Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Art Gallery, Classes and Artistic Enrichment

46th Annual Members Exhibition Award Winners

Carla Gauthier, Chicken on the Bone, NOLA

Gay Paratore, The Duesenberg

Karen Lindeman, Blue Mood

Connie Bosworth, Happy Little Boats

Kirby Attwell,  Ancient Script

Welcome to WAS-H

Promoting watercolor art through our gallery exhibits, painting classes and artistic enrichment.

Our state of the art gallery and classroom is nestled in the heart of Houston's Museum District.

Membership is open to the beginner, professional, and art enthusiast.  Learn more about benefits HERE


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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.

Upcoming Artist Demos

These wonderful artists are scheduled to give demos at the WAS-H General Meetings as follow.

November 8: Jackie Liddell

January 10: Sarah Kitagawa

February 14: Hilary Page

March 6: Anne Abgott

April 10: Lesley Humphrey

May 15: Carol Slobin

Blog Posts

The WAS-H Blog offers up-to-date news and more. Click on a link below to read the posting or just visit our Blog page by clicking HERE.

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.

Volunteers Wanted

  • Photographers
  • Videographer
  • Washrag Reporter
  • Website Page Coordinators
  • International Exhibit (IE) Co-Director
  • Crating/Uncrating Team, IE
  • Reception Team, IE

For more information, click HERE

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.

  • November 14, Barbara Jeffery  Clay,  Floral
  • December NO PAINT IN
  • January 16*, Carla Gauthier, Values
  • February 13, Carolyn Graham, TBA
  • March 12, Erik Sprohge, TBA
  • April 9, Robin Avery, Shapes
  • May 14, Les McDonald, Realism
  • June 11, Gerry Finch, Yupo
  • July 16*, Kim Roots, Collage

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Visit WAS-H: 1601 W Alabama

Please do not park at the Menil Collection parking lot. Additional parking is available on neighborhood streets.

WAS-H is a proud recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Grant Award to support our Annual International Exhibition.


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