HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm      |      1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006      |      713-942-9966     |      WAS-H@sbcglobal.net


First Place – Ariane Edmundson, Texans #1

Second Place – Daniela Werneck, The Girl with Popcorn Dress

Third Place – Francisco Andres Carrion, Industrial Scene - Houston

President’s Award – Keiko Yasuoka, Beyond the Canals

Director’s Award – Mary Treanor, Dawn

WAS-H brings the excitement of water-media to the greater Houston area. 
-- Juried Exhibitions in our gallery in the Museum District
-- Monthly meetings with demonstrations by known artists
-- Classes and Workshops all year
-- Group painting encounters include Open Studio afternoons, Wednesday Life Figure Lab, Paint-Outs and Paint-Ins
-- Outreach Program for volunteers to work with children

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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 600 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.

Click to Hear more About Us on the Houston Matters radio program

Upcoming Artist Demos

These wonderful artists are scheduled to give demos at the WAS-H General Meetings as follows:

March 12: Stephen Quiller
April 9: M. Ali Bhatti

Paint Out Schedule At a Glance

See full details here.

  • February 18, 9 a.m.  Meet at Hermann Park Zoo Entrance and paint the reflection pool or lake scenes.
  • March 11  TBD
  • April 28-30  Rockport, TX

Life Painting Lab

Join in the fun of the Life Lab each Wednesday from 12:30 - 3:30pm. The cost is $10 for members and $14 for non-members, exact change appreciated.

Volunteers Wanted

  • Photographers
  • Videographer
  • Washrag Reporter
  • Crating/Uncrating Team, IE
  • Reception Team, IE

For more information, click HERE

Paint-In Schedule at a Glance

Paint-Ins are a single day class taught each second Saturday of the month (*or third Saturday as indicated), from 9:00am - 3:30pm. It's a great opportunity to learn a new technique or squeeze in a class with your busy schedule. Registration is required. Click here to Register.

  • March 18* - Janet Hassinger
  • April 8 - Erik Sprohge
  • May 13 - Shirl Ricetti
  • June 10 - Carol Watson & Beverly Aderholt
  • July 8 -  Keiko Yasuoka &

    Duncan Simmons

Friday Open Studio

Open Studio on Fridays, 10:00am - 2:00pm. The WAS-H classroom is available free to WAS-H members on those Fridays when no class is scheduled. DVDs of renowned artists are viewed, discussed, and everyone paints. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie! 

February 24

March 3, 24, 31

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26


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Visit WAS-H: 1601 W Alabama

Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

Parking is available in our parking lot and on surrounding neighborhood streets. Please do not park at the Menil Collection parking lot, it is reserved for their visitors.

Street Parking Tips for Neighborhood to Avoid a Ticket. Use this Parking Distance.
1. Fire hydrant = 1 car
2. Crosswalk at intersection = 1-1/2 cars
3. Stoplight or traffic control sign = 2 cars

Watercolor Art Society-Houston      |      1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006      |      713-942-9966     |      WAS-H@sbcglobal.net

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