Women's Art Association of Hamilton

The Women's Art Association of Hamilton is registered charitable association founded in 1894, whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the visual arts. The Association strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, and all others interested in and involved with the creation of artwork. We want to bring a greater public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. Application for membership is open to anyone interested. Members are entitled to vote, hold office, and enjoy all other rights and privileges as determined by the Association. Our charitable number is 119302362 RR0001

Membership Information

The WAAH office is located on the third floor in CoWork at the Cotton Factory - 270 Sherman Ave N. If you want to come in to meet us please contact info@waah.ca to book an appointment as we are not there every day.

You can now pay your Membership Fees online with your credit card through PayPal or by e-transfer. Although we will still accept cheques and cash, they are not a preferred option right now and may take longer to process. If you have any concerns or questions about your Membership Fees feel free to contact me at treasurer@waah.ca.

DOWNLOAD WAAH MEMBERSHIP FORM — this PDF form can be filled in electronically or printed and filled in by hand. You can email your form to treasurer@waah.ca

OR mail your fee and form to: Women's Art Association of Hamilton, 270 Sherman Ave. N. Hamilton, L8L 6N4.

WAAH also accepts e-Transfers. If you prefer to make payment in this way please email treasurer@waah.ca.

As a member of the WAAH, you qualify for a significantly reduced member fee to the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Benefits of Joining WAAH

These benefits can include:

  • having a display of your work on our website with links to your own website and information
  • participation in exhibitions, including at the AGH, and other galleries and online
  • hear from a variety of guest speakers and artists
  • attend workshops and programs
  • tours and excursions, including gallery visits
  • receive quarterly newsletter
  • social events
  • a reduced member fee to the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Ten Reasons For the Emerging Artists to Join a Local Art Group

This article is by Moshe Mikanovsky, a Toronto artist, and a regular contributor for FineArtViews. View the article.

"I have seen many benefits for myself, and for the other members of these groups, in joining and becoming members. Many of the advantages require the member's participation ... I wanted to summarize and share with you 10 of the reasons why you should join a local art group. Here I am trying to talk to artists like me — either emerging, or straggling. So, with these benefits, and many other things we do, one day we will make it and not be straggling any longer!"