The Women’s Art Association of Canada
Due to COVID-19, the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) will be closed, and all its activities suspended until April 20. During this period the WAAC Board of Directors will monitor health developments and governmental guidelines and react accordingly.
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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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Celebrate Wolfie's 252nd birthday with his beautiful music and some of his favourite treats!Find out more »
DIGNAM GALLERY PRESENTS
Opening Reception February 6, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Also Open Saturday, February 22, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
RECEPTION Saturday, February 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
'Familia Threads' a portraiture exhibit with a thematic focus, this exhibit explores the multi-layered relationships between family members
Pink Hat Lifelong Learning is the meeting place of expert speakers and the intellectually curious to learn, discuss and discover.Find out more »
Judgement of the quality of a piece of art is based on its beauty, emotional effects on audiences, skill in execution, and insight into the human experience. Julian Brown will discuss some of the effects of important art prizes, with special reference to the visual arts in Canada, and particularly to the national portrait competition he and his wife Kaaren began.Find out more »
Lecture by Joan Chiarandini Tadier on the work of Albert Chiarandini O.SA, FIAL. $30 inclusive for luncheon and lecture. RSVP by February 20.Find out more »
Join friends for a celebration of the great Yildiz Kenter. Jass vocals by Fuat Tuaç, accompanied by Peter Hill on piano and Chris Banks on double bass.Find out more »
COLOUR PLAY: Public Openings
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Opening Party March 5, 5:30-7:30. Artist also in attendance:
March 7, 1-4 pm, March 9, 1-4 pm and March 14, 5-8 pm
$30 includes luncheon and lecture. Please reserve your pre-paid ticket by March 5, 2020Find out more »