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 PVW is all about in this 10-minute video 


Enjoy the Brookside Gardens Exhibit - in person and online

Judge Glenn Kessler had this to say about our show:
"I was again honored but tremendously challenged to jury this Potomac Valley Watercolorists
show. There is truly not a weak painting on display on these Brookside Gardens walls. This
outstanding collection of artists continue to set the standard for outstanding and diverse water-
media in the DC area. As I toured the exhibit, I was thrilled to see how each artist chose to
explore the medium and natural scene through their own unique style—loose or tight, a
vignette or a masterpiece, intimate or boldly assertive. All should feel proud at their
accomplishment in creating such quality work."


   Featured Artist for October - Jeanne McIntyre

I do watercolors. But, I don’t create the soft, watery, picturesque type of art.  I do not aspire to paint cut crystal, even in all its refracted glory or the fuzz on the peach that captures a viewer’s attention. Given these admissions, I am surprised at the passion that watercolor ignites in me as its reputation for delicacy challenges so.

Hmmm, the best way I can say it is that after experiencing its translucent and exponentially varied coloration options, I am still learning to enjoy watercolor’s flowing, flexing, and yes, unpredictable nature. I am cajoled by its power to strive with every opportunity to convey a pictorial essence that speaks as no other does.

Exhibitions & events

Tim Saternow Workshop
Oct 17 - 21, 2022

Brookside Gardens Exhibit
Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2022
Visitors Center
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, Maryland 20903

St. Andrews Show & Sale
November 12-13
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA  22207