The Annual Members Exhibit (AME) is one of two juried exhibitions each year, the other being the International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE).  AME is WAS-H's longest running event, the first AME having been held in 1969 when WAS-H was a chapter of the Southwest Watercolor Society before incorporating as WAS-H in 1975.  AME showcases the best-of-the-best from WAS-H's extraordinary member artists.   While only members may enter paintings in AME, everyone is invited to come and view the exhibit during Gallery Hours.  

To View this years' AME Prospectus, click 2023 AME Prospectus.pdf

 54th Annual Members Exhibit

October 1 - 31, 2023

Juror and judge Ken Call

Signature status:      American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Missouri and Montana Watercolor Societies

Master Signature status:      Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Illinois Watercolor Society

WAS-H is thrilled to host nationally lauded artist Ken Call as Juror and Judge for this year's AME.  Ken is well-known to and loved by WAS-H for consistently having prize-winning paintings in WAS-H's International Watermedia Exhibitions (IWE), including two First Place awards in the last 7 years.  Coincident with AME, Ken will also conduct a Major workshop from October 2-4.

2022 53rd Annual Members Exhibit

October 2 - November 3, 2022

To see all the entries in 2022, click HERE

2022 AME Winners

FIRST PLACE:  Daniela Werneck, The Eclosion of A Butterfly

SECOND PLACE: Alison Hendry, Aren't I Beautiful?

THIRD PLACE: Laurie Hammons, Still Life in Blue & Ochre

Shirley Sterling Award:  Hiep Nguyen, Etheral Autumn

Directors Award: Rona Lesser, Times Three

President's Award: Carla Gauthier, Royal Pharmacy Sketch


  • Katherine Rodgers, The King's Camel
  • Leslie C. McDonald, Jr, The Old Days
  • Debbie Lee Parmley, Pamela Anderson
  • Jackie Liddell, Paradise Lost
  • Elizabeth Graham, Blackwater Swamp Dawn

Merchant Awards

  • Art Supply on Almeda:  Lynda June, Taken Flight
  • Golden:  Mohammad Bhatti, Homeless
  • Texas Art Supply: Kay Salem, Shae & SusieQ
  • Texas Art Supply: Fontaine Jacobs, Mallard
  • Dixon Ticonderoga: Marj Hales, Butterfly's Bouquet
  • M. Graham & Co.: Chaitanya Alli, Get in! Let's Eat
  • Cheap Joes: Rosemary Massey, Who's the Fairest of Them All
  • Cheap Joes: Cheryl Evans, Amazon Buddies
  • Art Supply on Almeda: Susan Giannantonio, Enigma
  • Ampersand Art Supply: Maureen Lewis, Gloria
  • Winsor Newton: Jan Shrader, Ranch Security
  • Jack Richeson: Bridget DeFlora, Hanging Around
  • Blick: Ruby Allen, Early Morn
  • Blick: Mary Klug, Home Field
  • Blick: Larry Spitzberg, Hurrah for the Maestro!
  • Blick:  Stephanie Williams, Cypress Trees Medina River

Interested in reading the juror's comments about the winning paintings?  Click on the this document:  AME 2022 - Jurors Words.pdf

Stanley S. Smith Memorial Supports First, Second and Third Place Awards

WAS-H extends special thank you this year to the estate of longtime WAS-H member, Stanley S. Smith. Stan was a key supporter of WAS-H, and instrumental in designing and building our current "new" building. His continued thoughtful service to WAS-H helped shape who we are as an organization today. Stan was recognized by WAS-H with an honorary membership following the completion of the current building. Those who knew him remember his quick wit and broad smile. We are honored to be remembered by his estate, and thankful for the support to the Annual Members Exhibit.

Sponsors for the 2023 Annual Members Exhibit

The following organizations generously donated merchandise awards for the 54th Annual Members Exhibit. Click on their names to visit their websites.

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