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

Library Summer Show 2019

Theme:  Poetry by Watercolor

Leonarda da Vinci reminds us that "Painting is Poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

Location:  Los Altos Library
July 1 to July 31

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Annual Member Show 2019

Theme:  WET and WILD

The annual show is now in progress at the Los Gatos Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos on Oka Road.  There are also special events scheduled during the show.  The juror for the show was Maria Esther Ferrnandez, new Chief Curator at the Triron Museum in Santa Clara. 

Reception and Awards March 17, 11:30-2:30.

Three special events will also be offered:

March 17, 10-11 am, Mike Granger will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Wet and Wild - Non-Traditional Watercolors" in the adult Lounge.  The Reception and Awards Ceremony will follow this presentation.

Sunday April 14, 12 noon to 1:00 pm SCVWS member Karen Olsen will do a Wet-in-Wet Demo.

Sunday April 14, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, John Giannotti will lead a Walk and Talk through the exhibit entitled "What Makes a Winner".

About the Jurist:
Esther  Fernandez received her BA in Chicana /Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley and her M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies  from California  College of the  Arts in San Francisco. Since 2004 she has served as Curator of Art & Education at the Triton Museum of Art  and in 2017 was promoted to Chief Curator. Her curatorial  essay for the Consuelo Jimenez  Underwood exhibition will be published in Dr. Laura Perez’s upcoming anthology  on the artist by Duke University  Press.