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.


Featured Artist for June - Lauren Marcott

As a US foreign service officer Lauren Marcott had various opportunities to travel; once she retired, she had even more.  She loves watercolor for its transparency, its unpredictability and not least for its portability—her painting travel kit fits easily into her handbag. Her watercolors are a travelogue of special places she's been —lighthouses that protect sailors, exquisite Japan with its sense of quiet elegance, Moscow’s winter cross-country trails, Florida’s eastern shore with its wonderful, precise seashells, Jerusalem’s old City, full of age and mystery. 
Lauren also finds beauty closer to home—in our wonderful monuments, the small wilds around us, in the Shenandoahs, beautiful in every season, in the rush of the Potomac on our doorstep. Lauren finds treasure wherever she travels and hopes her paintings communicate that to the viewer.   She is honored to be a member of PVW.


Exhibitions & events

Green Spring Gardens Exhibition
Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA  22312
April 30 - June 23, 2024