1st Place - Les McDonald Jr. - "Wash Day"

2nd Place - Cindy Wigglesworth - "Circles of Love"

3rd Place - Fontaine Jacobs - "Abstraction"

WAS-H brings the excitement of water-media to the greater Houston area. 

Juried Exhibitions in our gallery in the Museum District

- Monthly meetings with demonstrations by known artists

- Classes and Workshops all year

- Group painting encounters include Friday Open Studio, Wednesday Life Figure Lab, Monthly Paint-Ins and Paint-Outs

- Outreach Program for volunteers to work with children

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No General Meeting & Demo in June, July and August. No Paint-In in August.

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Welcome to Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) is a non-profit organization with over 600 members. For over 40 years, WAS-H has brought the excitement of water-media to the greater Houston area with outstanding exhibitions, world-class instruction and dedicated community outreach. Year-round opportunities are provided to every level of painter, from novice to the seasoned expert. Art lovers are invited to enjoy year-round exhibitions in our gallery in the Museum District. 

The purpose of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston is to further the cause and interest in watermedia art through teaching, programs, demonstrations, outreach and exhibitions.

Friday Open Studio

Open Studio on Fridays, 10:00am - 2:00pm. The WAS-H classroom is available free to WAS-H members on those Fridays when no class is scheduled. DVDs of renowned artists are viewed, discussed, and everyone paints. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie! 

JUNE 8 - Steven Quiller: Neutrals, triads, and applying paint.

JUNE 15 - Tom  Lynch: Painting on Watercolor Canvas

JUNE 22 - No video. Come and paint on your on. 

JUNE 29 - No Open Studio today (Studio not available)


Community outreach activities are central to Watercolor Art Society-Houston's mission. The volunteer opportunities are diverse - members judge and volunteer for exhibitions, performance demonstrations and instruction in schools, homeless service centers, colleges, hospitals and community centers. WAS-H is proud of several of the long-term programs that have been implemented, notably the Senior Art Class, the HSPVA scholarship and participation in the Arts in Medicine program at Texas Children's Hospital.

Figure Drawing and Painting Lab

Join us for Figure Drawing and Painting sessions each Wednesday from 12:30pm - 3:30 p.m.  Models are clothed and/or unclothed. $10 for members and $14 for non-members, exact change appreciated.


As a supporter of WAS-H, you help bring the power of water-media art to the Houston community. Your contribution funds both our organization's daily operation and future. WAS-H is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


Your contribution can support many areas.
  • The General Fund supports both daily operations and long term expenses.
  • The Seeds of Watercolor are held in reserve for future expansion of WAS-H.

And don’t forget to make the most of your gift through workplace matching gift programs. Some companies will match, double, or even triple your gift.


Volunteers are the backbone of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston.  Without them, we wouldn't be able to provide the exhibits, receptions, workshops and many programs offered at our facility. Check our Sign Up to learn more about the oportunities.

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Randall's offers 1% of your purchases with their Good Neighbor program. Register at the courtesy booth with WAS-H's ID #4553. Then every time you use your Randall's Remarkable Card, WAS-H will receive a credit.

1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
Questions? Email WAS-H@sbcglobal.net
HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

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