Women’s Art Association of Canada
Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit, member-supported, charitable organization dedicated to assisting and encouraging Canadian artists. (Membership). 

Over its 132-year history WAAC has served as a haven for visual artists, musicians, writers and devotees of the arts — a place where like-minded people can meet in a welcoming environment.

The mandate at WAAC is to advance education in the visual, musical and performance arts through the funding of scholarships, offering arts education to the public, and the provision of space for artists to present their artistic work.

Since 1948 WAAC has offered a scholarship program to students in the arts. Currently WAAC funds 14 scholarships at six leading arts organizations that include OCADU, U of T Faculty of Music, Royal Conservatory’s GGS, Sheridan College, George Brown College, Ryerson U, Canada’s National Ballet. (Scholarships).

The heart of WAAC is a charming 19th century house that backs onto a lovely formal garden. The main entrance opens up into the Mary Dignam Gallery, a large, attractive room that hosts openings, receptions and, of course, members’ art exhibitions. It is also the venue for our lectures on the arts and concerts. Many of these events are open to the public.

Interested in booking our galleries, rooms, garden, for an exhibition, event or wedding, please see Rentals and we look forward to seeing you around the house.

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December 2019

Between Darkness and Light by Christine Lynett

December 3 - December 31
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Between Darkness & Light Works on Mylar & Paper by Christine Lynett Ruth Upjohn Gallery December 3-31, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, December 6, 6-9pm Artist also present Saturday, December 14, 1-4pm for more information contact the artist Click the poster for a full-sized image

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Reception Between Darkness & Light by Christine Lynette

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Between Darkness & Light Works on Mylar & Paper by Christine Lynett Ruth Upjohn Gallery December 3-31, 2019 Opening Reception Friday, December 6, 6-9pm Artist also present Saturday, December 14, 1-4pm for more information contact the artist Click the poster for a full-sized image

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January 2020

Artist Hand Winter/Spring 2020 Workshop Series

January 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Artist Hand Winter/Spring 2020 Workshop Series Fridays from 1-3pm except for January 10th. January 10—Susan Farquhar and Eva Gerold *Chine Collé, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Add this unique technique to your printmaking skills or revisit the technique to see creative possibilities. Participants will learn the process of chine collé using different adhesive pastes and a variety of papers.   February 14—Valentina Hotz Egg Tempera for Beginners Egg tempera is an ancient medium that reached its peak during the Renaissance, and has…

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Artist Voice Winter/Spring 2020 Speakers’ Series

January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Artist Voice Winter Spring 2020 Speakers' Series Thursdays from 1-3pm January 16—Heather Gentleman Ether: Flow and the Muse Artist-in-residence Heather will discuss her process of creating a body of work and how the role of the muse comes into play. From being in the flow in a state of receptiveness to research, writing and using references, she will discuss the symbiotic interaction of all facets of creation. February 20—Janne Reuss The Creative Process The creative process is multilayered. It takes…

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