The WAS-H Gallery will be closed from Christmas Eve through January 1st. 

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.

November/December Show


Top Awards

1st Place

Kay Salem, "Evening Tide"

2nd Place

Tamara Kontrimas, "Transmutation"

3rd Place

Mike Doan, "Up From the Depths"

Honorable Mention

Robin Avery, "Passionately Painted Pastures"

Linda Flowers, "Holiday Party"

Erik T. Sprohge, "Strange Thing in a Cold Place"

January Show

Our theme for the January show is "Doors".  Registration will open on Friday, December 8.

Check out the prospectus: 

Prospectus - January 2024.docx 

The deadline to submit your entries is Wednesday, January 3 @ 3 pm.

International Watermedia

Exhibition 2024

It's time to submit your entries for IWE!

Entry registration is open for the March 2024 

International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE).

Vladislav Yeliseyev, Juror and Judge

First read the Prospectus here:   Prospectus -- 47th IWE.docx

Then submit your entries here:  IWE Registration

Deadline to enter: January 13, 2024

Upcoming Meetings

General Meeting:  Sunday, January 7 @ 2 PM

Demo: Sunday, January 7 during general meeting

Reception: Sunday, January 7 after Demo.

Paint-In:   Saturday, January 6 w/ Les McDonald

Available Classes and Workshops in December

In-Person Classes in these two columns

Virtual Classes in this column

Weekend Workshop

Water, Water Everywhere

Les McDonald

December 2 & 3

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

3-Week Class

Drawing 101

Myke Venable

Monday Afternoons

December 4, 11, 18

1 pm - 4 pm

3-Week Class


Abstracting the Garden

Susan Giannantonio


Dec. 1, 8, 15

1 pm - 3 pm

3-Week Class

Waltz of the Flowers

Nan Wright

Tuesday mornings

December 5, 12, 19

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$165 Tuition/$135 members

Register Here

2-Week Class

Santa State of Mind - Transform someone you love into Santa!

Cheryl Evans

Late Wednesday afternoons

Dec 6 & 13

4:00 - 7:00pm

$110 Tuition/$90 members

Register Here

5-Week Class


Zentangle for Beginners

Lori Morris

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

11:00am - 12:30pm

4-Week Class

Landscape Painting

Dr. Mohammad Bhatti

Tuesday afternoons

December 5, 12, 19 & Jan 2

1 pm - 4 pm

$180 members/$220 non-members

Register Here

Weekend Workshop

Portrait Painting for Beginners

Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

Saturday & Sunday

December 16 & 17

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 members/$170 non-members

Register Here

6-Week Class


Tiny Watercolor Figures

Vanidas Mangathil

Wednesday Mornings
December 6, 13, 20 and January 3, 10, 17

9:30 - 11:30am Central Time

$175 members/$235 non-members

Register Here

Weekend Workshop

Mixed Media Abstract 


Carla Gauthier & Kim Granhaug 

Dec 9 & 10

9:30 am- 3:30 pm

$170 Tuition/$150 members

Register Here

1 Night Workshop

Winter Solstice

Sound Bowls and Creativity

Kristine Flaherty

Thursday, December 21

5 pm - 8 pm

$85 Tuition/$75 members 

Register Here

3-Week Class


Portrait Sketching

Adam Zhao

Three Thursday Mornings

December 7, 14, 21

9:30-12:30am Central Time

$135 members/$165 non-members

Register Here

To see all our

Fall and Winter classes,

click HERE

Here is a one-page calendar for classes starting in December:

Calendar - 2023 - 12 - Dec.pdf

            Wednesday mornings             9 am - Noon

Seniors Class

Wednesday mornings seniors aged 55+ gather to paint together.  All levels welcome.

Free admission but online registration is required.

For more info or to register click Seniors Class

           Wednesday afternoons          12:30 - 3:30 pm

Model Lab

Wednesday afternoons artists draw and paint from live models in a variety of poses. Online registration is required. For more info or to register click Model Lab

Friday mornings 9 am - noon

Open Studio

Friday mornings WAS-H members gather to paint together.

This members-only event is free but online registration is required.

To register click Open Studio

Announcements and Information

Our next members show is in January and the theme is Doors.

View the prospectus here:  Prospectus - January 2024.docx

Join us & Stay in Touch

Become a Member

Members receive discounts on classes and workshops and participate in all our monthly exhibitions.  Meeting artists at every stage of their art journey is the best part.  We are a community here.  Join us!  

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Supporting WAS-H

Kroger Community Reward

Log into your Kroger Rewards account and search for Watercolor Art Society-Houston or enter PH159 and click enroll to donate a portion of your purchase to

WAS-H. # PH159 


Your contribution supports daily operations and long-term expenses. Make the most of your gift through workplace matching gift programs.


Volunteers are the backbone of WAS-H, making possible exhibits, receptions, workshops and the many programs offered at our facility.   Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Randall's Good Neighbor

One % of your Randall purchases is sent to WAS-H, when you register us as your preferred charity on your Randalls Remarkable Card.

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Gallery: 713-942-9966
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