Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years

1887─2019

In support of the Arts and Letters Club, th Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation and the Women’s Art Associaiton of Canada, a FINE ART AUCTION of Historical Paintings and Prints will be held on October 20th, 2:30pm at 23 Prince Arthur Avenue.

A Preview Party will be held on October 18th. Tickets may be purchased through the Women’s Art Associaiton at waac@womensartofcanada.ca or 416-922-2060.
Party ticket includes an Auction catalogue. Open to the Public.

Free admission on additonal viewing dates and the auction. Dates, times and pre-bidding may be found by scrolling below or CLICK HERE

100+ works including notable artists such as Maxwell Bates, Andre Bieler, A.J. Casson, Mary Bell Eastlake, Lillian Freidman, Audrey Garwood, Gerald Gladstone, C. W. Jefferys, Frances-Anne Johnston, and Charles M. Manley.

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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Magical Perceptions Reception

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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

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

Kaleidoscope A New Way of Learning presents its Fall and Spring program: Course Registration required. Open to the public The following courses are available at the Women's Art Association of Canada. CLICK HERE to see the program brochure for other locations and courses Fall 2019 Course D: Jazz 101: The History, The Artists, The Music with  Dr. Mike Daley Mondays 1-3pm  September 9 – Way Down Yonder in New Orleans: The Genesis of Jazz September 16 – The Jazz Age…

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LUMINANCE Foto Group Inaugural Exhibiiton

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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