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.
WAS-H hosts two major workshops each year with visiting artists. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Annual International Exhibition in March and the Annual Members Exhibit in October. The visiting artist is also the juror for the corresponding exhibit.
The benefit to members is a nationally known artist comes to WAS-H so members don't need to travel to take a workshop from a favorite artist. On occasion, WAS-H is able to secure additional visiting artists to offer a workshop in another time of the year.
- March 2021: Keiko Tanabe ---> Register HERE
- October 2021: Kim Minichiello
- March 2022: Mark Mahaffey
The 2021 IWE will feature, Keiko Tanabe, as juror for the show and workshop instructor. She is an esteemed artist in the American watercolor community as well as and internationally, who “tells stories of the globe of and of her own heart “ in her fluid landscapes. She has gathered many awards and honored member of many prestigious WC societies, including NWS and AWS.
Keiko loved art as a child, yet later after pursuing another career, she launched. out as a professional watercolorist in 2005. She describes herself as a “landscape artist” who captures life in simple strokes. Painting her beloved Japan, where she was born, seascapes near home in San Diego, and places around the world, she has been highlighted in many magazines and has over a dozen books.
We are thrilled to have her lead a 5-day workshop here at WAS-H, March 8 -12. You are invited to join Keiko’s workshop, observing firsthand her demonstrations and learning some of her techniques in creating such atmospheric wonders though her poignant paintings. Visit her website at https://www.ktanabefineart.com