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 November  - Connie Boland


I have been interested in the creative arts all my life but never had the time to pursue this passion.  After a demanding and successful career of thirty plus years as a real estate agent in residential sales, I attended a watercolor class at the Torpedo Factory in Alexander.  Thus began my new career as an artist.   I have taken numerous workshops in watercolor both here and abroad. 

I love all the aspects of painting.  When I start a painting, I become a part of it --  in  the paints themselves, the way the water moves and mingles colors, and  the essence of the subject matter.  They all seem to seep into my soul, and I am enchanted, engrossed and totally “in love”.


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

St. Andrews Exhibit
November 9, 10
view award winners