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:  November 9, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for an invite.

Upcoming Workshops and Demos

artist paintingArtist: Alvaro Castagnet
Watercolor Masterclass "Understanding the 4 Pillars"

To view the Online Demo, click the link: LINK
(Note: the link to view the demo will be available here for 30 days)

"Live" Online Workshop dates: September 19-20, 2020 

Image at Right: Red Awning

Alvaro Castagnet likes to say, “Painting is an illusion. Art is inside.” So, it’s no surprise that his paintings are very expressive and bold as he is one the world’s most passionate and flamboyant artists, as well as one of the most highly respected watercolor artists in the world today.

If you need help, Email us at: We'll have the geek squad help you.

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

2021 Workshops Brochure (registration opened September 1st)


Upcoming Paintsites

groupThursday September 3: McClellan Ranch, Cupertino
Thursday September 17: Santana Row Rooftops, SJ
Thursday September 24: Sierra Azul Nursery/Scupture Garden, Watsonville
Thursday October 1: Rengstorff House, MV
Thursday October 15: Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, SC
Thursday October 22: Martial Cottle Park, SJ
Thursday October 29:TBD
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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.

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

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