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


April 2015 Featured Artist: Elaine Nunnally

Elaine says, "Watercolors have an immediacy and translucency that is unlike any other medium. After taking my first watercolor class many years ago, I was hooked!  I find the medium diverse, exciting, and very challenging. I will never master it, but am having a wonderful time trying!
"My recent work is a series of somewhat abstract scenes of brightly colored interstate highways. It is unlike anything I have done before and I’m quite enjoying it. I never know how each piece will turn out before I start, which is, after all, how most of us start our paintings! I have an idea, but often the painting becomes its own entity and it has its own ideas of who or what it should be or say!! I love this part of the creative process!"



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!



Green Spring Gardens
April 27 to June 29

Brookside Gardens
July 11 - Aug. 16

The Workhouse PVW Annual Exhibit
Oct. 10 - Nov. 8

St. Andrew's Show and Sale
Nov. 14-15