Membership Meeting

Our next Membership Meeting is March 24, 2019
South Bend Museum of Art, upstairs classrooms
Social time 1:00-1:30
Business meeting and demo starts at 1:30
Read our March Newsletter
Please make sure your Dues are current. See the membership page for dues payment.
New member? click here for a membership form.


LPAF logoDates for the 2019 Leeper Park Art Fair are June 15-16.

St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society members receive discounts on LPAF booths,  may exhibit in our Watercolor Society Member Tent, and are encouraged to volunteer at the Fair.  Member Tent and Volunteer forms are on our About page.

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Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley
January 20 – March 25, 2019
Pick Up: Monday, March 25, noon-5
Commission: 20%

Arts on Main
205 S Main St, Elkhart, IN
Opening May 8
Drop Off: Saturday, May 4
Reception: Wednesday, May 8, 5-8pm
Pick Up: Monday, June 10
click here for entry form

First Unitarian Church
801 E Washington St, South Bend
Fall, 2019

Buchanan Art Center
117 West Front St
Buchanan, MI
February-March, 2020

Jewish Federation Exhibit
January 20 – March 25, 2019

SBMA Exhibit September 1 – November 11

“Watercolor Gone Wild” 

South Bend Museum of Art
Jerome Crowley Community Gallery
120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend

Dates: September 1 – November 11, 2018

Exhibit Review, “In the Bend”
Judge’s Statement

Congratulations to the award winners:

1st Place: Diane Reader Dorn, “Wild and Wooley”
Judge’s Award: Margaret Sak, “Late Winter Afternoon, Wild Cobus Creek”
Judge’s Award: Ann Jagla, “Free Fallin”
Merit Award: Millie Steveken, “Wild Array”
Merit Award: Joan Spohrer, “Alex”
Visit our Facebook page for photos of the opening reception

"Ball of Fire" by Marta Francis“Great Ball of Fire,” by SJVWS member and Vice President Marta Francis, won 1st Place in the Festival of Banners 2018 contest, presented by the South Bend Museum of Art in association with Downtown South Bend and the City of South Bend. Now in its 12th year, the SMBA invites the community to design a banner that celebrates the arts. This year’s theme was “Out of this World.” Of the 450 entries, 80 were selected for display. The Banners are displayed from August 13 through the month of October, on Wayne, Jefferson and Michigan streets in downtown South Bend. Congratulations, Marta!