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.

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PVW Online Summer 2021 Exhibit

1st Place Winner
Rosa Vera, So Many Paths, So Many Flags

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   Featured Artist for August - Brenda Barthell

 “Less is more” is something that I strive for but most often fail to accomplish. When I begin a painting, my intention is to express an idea with as few marks as possible. The vision is simple, the palette muted and neutral. But during the process, my hand disobeys my mind and reaches for a color, which in turn decides it needs companion colors and shapes. However, because I work in acrylic, I can take back control and paint over any details that I consider to be superfluous. This process of layering creates texture and colors that cannot be found in a tube. The result is less about my original vision and more about a new way of looking at the world.


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Exhibitions & events

PVW Online Summer 2021 Exhibit
May 1 - July 31, 2021
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