Upcoming Events

Our 2019 Activities Calendar is here!

Click here for the full list! We have great workshops, hikes, and tours planned for the New Year!

Please Note: Reservations for events are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your reservation to another participant.

Meanwhile, please be sure to visit our Exhibits page for information about any exhibits we have coming up. And be sure to check out the Other Events page for exhibitions and other activities in which our members participate. And don’t forget to watch for Calls for Entries deadlines!


A Day at Maison du Lac Estate and Gardens with Urban Sketcher,
Suhita Shirodkar, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Location: Maison du Lac
23107 Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA

Cost: $40 NCalSBA Members and $50 Non-Members
Click here to purchase your ticket to this event.

Maison du Lac is a 30-acre private estate set in a redwood grove just off Highway 17 and Summit Rd. in Los Gatos. It is hard to describe how beautiful and peaceful this property is. The home is surrounded by a forest and overlooks a lake. The main garden surrounding the lake has been designated as an Audubon sanctuary. There are many interesting plants growing around the property chosen specifically to attract birds and pollinators, but not deer. The carefully laid out paths around the property provide hidden gems of nature and garden art at every turn. There is a kitchen garden, a pond, and a very well-worn old truck and barn that provide rustic charm. Patti Hughes is the owner and designer of the property and has spent the past 50 years creating this wonderful environment she loves to share.

Suhita Shirodkar is a designer, artist, and instructor who loves to sketch on location, work quickly, and sketch anywhere. She particularly enjoys capturing the energy of bustling places: busy markets and cities are among her favorite subjects. She loves the immediacy that painting like this brings to the work. That first, quick, almost calligraphic capture is the one that gets to the heart of the subject. Suhita will do a demonstration and then be on hand to help guide your work if desired. Suhita works primarily in watercolor and pen and ink.

Please contact Elaine Goldstone for further information.

2019 Board Meetings

All members are invited to attend our board meetings.
Contact the president (president@ncalsba.org) for details of location.

In the Works

As always, if there is something you’d be interested in that we haven’t considered, please let us know!. And be sure to check back often for updates!