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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  Providing Support through our Scholarship fund

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N
When: Jun. 17, 2021 @ 10:13 AM

WAAH was pleased to present a cheque to Olivia Brower, the 2021 Arts Hamilton/Cotton Factory Artist in Residence to support her material costs during her residency.

Olivia is an award winning emerging artist, she graduated from the Art and Art History joint program, specializing in painting and printmaking, at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. Her work has been exhibited in a number of shows across Southern Ontario.

As a partially blind artist, Olivia explores the idea of blindness through her art. Her most recent work explores various encounters with art which activate human senses, enabling an inclusive experience for both visually impaired  and sighted viewers.

  Entry Form

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N.
When: Aug. 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

WAAH is excited to announce our special 125th+ Anniversary Exhibition which is scheduled to open in December 2021 at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton. This exhibition - "Celebrating the History of Hamilton" is open to all women artists in the Greater Hamilton area. Please check out the Entry Form for more details and watch the website in the coming months for the entry form.

  WAAH - Fundscrip Fundraising Program

Where: 270 Sherman Ave. N.
When: Dec. 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Please join WAAH in our newest fundraising project. This is an opportunity to purchase gift cards that you can either use yourself in place of cash or give as gifts.
FundScrip is a fundraising program that lets our group raise much needed funds simply by purchasing gift cards to the stores you are already shopping at. You purchase a $100 grocery card and your will receive a $100 gift card and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to our fundraising campaign.
We will try this on an ongoing basis to see how successful we can be.
I have attached a copy of the full order form here as well. If you have any questions please contact me directly at treasurer@waah.ca and please note fundscrip in the subject line.
The WAAH Executive look forward to making this a big success for our organization.

  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.