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 January - Jeffrey Gorrell

Whether I am painting landscapes or non-objective abstracts, I am fascinated by the edges of things – the way that water meets the shoreline, clouds stand out from the sky, trees and leaves intermingle, hard lines meet soft contours, soft contours blend into other contours, adjacent colors bleed together or stand out in strong contrast. My most realistic landscapes are patterned color and shape -- objects, of course, but more than objects; they are sensed relationships. I’ve been influenced by serious and not-so-serious art and artists of many time periods, styles, and media.


View Jeffrey'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

Paint-In, National Botanical 
January 21

Kathleen Giles Workshop
March 19-23

Member Spring Luncheon
April 22

Green Spring Gardens Exhibit
April 30 - June 25

Member trip to Chestertown, Md.
May 8-9

Fall Membership Meeting and
Sandy Maudlin demo
October 14

Sandy Maudlin Workshop
October 15-19