WAS-H hosts two major workshops each year with visiting artists. The workshops are held in conjunction with the International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE) in March and the Annual Members Exhibit (AME) in October. The visiting artist is also the juror for the corresponding exhibit.
The benefit to members is a nationally known artist comes to WAS-H so members don't need to travel to take a workshop from a favorite artist. On occasion, WAS-H is able to secure additional visiting artists to offer a workshop in another time of the year.
- March 2022: Mark Mahaffey. REGITRATION OPENS December 1, 2021
- October 2022: Ryan Fox
- March 2023: Brenda Swenson
The 2022 IWE will feature Mark Mehaffey as juror for the show and workshop instructor.
Internationally recognized artist Mark E Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life Member - Master Status and Distinguished Master, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experimental Artists, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Mehaffey has won major awards in juried exhibitions internationally including the Silver Medal of Honor (twice) and the Arches Paper Co Award from the American Watercolor Society, the Beverly Green Memorial Purchase Award from the National Watercolor Society, M. Grumbacher Gold Medal from Allied Artists of America, the Skyledge Award from TWSA, Biennial Award from the 2010 Shanghai Zhoujiajiao International Biennial Watercolor Exhibition, Best of Show from the San Diego Watercolor Society and guest artist for the Salon De L'Aquarelle 2015, Antwerp, Belgium. In 2016 Mark was honored with the new designation of "Distinguished Master" by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America for having over 20 total paintings accepted.
Mark is a popular juror, workshop instructor, and lecturer. WAS-H is pleased to welcome Mark to juror the IWE, and to offer a 4-day workshop. See more about Mark by visiting his website at www.markmehaffeyfineart.com