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 Pages

Annual Member Show 2019

Theme:  WET and WILD

SCVWS members  are all looking forward to the annual show Feb 28, 2019 - May 1, 2019  at the Los Gatos Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos on Oka Road. We are hoping for a broad interpretation  of the theme “Wet and Wild” and aiming for 100 entries. We will again enlist  our newly created "Geek Squad" to boost registration and help members register. There will be a special “Walk and Talk “ through the exhibit, with  a celebrity artist , as  that event  was  well received  last year. Expect animals, rainy landscapes, stormy skies, wild shapes, lines and colors, wild designs and creativity unleashed! The  hospitality committee is hard at work on the decorations and food  for the theme, which we know will again be  fabulous.

Looking for ideas that fit the theme?  Here are some suggestions - you can think of more! Wet and wild is only limited by  your imagination! Ideas could include any  seascape, or scene with water, waterfalls, abstract water patterns, baby in a wet diaper, animals or people  playing in stream or fountain, or shaking off water, mermaids,  whales, sea creatures, surf boarders,  people walking in rain, sopping wet animals, abstract wet in wet exercises, splatter , etc.

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Register from your members only page.
Publicity Deadline Friday, Feb. 8
Registration closes Wed. Feb. 20

Bridge/Bridges Fall Member Show

Theme:  Bridge/Bridges

Exhibit ran  Sunday August 26 - Sunday November 4, 2018  at the Palo Alto Bridge Center, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View

Literal bridges, but also very abstract interpretations of bridge ( including the card game ) and bridge compositions or symbolic  bridges were welcome. 

Cafe La Tartine Summer Member Show

Theme:  Take-Out Art

Exhibit ran  Sunday July 1 - Tuesday July 31, 2018  at the Café La Tartine, 830 Middlefield  Road, Redwood City


Annual Member Show 2018

 The show was a huge success!  Visit the Awards page to see the winners.

2018 show postcard

Juror: Linda Covella

jurorLinda has a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City.  She has extensive teaching experience including over ten years in the art department at Notre Deame De Manur University.  She has worked for the Community School of Music and Arts as the Art School Director  for over a decade.  She has exhibited extensively including in New York and Santa Cruz and her work is held in private collections.