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 September - Cindi Lewis

With over 25 years of study at The Art League School and various workshops, five solo exhibitions, and inclusion in numerous juried shows, I have experimented with and enjoyed a variety of media, but currently focus on painting and printmaking.  I am particularly drawn to the interplay of light and colors and to exploring the ways in which an image is altered when depicted in different media.  Now retired, I am devoting more time and effort to further refining my artistic voice in works using traditional techniques to create dynamic, contemporary realist images.



View Cindi'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
November 11-12, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church