Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society is a lively arts community based in and around the Southern San Francisco 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.


 show flyerNEW! Registration Open for 53rd Annual Show







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Next board meeting: March 8, 2021, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for an invite.

SCVWS Member Only Events


** NEW! Free: Members Only Zoom - Instagram Q & A followup

 March 14, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) For details & to register: event 

** NEW! Free: Members Only Zoom - Daniel Smith Paint Demo - Freebies!

March 14, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) For details & to register: event 

Once registered, save your confirmation email from Zoom for link to attend on day of event.

Upcoming SCVWS Workshops and Demo

artist painting

 Image: "Small Child" 

 Artist: Janet Rogers

"Faces, Figures & Flowers"

"Live" Online Demo Date: March 21, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. (pdt)

 "Live" Online Workshop Dates: March 22-24, 2021 - Enroll here

In this workshop, you will learn to paint paint loose and flowing watercolors, focusing on creating color and discovering design using flowers, figures & faces.

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.

2021 Workshops Brochure (click here to see online brochure)

To see the benefits of online workshops and how they work click here. (pdf file) 

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Upcoming SCVWS Paintsites

Paintsites February 2021 Schedule:

Thursday, March 4 - Los Gatos County Park. Campbell

Sunday, March 7 (Weekend Paintsite) -  Saratoga Orchard, Saratoga

Thursday, March 11 - Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard, Sunnyvale

Thursday, March 18 - Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose

Thursday, March 25 - Santa Clara Central Park, Santa Clara

Image: Wildwood Park by Kay Duffy  

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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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Upcoming SCVWS Exhibits

53rd Annual Members Show:  "Spring Is Sprung"
Registration is open! Members please login to register!

You are invited to participate in an exhibit, 'Spring Is Sprung', organized by SCVWS.  This is a watermedia juried exhibit with cash prizes, juried by Caroline Mustard, a well accomplished painter and an art teacher.
53rd Annual Show Postcard
    Annual Show Reception Date/Time: April 11, 2021 at 
    2pm -3pm (Virtual online show via Zoom open to            members only)

     Awards will be announced at our Annual Show
    (Invite will be emailed to members to attend)

    Submission Dates:  February 7 - March 25, 2021
    Members Only-Limited to 100 Entries-One entry per artist
    For more details see our exhibits page and view the
    If you would like your family and friends to attend the
    annual show please invite them to SCVWS Facebook Live!
Note: Please navigate to the 'Previous Exhibits' page under the Exhibits tab to view the slideshow of all the entries and the winners for the 'Celebrate Your Best Of 2020' Instagram online show.
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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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