newsletterSanta 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.

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Next board meeting: January 11, 2021, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for an invite.

Check the classified section from the members only page.  A new item was listed Nov. 2 - French easel like new for $85.

Upcoming Workshops and Demos

Uma demoUma Kelkar,  Speaking your Painting

"Live" online Demo Sunday December 13 at 1:30 pm.
Zoom link:

Uma  will demonstrate a scene similar to the one shown here. She paints in the wet-in-wet style. Her words will welcome people of all levels. She will focus on painting and "speaking her painting" the way she thinks about her painting - so it will be a live commentary from her brain. What will be missing is the technical how-to lingo because the intent of the demonstration is to show that the technical skills only help to promote the storyline that is in the artist's mind and you will get to glimpse hers. She was a beginner once (and still is often) and believes that technical chops only evolve to fortify the story one has to tell through one's painting.

artist paintingArtist: Sarah Yeoman 
Watercolor Impressions

"Live" Online Demo: January 10, 2021
"Live" Online Workshop Dates: January 25-27, 2021 - Enroll here

Award winning watercolorist Sarah Yeoman, will lead you through a three day workshop focusing on helping you bring your creativity to light and aid in dispelling the myth that watercolor is difficult and unforgiving.

If you need help, Email us at: We'll have the geek squad help you.                                                                             Image above: "3 Crows"       

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

2021 Workshops Brochure (registration opened September 1st)


Upcoming Paintsites

Thursday November 26: Happy Maskgiving
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Paintsite 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.
Image: Wildwood Park by Kay Duffy
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2020 postcardAnnual Member Show: 20/20 visions of art.

The show was held at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos, CA. from February 20 to April 19, 2020.

View the award winning paintings

SCVWS also hosts online member shows.  View Member Online shows.

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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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