Events & News2022-10-27T14:31:26-04:00


Spinoff: ART ZOOM with Margaret Rodgers

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - March 28 @ 4:00 pm


March 2 @ 1:00 pm - April 21 @ 1:00 pm

ARTIST’S HAND Workshop with Todd Tremeer

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - May 31 @ 1:00 pm

ARTIST’S VOICE Spring 2023 Speakers Series

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - June 15 @ 1:00 pm


WAAC Member & Artist Maria Antoniv invites WAAC members to donate for Art For Ukraine Fundraiser

WAAC Member & Artist Maria Antoniv invites WAAC members to donate their artworks to the Art For Ukraine Fundraiser. Donated artworks will be exhibited in a group show this June in order to support children and Ukrainian families here in Canada and in Ukraine.   Below is the message from [...]

WAAC Member & Artist Janet Read exhibits at Gibson Centre, “High Arctic Light”

WAAC Member & Artist Janet Read exhibits at Gibson Centre, "High Arctic Light" Mar 3, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023 Gibson Centre High Arctic Light by Janet Read Travel in the Canadian and Greenlandic high Arctic prompted works exploring atmospheric light and weather. The high Arctic is under threat from [...]

WAAC Member Artists Claire Carew exhibits at A Space Gallery “Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice” Virtual Artist Talk on February 11

WAAC Member Artists Claire Carew participates in a group exhibition "Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice" presented by A Space Gallery and the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora A SPACE MAIN GALLERY, A SPACE WINDOWS Now until February 23, 2023 Virtual Artist Talk on Saturday, February [...]

WAAC Member & Artist Ted Scott published his new book “A Book of Flowers”

  WAAC Member & Artist Ted Scott published a book of 115 photos of 52 flowers, one per page, with the author's informative text about that flower on the opposing page. The photos are large and in brilliant colour. Seeing these flowers without the wind and weather interfering, one is [...]

Call to Artists – 2023 Kingston Prize Competition

  2023 Kingston Prize Competition is for recent portraits of Canadian subjects by Canadian artists. A portrait will be interpreted to mean a picture of a specific person. Group portraits and self-portraits are eligible. The portrait must be made by painting or drawing, or a combination of these techniques and [...]

Two Galleries, One Location
Dignam Gallery & Ruth Upjohn Gallery

23 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Women’s Art Association
of Canada is grateful
to the Ontario Trillium
Foundation for its support

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.

Since 1887
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 (

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