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


March 2015 Featured Artist: Carolyn Grosse' Gawarecki

Carolyn says, "Watercolor challenges me to maintain a balance between control and spontaneity and yet allows for the unexpected nuances that appear between the mix of water and paint. Rich colors and strong values are a hallmark of my watercolors. Teaching and sharing my knowledge with others has been a driving force in my career as a professional."



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!



Green Spring Gardens
April 27 to June 29

Brookside Gardens
July 11 - Aug. 16

The Workhouse PVW Annual Exhibit
Oct. 10 - Nov. 8

St. Andrew's Show and Sale
Nov. 14-15