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 March - Rosa Vera

I grew up in a Latin American family mostly in Washington, D.C., and partly in South America. Perhaps because of the family relationships and being a foreigner, human interaction appeals to me.  I am primarily a figure painter and been working recently on a series of paintings on journeys -- spiritual, contemplative and physical.   Some of these paintings are in this selection. 

My work uses mixed media, such as encaustic, collage, fabric, gold leaf, acrylic, oil and watercolor so as to provide depth and texture. My paintings have been in national shows including the National Watercolor Society Show, Watercolor USA, and have won awards at several international and national shows. 


View Rosa'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

PVW Pop-Up Paint Out - Cherry Blossoms at Sue Moses' Home
Potomac, MD

Iain Stewart Demonstration

April 2, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

2017 Spring workshop with Iain Stewart
April 3-7
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

PVW Paint Out - Azaleas at National Arboretum
Washington, DC
April 13, 2017

Green Spring Gardens Exhibit
April 18 - June 18, 2017
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA

PVW Paint Out - Roof Top Painting at Skadden, Arps Law Firm
1440 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
April 30, 2017 (May 7 Rain Date)

PVW Paint Out at Bishop's Garden at the National Cathedral
Washington, DC
May 11, 2017

PVW trip to Shepherdstown, WV

May 16-18

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

Fall workshop with Frank Eber
October 9-13, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

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