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 November - Ginger Sanaie

My favorite subjects are landscape and figures.  For me, trees involve both landscape and figure.  I paint trees as if they are large figures, and I find that trees are like people in that no two are alike.  Trees come in a wide array of sizes and varieties -- stately firs to flowering cherries, seaside palms to comforting oaks and maples.  They can be any or all colors, and tree paintings can have moods, such as happy, sad or thoughtful.  All trees are beautiful to me, no matter the season, no matter their age.  Trees can even be interesting and beautiful after they die.


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

St. Andrews Show and Sale
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
November 10, 3-7 pm
November 11, 12-5 pm