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 January - Deborah Conn 

I’ve always been drawn to painting the human face and body, and in the past few years have been exploring ways to incorporate pattern and texture into my work. My favorite technique is to use crumpled tissue on the painting surface, another uses drips of strong color to express darker values. My hope is to communicate the often subtle expressions of my subjects, creating an emotional connection between the viewer and the painting.

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

Green Spring Gardens Exhibition
May 19 - July 12, 2020
Reception May 31

Brookside Gardens Exhibition
October 20- November 15, 2020

St. Andrews Show and Sale

November 2020