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Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society is a lively arts community based in and around the Bay Area in California.  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.

=> April 2023 NEWSLETTER <=

Next board meeting: April 10, 2023, 10:00 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact workshops@scvws.org for an invite.

Soltek Easel and large mats for sale. go to Classifieds


  55th Annual Member's Exhibition

Title: "How We See it"

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - 30th, 2023 

For more information, view the prospectus: Prospectus


Michael Reardon

We are so pleased to have Michael as the juror for our 55th Annual show at the JCC.

Bio: Michael Reardon has been painting in watercolor for over thirty-five years. read more...

Instagram Challenges


See Exhibits page for submission details & links to view past challenges

Congrats! February Instagram Raffle

Winner: Tiina Seppalainen!


View the 54th Annual Show Awards

View the Reception Pictures

View February's Instagram entries on Youtube:  VIEW 

View past critique sessions & Member only Youtube Videos:

Upcoming Workshops and Demos


View Demo on Youtube VIEW

Brienne Brown flyer

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

Upcoming Paintsites

Paintsites 2023 Schedule:

MARCH 23 – THUR PAINT SITE: Kirk-Farrington House, San Jose

MARCH 30 - THUR PAINT SITE: Mission Santa Clara de Asis, SCU Campus, Santa Clara

April 6– THUR PAINT SITE:  Skyline Ridge Preserve, Redwood City

April 13– THUR PAINT SITE:  Rancho Cañada del Oro OSP, Morgan Hill

April 20 – THUR PAINT SITE: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga

April 27 – THUR PAINT SITE: Art of Nature Exhibit, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum

Edgewood Park Paintsite

Paintsites Blog You can view past paintings (up through May 1, 2022) on our blog. We are moving to a new Private Facebook Group.  Visit the Members only page for more information.
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