The WAS-H Gallery will be closed from Christmas Eve through January 1st. 

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.

November/December Show


Top Awards

1st Place

Kay Salem, "Evening Tide"

2nd Place

Tamara Kontrimas, "Transmutation"

3rd Place

Mike Doan, "Up From the Depths"

Honorable Mention

Robin Avery, "Passionately Painted Pastures"

Linda Flowers, "Holiday Party"

Erik T. Sprohge, "Strange Thing in a Cold Place"

Vlad Yeliseyev March 4-Day Workshop

Registration Is Now Open!

WAS-H is excited to present a 4-day workshop with internationally known artist Vlad Yeliseyev. Learn to capture complex scenery in an engaging and loose impressionist style. Registration opens at 10am CST on Monday, December 4. Spaces are limited. Click the button below to see more and register now.

Vlad Yeliseyev Major Workshop:

International Watermedia

Exhibition 2024

It's time to submit your entries for IWE!

Here is the Prospectus   

Prospectus -- 47th IWE.docx

Submit your entries here: 

 IWE Registration

Deadline to enter:

January 13, 2024

Upcoming Meetings

General Meeting:  Sunday, January 7 @ 2 PM

Demo: Sunday, January 7 during general meeting

Reception: Sunday, January 7 after Demo.

Paint-In:   Saturday, January 6 w/ Les McDonald

January Events

Gallery Show:  Our theme for the January show is "Doors".  

Prospectus - January 2024.docx 

The deadline to submit entries is

Wednesday, January 3 @ 3 pm.

Sign-up Here

Paint-In:  January's Paint-In will be hosted by Les Mcdonald.  Members can sign up Here


The painting will be "Fence Field."

The Pierre Bonnard Project

with Instructor Ellen Orseck

Education Session

December 30

1 - 2 pm

The World of Pierre Bonnard

A Slide Show Orientation

Saturday, December 30th

1:00 -2:00 PM

WAS-H Classroom

Register Here

Bus Trip

Jan 6

8:30 am - 8:30pm

Group Trip to Fort Worth’s

Kimbell Art Museum

“Bonnard’s World’s" Exhibition

Saturday, January 6

8:30 AM Departure WAS-H

Register Here


Jan 21

10 am - 4 pm

Painting Workshop

In the Voice of Bonnard

Sunday, January 21

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Acrylic, Gouache or Watercolor

Register Here

Available Classes and Workshops in December

3-Week Class


Portrait Sketching

Adam Zhao

Three Thursday Mornings

December 7, 14, 21

9:30-12:30am Central Time

$135 members/$165 non-members

Register Here

Weekend Workshop

Mixed Media Abstract 


Carla Gauthier & Kim Granhaug 

Dec 9 & 10

9:30 am- 3:30 pm

$170 Tuition/$150 members

Register Here

One Session

Santa State of Mind - Transform someone you love into Santa!

Cheryl Evans

Late Wednesday afternoons

Dec 13

4:00 - 7:00pm

Register Here

Weekend Workshop

Portrait Painting for Beginners

Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti

Saturday & Sunday

December 16 & 17

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 members/$170 non-members

Register Here

1 Night Workshop

Winter Solstice

Sound Bowls and Creativity

Kristine Flaherty

Thursday, December 21

5 pm - 8 pm

$85 Tuition/$75 members 

Register Here

To see all our

Fall and Winter classes,

click HERE

Here is a one-page calendar for classes starting in December:

Calendar - 2023 - 12 - Dec.pdf

            Wednesday mornings             9 am - Noon

Seniors Class

Wednesday mornings seniors aged 55+ gather to paint together.  All levels welcome.

Free admission but online registration is required.

For more info or to register click Seniors Class

           Wednesday afternoons          12:30 - 3:30 pm

Model Lab

Wednesday afternoons artists draw and paint from live models in a variety of poses. Online registration is required. For more info or to register click Model Lab

Friday mornings 9 am - noon

Open Studio

Friday mornings WAS-H members gather to paint together.

This members-only event is free but online registration is required.

To register click Open Studio

Announcements and Information

Washrag Blog

Our next members show is in January and the theme is Doors.

View the prospectus here:  Prospectus - January 2024.docx

The January Paint-In is on Saturday, January 6, with instructor, Les McDonald.  Sign up Here 

Join us & Stay in Touch

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!  

Social Media

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Supporting WAS-H

Kroger Community Reward

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

WAS-H. # PH159 


Your contribution supports daily operations and long-term expenses. Make the most of your gift through workplace matching gift programs.


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.

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.

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