August 2018 Gallery Show Winners

1st Place: Karen Lindeman, Glow, $600

2nd Place: Linda Jarnagin, Facing The Wind, $750

3rd Place: Margrit Gergely, Life on the Red Planet, $350

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 Model Lab, monthly Paint-Ins, and Paint-          Outs

- Outreach programs 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 700 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 is on Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The WAS-H classroom is open free to members on Fridays when no class is scheduled. DVDs of well-known artists are viewed and discussed while everyone paints. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie!

AUG 17 - Jean Evans: Chinese Brush Painting

AUG 24 - Peihong Endris: Chinese Brush Painting

AUG 31 - No Open Studio today (Labor Day Weekend)


Community outreach activities are central to WAS-H'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. Long-term programs include the Senior Art Class, the HSPVA scholarship and participation in the Arts in Medicine program at Texas Children's Hospital.

Model Lab

Join our Model Lab for figure drawing and painting sessions each Wednesday from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Models are clothed and/or unclothed. $10 for members and $14 for non-members, exact change appreciated.

Support Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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 supports both 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. Check our Sign-Up to learn more about opportunities.

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Randall's Good Neighbor

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
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HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

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