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


PVW Online Fall Exhibition

Follow this link to see the fall PVW member exhibition, including this
1st Prize winner, Summer Clouds Rolling In, by Linda Sherman


Featured Artist for January - Linda S.  Holz

Believing that nature is a gift to all humans, who bear responsibility for its stewardship, I choose to paint the animate— flora and fauna, rather than the inanimate.   Ranging from landscapes to close-ups, my paintings originate with an impression of a particular subject’s color and evocativeness.   The subject’s interior or exterior light, its contrast, shape, and place further my concept.  Seeing the unusual and abstract in the realistic and ordinary make my choice of a future painting.  The challenge of capturing those characteristic with a variable medium consistently makes using watercolor my favorite way to paint.

View Linda's Work 


Exhibitions & events

PVW Fall Online Exhibition
October 15 - Dec 31 2020