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 February - Amy Sabrin

I am drawn to joyous colors, bold compositions, and glowing light in my art.  My style is constantly evolving, but whether my work is representational or tending toward the abstract, my true subjects are light, color, pattern and shape.  I believe in the power of color, and also that the world we live in – from the most majestic landscape to the most quotidian object – can be imbued with beauty.  When people see my art, I don’t want them to think, “What a lovely painting”; I want them to exclaim, with delight, “What a lovely world!”


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
Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m

Maine Painting Trip
September 7-14

Fall Membership Meeting and
Jane Angelhart demonstration

October 6

Jane Angelhart Workshop
October 7-11, 2019

St. Andrews Exhibit
November 9, 10