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 October - Jean Gill 

Jean K. Gill, AWS, NWS is an artist, juror and educator who taught watercolor classes to adult learners for over twenty years. She encourages students to try everything but to find their own artistic voices.  In her own process, Jean enjoys using pure hues with a full value range, and she paints vertically, aiming to capture the watercolor’s motion in her finished work. Her paintings have appeared in more than 150 juried shows and in numerous art publications, including International Artist, American Artist, Watercoor and multiple volumes of Splash and Artistic Touch.  Her work has won awards in annual international exhibitions of both the American and National Watercolor Societies.  In 2010, she was one of 20 American artists included in the Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition in China, and in 2018 she returned to China where her watercolors were exhibited in three shows. More of her work and statement can be seen at www.JeanKGill.com.    

View Jean'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

Brookside Gardens Exhibit
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
August 20 - September 16, 2018
view award-winning paintings

Fall Membership Meeting and
Sandy Maudlin demo

October 14

Sandy Maudlin Workshop
October 15 - 19

St. Andrews Show and Sale

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
November 10-11, 2018