Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years

1887─2019

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

IT WILL BE A FESTIVE EVENING!

R.S.V.P. 416-922-2060 or
waac@womensartofcanada.ca

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

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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Music Night with Sue and Dwight

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

Women's Art Association of Canada Presents a delightful musical evening with singers / guitarists / entertainers sueanddwight Your favourite songs from the '60s featuring Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan Friday, October 25, 2019 Doors Open: 6:00pm Buffet Supper: 6:30pm Show: 7:30 - 9:30pm $45 per person To buy tickets: call 416-922-2060 waac@womensartofcanada.ca 23 Prince Arthur Ave. Toronto, ON  M5R 1B2  www.womensartofcanada.ca

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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

Magical Perceptions Reception

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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If Paintings Could Talk

November 4 - November 9
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

If Paintings Could Talk Meet the Artists Tue Nov 5th 1 - 4 PM Thu Nov 7th 12 - 3 PM Reception 5 - 8 PM Sat Nov 9th Reception 1 - 4 PM See websites below for full hours Marilyn Brooks-Coles, O. Ont Marilyn Brooks presents a retrospective of her art as developed over the past sixteen years. During this period Brooks shifted her talents from the world of creating fashion for women to the creation of art. Marilyn's…

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

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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LUMINANCE Foto Group Inaugural Exhibition

November 11 - November 16
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4

LUMINANCE Foto Group is a newly formed group of photographers each with a personal touch and unique photographic vision. The Collective strives to challenge each member to produce and exhibit high-quality photographic images. Participating Photographers: Anthony Schatzky Catalin Sandu Jonathan Ward Luba Citrin Pat Zuest Receptions with photographers in attendance Thursday, November 14, 6-9pm Saturday, November 16, 1-4pm CLICK HERE FOR POSTER

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The Artist’s Voice Fall 2019 Lecture Series

November 14 @ 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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The Artist’s Hand Fall 2019 Workshop Series

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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LUMINANCE Foto Group Reception

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

LUMINANCE Foto Group is a newly formed group of photographers each with a personal touch and unique photographic vision. The Collective strives to challenge each member to produce and exhibit high-quality photographic images. Participating Photographers: Anthony Schatzky Catalin Sandu Jonathan Ward Luba Citrin Pat Zuest Receptions with photographers in attendance Thursday, November 14, 6-9pm Saturday, November 16, 1-4pm CLICK HERE FOR POSTER

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