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.


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


August 2014 Featured Artist: Helen Dilley Barsalou

Helen Dilley Barsalou is a national award-winning watercolorist who lives and paints in Annandale, VA.  She is a native of South Dakota, where her feeling for great distances was born. Although she finds landscapes giver her the most satisfaction as an artist, she also enjoys painting florals, figures, and semiabstract works. She has recently been chosen for membership in the Watercolor Honor Society, a national organization.