** Exhibit committee is looking for volunteers. Please reach out at exhibits@scvws.org if you could spend 10 hours a month helping out the exhibits committee.**



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 participate.  If you need help with your submission, email exhibits.

Theme for the show - Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me!

For more details please see the show prospectus!

Click here to register & submit your images: REGISTER



 Summer Members Only Online Art Show 'Juxtaposition'

 July 11, 2021

We are excited to share that this year's summer members only online show 'Juxtaposition' is open now! Click on the link to view the show and the winners!

We received 73 amazing entries for the show and SCVWS members have chosen the winners!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Click here for the winners page with a slide show.

1st place

First Place - $75

My Rose
by Lena Sage

2nd place

Second Place - $50

by Margaret Bailey

3rd place

Third Place (tie) - $25

Big Boat Little Boat
by Annie Haines


3rd place 

Third Place (tie) - $25

Enjoying the Light
by Candy Yu

An online show, winners and all the entries will be posted on Facebook and Instagram in coming days.


Featured Artist Of The Month - July

We are excited to announce artist Rafael DeSoto, Jr. as our featured 'Artist of the month' for the month of July! Enjoy the beautiful watercolor paintings created by the artist! Visit http://rafaeldesotojr.com to see more work from Rafael DeSoto, Jr.


"Rocky Shore" watercolor

12"x16" (Left)

"Reservoir" pure transparent

watercolor 12"x16" (Right)



"Pretty Muddy Puddle"

watercolor 12"x16" (Left)

"Yosemite Falls" watercolor,

14"x20" (Right)

"Coastal Meditation"

watercolor 14"x20" (Left)

Artist Rafael DeSoto, Jr. (Right)

Artist statement:     

         Watercolor painting has always attracted me because of its convenience, quick drying, and needing to be in control yet allowing spontaneity at the same time. I believe sublime intuition is helpful when painting in watercolor and I enjoy exploring the possibilities.

My work is done in an impressionistic, representational style. I use my own photo reference (others with permission) and print or use an iPad to display the reference, then paint directly as if I were outdoors or using a live mode.

      I give each piece time and consideration to contemplate my moves because once the paint is committed to paper there is no scraping off or restarting. This helps enormously toward sharpening my skills as a visual artist.



  Featured Artist Of The Month

SCVWS Exhibits 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. There is no theme, as long as the painting is done in watermedia it will be accepted for consideration. Please submit your photo image(jpg) along with your painting. 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.