The WAS-H classroom & gallery are open at select times. Please read our COVID policy HERE prior to visiting in person. Our virtual classes and online shows continue, and are filled with opportunities for learning and exhibits.

WAS-H's 44th Annual International Watermedia Exhibit Is Online Now! 

See the WAS-H 44th Annual International Watermedia Exhibit 
Click HERE to View Our Online Gallery 

FIRST PLACE AWARD: Ken Call, Diaphonus

SECOND PLACE AWARD: Xiaolin Zhu, Through Your Eyes

THIRD PLACE AWARD: Dean Mitchell, Alleyway Shadows

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD: Kathleen Conover, Searching for Zen

MARGARET SCOTT BOCK AWARD: Jacqueline Dorsey, Wick of Youth

JACK BOWEN AWARD: Chris Krupinski, Sweet & Sour II

ODETTE RUBEN MEMORIAL AWARD: Gang Liang, Kiss of the Century 


  • Alison Hendry, Zoey In the Dark
  • Hiep Nguyễn, Al Is Calm


  • Larry Spitzberg, The Catch
  • Xiao Xing Hu, Dress Up for the Holiday


  • Jonathon Lowe, A Little Respect
  • Daniela Werneck, A Black Letter and the White Canvas
  • Tom Francesconi, Eternal Passage
  • Ruby Allen, To the Manor Born

Quick Links to Register for Upcoming Events

  • Register HERE for the April 11th WAS-H General Meeting and Demo on Zoom
  • See and register HERE for upcoming Outdoor Painting events
  • Register for our Fall Major Workshops with Kim Minichiello. See more information 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.

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Members Open Studio

Open Studio is on Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. 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.

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

1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
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