VAW Visual Artists of Welland
Welcome to the VAW Website!

We’re glad you’re here.  Take some time to look around and meet the artists. 

On July 4, 2018, Pam Duncan and Deedee Alexandre first sat down together and talked about their vision of having a visual artist group in Welland.  It has been a thrill ride since then!   On January 23, 2019, the VAW was officially incorporated.

Whether you are an art enthusiast, emerging or established artistthere is a place for you with the VAW!

Membership cost is $35.00—September to September

Meeting Dates:  doors open at 6:15 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. start

 February 18, March 16, April 20, May 19, June 15


Looking ahead in 2020!

January 18-March 2:  One Piece Each Art Show and Sale at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery

April 3-5:  2nd Spring Fling Art Show and Sale—Canada’s Best Value Inn, Welland

Our 2nd Annual Spring Fling has been POSTPONED!!
Tentative new date: September 18th - 20th, 2020

Applications are available here!

2020-SpringFling-Application pdf

2020-SpringFling-Application doc

The Visual Artists of Welland now can accept E-Transfers for payments for memberships and show application fees. E mail for more information.


June:  VAW/Rose Festival Art Show and Sale—Youth and Adult, Seaway Mall

June:  Art Exhibit and Sale at the Welland Historical Museum

November 6-8:  Sleigh Bells Art Show and Sale, Seaway Mall


Deedee and Pam would like to thank everyone—Board and VAW members, several area businesses that contributed in any way, community members, Mayor Campion and his office, Vance Badawey, MP, John Clark of MT Bellies  and Keith Cumming of Primeway Group who believed in them.  It was a fabulous first year!  Thank you.


Deedee Alexandre and Pam Duncan


Connect with Artists

Looking for other artists to connect with and network? Join in one of our monthly meetings, workshops, or demonstrations, held the third Monday of the month. Date and location may change due to holiday or unforeseen circumstances, see our Events page for:

Upcoming Meetings

Board and Sponsors

Get to know the board members and sponsor organizations. Community leaders working toward our mission.

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Support The Arts

Through the Visual Artists of Welland you can support the arts in Welland.

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Next Steps...

Contact us to get involved. Our Board members are already in the community and waiting for you!