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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Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: May. 3, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Due to the unfortunate resignation of a board member there is a partial term position currently open on the executive and we encourage you to think about stepping up to help out.

If an executive position seems like too much of a commitment we are also looking for many new 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 assistant treasurer, secretary, communications/publicity, social events, workshops, trips/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 – or stop in at the studio for a coffee and we can discuss the options.

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

  WAAH Painting Group

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: May. 3, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

WAAH members are invited to join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 3:00 pm for a few hours of self directed painting and visiting together in Karen Logan's studio at the Cotton Factory. We are still limiting the numbers so if you are interested in joining us please contact Karen at - karen@karenloganart.ca for further details and to reserve a spot. Please note - coffee, tea and cookies are provided but please bring your own lunch. Sessions are $10 each.

Sandra Hewer has been coming out! She said - Thank you for sharing your studio space, it definitely motivated me and seems to get me painting!!???? Your studio inspires me! Here are her finished paintings:


  Paper Quilling Workshop

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N, Unit 182 Mill Arts Building
When: Jun. 29, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

all materials will be supplied to create at least one project – $15 to participate

(Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted, and otherwise manipulated to create shapes that make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles, etc. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, flowers, and portraits among many things. The exact origin of this artform is a mystery but it is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt.)

Please contact Karen at - treasurer@waah.ca to register.