Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts since 1887

FALL 2020 New and Noteworthy

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is now open Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please come and visit! Open to the Public.

  • Continuing until December 31 COLOUR PLAY on-line exhibition and sale
  • Darkness into Light members’ exhibition – virtual and in the DIGNAM GALLERY 
  • Let’s FACE It: a solo exhibition by Gretchen Jeens virtual and in the Ruth Upjohn Gallery
  • Don’t miss CULTURE DAYS at the Women’s Art. TINY TREASURERS art sale and fundraiser in the parking lot!
  • Check out our EVENTS calendar for our upcoming on-line lectures and in-house Art Critiques with Steve Rose
  • See our NEWS section to find out where our members are exhibiting in Toronto and Ontario

Mission Statement: Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit Charitable Organization that advances the appreciation, creation and exhibitions of the arts. WAAC’s charitable mandate supports development in the arts through its scholarship program and public education. WAAC is committed to an inclusive culture of diversity and equity.

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. (Membership)

Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, 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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March 2020

COLOUR PLAY Member on-line Art Exhibition

March 2 - December 31
DIGNAM GALLERY, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2 Canada

Women's Art Association of Canada presents its first online art show and sale COLOUR PLAY

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September 2020

Lets’s Face It: a solo exhibition by Gretchen Jeens

September 1 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

I invite you to decide what each face is expressing and perhaps what could be giving rise to each of the facial expressions in this exhibit.

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Darkness into Light member exhibition on-line and in the Dignam Gallery

September 8 - October 7
DIGNAM GALLERY, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2 Canada

Darkness into Light: A member exhibition on display in the Dignam Gallery

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Tiny Treasurers Outdoor Fundraiser

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Price Arthur Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
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The great “Tiny Treasures”  outdoor fundraiser focuses on small works of art created by several Women's Art members.

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October 2020

Art Critiques with Steve Rose in person at WAAC

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Price Arthur Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada

Art Critiques with Steve Rose in person (strict COVID19 protocols in place)
Back by popular demand! Steve is an experienced and enthusiastic artist/educator.

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Fall 2020 Lecture Series

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

WAAC Fall 2020 on-line Lecture Series
Thursday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. Sarindar Dhaliwal
Thursday, November 19,  1:00 p.m. Stephen Bulger

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