Welcome to the LGAA

We are a non-profit organization established in 1948 dedicated to the enrichment and support of the arts community.

Our mission is to promote creative expression in the pictorial and allied arts by fostering high standards, extending appreciation and encouraging cooperation and camaraderie among artists.

Membership is open to all artists and art supporters by application on the Membership page.


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.

LGAA members (or those considering membership) as well as guests are welcomed to attend to watch the demo and meet the members.

For additional details check the Meetings page.

January 14, 2017:

Paul Kratter
Oil Landscapes

Paul's 2 great passions have always been sports and wildlife. He began his career as an illustrator, mainly in advertising, and went on to concentrate solely on wildlife illustration.

Painting outdoors has now become a passion and he continues to participate in a number of plein air events annually in California.

He will be part of a show at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame (Oct. 30th - Jan. 8th) along with 19 nationally known artists from the Bay Area featuring Northern California Impressionism, as noted in the Oct./Nov. issue of PleinAir magazine.

February 11:

Colleen Wilcox Ph.D.

Colleen will be discussing and demonstrating the steps in the lost wax process of bronze making and the various themes of her work.

Drawing inspiration from the human condition and the various lives we lead, her sculpture reflects a fascination with human diversity and emotions and the various roles we play in society.

One of her sculptural series uses found objects to represent characters' bodies. Her stylized ceramic figures often include quirky characteristics with an amusing backstory.

2016 Shows

Fall Members Juried Show
Dates: November 8 - January 6
Reception/Awards: November 13, 1:00-3:00pm
Juror: Mike Bailey, AWS/NWS
Location: Addison-Penzak JCC

Plein Air Group

The Los Gatos Art Association sponsors an outdoor painting event every Monday at selected locations. The schedule and location of future and previous events is found on the Plein Air page.


Many LGAA members teach classes or lead workshops. Current offerings are listed on the Resources page.

Member Gallery

Current LGAA members are listed on the Gallery page. Many members have provided examples of their work and a link to their website.


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).