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 February - Carolyn Marshall Wright 

Vibrant, saturated color; free, expressive brushwork; boldly structured composition; all these are the hallmarks of my work.  Dancing between the representational and abstract, my art evokes the deeply felt emotion with which it is created.  I work intuitively, striving to express authenticity without sentimentality. I began my artistic career focusing on watercolors and still remain intrigued by this exciting medium. Explorations in color and structure have led me to more abstract work with acrylics and collage. 

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

Robbie Laird Demo
April 19, 2020

Robbie Laird Workshop

April 20-24, 2020

Spring Luncheon

April 26, 2020

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

Fall Membership Meeting
Ron Stocke Demo

Oct. 4, 2020

Ron Stocke Workshop
Oct. 5-9, 2020

Brookside Gardens Exhibition
October 20- November 15, 2020

St. Andrews Show and Sale

November 14-15, 2020