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.

Take a look at our members' work in the PVW Gallery!

See what PVW is all about in this 10-minute video 



   Featured Artist for August - Peter Ulrich

Since September of 2020, I have been teaching three online classes each week, or about 100 per year. I start each class with a 30–45-minute painting, (a sketch, actually), to demonstrate the topic of the day. These paintings are all approximately ¼-sheet size (11’ x 15”).
I have now accumulated about 200 of these quick studies and I am sharing 12 of them with you as August Artist-of-the-Month. Since they are done quickly, they are never “overworked”. Gallery judges seem to like them. Try it: set a timer, grab a big brush, and go for it! 


Exhibitions & events

Tim Saternow Workshop
Oct 17 - 21, 2022

Brookside Gardens Exhibit
Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2022