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 April - Elise Ritter

I started painting watercolors of sailboats and seascapes when we lived on the Chesapeake Bay years ago. Being immersed in the special light there was very inspiring. Upon returning to live in Arlington, I experimented with acrylics and collage as I painted abstracts, imaginative landscapes and spiritual subjects.  Memories of college days in Austria inspired my “Vienna Woods” series. In my paintings I try to evoke memories, stir emotions and re-create feelings of wonder. Presently my paintings can be found in the US, UK, Europe, China, and New Zealand.   I am so grateful to create art, as it has been an exhilarating, life-enhancing journey.


 View Elise's Work 


Exhibitions & events

PVW Fall Online Exhibition
October 15 - Dec 31 2020