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 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.

See MAP for the location and directions.

Reminder: membership renewals are due and payable. Bring checkbook to general meeting.

March 10, 2019

Jan Silverman
How to Photograph Your Art

Jan Silverman

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.

2019 Shows

The Art in the Council Chambers is a show featuring members' artwork that runs from April 13 through June 5.
Deadline for Entries is April 10

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 29 to September 8.

The Fall Members' Juried Show artist deadline is September 1

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 News 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 Join page on how to join or renew your membership. See the Resources page to see a list of the LGAA officers.