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


April 2016 Featured Artist:  Deborah Conn

Deborah is fascinated with faces - cheerful, wistful, mysterious, throughtful, sad. Many of her paintings use a layering of sheer glazes to depict her subjects; she also enjoys painting on different surfaces and incorporates collage into some of her work. "I'll never run out of subject matter," she says. "Every face is unique and has a different story to tell."


view Deborah'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

Green Spring Gardens Exhibition
April 26 - June 26
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PVW Exhibition
The Frame Factory, Vienna, VA
August 1 - September 10

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