Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society is a lively arts community based in and around the 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.

Thank you to all the members who submitted entries for 53rd Annual Show

 Annual Show Reception Date/Time: April 11, 2021: 2:00-3:00 pm - CLICK TO JOIN

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Next board meeting: May 10, 2021, 10 am, via ZOOM.  Members are welcome to attend.  Contact for an invite.

NEW Free items: picture frame materials, artists paper: see Classifieds

SCVWS Member Only Events


** NEW! Free: "A Fresh Set of Eyes" Artist Critique by Artist, Guy Magallanes, Watch the critique session via Zoom on April 12, 2021 (11:00 - 12:30 p.m.) Watch now


 ** NEW! Free: via Zoom - Daniel Smith Paint Demo - Freebies!

May 16, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) For details & to register: register 

Once registered, save your confirmation email from Zoom for link to attend on day of event.


Missed a past "Members Only" Zoom Session?  VIEW

 Recent session: Instagram - Beyond the Basics & Q & A 


Upcoming SCVWS Workshops and Demo

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 Image:"Tulips" by Caroline Mustard

  Artist: Caroline Mustard "The Joy of Drawing for Painters"

  Zoom Demo: April 18th @ 1:30 p.m (pdt) Click to view: DEMO

  "Live" Online Weekly Class Dates begin: April 27, 2021 - Enroll

If you are like many of us who "skipped" the step of learning to "draw" and went straight to painting and want to up your game in the that department, take this class!  In this weekly series of four classes, Caroline Mustard, author of "Joy of Drawing, Beginning Steps" along with her co-author Katy Lea will help students overcome any "fear" of drawing by giving you the drawing tools you need as a painter.

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

Need help? Email: We'll have our tech squad help you. 

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

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Upcoming SCVWS Paintsites

                                                            Image:"Wildwood Park" by Kay Duffy

Paintsites 2021 Schedule:

Thursday, April 1 - Villa Montalvo, Saratoga

Thursday, April 8, Daniels Nature Center, Alpine Pond, RC

Thursday, April 15 - Nola's Iris Garden, San Jose

Saturday, April 17 (Weekend Paintsite) - Saratoga Orchard, Saratoga

Thursday, April 22 - Rancho Canada del Oro, Morgan Hill   

Thursday, April 29 - San Jose History Park, SJ

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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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Upcoming SCVWS Exhibits

53rd Annual Members Show: "Spring Is Sprung"

You are invited to participate in an exhibit, 'Spring Is Sprung', organized by SCVWS.  This is a watermedia juried exhibit with cash prizes, juried by Caroline Mustard, a well accomplished painter and an art teacher.
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    Annual Show Reception Date/Time: April 11, 2021 at 
    2pm -3pm  - CLICK TO JOIN

     Join us for a chat with our Juror Caroline Mustard on      Facebook Live - April 3rd @ 3:00 pm
    Deadline: March 28, 2021 (Closed)
    Members Onlys - One entry per artist
    For more details see our exhibits page and view the
    If you would like your family and friends to attend the
    annual show please invite them to SCVWS Facebook Live!
Note: Please navigate to the 'Previous Exhibits' page under the Exhibits tab to view the slideshow of all the entries and the winners for the 'Celebrate Your Best Of 2020' Instagram online show.
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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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