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 September - Carol Bouville

I grew up in the Washington, DC, area, but spent much of my earlier adult life in France and New York City. I started painting in 1991 and quickly developed a passion for watercolor. I have since become a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. I have also been teaching watercolor and collage classes locally for the past 12 years.

My work has been shown at local galleries, art society and association juried shows. In 2015 I won my first award in the BWS Mid-Atlantic show for Je Suis Charlie.

View Carol'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

PVW Members Annual painting week in Acadia, Maine
Reservations required.
September 10 - 17

PVW Members Paint out, Santa Fe, NM
Reservations required.
September 17 - 24

PVW Fall Show and Sale
October 15-16
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Fall workshop with Skip Lawrence
November 7-11
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church