As always, the WASM lecture season will be taking a winter break.
We will be back with our next lecture on Feb. 23rd, 2021 with NFB Animator, writer and Director, Joyce Borenstein.
Details to come.
Holiday Gathering Via ZOOM
We couldn't get together for the usual Holiday Luncheon this year, but Hospitality Chairperson Bonnie Hill still managed to infuse us with a dose of holiday sugar.
If you missed it, the full recording of this year's WASM Holiday event is available for viewing by clicking the button below.
Norma Akkelian - Painter
Norma’s career in art began as a jewelry designer given her family‘s long history as jewellers since 1907.
Her transition to visual art happened in 1981 having discovered the art of decorative painting.
Norma's rich palette and methods of paint application captivate and create a connection with the viewer. Her fascination with nature is apparent in her work giving us the impression that nature is posing for the artist.
Throughout her career she has supported various charities and causes by donating her time and art. Amongst them are the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, the Shield of Athena family services, the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Shriners Hospital to name a few.
Studios in Montreal and Miami allows her to exhibit solo and in group art shows annually. Her art is collected by private individuals and by corporate offices throughout the world. To quote Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine, Norma is a "strong artist of the future".
Call for Submissions
In this most difficult year, WASM is proud to be pairing our professional artists with budding artists in Saint Columba house's Hand-in Hand art program.
This will be our FIRST EVER online silent auction and art sale.
We are calling artists to get inspired by one of the SCH artists, and to submit donations of work to help raise money for this worthy charity!
For more info on how to get involved, please click the button below
Deadline for submission is now closed. Deadline to submit your images is January 30, 2021.
Please contact Lavi Picu at for any questions.
ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW
Dates Postponed due to COVID WAVE 2 - NEW DATE - March 30 2021 - April 5 2021
The Livart Gallery, 3980 rue St-Denis
Any questions should be directed to Deanne Hall-Habeeb at :
Social News Blog
WASM now has a new place for wasm members to share social news. No more having to search the old blog manually for birth, death or personal announcement! Now you can sign up to stay up to date with other members , and get notices straight to your e-mail. Head to our blog page to see more.
WASM is launching a repository of members' offered businesses and services. This is to help our members make money, and to allow us to support local business.
we are currently gathering submissions
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