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 July - Rosa Vera

My work is an expression of my past: of being taken from country to country as a child, of being bicultural and bilingual, and of adjusting to different environments.   But it is also an expression of the present as we now live between Peru and the States.  To convey this I paint and make installation boxes and assemblages.  Although the message is serious, I want the work to be playful.  My painting style is expressive and my subjects are most often figures and silhouettes and also landscapes.  Ideas for pieces are inspired by fiction and poetry and newspapers.  So many of today's issues have affected my work such as immigration and the role of women in both societies.

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