Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts for 132 Years

1887─2019

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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May 2019

Ruth Upjohn Gallery: New Works by Ulla Djelweh & Susan Lappin May 2019

May 1 - May 31
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One event on May 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4
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Ruth Upjohn Gallery: New Works by Ulla Djelweh & Susan Lappin May 2019 Opening Reception Thursday, May 9th - 5:30-9pm Click HERE to download full size pdf  

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Opening Reception Scotiabank CONTACT Festival WAAC photographers

May 1 - May 31
Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4
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May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday May 9th 5:30-8pm Scotiabank CONTACT Festival Regular Gallery Hours Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm Please call in advance to ensure access. Saturday viewings 1-4pm or by appointment (closed on Saturday, May 25th) WAAC participating photographers Dixie Allen Karen Buck-Mackintosh Dale Butterill Judith Davidson-Palmer Ulla Djelweh Kathleen Gabriel Libby Hunter Susan Lappin Karen Perlmutter Janet F. Potter Margaret Rodgers Ted Scott Natalia Shields Click HERE for large PDF of Invitation…

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June 2019

“MAGIC” An Art Exhibition of Valentina Hotz

June 3 - June 27
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M4L 2Z4
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"MAGIC" An Art Exhibition of Valentina Hotz June 3-June 27, 2019 RUTH UPJOHN GALLERY at the Women's Art Association of Canada

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