Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Art Gallery, Classes and Artistic Enrichment

38th International Exhibition Award Winners

Denise Athanas, Green Reflections
Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, A Balancing Act

Jing Chung, Arcadia
Wilmer Anderson, Richland County
Ken Call,
In Her Room

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.

September 13: Carla Gauthier

October 11: Ken Hosmer

November 8: Jackie Liddell

January 10: Sarah Kitagawa

February 14: Hilary Page

March 6: Anne Abgott

April 10: Lesley Humphrey

May 15: Carol Slobin

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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.

Current Exhibit


The exhibit for August is themed Travels, Real and Imaginary. 

The August Gallery Exhibit theme “Travel – Real or Imaginary” was handsomely explored and interpreted in 41 paintings by 21 artists.   We were delighted to have artist, A. J. Schexnayder as our juror. 

Mr. Schexnayder is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, and is a Past President of WAS-H. 

The exhibit will be on display until September 10th. Stop by to see this beautiful show.

Visit the gallery Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm.

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