Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years


You are invited to the

Women’s Art Association of Canada’s

Annual Gala Holiday Cocktail Party

 Friday, November 22, 2019

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Tickets $35.00 pre-paid

Featuring the President’s Boutique,

Raffle Table and Small Gems Exhibition & Sale

Enjoy marvellous hors d’oeuvres
& live entertainment


R.S.V.P. 416-922-2060 or

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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November 2019

Friends in the RUG

November 1 - November 30
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Ruth UpJohn Gallery (RUG) features Friends in the RUG exhibit during November 2019. Participating WAAC Artists (In alphabetical order) Nina Amin, Maggie Broda, Ulla Djelweh, Rheta Fines, Susan Farquhar, Gretchen Jeens, Stephanie Ledger,  Anthony McGinnis, Karen Perlmutter, janet f potter, Deniz Seker and Anna Zinato

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December 2019

Literary Nites 2019-2020 Assay the Essay: Where Art and Intellect Meet!

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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

Literary Nites 2019-20 Assay the Essay: Where Art and Intellect Meet! September 24 Garry Leonard: "But That’s When I was Jung and Easily Freudened": Becoming James Joyce, In His Words Texts: Readings to be posted from James Joyce Garry Leonard, Professor of English at U of T, is widely published on James Joyce, Comp Lit, and Cultural Studies. His current project is Making it Now: Modernism, Modernity and Cinema. With his wife Deirdre Flynn, he has coauthored Where All the Ladders Start: 20th Century Western Culture in Literature…

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The Artist’s Hand Fall 2019 Workshop Series

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

ADVANCED REGISTRATION to 416-922-2060 or waac@womensartofcanada.ca Friday, September 20 with Judith Davidson-Palmer 1-4pm Creative Photography Explore capturing and creating unique images that challenge and delight you and the viewer. Discover easy to use Apps/Software that take your photography in new directions. All you need is a curious mind, and a camera, smartphone, or an iPad to join in this workshop and enhance your skills as a creative photographer. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members Fridays, November 1 & 15…

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