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Potomac Valley Watercolorists Showcasing Artwork at Workhouse

By Submitted News August 4, 2014 7:09 am

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Workhouse Arts Center  in Lorton (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

LORTON, Va. – As part of the Workhouse 2nd Saturday Art Walk, please join the Potomac Valley Watercolorists artists for an exhibit reception.  We’ll honor the founders of PVW, see early paintings from a historic perspective, hear some short stories from past presidents and enjoy refreshments.  Guests will be invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award at the reception.

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to host 40 Years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists exhibit September 13 – October 25.  The Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW) is a juried society of watercolorists in the DC area. 

A special reception for the exhibit will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. September 17 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

The exhibit includes 100 paintings from PVW members, some of the area’s top watermedia floral and landscape painters. The stunning, original artwork includes landscapes, florals, still life and abstracts created with water-based painting mediums such as watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. 

PVW is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the art and excellence of watercolor painting.  Its members include many watercolor instructors who teach at all levels, and artists who exhibit at prominent galleries, museums and in nationally acclaimed exhibits. Some members serve as jurors; others give demonstrations and programs for art and community groups.  Join us and learn about the history of watercolor and get a better understanding of the media. 

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, PVW has published a beautiful, 188-page book highlighting the artwork of 175 of its members.  The book contains striking images of paintings and descriptions of each artist’s process. PVW’s book will be available for sale at the Workhouse.


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