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.


PVW is delighted to announce the release of our first book!

Honoring our 40th anniversary, the publication is filled with striking images of members' work along with descriptions of each artist's process.

The PVW 40th Anniversary book is now available for sale at all PVW events and at the following locations.

You can purchase your book at the studio of RACHEL COLLINS, #342, at the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA.  
Contact Rachel at 703-838-9695 or at rbcollinsart@yahoo.com, or
you can purchase a book by contacting NANCY WALNES at 703-369-3806 or at nwalnes@comcast.net.  Order a book for pick up in the Manassas area or arrange to have your copy shipped.  

 Now on sale at $30.00, including tax
PVW Members: $25.00 including tax


July 2014 Featured Artist: Margitta Hanff Potts

Although her first love was art, Margitta Hanff earned a B.S. in biology. She married, raised two children, then returned to her first love, taking art classes at NVCC and the Alexandria Art League. Margitta loves workshops and paints diverse subjects: animals, figures, botanicals, and landscapes. Her sketchbook journals document her travels here and abroad, and she enjoys plein air painting.
Margitta is a juried member of The Virginia Watercolor Society, The Baltimore Watercolor Society, and Potomac Valley Watercolorists; also a member of the Art League and its Bin Gallery in Alexandria and Salon Eight (nine painters who exhibit together).