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is November 29, 2022.

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WAS-H welcomes Brenda Swenson

Juror and Judge for 2023 International Watermedia Exhibition

and 4-day Workshop "Negative Painting with Watercolor"

Registration for Workshop opens December 5th:  Major Workshops 

Enter the 2023 IWE

International Watermedia Exhibition

WAS-H's 46th International Watermedia Exhibition will showcase artistic excellence of global participants from March 5 through March 30, 2023, at the WAS-H Gallery.

Acclaimed watercolor artist, Brenda Swenson, will serve as juror and judge for the event. 

Winners will be awarded over $10,000 in cash prizes.

Submit entries through Call for Entry (CaFE') at this link:   

CaFE' Website - WAS-H Call

Deadline for entering is January 13, 2023. E

View the Prospectus:   Prospectus for 46th Annual IWE 

Annell LivingstonEl Prado, NM

Fragments, Geometry and Change

Gouache on Paper

January 2023 Exhibit


Our January 2023 exhibit will be our Experimental show.  

Artists are encouraged to use non-traditional ideas and materials for January’s exhibit.  Entries judged by:  basic design elements; color, line, shape, scale, space, texture, and value; and the way in which the piece explores new or unusual techniques, materials and themes while still adhering to solid artistic principles.  Any surface is allowed but media must be at least 80% water-soluble.  This exhibit will be open to non-members.  See prospectus for additional details:  2023 - 01 JAN Prospectus.pdf

February 2023 Exhibit

Fire & ICE

Our theme for February is "Fire & Ice."

Drama, passion!  February is the month for both.  Paintings are a way to express our emotions without spoken language.  This month, we will try to make a connection with others through this outlet.  Paintings can have general subjects and aim to convey an emotional aspect.  Click to view the prospectus: 2023- February prospectus.pdf

November and December

Holiday Exhibit

Each month the Watercolor Art Society - Houston hosts a new exhibit.  This month our Holiday exhibit will remain for both November and December.  These paintings are available for immediate purchase.  

Artist Laurie Hammons
Small Bunch of Grapes - Price: $75

Small Treasures Holiday Bazaar

Our gallery is “a-WASH” with small treasures just in time for holiday shopping.  This exhibit is full of small, framed paintings and unframed works that are available to purchase and carry away.  It is amazing to see so much creative effort in these little wonders.  Restrictions for framed paintings are lifted and the effects are handsome indeed.   This show will continue until the end of the year or until all the paintings are sold!

Sign up here:  Model Lab

New Members Orientation

Our next new members orientation is on Saturday, December 17 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.  This is open to both new and potential members.  If you plan to attend, please register here:  Orientation

Upcoming Classes/Workshops/Activities

Classes/Workshops are in person, unless stated otherwise.

Carla GauthierInstructor

Find Your Path

4-Week Class

December 1, 8, 15 & 22

9:00 am - Noon

Register HERE

1 - 4 PM

Register HERE

Joanie Hughes, Instructor

Pen & Ink WC Architecture

Weekend Workshop

 December 3 & 4

9:30 - 3:30 pm

Register HERE


Sunday, Dec. 4 @ 3:30 pm

Pot-Luck Sign-up

Share your Talent - email Katie.Steck@Gmail.com

Volunteer to Help

email gallerydirector


Laura Spector, Instructor


2 Day Class

December 6 & 13

Early Class:  1 - 3 PM

Register HERE

Late Class:  7 - 9 PM

9:30 - 3:30 pm

Register HERE

Fred Kingwill, Instructor

Intermediate Watercolor

4 Classes

December 7, 14, 21 & 28

6 - 9 pm

Register HERE

Monika Pate, Instructor

Weekend Workshop

December 10 & 11

9:30am - 3:30pm

Register HERE

Quick Links

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Supporting WAS-H

Kroger Community Rewards

# PH159 

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


Ebay Charity


Ebay sellers can elect to donate a portion of their Ebay sales to WAS-H through the Ebay Charity Program.

Amazon Smile


A portion of your purchases can be donated to WASH by designating us as your charity of choice through the Amazon Smiles Program.  Click on the link below.

Amazon Smile Link

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.

WAS-H's ID #4553. 

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!  


Your contribution supports daily operations and long term expenses. Plus, you can make the most of your gift through workplace matching gift programs. Some companies will match, double or even triple your gift.


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.

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