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 December - Jane McElvany Coonce

The way light falls on an object has always fascinated me.  In paintings, I strive to capture the interesting effect that light plays on the subject.  I believe an artists job is to make people notice the things that they see in everyday life but fail to really notice.  There is so much subtle beauty in the world, and it is the artists job to make people learn how to see it.  I paint a lot of views of the Key Bridge with Georgetown in the background.  That’s what I’m known for.  But I also love other landscapes, still life, and portraits. 

View Jane's Work




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

Stan Miller Workshop
March 18-22, 2019

Jane Angelhart Workshop
October 7-11, 2019