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


PVW Online Fall Exhibition

Follow this link to see the fall PVW member exhibition, including this
1st Prize winner, Summer Clouds Rolling In, by Linda Sherman


Featured Artist for March - Amy Arons 

Amy Arons was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember.  Although she started with oils, Amy fell in love with the vibrancy of watercolors and has been painting with them ever since.

Amy enjoys painting a variety of subject matter – showcasing friends, family, and her exciting travels around the world.  In her words, "I want to leave a legacy when I am gone.  A story of where I traveled, what I saw, and who I held dear to my heart.  A memoir in paint." She prefers to paint in the early morning daylight when her energy is at its highest and she can select from what she calls "the colors of a kaleidoscope – the colors of a sunlit day."   While her process starts with digitally projecting photo images onto paper, the real magic starts when the paint meets the paper. Amy is also a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

“I paint because I can relive the moment that moved me initially... because I enjoy the magic that makes the moment come to life.”
View Amy's Work 


Exhibitions & events

PVW Fall Online Exhibition
October 15 - Dec 31 2020