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 June - Susan Bradley 

Two formative experiences, working in museums and living abroad, have given me an interest in the things people leave behind in their daily lives. These objects tell a story that can be examined and translated into two-dimensional work. My watercolors focus on people, their activities and environment, nature, and objects left behind in history.  Watercolor is my favorite medium because the water combines with the pigments to produce interesting effects and varied styles. Working with paint is a constantly growing experience, and I continue to search for topics and a style that represent my life and the world around us.

View Susan'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 Paint Out at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
To be re-scheduled for mid to late July
Washington, DC

PVW Trip to Collioure, France and Barcelona, Spain
September 21-30, 2017
Reservations Required

Fall workshop with Frank Eber
October 16-20, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Fall St. Andrews Show and Sale
Novenber 11-12, 2017
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church