Women's Art Association of Canada

Inspiring and Promoting the Arts since 1887

FALL 2020 New and Noteworthy

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is now open Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please come and visit! Open to the Public.

  • You can visit all of our virtual EXHIBITIONS from the top menu bar on the home page
  • Check out our EVENTS calendar for our upcoming on-line lectures 
    See our NEWS section to find out where our members are exhibiting in Toronto and Ontario

Mission Statement: Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is a not-for-profit Charitable Organization that advances the appreciation, creation and exhibitions of the arts. WAAC’s charitable mandate supports development in the arts through its scholarship program and public education. WAAC is committed to an inclusive culture of diversity and equity.

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. (Membership)

Located in Toronto’s beautiful Annex neighbourhood, 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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October 2020

Heather Gentleman: Expedition of the Fantastical

October 9 - October 25
DIGNAM GALLERY, Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1B2 Canada

Heather Gentleman’s work is narrative in nature, finding inspiration in literature, anthropology, mythology, and symbolism. She approaches her work primarily through painting and drawing, but also works in sculpture, video, writing, interactive installation, audio and performance allowing for cross pollination between genres.

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November 2020

POSTPONED Art Critiques with Steve Rose in person at WAAC

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Price Arthur Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 Canada
$10 – $15

Art Critiques with Steve Rose in person (strict COVID19 protocols in place)
Back by popular demand! Steve is an experienced and enthusiastic artist/educator.

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Fall 2020 Artist Voice on-line Lecture Series

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

$10 – $15

WAAC Fall 2020 on-line Lecture Series
Thursday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. Sarindar Dhaliwal
Thursday, November 19,  1:00 p.m. Stephen Bulger

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