The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society sponsors member shows and provides information on other exhibiting opportunities for artists in watermedia. Although you must be a member to enter our shows, everyone is welcome to come and see the exhibits, which are always free and open to the general public. Contact the exhibits committee by emailing . If you'd like to know more about joining SCVWS, visit the Membership Page .
49th Annual SCVWS Member Show
Theme: My Favorite Memories
Exhibit Runs Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 to Sunday, April 30 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Centre of Los Gatos, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Artists reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, March 19, 11:30 - 2:00 pm
Juror: Caroline Mustard
Caroline Mustard received her BA in fine art (painting) from the prestigious Brighton University’s Faculty of Art. Working for a living as an art director, Caroline expressed her love of painting through scenic painting in Hollywood at which she is expert. But when she was given her first iPad 5 years ago she was reborn s a painter and now specializes in painting on her iPad using it as a fine art canvas in the same manner as David Hockney, one of her major influences. Caroline since has become the leading iPad art instructor in the Silicon Valley, having taught classes in many locations including Stanford, Filoli, Palo Alto Art Center, the Pacific Art League and so on. In 2013 she formed the Mobile Art Academy with Tech visionary and digital artist Sumit Vishwakarma. Together they have grown this into an global hub for iPad artists. Since they formed their partnership they have hosted four annual international exhibitions of mobile digital art, attracting the top artists using this medium from all over the world. Last year Caroline curated an exhibition of 100 of the best artworks out of over 1,300 submissions. Their annual exhibit (held at the Palo Alto Art Center for the past two years) has attracted national media attention, and is followed by a two day workshop on the subject, again bringing artists from all over the US and Canada together to learn from the best artists in the field. Caroline is a working artist and has had three exhibitions of her work in the past two years. Her traditional art training mixed with her love of technology makes her the ideal artist in this modern age. Caroline’s most recent venture is to open an online art academy for those using digital devices such as the iPad. She also advises the Art Coordinator for the Palo Alto Unified School District in preparing to expand their art program to include mobile devices such as the iPad.
Blog and artwork: http://carolinemustard.tumblr.com
We had a new member show at a new location: Vino Locale, 431 Kipling St., Palo Alto.
The exhibit was well received, and was extended by one month. It ran from Tuesday, November 8. 2016 to Monday, February 26, 2017. Thank you to all the artists who participated!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Popular Choice vote for our summer show. The show was held at Hobee's Restaurant, off Montague Expressway in north San Jose, and ran from Sunday June 26 until Friday, August 26.
First, second and third place (tie) ribbons awards were given to four artists:
Have a Ball
third place (tie)
third place (tie)
H2O Works, our first show of the year, was on display at the beautiful Presentation Center in Los Gatos. Our artists creatively interpreted the theme in a variety of watermedia. H2O Works ran from March 5 to May 27.