History and Function

The Women’s Art Studio of Montreal is a group of artists that evolved from active members of the Women’s Art Society of Montreal. Many years prior, WASM had established a studio group where the environment provided opportunities for an exchange of ideas and techniques. In 1998 the studio group decided to become independent of WASM and we are currently a group of 40 artists.

Meetings and Activities

We currently meet at the Unitarian Church, at 5035 de Maisonneuve West.  The meeting hall accommodates all our members; tables and easels are available.

Our studio dates are listed in the Program‘s page of this website and the space is available from 9:30AM to 1:30PM.  Some members bring their lunch.

  • We invite four to six professional artists each year to conduct workshops on various aspects of art.
  • We have a few member days, when one of us shares a particular expertise.
  • We host two critique sessions annually, (winter and spring) when members can show completed or in-progress works to be reviewed by an invited professional artist or by our members. These sessions are followed by a pot-luck lunch.
  • The Women’s Art Studio holds an annual exhibition and sale of works in the spring.   A professional artist is invited to select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners as well as three Honorable Mention awards.   Cash prizes are awarded to the first three prize winners.