HOURS: Tue - Sat 10 am - 3 pm      |      1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006      |      713-942-9966     |    WAS-H@sbcglobal.net


Juror, Ellen Orseck

First Place - Christine Bunger, "See the Light"

Second Place - Linda A Jung, "No Time is the Right Time"

Third Place - Fred Kingwill, "Robin's Eggs"

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 Open Studio afternoons, Wednesday Life Figure Lab, Paint-Outs and Paint-Ins

- Outreach Program for volunteers to work with children

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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.

Click to Hear More About Us on the Houston Matters radio program

Volunteers Wanted

  • Photographers
  • Videographer
  • Washrag Reporter
  • Crating/Uncrating Team, IE
  • Reception Team, IE

For more information, click HERE

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! 

January 12   Jeanne Dobie

January 19   Jeanne Dobie

January 26   Jack Ayres – How to Mat your paintings (Interactive)         

February 2   No Open studio     

February 9   Soon Y Warren

February 16 Materials and Supplies for artists – try new papers, techniques, etc.

February 23 Laurie Humble

Life Painting Lab

Join in the fun of the Life Lab each Wednesday from 12:30 - 3:30pm. The cost is $10 for members and $14 for non-members, exact change appreciated.

Paint-In Schedule at a Glance

Paint-Ins are a single day class taught each second Saturday of the month (*or third Saturday as indicated), from 9:00am - 3:30pm. It's a great opportunity to learn a new technique or squeeze in a class with your busy schedule. Registration is required. Click here to Register.

  • February 10 - Caroline Graham
  • March 10 - Liz Hill
  • April 14 -  Daniela Werneck
  • May 12 - Joanie Hughes

Paint Out Schedule At a Glance

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  • Dates and locations for Spring 2018 are TBD.

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Parking is available in our parking lot and on surrounding neighborhood streets. Please do not park at the Menil Collection parking lot, it is reserved for their visitors.

Street Parking Tips for Neighborhood to Avoid a Ticket. Use this Parking Distance.

1. Fire hydrant = 1 car
2. Crosswalk at intersection = 1-1/2 cars
3. Stoplight or traffic control sign = 2 cars


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.


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.

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Watercolor Art Society-Houston      |      1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006      |      713-942-9966     |      WAS-H@sbcglobal.net

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