Women's Art Association of Hamilton

Women's Art Association of Hamilton

Working to advance women in art since 1894!

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The Women's Art Association of Hamilton (WAAH) provides a venue for women artists and art lovers to share their appreciation of visual arts in a mutually supportive atmosphere. We welcome you to become involved in our association as an active member and to share your talents, knowledge and expertise by joining one of our committees and by being a volunteer at one of our events.

As an association of artists and art supporters, we are excited to offer various events throughout the year. Our members have opportunities to hear from a variety of guest speakers and artists, attend workshops, visit galleries, participate in exhibitions, excursions and social events. Our members enjoy six monthly “Art Talks” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, on the third Thursday of the month, at 1:00 pm.

We provide opportunities for networking and expanding your artistic horizons. We inform you on what is going on in our art community and pass on calls for other exhibition opportunities.

Our members receive discounts at local art supply stores and AGH Membership.

On this website you can read our latest newsletter, that is issued quarterly. Members may also display up to six images of their artwork, along with their personal bio on our "Members' Gallery".

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  Third Annual Open Exhibition "Favourite Things"

Where: The Cotton Factory - 270 Sherman Ave. N Hamilton
When: Nov. 17, 2023 @ 5:00 PM

Our Third Annual Women's Art of Hamilton Open Exhibition highlights beautiful artwork from local women artists. The exhibition runs until January 5, 2024 on the main floor of the Cotton Factory. 

  Art in the Square Juried Exhibition - Carnegie Gallery - 10 Street W, Dundas

Where: Carnegie Gallery 10 Street W, Dundas
When: Feb. 2, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Call for entry closes December 15, 2023. Exhibition  runs Friday, February 2, to Sunday, February 25, 2024. 

Be square and proud of it!

Check out the Call for Submissions and Entry Form here.

  Still Life Drawing Sessions Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:30

Where: Gallery 206 - 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: Dec. 5, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

If you have any questions please contact Karen at kalogan@cogeco.ca.

There is a $5 fee for each self directed session. 

  WAAH Crafternoons - usually the first Thursday of the month

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: Jan. 9, 2024 @ 1:00 PM

WAAH members are invited to join us usually on the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for "Crafternoons" in the CoWork space on the third floor at the Cotton Factory. 

These sessions may require a small materials fee depending on the project and supplies needed. Please check each month to see what we are doing! Come out for an afternoon of fun - and conversation.

We try to provide a wide range of craft or art projects and have offered paper quilling - an ancient craft, Mandalas, still life drawing, collage, and others.

  On Line Exhibition Schedule

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: Jul. 10, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

As part of the benefits of membership, all Women’s Art Association of Hamilton members are able to participate in three online exhibitions a year. These three exhibitions have open themes and members are encouraged to show their new work as well as cherished older ones. These exciting works are online and available for sale throughout the year unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the work shown, please contact the treasurer of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton treasurer@waah.ca or info@waah.ca

Deadlines for submission are: June 30, October 31, and February 29. Let's fill up the galleries with your creativity. Please submit your work to francesoflynn120@gmail.com.

Exhibition Committee


Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: Nov. 2, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

WAAH is looking for volunteers to assist in various capacities. If you are interested in helping out, want to learn new skills – or just want to know more please contact any one of the current board members.

There are opportunities for many different skill sets including communications or publicity, social events, workshops, trips or tours etc. Working on a committee is a great way to get to know more people and be involved in making the organization more vibrant and relevant in the Hamilton community.

I hope you will consider being part of the team. Please think about putting yours – or someone else’s name forward. If you are not sure – or have questions give me a call – we can meet for a coffee and discuss the options.

Karen Logan, President/Treasurer - treasurer@waah.ca