The WAS-H Gallery is home to an impressive schedule of water-media shows, with two premier shows, the Annual Members Exhibit and the International Exhibition. The Annual Members Exhibit is WAS-H's longest running event and showcases the best-of-the-best from our dedicated members. Artists have an opportunity to win awards totaling over $1,500. Located in the heart of the Museum District, WAS-H is accessible and a must-see while touring Houston's fine art establishments.

2020 51st Annual Members Exhibit

Keeping Art Alive at WAS-H!

WAS-H is delighted to announce the 2020 51st Annual Members Exhibit. Texas watercolor artist Don Andrews, AWS, will be the judge for the Annual Members Exhibit. Don is a nationally recognized, award winning artist, author and workshop presenter. You can read his profile and see his work at

This year’s exhibit will be virtual with online registration. You can find the AME Prospectus, registration details and instructions by clicking the link on this page. The take-in team will be available to help you.

Each artist is welcome to submit up to three paintings; only one piece is eligible to be juried into the show. Don will review the entries, judge the work and present awards to the winners at our General Meeting on Sunday, October 4 at 2 PM.

These past few months WAS-H has learned how to easily and successfully host virtual exhibits. Now is the time to wet your paints and brushes, stir up your watercolor muses and fight off COVID blues by tapping into your creativity bank and making that piece of white paper sing! We cannot wait to see your work!

  • Registration: Sunday, September 20 to Tuesday, September 29
  • Awards Presentation: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2 PM 
  • Show opens online: Sunday, October 4, 2020
  • Paintings will remain in the virtual gallery until November 15, 2020.
  • Click HERE for AME Prospectus
  • Click HERE to Register and Pay Entry Fees

The 2019 Golden 50th Annual Members Exhibit Winners:


1st: "Passing Storm", Carla Gauthier

2nd: "Spring Solace", Daniela Werneck

3rd: "Peaches in Sunlight", Bridgett Vallery

Shirley Sterling Award: "Hill Country Morning", Keiko Yasuoka

President's Award: "The Rush", Linda Jung

Director's Award: "Hartman Rocks", Sharyn Richey


  • "Best Legs in the Zoo", Alison Hendry
  • "Endless Shadows'", Mohammad Ali Bhatti
  • "Two's Company", Rosemary Massey
  • "Winter Tangles", Susan Giannantonio
  • "Spring Break", Karen Lindeman


  • "Patient Strength", Sarah Kitagawa
  • "Russian Weaver", Paula Fowler
  • "Ridley Reflections", Jackie Liddell
  • "Over the Edge", Brenda Emery
  • "Our Own Corn", Les McDonald
  • "Along the River Thames", Irene Sheytman
  • "Moon Shell", Erik Sprohge
  • "Summer Delights II", Angela Casenave-Castro
  • "Well Heeled", Tamara Kontrimas
  • "Sophie", Robin Avery


The following organizations generously donated merchandise awards for the 50th Annual Members Exhibit. Click on their names to visit their websites.

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