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.

December Meeting Cancelled

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.

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.

November 29, Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

December 6, Martial Cottle Park, San Jose

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.


We are planning regular outings-either to places of scenic beauty or to art shows in spacious galleries where safe covid-19 protocols are enforced. At most venues we can also meet for lunch.

June 24, All-Media Show at the Coastal Arts League Gallery in Half Moon Bay

Click on the Meetings page for details.


The annual Fall Members' Juried Show will return online this year. Show dates: November 8, 2021 - January 22, 2022.
Slide Show: YouTube Link
See Shows page for more info.

Letter from the President, Jane Loomis

Jane Loomis As more people get their covid vaccinations, various venues are beginning to accommodate social gatherings. Some of us have begun to venture out, as we greatly enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow artists. Although our general meetings are still online, our Field Trips and Plein Air paint outs offer us an opportunity to be together in person. Our latest field trip included an enjoyable visit to the Calder-Picasso Exhibit at The deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Our recent Plein Air paint outs at Nola's Iris Garden and the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden captured flowers at their peak of bloom!