About the LGAA
Welcome! We are a non-profit organization established in 1948 dedicated to the enrichment and support of the arts community.
We feature monthly meetings with demos by well-known artists, member group shows, monthly peer art exhibits, contests, field trips, workshops, a plein-air group that goes on weekly outings, and a newsletter.
LGAA General Meetings are held monthly on the Second Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00pm at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main St., Los Gatos.
See MAP for the location and directions. The meetings are free and open to the general public.
September 9, 2017: 1-3pm
Contemporary Landscape Demo in a Water-based Medium
October 14, 2017: 1-3pm
Plein Air Painter, Marshlands Demo
For additional details check the Meetings page.
At each meeting members are invited to bring a recent example of their work, which will be displayed in a Peer Gallery and voted on by members during the mid-meeting coffee break that includes light refreshments.
Near the end of the meeting our Awards Chairman announces the winners and presents the ribbons for three Artists of the Month. At the end of the year an Artist of the Year is chosen from the monthly winners based on a point system.
The Art in the Council Chambers is a show featuring members' artwork that runs from April 1 through June 29.
The Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) is a juried competition and exhibition open to all artists throughout the greater bay area and runs from June 15 to August 19.
The Fall Juried Show is an exhibition for members held in November at the Los Gatos JCC. Dates and details to be announced.
Refer to the Shows page for more details.
Plein Air Group
LGAA sponsors an outdoor painting event every Monday morning at selected locations.
The schedule and locations of future and previous events is on the Plein Air page.
Current LGAA members are listed on the Members page.
Members may include examples of their work and a link to their websites.
the Palette is published every other month, starting in January.
PDFs of the current and previous issues is available on the Membership page.
LGAA Members are encouraged to send newsworthy items to the Newsletter Editor for:
Member News - accolades, awards and achievements of our members;
Classes - future classes open to and of interest to our members;
Opportunities - shows and competitions open to our members (with contact for further details).
Membership is open to artists of all levels, students, and art supporters. See the Membership page on how to join or renew your membership and to see a list of the LGAA officers.