SCVWS Exhibits

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 exhibits email. 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

Members may register from the Members Only Page, under "exhibits"

Registration opened Monday, January 2, 2017
Publicity deadline Friday, January 27
Registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 15

Entry fee is $30.  The venue charges a 20% commission on any paintings sold.

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Juror: Caroline Mustard

2017 show jurorCaroline 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.

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Vino Locale

We are pleased to announce a new member show at a new location: Vino Locale, 431 Kipling St., Palo Alto.

Exhibit Dates:  Tuesday, November 8. 2016 to Monday, February 26, 2017  (extended from former date of Feb. 6)
Hours:  Tuesday to Sunday 1:30 AM to 2:30 PM -- Daily 5 to 9 pm.
Reception: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm

Artists please pick up your paintings between 10:30 and 12:30 at the latest on Feb. 26.

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Summer Palette

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:

First Place

first place
Carolyn McClintic
1920's Summer Holiday

second place
second place
Bridget Geiger
Have a Ball
third place
third place (tie)
John Ediger
Shut Up
third place
third place (tie)
Candy Yu
Summer Palette



H2O Works

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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.

48th Annual SCVWS Member Show

Exhibit Runs Saturday, October 3 – Sunday November 7th, 2015
Location: At the Triton Community Gallery (formerly the Rose Shenson Gallery), located behind the Triton Museum 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, 95050

Award Winners from Left to Right: Linda Palmor, Karen Druker, Peter Taber, Myrna Wacknov, Emily Barton, Jane Paulson, Laurie Barna, Sayeko Nakamura, Cathy Belleville, Caroline McClintic, Uma Kelkar, Nancy Near,  Diane Fujimoto, Margaret Washington
Not present:  Tom Ayers, Peter Carey

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Jurist:  Michael Reardon

arezzoMichael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over twenty-five years, using the medium to record his observations, convey a sense of place and light, and communicate his impressions of the built, natural, and imagined worlds.  In 2005 he was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, which enabled him to spend three months painting in Paris. After receiving his architecture degree from UC Berkeley, he worked as an architectural illustrator for over thirty years. In 2004 he was awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the premier award in the field of architectural illustration.

He is sought after as an instructor, leading workshops around the country and internationally with a focus on the use of light and color. His watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent exhibits include the annual Gold Medal Exhibit of the California Art Club. In 2011 he presented a solo show at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery in San Francisco.

He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. In 2012 he received Best of Show at the Triton Museum of Art Statewide Exhibition of Watercolor. His watercolors have been featured in many magazines, including American Artist Watercolor, the Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air. And L’Art de l’Aquarelle, an international magazine on watercolor. He is also the author of the forthcoming book from  North Light Books, Watercolor Essentials: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes.  His Painting, "Arezzo" is shown at the right.