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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.


Next board meeting: June 13, 2022, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact workshops@scvws.org for an invite.

SCVWS Member Only Events

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

April Raffle Winner - Indira Bali - Congrats!


View the 54th Annual Show Awards

View the Reception Pictures


View past critique sessions & Member only Youtube Videos:  VIEW 


Upcoming Workshops and Demos


Sign up for our June Workshops: REDUCED PRICING!

Spots Available - Enroll Now!



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

Upcoming Paintsites

Paintsites and Blog Update: Paintsites will continue to meet two to three times a month until further notice. Blog will post artwork after each paint site.
Paintsites 2022 Schedule:

MAY 19 - THUR PAINT SITE: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga

MAY 26 - THUR PAINT SITE: Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Los Altos

JUNE 2 - THUR PAINT SITE: Rodin Sculpture Garden, Stanford

JUNE 9 - THUR PAINT SITE: Sunnyvale Heritage Orchard, Sunnyvale

JUNE  16 - THUR PAINT SITE: To Be Determined

JUNE 23 -THUR PAINT SITE: To Be Determined

JUNE 30 - THUR PAINT SITE: To Be Determined




"Wildwood Park" by Kay Duffy

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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54th Annual member show flyer

View the award winning paintings here!

View the Reception Pictures

 Annual Show Juror:

Myrna Wacknov:

Wacknov photo

Myrna is known for using her own image as a muse for her paintings. Myrna has gained national recognition for her work and is also a member of SCVWS.  

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Former members should renew from the members only page.

Cartoons by member Dick Zunkel
Read about Dick's cartoon book at:

Dick's collection of ebooks and .pdfs
of his Plain Air cartoons published in
the Society website and newsletters
since 2016 are now free to download
for members. Click here.

zunkel cartoon


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