Women's Art Association of Hamilton

The Women's Art Association of Hamilton is non-profit organization 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.

Membership Information

Email the Membership Chair at waah.memberships2@gmail.com

or mail your request to:

Women's Art Association of Hamilton
℅ Membership Convenor
Co-Work at the Cotton Factory
270 Sherman Avenue N, Unit 301
Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

DOWNLOAD MEMBERSHIP FORM — this is a printable PDF form.


WAAH can accept 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 include:

  • hear from a variety of guest speakers and artists
  • attend workshops
  • tours and excursions, including gallery visits
  • participate in exhibitions, both at the AGH and online
  • receive quarterly newsletter
  • social events
  • a reduced member fee to the Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • 10% discount at Currys

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!