Monthly Gallery Exhibits

Each month we host a new exhibit where art lovers can drop in to see the most recent show.  We encourage our show participants to also submit digital copies of their work so that it can also be included in our on-line version of the live monthly show.

We have two major exhibits each year, our International Watermedia Exhibit (IWE) in March and our Annual Members Exhibit (AME) in October.   Both these exhibits are juried shows, where artists present their work to a juror who determines if their work is worthy of entry. This occurs prior to the judging and awarding of prizes. 

In the remaining months, we host non-juried members-only Monthly Exhibits.  These exhibits award cash prizes and honorable mention ribbons. 

In addition to the International Watermedia Exhibit (IWE) in March, we host another show where non-members can also participate.  Our Student Show

 is in July.  Students may submit work done under the supervision of an instructor.  The intent of this show is to encourage new artists to fully experience the exhibit process, show their progress in painting under the supervision of an instructor, and compete for prizes other new artists.  Once an artist wins a prize in this or our other shows, they are not eligible to enter future student shows.   We encourage our WAS-H teachers to also participate in this show, but teachers are not eligible for prizes.

Can't make it to the Gallery?

View the show online by looking under "Online Galleries"

While our monthly shows are in-person at WAS-H's Gallery, entrants may submit a digital picture of their entries so that it also appears on-line. 

If you have entered a show and want your image to also appear online, you must submit your digital picture to before the deadline.

How to submit your digital image:

  1. Take a photograph of your work and crop so that only the artwork shows (no mat or frame should show in the image).  
  2. Resize so it is no bigger than 800 pixels on the longest side.
  3. Save the file as a jpg or jpeg and name it using this format:
    Smith, John - Painting Title
  4. Email your image to:

WAS-H Gallery Show Mission & Standards

WAS-H Mission of Monthly Exhibits:

  • Provide a forum for members to display their work for viewing by members, visitors, and community at large
  • Encourage newer artists and members to enter monthly exhibits
  • Strategy: Less costly entry, less restrictive criteria than major exhibits, juried exhibits with cash awards, recognition of winners in the website and social media.

Read more about our Gallery Show Standards, including exhibit criteria including media, surface and matting/framing standards. WAS-H Gallery Show Standards.pdf

CURRENT Show Information

The April show reception was held on Sunday, April 3.  The exhibit will continue until April 21.  Entrants may pick up their paintings after April 21.

The theme for the April show is "Animals Real and Imagined."

Looking Ahead

 May 2022:  Iconic Houston Buildings/Landmarks

The May show will be held in person at the WAS-H Gallery.

  • Registration begins:  Saturday, April 9, 2022
  • Deadline:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Drop-off:  April 5 - May 11 @ 3 pm
  • Judging: Saturday, May 14
  • Awards Reception: Sunday, May 15 at 3:30 pm
  • Gallery Show: May 15 - June 3
  • Pick-up:  After June 2
  • Click to view the prospectus: Prospectus-MAY.2022.FINAL.pdf
  • Click HERE to Register and Pay entry Fees

       June 2022:  Food for Thought

      • Registration/dropoff begins:  Friday, May 20, 2022
      • Deadline:  Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 3 pm
      • Judging: Saturday, June 4
      • Awards Reception: Sunday, June 5 at 3 pm
      • Gallery Show: June 7 - July 1
      • Pick-up:  July 2
      • Click to view the prospectus: Prospectus-June.2022.FINAL.pdf
      • Click HERE to Register and Pay entry Fee
      Volunteers Needed!

      Want to volunteer at the Monthly Gallery Exhibits? Sign up for one of our opportunities to volunteer!

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