PVW, based in the Maryland/ Virginia/D.C. area, is a juried society of watercolor painters

We are a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the art and excellence of watercolor painting.
Our members include many watercolor instructors and artists who exhibit at prominent galleries, museums, and nationally acclaimed shows. Some serve as jurors; others give demonstrations and programs for art and community groups.

See what we're all about in this 10-minute video


Featured Artist for August - Sharie Boyle

Sharon McKittrick Boyle has been painting in watercolor since she was ten years old. She attended Moore College of Art, a women's college in Philadelphia, and received her BA in Fine Art from Richard Stockton College. Sharon taught Art in High School and Northern Virginia Community College. For the past six years she has concentrated on painting children. An Award winning Artist who loves to travel, Sharon is either painting or reading about painting, or traveling to paint! Sharon is excited to begin teaching watercolor on board the Cunard Lines, Queen Mary 2 this December! 



View Sharie's Work

PVW Anniversary publication
now available as an ebook!

Celebrating our 40th anniversary, this beautiful book is filled with striking images of members' work along with descriptions of each artist's process. And now you can purchase a Kindle edition for only $5.99 from Amazon. (If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app for most tablets and smartphones.) Check it out!


Exhibitions & events

NOVA Exhibition
Ernst Community Cultural Center
Verizon Gallery
Annandale, VA
Aug. 29 - Oct. 16, 2017
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PVW Trip to Southwest Harbor, Maine
September 9-16, 2017
Reservations Required

PVW Trip to Collioure, France and Barcelona, Spain
September 21-30, 2017
Reservations Required

Fall workshop with Frank Eber
October 16-20, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Fall St. Andrews Show and Sale
Novenber 11-12, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church