WAS-H is currently closed, events and classes are canceled through April 30th.

Visit Our Online Gallery to see the 43rd International Watermedia Exhibition.

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43rd International Watermedia Exhibition

First Place:"Fishing Boat Bathed in the Morning Glow" by Dongfeng Li; Second Place: "Divided: Industrial Evolution" by Kathleen Conover; Third Place: "Memory Gone" by Jennifer Martin; Honorable Mention 1: "Morning Prayer, Jerusalum" by Severn Wang; Honorable Mention 2: "Fish Hawk" by Erhu Zhang; Honorable Mention 3: "Carpe Diem" by Carol Hubbard; Honorable Mention 4: "Napping Hippo" by Vanessa Sosa; Honorable Mention 5: "Patrician Woods" by Norma Herring; Merit Award 1: "Sun Fun" by Deanna Beaujot; Merit Award 2: "Seal Beach Junior Lifeguards" by Francesca Brayton; Merit Award 3: "An die Freude" by Cliff Hamberlin; Merit Award 4: "Coming Aboard!" by Larry Spitzberg; Merit Award 5: "Two Old Pine Trees" by Taigo Yasukawa;  Art Supply on Alameda: "Harvey" by Kim Granhaug; Board of Directors: "Apostrophe" by Chris Krupinski; Jack Bowen: "Autumnal" by Atanas Matsurev; Margaret Scott Bock AsoA: "At Sea" by Marilynne Bradley; Odette Rubin Memorial: "Golden Age - Sunflower" by Soon Warren; Texas Art Supply 1: "Dale's Tree" by Matt White; Texas Art Supply 2: "Dos Hermanas" by Ken Call

View the complete IWE 2020 Catalogue

Welcome to Watercolor Art Society-Houston

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) is a non-profit organization with over 700 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.

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Open Studio is on Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The WAS-H classroom is open free to members on Fridays when no class is scheduled. Bring your lunch and enjoy the camaraderie!

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Model Lab

Join our Model Lab for figure drawing and painting sessions each Wednesday from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Models are clothed and/or unclothed. $10 for members and $14 for non-members, exact change appreciated.


Community outreach activities are central to WAS-H's mission. The volunteer opportunities are diverse: members judge and volunteer for exhibitions, performance demonstrations and instruction in schools, homeless service centers, colleges, hospitals and community centers. 

Long-term programs include Art for Seniors, the HSPVA scholarship and participation in the Arts in Medicine program at Texas Children's Hospital. Email Haley Bowen, Outreach Director, for information on ways to give back here

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As a supporter of WAS-H, you help bring the power of water-media art to the Houston community. Your contribution funds both our organization's daily operation and future. WAS-H is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


Your contribution supports both 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. Check our Sign-Up to learn more about opportunities.

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