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



PVW is delighted to announce the release of our first book!

Honoring our 40th anniversary, the publication is filled with striking images of members' work along with descriptions of each artist's process.

The PVW 40th Anniversary book is now available for sale at all PVW events and at the following locations.

You can purchase your book at the studio of RACHEL COLLINS, #342, at the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA.  
Contact Rachel at 703-838-9695 or at rbcollinsart@yahoo.com, or
you can purchase a book by contacting NANCY WALNES at 703-369-3806 or at nwalnes@comcast.net.  Order a book for pick up in the Manassas area or arrange to have your copy shipped.  

 Now on sale at $30.00, including tax
PVW Members: $25.00 including tax


October 2014 Featured Artist: Karen Norman

Karen Norman says, "I love the still life genre as this gives me the opportunity to paint what I see in a set configuration over days and weeks of time.
My painting time is spent gazing at something that changes only imperceptibly over the weeks that I work on a painting. This gives me an incredible sense of spectrum and time somehow, as though there were a quiet spot in the world where I go to paint. Though I paint landscape and portraits as well, still life has consumed me as  my most desired source of inspiration.