Welcome to Valley Watercolor
San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Southern California
What's behind the appeal of watercolor? Is it the magic of layering one transparent color over another? Or perhaps
the fresh, exciting sparkle of a single beautifully laid brushstroke of color on a dappled paper surface. Whatever the
reason, Valley Watercolor Society (VWS) provides a forum for learning about and sharing watercolor painting as both a vocation
and a hobby.
VWS conducts a variety of
activities throughout the year. Please join us!
VWS holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month,
September through June. Each meeting features a guest artist presenter who tells their personal philosophy while
demonstrating water media techniques, and a society show of work by members. Visitors are Welcome.
Meetings are from 7:00 pm to 9:00
pm at:San Fernando Valley Arts
& Cultural Center18312 Oxnard
St.Tarzana, CA 91356
Click here for meeting demonstrator schedule
Almost every month, VWS hosts watercolor workshops led by fine
artists in water media from California and around the world. Workshops range from one to five days and feature teacher demonstrations,
painting time for participants, instruction, and feedback. Non-members are welcome.
Click here for workshop schedule EXHIBITS:
Each spring, VWS holds a juried exhibit which provides members a chance to show their best work.
A skilled juror, knowledgeable in the watercolor medium, selects from submitted digital images the paintings which will
be accepted into the exhibit. Many awards are presented.
Click here to view works from the 2017 VWS Annual Exhibit
Monthly VWS Paint Outs provide outdoor painting experiences to watercolorists and other
water media artists. Favorite Paint Out locations include Lake Balboa, Los Angeles Zoo, Descanso Gardens, Santa Monica
Pier, Orcutt Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carillo Beach and many more around the Los Angleles area. Non-members
Next paint outs will be coming up in
September. Stay tuned!
2017 Annual Exhibit Top
Click here to see all the paintings in the 2017 VWS Annual Exhibit
Sept 15-17, 2017 (Fri-Sun, 3 days) 9
Carol grew up in Florida and finds inspiration
for her painting in water as an environment for human activity, depicting the nude swimmer, sugar cane fields, egrets, muck,
cane cutting, sugar farming in her work, using vibrant saturated color in both watercolor and acrylic. Join us at her workshop,
which will be held at:
Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Cost: $240/member, $300/non-member
For more information or to register, email us.
Visit Carol Carter's website
by Carol Carter (click on image to enlarge):