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Board Meeting

July 27th, 10:00 am

Santa Clara City Hall Coffee Shop
Members are invited!

NEW! View the award winners for the "No limits..." show.  Click here.

SCVWS Workshops

All our demos and workshops are held at the Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose unless otherwise noted. All demos begin at 1:30 pm and all Workshops start at 9:00 am.

Note: Please check below for last-minute changes to workshop and demo schedules before you attend.

Karen Bieber
Urban Landscapes

BieberNo Demo
Workshop dates: Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20.
4 dots

Birgit O'Connor
Dramatic Florals

OConnorNo Demo
Workshop dates: Friday  Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13
Wait list only

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Members and non-members are welcome to participate in our workshops.

Demos are free, and open to the public - everyone welcome!

Mailing address: SCVWS Workshops, P.O. Box 403, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

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SCVWS Exhibits

Member Shows 

Shades of Summer

July 7 to August 29
Saratoga Library

Prospectus and details are posted on the exhibits page. 

Register from the members home page. 


1 model - 3 fabulous artists
3 points of view

Saturday, July 18, 2015
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Los Altos Hills Town Hall

Artists Myrna Wacknov, Christopher Schink and Mike Bailey will paint portraits of the same clothed, live model for 2 hours.  Lunch at noon, followed by presentations from the artists.

Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members and may be purchased online only.

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(Members should register from the members only page to receive the member discount.)


No Limits - Freedom to Create

March 9 to Aug. 28, 2015
Los Altos Hills Town Hall
Reception and Awards
Sunday, April 19, 2-5 pm

This is a juried show, including all forms of watermedia and allowing up to 3 paintings per artist.

Photos of winners are posted on the exhibits page.

Award winning paintings are on the new "other exhibits awards" page accessible from the Exhibits tab at the top of the page.  You can also click here.

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SCVWS Paint Sites

Paintsites  for June/July

Thursday Paintsites

July 2, Foothill Bamboo Garden, Los Altos Hills

July 9, Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose

July 16, Picchetti Ranch Preserve, Cupertino

July 23, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Jose

July 30, Moss Landing

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Weekend Paintsites

Saturday, June 20, Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose

As always, see your newsletter for full details and maps.  Members may also see details from the members only page.

Paintsite Blog

plein air Brad SantosYou can view recent paintings on our blog. Members can post their painting to the blog as well, by following  the instructions on the members only page.
Photo: Brad Santos at Hakone Gardens

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PHOTOBOOK for Sylvia and Jenny

View the book by clicking here.  You can also order a copy for yourself!


Become a Member!

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Former members should renew from the members only page.

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