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 February - Marta Legeckis

I first decided to revisit the art of watercolor painting to enhance my work as a calligrapher. But as with anything else, with each step a new door opens. Over the past several years I have been drawn deeper into the world of color - the shear joy of it, the difficulties of controlling it and the myriad ways of using it to entice the viewer into the painting.   My hope is that I can convince my
audience to take a deeper look at my work and see the underlying story, or to create a story

of their own. I would like to be that artist that creates new doors for people to go through to see another world and to let their imaginations soar. 

View Marta'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