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 March - Pat Porter


 
From a technical view, I love to paint in watercolor because there can be so many variables that affect the outcome --   the subject, the choice of materials, the weather, my mood!.  Just love the challenges.
At a personal level, my subjects are things that touch me or memories I want to keep close.  I am always pleased when viewers can relate to my subjects.
 
 


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
Hours: 
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