Santa 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.

parttyNEW! 2021 Annual Holiday Party

Saturday Feb 6th from 4-5 pm on Zoom.  We will introduce new board members, announce the winners of the "Celebrate Your Best of 2020" Instagram exhibit (see exhibits page for details), share our goals for 2021, plus some holiday fun!  So mark your calenders.  A zoom invite will be emailed to all current members to join.

**NEW! Free: Members Only Zoom - Instagram Crash Course

January 24, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) Click here for details: event 

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Next board meeting: February 8, 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 SCVWS Workshops and Demo

artist painting

 Image: "Flower Gurl" 

Artist: David Lobenberg

"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™"

"Live" Online Demo: February 17, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. (pst)

 "Live" Online Workshop Dates: February 22-24, 2021 - Enroll here

In this workshop, you will paint several California Vibe Portraiture™ paintings with expressive color hues and paint application techniques.

If you need help, Email us at: We'll have our tech squad help you.                                                                    

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

2021 Workshops Brochure (click here to see online brochure)

To see the benefits of online workshops and how they work click here. (pdf file) 

Upcoming SCVWS Paintsites

Paintsites is currently on hiatis due to the recent Covid 19 Restrictions.

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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.
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Image: Wildwood Park by Kay Duffy

SCVWS Exhibits

Online Instagram Member Show:
"Celebrate Your Best of 2020"

This show is to celebrate the accomplishments of our members during the previous year in these difficult times as many of you may have done your best artwork.
    Viewing Dates: January 1-31, 2021 (Instagram: @scvalleywatercolorsociety)
    Submission:  Email ONE image of your best art piece until January 29th to
    Awards announced at our Annual Holiday Party to be held on Zoom:
    February 6th 2021 @ 4:00 p.m. (Invite will be emailed to members to attend) 
    For more details see our exhibits page and view the prospectus.
     View previous 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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