The Virtual Gallery @ the J is a digital home for creativity that educates, entertains and expresses shared experiences of humanity. If you have questions or would like to purchase any of the artwork, please contact Deanna Di Lello, Coordinator of Adult Art and Culture.
ABOUT WOMEN’S ART ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
“Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind…each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul…let your roots creep forth, gaining strength.”
– Emily Carr
The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is the longest-standing arts organization of Canada, founded in 1887 by Mary Ella Dignam. Today it is a thriving, diverse, volunteer-led charitable organization with 230 members. Our purpose is to provide public education in the arts, to support women artists, and the education of students in the arts.
WAAC offers arts-based educational programs and workshops that are open to the public. We provide scholarships to 18 students at 7 institutions including the National Ballet School and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory. We have two galleries at our premises on Prince Arthur Avenue – the Dignam Gallery and the Ruth Upjohn Gallery where we host member shows and juried partnership exhibitions. As a member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, we strive to be active and have partnered in a number of arts-related initiatives within the community.
Women's Art Association of Canada