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On View

Annual Members
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Small Gems

December 2, 2022
– January 7, 2023


The Women’s Art Association of Canada’s Arts Committee is pleased to announce that Amber Quail will be the Association’s first Indigenous artist-in-residence, starting October 1, 2022. The Artist-In-Residence program is now in its’ third year, and made possible thanks to an endowment in memory of former WAAC member and artist Barbara Feith.

The jury, consisting of Judith Davidson-Palmer, Bonnie Devine (professor emeritus OCADU), and Dale Butterill was impressed with Amber’s background in Indigenous education, her experience in the use of traditional material in her artwork, her warm personal demeanour and the sterling quality of her references.


Since 1887

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the Women’s Art Association of Canada operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The Women’s Art Association of Canada is a diverse and inclusive non-profit arts hub offering exhibition, education and volunteer opportunities for men and women with a passion for the arts. Two historic gallery spaces on the main floor of the heritage building at 23 Prince Arthur Avenue in Toronto are open to the public: The Dignam Gallery and The Ruth Upjohn Gallery.

Each year, the Dignam Gallery hosts 4 group exhibitions open to all members, community outreach exhibitions, Signature exhibitions, scholarship exhibitions in the summer months, and the Artist-in-Residence exhibition in the fall. The Ruth Upjohn Gallery is available to members for solo or group exhibitions. Members include practicing professional artists who have been exhibiting for decades, and self-taught artists showing their work in public for the first time. All are welcome! To register for our newsletter, or to inquire about membership, please contact the office (Ximena@womensartofcanada.ca).

Works from our member exhibitions are also available to view online.