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.

Take a look at our members' work in the PVW Gallery!

See what PVW is all about in this 10-minute video 



   Featured Artist for July - Sharie Boyle

Sharie Boyle has been joyfully painting portraits and teaching private classes for the past twelve years.  Formerly the Department Chair of Freedom High School Fine Arts Department, Sharie retired from the public school system and designed a life of travel and teaching which includes volunteering as a docent at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Sharie teaches regularly on board the Cunard Lines, Queen Mary 2, traveling and teaching in exciting venues. For the past three years her private classes have moved online (Web Ex) where she continues to collaborate with students around the globe. Her lesson plans have been published in the National Magazine “School Arts”. 


Exhibitions & events

PVW Green Spring Gardens Exhibit
May 2 - June 27, 2022

Members' Spring Luncheon
May 15,  2022

Brookside Gardens Exhibit
Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2022