The WAS-H classroom & gallery are open at select times. Please read our COVID policy HERE prior to visiting in person. Our virtual classes and online shows continue, and are filled with opportunities for learning and exhibits.

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 can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in our gallery in the Museum District.

In addition to Juried Exhibitions, WAS-H has monthly meetings with demonstrations by known artists. Classes and Workshops all year. Group painting encounters include Open Studio afternoons, Wednesday Model Lab, Paint-Outs and Paint-Ins, and an Outreach Program for volunteers to work with children.

Our Mission

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.

Want to know the complete history of the Watercolor Art Society - Houston? Click HERE for a fun and informative compilation of Washrag articles that tells our history.

WAS-H Building, completed in 2006

WAS-H Gallery, a spacious home to beautiful exhibits

WAS-H Classroom, set up for an optimal learning environment

WAS-H Kitchen serves guests during receptions

WAS-H Office, supporting our members

WAS-H Library, a resource for teachers and students

1601 West Alabama Houston TX 77006
Gallery: 713-942-9966
Questions? Email

HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

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