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 Summer Exhibition

Follow this link to see 162 paintings by PVW members, including this
1st Prize winner, Winter Blues, by Jean Gill.


Featured Artist for September - Alice Kale 

What a difference when a nasty little virus takes control of our lives.  Oh well, I’m not going to let it spoil all the good times I’ve had.  Jim and I love to travel.  This month, we expected to be on a cruise to Russia, but instead we’re watching travel shows on TV and day dreaming.

I’ve always taken great joy in creating travel journals.  In my purse, I carry a small sketch book and a zip-lock bag with a little watercolor paint set, a travel brush, a pencil, and a pen.  That’s all it takes to record the day.  What I sketch depends on where I can find a spot to sit a few minutes.   I usually sketch on one page and write about the day on the facing page.  For the cover, I make a collage of random souvenirs of the trip.  What a pleasure it is to look back at the sketches, and remember the day in a way no photo can duplicate.  For me, it’s just like being there again.

Exhibitions & events

PVW Fall Online Exhibition
October 15 - Dec 31 2020

PVW Summer Online Exhibition
View exhibit