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, group shows, festivals, peer art exhibits, contests, workshops, a plein-air group that goes on weekly outings, and a newsletter.


Due to the coronavirus, LGAA meetings are held online the Second Sunday of every month at 4:00pm. Normally they are held monthly on the Second Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00pm at 20 Cherry Blossom Lane at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos. It's a beautiful facility with ample parking and a wonderful meeting room. The meetings are free and open to the general public.

Shir Hadash See MAP for the location and directions.

March 14, 2021, 4:00 pm

General Meeting - Online

The format for the meetings includes
1) The raffle for the most recent month's Instagram Gallery entrants,
2) Member sharing news and art on-screen (optional), followed by
3) A short educational art video.
Meetings run approximately one hour.

A link will be posted here 30 minutes prior to the meeting

Members' Gallery on Instagram

Current members may submit one piece of new art each month to be displayed in our Members' Gallery on Instagram. Entrants are eligible to win a $25 gift certificate for art supplies. A raffle is held at every general meeting and includes everyone who was in the previous month's exhibit.

To view the gallery, click on the Instagram button in the lower-right corner of this page, or see it on your cell phone's Instagram app @losgatosartassociation

Plein Air Meetings

The Plein Air group meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. to Noon.

March 1, Mount Madonna County Park, Watsonville

March 8, San Jose History Park

At the paint sites, artists must wear face masks and practice social distancing. Click on the Plein Air page for details.

Plein Air Critique Meetings

Each Tuesday at 11 a.m., those who painted at the previous day's Plein Air Meeting are invited to attend an online critique meeting in which artists may share their art on screen and discuss it with each other. If you'd like to attend, contact Annie Haines at serendipityartist@gmail.com so she can send you the meeting link.

Letter from the President, Jane Loomis

Jane Loomis Happy 2021! It's been almost a year since the coronavirus struck, causing us to temporarily discontinue our "real life" art shows and monthly meetings. Luckily we have the internet to keep our art and our meetings alive! Who besides Bill Gates would have guessed this would be our fate for the past year, and perhaps for the next year as well? At least as artists we have a good way to entertain ourselves besides TV, internet, gardening, cooking, eating, etc. Those will remain popular favorite pastimes for the time being. Perhaps the new vaccines will get us safely through this next year and we can live our lives somewhat as we did before. I hope you stay healthy and safe!

Membership Renewals

January is our usual membership renewal month. Many of you have already renewed already. Thank you! But for those who haven't done so yet, you can find the renewal information at Join page. You can pay by PayPal, or by check. Our mailing address is on the application form.