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.


New items: drafting table and chest - see classifieds.

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

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 a Professional Artist.  10 members accepted each session.


Next Session: TBD @ 11:00 a.m.

View past critique sessions. VIEW

Missed a past "Members Only" Zoom Session?  VIEW


Upcoming SCVWS Workshops and Demo

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 Image:"Pacific Grove" by Michael Holter

  Artist: Michael Holter - 2 Workshops

 "Watercolor Impressionism-Landscape" January 17-18, 2022 

  "Watercolor Impressionism - Portrait" January 19-20, 2022

  Note: Both workshops will be held online & in person 

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

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Upcoming SCVWS Paintsites

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Paintsites and Blog Update: Paintsites will continue to meet two to three times a month until further notice. As of September 2, the Blog will return to posting artwork after each paint site.

Paintsites 2021 Schedule:

DECEMBER 2 – PAINT SITE: Patchen Old Town Tree Farm, Los Gatos 

DECEMBER 16 – PAINT SITE:  Central Wholesale Nursery, San Jose

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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


September Show
Juried Member Fall Show at the Los Altos Library - Now Open!

“Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me”

Venue: Los Altos Library from September 1-30, 2021  

Congratulations to all of the winners!
Thank you to our Juror: John Giannotti

1st Place $100: Linda Nystrom

    2nd Place $75:  Annie Haines

    3rd Place $50:  Patti Pierce

        Honorable Mention $20: Leslie Landers

                                           Honorable Mention $20: Peter Carey

                                        Popular Choice $20: Candy Yu


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

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