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 - Connie Boland

I am totally “in love” with WATERCOLOR -- the  brilliance of the color and the way the water moves and mingles the color.
Even though my earlier career did not leave any time for painting, I have always been one to “make art” for any occasion.  Once I started studying, I was completely hooked.
When I start a painting I become a part of it -  the paints themselves, the essence of the subject matter.  They all seem to seep into my soul and I am totally engrossed and enchanted.

View Connie'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 Fall Business Meeting and Demo by Skip Lawrence
November 6 2:30-4:30PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Fall workshop with Skip Lawrence
November 7-11
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

2017 Spring workshop with Iain Stewart
April 24-28
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

2017 Fall workshop with Frank Eber
October 9-13
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church