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 October - Angela Lacy

My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo.  The Japanese woodblock paintings deeply made an impression, especially the harmonious colors and striking composition.  I enjoy using a pouring technique in watercolor which is reminiscent of woodblock prints.  I am drawn to the strong light and shadow that play in the subject in an extraordinary form.  I have a strong desire to capture this in my painting.  Often my subjects are everyday surroundings in ordinary places and places I travel.  I hope my paintings evoke joy in the viewer’s heart as it gives me great joy to paint. 


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

St. Andrews Exhibit
November 9, 10
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington
Sat: 1-6, Sun: 1-5

Fall Fireworks, by Leigh Culver  (c) 2019