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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.

=> February 2023 NEWSLETTER <=

Next board meeting: March, 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


Call for Entries:

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...



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

Congrats! January Instagram Raffle

Winner: Karen Fitt!


View the 54th Annual Show Awards

View the Reception Pictures

View January's Instagram entries on Youtube:  VIEW 

View past critique sessions & Member only Youtube Videos:

Upcoming Workshops and Demos

Brienne Brown flyer 

Join us for a free Zoom demo with the Artist:

Saturday, February 11th @ 1:30 pm (pst) JOIN

This is a 4 day Zoom workshop.  

Enroll Now

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

Upcoming Paintsites

Paintsites Update: Paintsites will continue to meet two to three times a month until further notice. 
Paintsites 2023 Schedule:

FEBRUARY 2 – THUR PAINT SITE: Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell

FEBRUARY 9 – THUR PAINT SITE: Sikh Gurdwara, San Jose

FEBRUARY 16 –THUR PAINT SITE:"INSIDE SKETCHING": Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, Sunnyvale

FEBRUARY 23 – THUR PAINT SITE: Rain Make-up Day 



"Wildwood Park" by Kay Duffy

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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