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.

June 13, 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.

May 10, Nola's Iris Garden, San Jose

May 17, Municipal Rose Garden, 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.

April 22, Calder-Picasso Exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco

Click on the Meetings page for details.

Letter from the President, Jane Loomis

Jane Loomis Some of us have had our covid-19 vaccinations, but others might need to wait for months for theirs. It is likely we won't be able to assemble in person for monthly general meetings or for an art show in a gallery like the one at the JCC for the rest of this year. However, we are planning workarounds in order to have things to which we can all look forward. Many new and exciting things are planned for the rest of this year!

Membership Renewals

January is our usual membership renewal month. As of April 15th, only current members will be listed in the LGAA directory and continue to enjoy member benefits like Instagram gallery and member shows. 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.