The WAS-H Gallery is home to an impressive schedule of water-media shows, with two premier shows, the Annual Members Exhibit (AME) and the International Watermedia Exhibition (IWE). 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 $3,500. Located in the heart of the Museum District, WAS-H is a must-see while touring Houston's fine art establishments.

2022 AME Reception will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 3:30 pm.  

Here is the prospectus for the upcoming show:  AME Prospectus-2022.pdf

Other key dates for the 2022 Exhibit include:

Registration begins:                                 9/13/2022 – Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

Registration ends:                  9/28/2022 – Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.

Judging:                                                            10/01/2022 - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General meeting, demo & awards:                          10/02/2022 – Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gallery reception:                                                     10/02/2022 – Sunday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Pick-up unaccepted paintings:                      10/04/2022 – Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Last day of exhibit:                                                   11/02/2022 – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit take-down & painting pick-up:                       11/03/2022 – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2021: 52nd Annual Members Exhibit

WAS-H is pleased to present the 2021 52nd Annual Members Exhibit. You can view the show in-person at WAS-H during regular gallery hours through Thursday, November 4th.

Nationally know artist, Michael Holter, is the juror. Michael is a member of the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society, The Watercolor Honor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Missouri Watercolor, The Society of Watercolor Artists and more. Visit his website at to learn more. 


1st: Les McDonald, Jr., Dining Out
2nd: Daniela Werneck, Amo De Mia Vivo
3rd: Jackie Liddell, Eyrie
Shirley Sterling Award: Bill Curtis, San Antonio Winter
President's Award: Mohammad Ali Bhatti, Sindhi Villager
Director's Award: Irene Sheytman, Avignon


  • Karen Lindeman, Into the Glass
  •  Cheryl Wooten, Party Girl
  • Linda Jarnigan, Spring Joy
  • Carla Gauthier, Stairway Light
  • Hiep Nguyễn, Supermoon


  • Lynda Jung, The Big Splash
  • Rona Lesser, Two Together
  • Larry Spitzberg, No Need for Lemonade
  • Alison Hendry, I Am Outstanding in My Field
  • Zahid Shaikh, Capitol at Twilight
  • Richard Scruggs, March Brown
  • William Epps, Notre Dame
  • Debbie Eheling, Fresh from the Garden
  • MaryAnn Lucas, Cityscape Diptych
  • Fontaine Jacobs, Cheers
  • Darlene Dittoe, Aubergine
  • Diane Peter, Backdoor to La Kings Confectionery
  • Ruby Allen, Hibiscus
  • Lorene Williams, Best Friends Forever

Stanley S. Smith Memorial Supports First, Second and Third Place Awards

WAS-H extends special thank you this year to the estate of longtime WAS-H member, Stanley S. Smith. Stan was a key supporter of WAS-H, and instrumental in designing and building our current "new" building. His continued thoughtful service to WAS-H helped shape who we are as an organization today. Stan was recognized by WAS-H with an honorary membership following the completion of the current building. Those who knew him remember his quick wit and broad smile. We are honored to be remembered by his estate, and thankful for the support to the Annual Members Exhibit.


The following organizations generously donated merchandise awards for the 52nd Annual Members Exhibit. Click on their names to visit their websites.

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