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: August 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" a Member's Only opportunity to receive a critique of your painting by Artist, David Lobenberg.  10 members accepted each session.


Watch the critique - Open to All to attend via Zoom

Monday August 30, 2021 - 11:00 a.m *Watch

View past critique sessions. VIEW


Missed a past "Members Only" Zoom Session?  VIEW


Upcoming SCVWS Workshops and Demo

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 Image:"Galena Creek" by Julie Gilbert Pollard

  Artist: Julie Gilbert Pollard "Watercolor Unleashed!"

  Online Demo Date: August 15, @ 1:30 p.m. 

  Online Workshop Dates: August 16-18, 2021 Enroll

Through demos, instruction, one-on-one critique and lots of painting time, students will learn the techniques that will help them to make water look wet and splashy as it cascades over rocks and boulders. 

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

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Paintsites 2021 Schedule:

Thursday, July 22: Redwood Grove, Los Altos

Thursday, August 5: San Jose Rose Garden, SJ

Thursday, August 19: Triton Museum, Santa Clara

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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


Juried Member Show at the Los Altos Library – September 2021

“Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me”

Call for entries begins July 19, 2021!   

September Show
Our first in-person Exhibit will be held at the Los Altos Library from September 1-30, 2021.  This will be a juried show for entry, which means that you may enter up to 3 images, but only 1 image may be selected by the Juror to be in the show. 

          Submission will be held online and you must be a current member to partcipate.  If you need help with your submission, email

      Call for entries begins: July 19, 2021 -  REGISTER
      Final day for online entry: August 22, 2021 (midnight)
      Prizes: 1st: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50 & 2 Honorable Mentions: $20

    For more details please see the show prospectus!

Summer Online Art Show: "Juxtaposition"
We are excited to share that this year's summer members only online show 'Juxtaposition' is open for viewing now! Click on the link to view the show and the winners!

 Featured Artist Of The Month

Starting June 2021, SCVWS Exhibit committee will be featuring one artist each month on the exhibits page. Artists can submit their recent paintings(No limit) by 25th of each month. The featured artist's work will be posted on the exhibits page for a month. The artist will be featured on SCVWS's FB and IG pages as well. 

  • Accepting entries for 'Artist Of The Month'
  • Submit your painting(jpeg) and your photo(jpeg) via email to by the 25th

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Dick has finished a new book of his cartoons.  Read about it at

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