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 - Vita Sims

My work captures nature now through the lens of my own emotional and sensory memories. I am deeply affected by the dramatic changes that our planet is experiencing through climate change and the impact of man on nature. I paint intuitively and spontaneously and want the viewer to enter into the painting and feel my emotional experience of nature and the sensory memories of those fleeting moments. My hope is to touch the viewer and help them connect to their own experience of the natural world.


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 Exhibition
May 19 - July 12, 2020
Reception May 31

Brookside Gardens Exhibition
October 20- November 15, 2020

St. Andrews Show and Sale

November 2020