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 August - Leigh Fulton 
 

 
Painting makes me happy and takes me on a ride outside the world around me.  Sitting in front of a blank piece of watercolor paper with my paints and taking those first strokes of the brush creates in me a feeling of exhilaration and optimism.  I enjoy painting landscapes, interiors and sometimes I venture into the abstract.  Whether those paintings are a success or destined for the scrap bin, it’s a journey worth taking.  

 

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
Hours: 
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