The WAS-H classroom is now open for select classes and workshops. The class schedule will indicate whether the courses are on-line or in-person. While the WAS-H office is open during regular WAS-H hours (Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm), the on-site Gallery is not open.

Our Monthly exhibits continue and are currently on-line only HERE. 
You can also register for the next month's show by submitting your entries on-line HERE.

Watercolor Art Society Houston announces a retrospective of the work of Erik Sprohge: “Through a Mystical Lens”

Featuring more than 50 original watercolors and acrylics, this exhibition will be a true survey of Sprohge’s life work, with pieces ranging from his early years as a professional artist to his most recent abstract paintings. This exhibit will present the breadth of subject matter he has tackled, including early pieces from his time in Mexico, Texana, figures in motion, land and seascapes, and abstracts. An Artist Talk will be presented on Friday, July 30, 5-7pm.

Read more about Erik HERE.

See the July Monthly Gallery Show 
Click HERE to View Our Online Gallery 

FIRST PLACE: Leisa Patin, Light and Shadows - Best time of day

SECOND PLACE: Kristel Peale, Reflections

THIRD PLACE: Patty Mcgrath Jones, Grandmother


  • Marion Friedman, The Universe: Objects May be Sharper Than They Appear
  • Louise Bateman, Bird in Bamboo
  • Kyunghee Johnson, Resting Time

Quick Links to Register for Upcoming Events

  • See and register HERE for Fall Classes.
  • Paint-Ins are Back! Register 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 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.

Listen HERE to hear more about WAS-H on Houston Matters on Houston Public Media.

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Members Open Studio

Open Studio is on Fridays from 9:30am - 12:30pm. The WAS-H classroom is open and free to members on Fridays when no class is scheduled. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie!

We currently have a scaled down offering with a limited number of seats. See registration opportunities here.

Model Lab

Model Lab is currently on hiatus through the Summer.

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.


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 Art for Seniors, the HSPVA scholarship and participation in the Arts in Medicine program at Texas Children's Hospital. 

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

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