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 May - Chica Brunsvold

Trained at the University of Michigan as an abstract expressionist, I do enjoy creating chaos!  But then I delight in discovering and developing definite images and structures within it.  My paintings may remain totally nonobjective, but with a good deal of study, I can usually coax images to appear, often whimsical creatures as in my ZOOILLOGICALS® series. They are my attempt to inject playful humor into the serious world of art. Watercolor on Yupo allows me to experiment with the paint and textures until I am satisfied. It’s a facinating adventure.


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

Green Spring Gardens Exhibit
April 29-June 24
4603 Green Spring Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m

View award-winning paintings

Maine Painting Trip
September 8-16

Fall Membership Meeting and
Jane Angelhart demonstration

October 6

Jane Angelhart Workshop
October 7-11, 2019

St. Andrews Exhibit
November 9, 10