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 Summer 2021 Exhibit

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

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   Featured Artist for May - Virginia Fernbach

The Visual Arts have been part of my entire life.  I was drawing at a young age, but I learned watercolor in my retirement. Study and classes opened a whole new/wonderful world of watermedia. Receiving a Certificate in Western Art History was important to me.
My watercolor paintings have somewhat of an impressionistic flair with an underlying contemporary realism.  They have certainly evolved over-time.  On occasion, I include gouache paint when I believe it is called for or I might use all gouache while using different approaches to achieve a special effect. I also paint with acrylic and have won awards with all mediums.

Landscapes -- mountains, the seaside, meadows, birds, or a street scene all draw me in.   My hope is that they evoke good stories for others as well.  An appealing composition and the integration of certain colors are all critical to my approach. I hope you enjoy.


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Exhibitions & events

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