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 April - JoAnne Ramsey                                                                                                                                                                 

My paintings combine two of my art interests - watercolor and photography.  I capture subjects that interest me, crop and edit areas of interest and then use this as a point of departure for my paintings. My subject matter runs the gamut.  I particularly love to paint close-ups of subjects with lots of detail. My style, while representational, is not photo realistic.  Some subjects are enlarged to the point of abstraction or transformed through rearrangement. 

Painting is an ever evolving process in which an artist combines life experiences, learned techniques, and personal choices in order to make a statement. There are many avenues in which a viewer may appreciate a work of art.  My goal is that each person who views my work find meaning through one of those avenues.


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
Demonstration: March 17, 3-4 pm
view prospectus

Spring Luncheon
April 28, 2019

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

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