Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years

1887─2019

In support of the Arts and Letters Club, th Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation and the Women’s Art Associaiton of Canada, a FINE ART AUCTION of Historical Paintings and Prints will be held on October 20th, 2:30pm at 23 Prince Arthur Avenue.

A Preview Party will be held on October 18th. Tickets may be purchased through the Women’s Art Associaiton at waac@womensartofcanada.ca or 416-922-2060.
Party ticket includes an Auction catalogue. Open to the Public.

Free admission on additonal viewing dates and the auction. Dates, times and pre-bidding may be found by scrolling below or CLICK HERE

100+ works including notable artists such as Maxwell Bates, Andre Bieler, A.J. Casson, Mary Bell Eastlake, Lillian Freidman, Audrey Garwood, Gerald Gladstone, C. W. Jefferys, Frances-Anne Johnston, and Charles M. Manley.

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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October 2019

Following Birch

October 1 - October 31
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Carolyn Jongeward October 1-31, 2019 Reception October 22, 5:30-8:30pm Ruth Upjohn Gallery  

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The Artist’s Voice Fall 2019 Lecture Series

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

The Artist's Voice Fall 2019 Lecture Series Cost per lecture: WAAC members $10, non-members $15 RSVP to 416-922-2060 or cal@womensartofcanada.ca September 19 - Jack Gilbert The Power of Photoshop Photoshop has developed into one of the most important software programs of our era, even becoming a verb. Gilbert, photographer and member of the Society of Canadian Artists, will demonstrate its power through slides and samples.   October 17 - Judith Tinkl Wild Tinkls For fifty-two years Viktor and Judith Tinkl…

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FINE ART AUCTION

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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

HISTORICAL PAINTINGS AND PRINTS  In support of The Arts & Letters Club, the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation and The Women's Art Association of Canada October 18, 19, 20 at the Women’s Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue Friday, Oct. 18 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Preview Party/Pre-Bidding Tickets: $20 per person, wine & light refreshments RSVP: waac@womensartofcanada.ca or 416-922-2060 Saturday, Oct. 19 - 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pre-Bidding continues - Free Admission Sunday,…

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WHERE IS WILD

October 21 - October 27
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Susan Farquhar presents an exhibit of layered paper collages asking the question "What is the reality of animals in the digitized world?" The first recipient of the Women's Art Association of Canada Artist in Residence 2018 to 2019, Susan produced these works amidst a community supportive of Women in the Arts for over 100 years. WHERE IS WILD OCT 21 TO 27, 2019 Opening reception     TUES OCT 22  5:30 TO 8:00 PM GALLERY HOURS MON      OCT 21 …

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WHERE IS WILD Opening Reception

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Susan Farquhar presents an exhibit of layered paper collages asking the question "What is the reality of animals in the digitized world?" The first recipient of the Women's Art Association of Canada Artist in Residence 2018 to 2019, Susan produced these works amidst a community supportive of Women in the Arts for over 100 years. WHERE IS WILD OCT 21 TO 27, 2019 Opening reception     TUES OCT 22  5:30 TO 8:00 PM GALLERY HOURS MON      OCT 21 …

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Following Birch Reception

October 22 @ 5:30 pm
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Carolyn Jongeward Following Birch October 1-31, 2019 Reception October 22, 5:30-8:30pm Ruth Upjohn Gallery

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The Artist’s Hand Fall 2019 Workshop Series

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

One event on November 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

One event on November 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

The Artist's Hand Fall 2019 Workshop Series 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…

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Magical Perceptions f8 Photography Collective

October 28 - November 3
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

f8 Photography Collective presents: Magical Perceptions Oct 28 to Nov 3, 2019 In this exhibit, each member of the f8 Photography Collective directs their gaze to find the magical in the everyday and the monumental. Explorations of moments as small as a gesture or a reflection, as large as an ancient ruin or a grand landscape, lead to personal interpretations of the theme. Taken together, images of the ordinary and extraordinary invite the viewer to consider their own understanding of…

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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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Magical Perceptions Reception

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

f8 Photography Collective presents: Magical Perceptions Oct 28 to Nov 3, 2019 In this exhibit, each member of the f8 Photography Collective directs their gaze to find the magical in the everyday and the monumental. Explorations of moments as small as a gesture or a reflection, as large as an ancient ruin or a grand landscape, lead to personal interpretations of the theme. Taken together, images of the ordinary and extraordinary invite the viewer to consider their own understanding of…

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