Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the SWA
Welcome to the web site pages of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Society of Western Artists (SJVC). Our chapter serves artists living and creating in California counties, Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus and Tulare, providing local events, partnerships and camaraderie.
Our home offers much to inspire, with Yosemite National Park to the north, golden ranch lands in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the richest of farmlands in the valley itself and the beautiful Pacific Ocean along our west-most borders.
The San Joaquin Valley Chapter offers several local competitive exhibits and creative outings each year to area artists, as well as providing a bridge to events held in our San Bruno Art Center headquarters, sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the SWA.
Membership in one chapter is membership in all chapters and the Society of Western Artists as a whole.
SJVC meets the third Saturday of every month at the The Door Art Gallery, 3073 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno, CA 93711. We urge you to drop in on a meeting and learn what we’re all about.