The Watercolor Art Society, Houston promotes the love of water-media art through classes and exhibits, both occurring each month of the year. Paintings from all exhibits hang in our on-site gallery for the duration of each show. WAS-H began hosting exhibits online in May 2020.

We have three tiers of exhibits. 
1. Our top tier International Watercolor Exhibit (March) and Annual Members Exhibit (October) are both juried shows, where artists must present their work to a juror who determines if their work is worthy of entry. This occurs prior to the judging and awarding of prizes. 
2. WAS-H also hosts eight members-only Monthly Exhibits that are non-juried but with prizes awarded. 
3. The third show is a non-juried Student Show (July) in which artists may submit work done under the supervision of an instructor. WAS-H holds this show to encourage beginning artists to fully experience the exhibit process, to show their progress in painting under the supervision of an instructor, and to compete for prizes with artists of similar experience and expertise. Once an artist wins a prize in this or our other shows, they are ineligible to continue entering our student shows. 
Register Your Painting(s) for our online Exhibit! 

Why?

During the coronavirus epidemic it is safer for everyone. Also, this way we can help you share and sell your artwork to friends and buyers anywhere, every exhibit.

When?

Registration opens Monday, July 6. All entries must be completed by midnight, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

How?

This is new, but easier than you think. Please make sure your WAS-H email address is current in the Member Directory.

  1. Pay the entry fees for 1, 2, or 3 paintings by registering for this event, just like registering for a class.
  2. WAS-H then sends you a confirmation email AND an entry form to fill out with your name, contact info, and details about each painting.
  3. Send a good photograph(s) of your painting(s) to online@watercolorhouston.org.
Directions are included in the July Online Prospectus, right HERE.
All done! Await the awards and acclaim! Join the Zoom Meeting for the online exhibit Awards on July 12 at 2:00 CT. An eBlast will be sent to all members with login information. At that time 
the Online Gallery will go public and your paintings can be viewed by all.


Start Here to Begin

Click on this link to get started: REGISTER PAINTINGS for On-line Exhibit - June 2020

Need Help?

The gallery directors and volunteers are offering a WAS-H HELP DESK to answer questions or walk you through any steps you need help with.

Help Desk service will be available July 6 - 8.

  • Call WAS-H at (713) 942-9966 between 10:00 and 3:00, or leave a message after hours. 
  • You can also email gallerydirector@watercolorhouston.org


See complete details in the July 2020 Prospectus, including tips to format your files for easy entry.


Past Shows

Visit the WAS-H Virtual Galleries!

WAS-H has transitioned recent shows and events online since the gallery is currently closed. Visit these exhibits and enjoy!


More About Monthly Gallery Exhibits

Monthly Gallery Exhibits are featured at WAS-H's own gallery space each month of the year except March and October when the Annual International Exhibition and Annual Members Exhibit are shown. The Monthly Gallery Exhibits are juried by a local artist, and cash awards are presented to First, Second and Third Places with ribbons going to Honorable Mentions. Members have an opportunity to submit work in water-media, offering the community opportunity to view and purchase contemporary art. 

To participate in WASH exhibits, artists must comply with Exhibition Criteria, which are explained HERE.

Want to volunteer at the Monthly Gallery Exhibits? Sign up for one of our opportunities to volunteer!

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Upcoming Exhibit Events
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CURRENT Show Information

June 2020: Views through the Windows of our Isolation

  • Take-In: Online Monday, June 1, 2020 thru Friday, June 5, 2020 at midnight
  • Paintings remain in online thru Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Click here for June show prospectus

Looking Ahead

July 2020: Student Show

  • Take-In: Online Monday, July 6, 2020 thru Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at midnight
  • Paintings remain in online thru Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Click here for July Show Prospectus 

August 2020: From My Studio

  • Take-In: Online Monday, July 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at midnight
  • Paintings remain in online thru Friday, August 30, 2020
  • Click here for August Show Prospectus 

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