Gallery hours have been extended during the month of March so you can view this fantastic exhibit!

WAS-H Gallery will be open 7 days a week.

10am - 3pm

46th International Watermedia Exhibition

Now on display at Watercolor Art Society - Houston

Until March 30, 2023


John Salminen

Promenade  Price: $7000

Duluth, MN


Dean Mitchell

Angel in the Window  Price: $15000

Tampa, FL


Lyudmila Tomova

Rehearsal Break  Price: $1200

Cary, NC

All Winners

Upcoming Exhibit Themes


 Borders and Fences

Border (/ˈbôrdər/): the edge or boundary of something. In this month's gallery exhibition, we are looking for entries to explore, convey, and put on display all kinds of borders and fences (real or metaphorical!). Feel free to include any flora, fauna, or people as you wish. 

Registration Deadline:  March 29, 2023.

Prospectus:  04 - April 2023 - Prospectus updated.pdf

Register Here:  April Exhibit - Registration


Kids and Toys, Playfulness

In honor of all the new springtime babies, this month's theme is focused on kids and toys. Children portrayed in the artwork may be any age, and each painting must portray the theme topic: kids, toys, or just the joy of being whimsical.

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2023

Prospectus: 05 - May 2023 - Prospectus Updated.pdf 



Finally! This month is for participants to release whatever makes the heart sing.  

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2023

Prospectus:  06 - June 2023 - Prospectus Updated.pdf

Upcoming Classes and Workshops with Student Seats Available!

In Person

Strawberries and Blueberries

Instructor:  Les McDonald, Jr.

Weekend Workshop

March 25 & 26

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

In Person

Chocolate & Watercolor

Instructor:  Katie Steck


April 2

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Register Here

In Person

Drawing 101

Instructor:  Myke Venable

4 Weeks - Tuesdays

April 4, 12, 18, 25

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

In Person

Abstract Painting for

Enhancing Creativity

Instructor:  Linda Vanek

2 Weeks - Tuesdays

April 4 & 11

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Here

In Person

Landscape Painting

Instructor:  Mohammad Bhatti

4 Weeks - Fridays

April 7, 14, 21, 28

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In Person

Abstract Painting Workshop

Instructor:  Mohammad Bhatti

Weekend Workshop

April 8 & 9

9:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Watercolor Skills - Mixing Color

Instructor:  Michael Jason Bentley

One Day - Monday

April 10

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In Person

Abstract Painting for

Enhancing Creativity II

Instructor:  Linda Vanek

2 Weeks - Tuesdays

April 18 & 25

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In Person

Lighthouse #1

Instructor:  Les McDonald, Jr.

Weekend Workshop

April 22 & 23

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

In Person

Paint Pouring Workshop

Instructor:  Laura Mossman

One Day - Sunday

April 30 

11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Wednesday Mornings

9 am - Noon

Each Wednesday we host an art gathering for Seniors 55+.  This is a friendly and supportive group for all levels.  

Free admission but online registration is required.

For more info or to register click Seniors Class

Model Lab

Wednesday Afternoons

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday Afternoons we draw and paint from live models, in a variety of poses.

Online registration is required.

For more info or to register click Model Lab

Open Studio

Friday Mornings

9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

WAS-H members, come paint together on Friday mornings when no other workshops or classes are scheduled.

This members-only event is free but online registration is required.

To register click Open Studio

Announcements and Information

Washrag Blog

Upcoming Events

Monthly Artist Demo/General Member Meeting

Sunday, April, 2, 2023 

2 pm - 3:15 pm - No sign-up required.

Monthly Gallery Reception

Sunday, April, 2, 2023 

3:30 - 5 pm

Menil Community Day - WAS-H Ambassadors Needed

Saturday, April 1

Be a WAS-H Ambassador!

The Menil Collection’s second annual Neighborhood Community Day will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

WAS-H will participate again this year, but we need volunteers!  We will have two tables, paint, paper, and brushes for the public to experience the joy of watercolor.

If you like to talk about WAS-H, help others use watercolor, and have the patience to also help children try the medium (lots of children attend this event), we could use you!

To volunteer to be a WAS-H Ambassador

at the event, click the button below:

 Sign Up!

About the event

Enjoy a fun afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities in celebration of the museum’s vibrant neighborhood. Participating organizations include: DACAMERA, Houston Center for Photography, Inprint, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Watercolor Art Society, and Writers in the Schools (WITS). Food vendors will be on site.  

To learn more about the event, click: Menil Community Day

2nd Saturdays Gallery Assistant

(Pick a Month)

Each month, we need a volunteer to staff the Gallery on the 2nd Saturday.  The volunteer will greet the public, answer the phone, and ensure the gallery is open to the general public.   The hours are 10 am - 3 pm.  If you can help out, please sign up for months when you can be available.  Sign up by clicking on the "Sign Up" button:

Sign Up!

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Become a Member

Members receive discounts on classes and workshops and participate in all our monthly exhibitions.  Meeting artists at every stage of their art journey is the best part.  We are a community here.  Join us!  

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Supporting WAS-H

Kroger Community Rewards

# PH159 

Log into your Kroger Rewards account and search for Watercolor Art Society-Houston or enter PH159 and click enroll to donate a portion of your purchase to



Your contribution supports daily operations and long term expenses. Plus, you can 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 WAS-H, making possible exhibits, receptions, workshops and the many programs offered at our facility.   Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Randall's Good Neighbor


One % of your Randall purchases is sent to WAS-H, when you register us as your preferred charity on your Randalls Remarkable Card.

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1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
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