Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society is a lively arts community based in and around the Bay Area. We offer a variety of art-related activities, including workshops & demos, exhibiting opportunities, plein-air painting, and other special events for members and the general public.

Thank you to all the members who submitted entries for 53rd Annual Show.  View the award-winning paintings.

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Next board meeting: May 10, 2021, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for an invite.

NEW Free items: picture frame materials, artists paper: see Classifieds

SCVWS Member Only Events


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** REGISTER For "A Fresh Set of Eyes" Member's Only Critique by Artist, Jean Warren

No registration to watch the critique - Open to All:

May 24, 2021 - 11:00 a.m via Zoom


 ** NEW! Free: via Zoom - Daniel Smith Paint Demo

May 16, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) For details & to register: register 

Missed a past "Members Only" Zoom Session?  VIEW


Upcoming SCVWS Workshops and Demo

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 Image:"Evening Light in Prague" by Ron Stocke

  Artist: Ron Stocke "Paint Strong & Direct Watercolors"

  Missed the demo? Click to view: DEMO

  Online Workshop Dates: May 17-19, 2021 Enroll

In this exciting three day workshop, watercolorist Ron Stocke will show students his techniques of painting exciting, loose watercolors. 

Missed a past demo?  Click here to view past Artist demo's on our Youtube Channel - View

Need help? Email: We'll have our tech squad help you. 

Note:  Please check for last-minute changes to workshop and demo schedules before you attend.

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Upcoming SCVWS Paintsites

                                                            Image:"Wildwood Park" by Kay Duffy

Paintsites 2021 Schedule:

Thursday, April 29 - San Jose History Park, SJ

Sunday, May 2 - Weekend Paintsite Courthouse Square, RC

Thursday, May 6 - Alum Rock, SJ

Thursday, May 13 - Holbrook Palmer Park, Atherton

Thursday, May 20 - Vasona Park, Los Gatos

Thursday, May 27 - Santana Row Rooftops, SJ

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Paintsites Blog 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.
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SCVWS Exhibits

53rd Annual Members Show: "Spring Is Sprung"

'Spring Is Sprung', 53rd members only annual show was a huge success! Thanks to all the artists who participated. This was a watermedia juried exhibit with cash prizes, juried by Caroline Mustard, a well accomplished painter and an art teacher.
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    Annual Show Reception was held over a zoom video
    call on April 11, 2021 at 2pm.
    The show was also aired live on Facebook! Check out
    SCVWS's FB page to view the live session!

     Congratulations to all the winners!
    See the winning paintings here.
    Note: Please navigate to the 'Exhibits' page to view all the
    winners and a link to view the virtual gallery of all the
    86 entries for the 'Spring is  Sprung' annual show.
    Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting the event with
    their generous donations!
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Former members should renew from the members only page.

Cartoons by member Dick Zunkel
Dick has finished a new book of his cartoons.  Read about it at

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