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.

Take a look at our members' work in the PVW Gallery!

See what PVW is all about in this 10-minute video 


Take a look at the 
2021 PVW Winter Online Exhibition!

Best in Show: Yellow Breeze, by Jean K. Gill


   Featured Artist for January - Lily Kak 

Lily Kak is a self-taught watercolor artist who was born and raised in India.  Now residing in the United States, she travels extensively around the world as an international development expert in the field of public health.  The vibrant and diverse cultures that she experiences during those travels and the beautiful landscape in her own backyard in Maryland are a deep source of inspiration for her artwork.  More recently, she was moved and inspired by the resilience of health providers and the universality of human experience in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.  This experience has found its way into her paintings as well. Lily has won multiple awards for her watercolors and she has exhibited in several juried shows.                                                 

Exhibitions & events

PVW Online Winter 2021 Exhibit
October 8 - December 31, 2021
view exhibit

Robbie Laird Workshop
April 4 - 8, 2022

PVW Green Spring Gardens Exhibit
May 2 - June 27, 2022

Brookside Gardens Exhibit
Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2022