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 December - Jane Gott
Painting brings me joy and peace, and I am passionate about the subjects I choose to paint.   Color has always been one of my favorite design elements.  I usually paint with a limited palette.  I like experimenting with different palettes and  some granulating paints.

The Frank Eber workshop last month resonated with me.  I imagine his work may influence the impressionistic painting I already prefer to paint.



View Jane'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!


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