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Board Meeting

February 27th, 1:30 pm
NOTE TIME
Santa Clara City Hall Coffee Shop
Members are invited!

View Holiday Party Pictures here!
View and/or download our "Year-at-a-Glance Calendar"

SCVWS Workshops

Upcoming Workshops 

Next Demonstration open to all: Dale Laitinen (March 5, 2017)

All of 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.

4 dotsDale Laitinen
Designing Powerful Landscapes
LaitinenDemo: March 5
Workshop: Monday March 6 to Thursday March 9, 2017

image: Light Eagle Falls

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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 

 Annual Member Show
My Favorite Memories

March 1 to April 30, 2017
Jewish Community Center, Los Gatos

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Registration has closed.

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Vino Locale

Show extended to Feb. 26, 2017
431 Kipling St., Palo Alto

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 Summer Palette Winners

hobee show postcard

See the winners of the Popular Choice Vote on the Exhibits page.  Awards were presented at the Holiday Party.


Zunkel cartoon
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SCVWS Paint Sites

Paintsites  for February/March

Thursday Paintsites

NEWS!,The January 18, 2017 edition of the “Santa Clara Weekly” newspaper contains a very nice one page article about the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and the Thursday paintsite group.  Maria Judnick, reporter for the Santa Clara Weekly, attended the January 12 paintsite at the Triton Museum, talked to the artists, and included quotes from many of them.  Here is the link to the article: article

February 9, Noon start, Inside Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

February 16, Rain or Shine: Maryknoll Retirement Residence, Los Altos

February 23, Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Morgan Hill

March 2, Winchester Mystery House, San Jose

March 9, Wildflower Walk to be determined

March 16, Saratoga Heritage Orchard

March 23, Kirk-Farrington House, San Jose

March 30, Santa Clara Mission


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Weekend Paintsites

March 18, Elizabeth Gamble Garden Palo Alto

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

Paintsite Blogs

paintsite group

You 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: Wildwood Park Painters by Kay Duffy

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The paintsites group is painting at historic sites in Santa Clara County, preparing for "Art on the Lawn" in August.  Paintings created in recent years are on a new blog. Please visit:

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Former members should renew from the members only page.

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