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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  WAAH Painting Group

Where: Studio #182 Mill Arts Building @ The Cotton Factory
When: Nov. 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM


WAAH members are invited to join us every Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00 pm for a few hours painting and visiting together in Karen Logan's studio at the Cotton Factory. Due to Covid-19 we do limit the numbers so if you are interested in joining us please contact Karen at - kalogan@cogeco.ca for further details. Please note - due to current conditions these open studio times are on hold until further notice.

Check out a few of the works completed by Helen Laidlaw-Allan during her time here.


  WAAH EXHIBITIONS VISIONS 2020 our 125th Annual Juried Exhibition

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
When: Nov. 11, 2020 @ 12:00 AM


Hello Ladies!

It's that time of year again, our 125th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton is quickly approaching. Please see  the Conditions of Entry and Entry form. The deadline is Wednesday November 11th and only NEW works should be entered. The theme is pretty open, VISIONS 2020, so ideally it's works you've been creating during the past year. It's important we keep things fresh with our exhibitions and not exhibit previously shown works. People do notice!

We're hoping to have an opening but the date is TBD. Ideally it would be in the gallery space but it might be in the Pavillion as per Covid 19 restrictions. We'll keep you posted on the final decision.

If you have any questions, concerns, etc...please do not hesitate to contact myself or another member of the exhibitions committee.

Cheers and happy creating,

  Sketch and Tea @ AGH

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
When: Dec. 17, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Members only. from 11 am to 1 pm.

  Artist Talk @ AGH

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
When: Jan. 21, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Ioana Dragomir, WAAH 2019 Scholarship Recipient, Artist Talk

  Group Critique @ The AGH

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
When: Feb. 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Interested in positive constructive feedback about a certain piece or a series you are working on. Please bring up to 5 pieces, if you are able to manage it safely. If you do not have anything to critique you are still welcome to attend for the social aspect of the afternoon. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m

  Collage Workshop @ The AGH

Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
When: Mar. 25, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Limited materials will be provided. Please bring your own scissors, paint brushes and any bits & pieces, odds & ends and pictures you can cut. Old magazines are great for this. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.