LGAA Plein Air Group

The Los Gatos Art Association runs an outdoor painting event every Monday at selected locations. All mediums are welcome. Members will be there to greet you and start the session when you arrive at the location.

Schedule - every Monday 9am to 12noon

January 14, 2019

TBD

January 7, 2019

TBD

December 31, 2018

Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
Villa Montalvo

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20B Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. towards Saratoga, go 3.4 mi, turn left onto Montalvo Rd., Follow it around to the end and park in the #3 lot. Once estate of Senior Phalen. No fees, has faculties. Stay and view paintings. Map


December 24

HAPPY HOLIDAY

December 17, 2018

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
5929 Thorntree Dr. San Jose
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Expwy. Take the Almaden Expwy exit 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft, then turn right at the 1st cross street onto Almaden Expwy. to Coleman and turn right, then left on Porto Alegre, right on Thorntree and right on Sterling Oaks Dr. to park entrance and into parking lot. Restrooms, no fee. Old limestone quarry, oak grove and meadows. Map

December 10, 2018

San Martin, Harvey Bear Ranch
1973 San Martin Ave
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map

December 3, 2018

Davenport, Waddell Beach
Waddell Beach

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-S to Hwy 17-S to Santa Cruz. Exit Hwy 1N towards Davenport. Go pass Davenport town about 7 miles, parking lot on the left on the coast. Ocean on one side of CA-1, wet lands on the other side. Orange cone and LGAA sign at entrance of parking lot. Restrooms available. View Paintings 12:15pm. Map


November 26, 2018

Elk Horn Sough
Elk Horn Sough

From Los Gatos, take CA-17 S for about 19 mi. Take exit 1B to merge onto Ca-1 S toward Watsonville. Go about 22 mi, turn left onto Salinas Rd., then turn rt. onto Werner Rd. then rt. onto Hall Rd. then Rt. onto Elk Horn Rd. Drive until you come to a Parking in pull out area on Elkhorn Rd. on the rt. side of the road. No fee. Drive to restrooms. Look for LGAA sign/orange cone Map

November 19, 2018

Rancho San Vicente Park (new)
San Jose
Rancho San Vicente Park

21151 McKean Rd. at Fortini Rd. From Los Gatos take CA 85-S, 4.1mi. Take Almaden Expwy exit. Use rt. two lanes to turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, 410 ft. Take rt. lane onto Almaden Expy. Drive 4.9 mi then turn right onto Harry Rd., 0.1 mi. Turn left onto McKean Rd. Drive 1.2 mi. Park entrance on your right. Restrooms, no fee. Map

November 12, 2018

Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont
HOLIDAY/no traffic
Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge

1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont 94555 From Los Gatos take CA-17 N to San Jose, go about 5mi. Continue onto 1-880 N, for 19.9 mi.Take the exit toward CA- 84 W/Decoto RD. for 0.2 mi. Continue onto Exit 21 for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto CA-84, W/Decoto RD go for 2.1 mi. Take exit 36 for Paseo Padre Parkway/Thornton Ave. for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Thornton Ave. for 0.9 mi. Turn left onto Marshlands Rd. O.6 mi. Turn left in 89 ft, then right for 433 ft. Destination on left. No fee. Map


November 5, 2018

Mt. Umunhum, New area
Regional Open Space District
Mt. Umunhum

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Camden Ave. Exit rt. onto Camden Ave., head S. go 1.3 mi. Turn right onto Hicks Rd.,go for about 6.3 miles. Turn right on Mt. Umunhum Rd. for about 5.3 mi. Pass first two parking lots. Go to the 3rd parking lot just below the tower. New open area. Restrooms available. No fee. Map

October 29, 2018

New Brighten Beach,Santa Cruz
New Brighton Beach,Santa Cruz

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S ,( about 22 mi.) to CA-1 S . drive to the New Brighton State Beach,Park Ave. exit. Take exit go right on Park Ave., then left at the first stop sign onto McGregor. Then right into the park. $10 fee and restrooms Map

October 22, 2018

Patti's Huges Home/Maison de Luc
23107 Summit Rd., Los Gatos 95033
Maison de Luc

From Los Gatos take CA-17-N to Summit Rd. Exit Summit Rd. Make a Rt. go over CA-17 and turn left on to Summit Rd. Go 2 mi, turn left onto Trail Ridge. Park in large lot in back on the left. Restrooms. Bring a lunch for after painting. Ponds, barn, french garden, redwoods, creek. Barn, ponds and much more. Map


October 15, 2018

Morgan Hill, Rose Barn
Morgan Hill

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S To Almaden Expy. Turn right onto Almaden Expy. Stay on Almaden Expy. to the end. Turn right onto Harry Rd Make a emeditly left onto McKean Rd. Drive until you come to Casa Loma Rd. and turn right. Drive until you see the Barn on the right side of the road. Not far pass Triple Bar Stables. Restrooms at Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot farther down the road. Map

October 8, 2018

Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos
1690 Dell Ave.
VasonaCreekTrail

From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. At 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) turn right into the parking lot. on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No facilities Map

October 1, 2018

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park

The Hills are nice and green this time of year. From Los Gatos take CA 85 S to Bernal Rd. exit. Go right on Bernal Rd., go 1.3 mi., turn left into Santa Teresa Park. Pay station in first parking lot. Meet in third parking lot, picnic area. Fee $6 for Seniors, Restrooms. View paintings at 12:15. Map


September 24, 2018

San Jose
San Vicente Ave, Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map

September 17, 2018

Red Barn/Farm
2101 Tennant Ave., Morgan Hill
Red Barn

From Los Gatos, Head east on CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi then merge onto US 101 S. to Tennant Ave. exit. Take Tennant Ave. exit and turn left onto Tennant Ave. Park on street. Red barn on the left side of road just past Hill Rd. Map

September 10, 2018

Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor

From Los Gatos, 616 Atlantic Ave., Santa Cruz. Take CA-17 S to Ocean St., exit 442 onto Ocean St. Continue on Ocean St. 1.2 mi. Turn left onto E Cliff Dr. go 0.3mi continue onto Murray St. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Seabright Ave. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave. park on the street (no fee) at pier, paint from pier, beach, lighthouse. Lunch at Aldo's new restaurant. Parking lot meters, facilities. Map


September 3, 2018

Sunol Regional Park
1895 Geary Rd. 94586 (1h 18 min)
Sunol Regional Park

From Los Gatos take CA-17 N, about 3mi. Continue on CA-17 N. Take I-680 N to Calaveras Rd. in Sunol About 40 mi. Continue on Calaveras Rd., Drive to Geary Rd., 6 mi. to Park. Map

August 27, 2018

Guglielmo Winery
Morgan Hill
Guglielmo Winery

1480 E Main Ave.,Morgan Hill, 95037. From Los Gatos. Take CA-85 S (11.2 mi). Merge onto US -101 S go 8 m,i take exit 367 for Cochrane Rd. go .5mi, Go left on Cochrane Rd. go .5mi and turn rt. on Mission View Dr., go .6mi, turn right on Half Rd. .3mi, turns slightly left and becomes Condit Rd. .4mi. Turn left on E Main Ave,.4mi, then right on restricted usage rd. Restrooms Map

August 20, 2018

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
San Jose
Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-N to Cottle Rd, San Jose. Turn rt. onto Cottle Rd. then turn left onto Santa Teresa then first rt. onto Camino Verde Dr. Drive to end of the road. Park on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic Ranch Map


August 13, 2018

Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor

From Los Gatos, 616 Atlantic Ave., Santa Cruz. Take CA-17 S to Ocean St., exit 442 onto Ocean St. Continue on Ocean St. 1.2 mi. Turn left onto E Cliff Dr. go 0.3mi continue onto Murray St. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Seabright Ave. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave. park on the street (no fee) at pier, paint from pier, beach, lighthouse. Lunch at Aldo's new restaurant. Parking lot meters, facilities. Map

August 6, 2018

Quail Hollow Ranch
Felton
Quail Hollow Ranch

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA 17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd. turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor bathroom in parking area. Map

July 30, 2018

Pacific Grove, Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, merge on US-101 drive to CA-156 W. Exit on CA-156 W, stay left. Follow CA-1 S. 15.6mi and Take exit 399A from CA-1. Follow CA-68 W to Sunset Dr. (4.9 mi) in Pacific Grove. Look for LGAA sign and orange cone Map


July 23, 2018

Hershel Abelmans Home / Garden Party Show
Los Gatos
Hershel Abelmans Home

15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos. From 85 head south on 17 toward Los Gatos. Take East Los Gatos exit and merge onto Saratoga Los Gatos Road. Take a left on Los Gatos Blvd (going north). Take the third right onto Kennedy Road. Drive a little over two miles. Destination is on the left. Park in lot next to driveway. Look for the orange cone and our sign next to it. Stay for the Garden Party Theme Art reception. Map

July 16, 2018

Sempervirens Point Parking Lot
Los Gatos
Sempervirens Point Parking Lot

From Los Gatos, take C!-17 S to Los Gatos Saratoga Rd Hwy 9, exit turn Rt. drive ,to Saratoga Rd. Turn left on Saratoga -Hwy 9. Follow Hwy 9 out of Saratoga toward Skyline Blvd. (Rt 35). Go approximately 3 miles past the stop sign intersection, Rt 35. Sempervirens Point parking area will be on your left. Restrooms, picnic table and great view. Look for orange cone, LGAA sign and Rebeccas green truck. Map

July 9, 2018

San Jose, Alum Rock Park
Alum Rock Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to the end to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Turn left, go to the end to the last parking lot. Fee into the park and parking fee/machine in lot. Restrooms Map


July 2, 2018

Rebecca White's Home and Gardens
San Jose
Rebecca White's Home and Gardens

3102 San Luis Rey Ave. SJ 95118. From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, (2.2 mi). Exit on Camden Ave, (0.3mi).Turn rt. on Camden Ave., (1.1 mi) Merge rt. onto Hillsdale Ave., go 1.2 mi , turn left on San Luis Rey Ave. Eight house on rt. side of street. Map

June 25, 2018

Vasona Park (Fishing Pier Parking Lot)
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
vasona fishing pier

From CA-85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into Vasona Park. Go to parking on your left at the fishing pier. Fee $10.00, seniors are less. Restrooms available. View paintings after painting. Map

June 18, 2018

Coyote Creek Trail, Morgan Hill
Coyote Creek Trail

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, go 13.3 mi then merge onto US-101 S, exit on Bailey Ave., turn right. Turn left on Monterey Rd. South. Drive a ways to Burnet Ave. and turn left. Drive a ways to parking area on left of road just before Coyote Creek. Orange cone and LGAA sign at parking area. No restrooms Map


June 11, 2018

Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave., San Jose
Fortini Trailhead

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map

June 4, 2018

Red Barn/Farm
2101 Tennant Ave., Morgan Hill
Red Barn

From Los Gatos, Head east on CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi then merge onto US 101 S. to Tennant Ave. exit. Take Tennant Ave. exit and turn left onto Tennant Ave. Park on street. Red barn on the left side of road just past Hill Rd. Map

May 28, 2018

South Pescadero Beach
Intersection of Highway one and Pescadero Rd.
SouthPescaderoBeach

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to CA-1 N. (About 1 h 7 min. 53.5 mi.) Continue on CA-1 N, (Mission St.). Drive to South Pesadero State Beach. Park in lot just pass Pescadeo Creek Rd. meet in center area. Restroom. Lunch at Duarte's Tavern at 202 Stage Rd. off Pescadero Creek Rd. Map


May 21, 2018

Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
Villa Montalvo

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20B Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. towards Saratoga, go 3.4 mi, turn left onto Montalvo Rd., Follow it around to the end and park in the #3 lot. Once estate of Senior Phalen. No fees, has faculties. Stay and view paintings. Map

May 14, 2018

Patti's Huges Home/Maison de Luc
23107 Summit Rd., Los Gatos 95033
Maison de Luc

From Los Gatos take CA-17-N to Summit Rd. Exit Summit Rd. Make a Rt. go over CA-17 and turn left on to Summit Rd. Go 2 mi, turn left onto Trail Ridge. Park in large lot in back on the left. Restrooms. Bring a lunch for after painting. Ponds, barn, french garden, redwoods, creek. Map

May 7, 2018

Prevost Ranch/Nola's Iris Garden
4195 Sierra Rd., San Jose 95132
Nola's Iris Garden

Hill top iris garden/ranch, from Los Gatos take CA-85 S to CA-87 N merge onto CA-87 N, I-280 S and I-680 N to Berryessa Rd. Take exit 4 for Berryessa Rd. Turn right onto Berryessa Rd., go 1.2mi, turn left onto Piedmont Rd. go 0.2 mi and turn right onto Sierra Rd. 2.2 mi. Turn left into Nolas Iris Gardens/Prevost Ranch, 2nd entrance. Restrooms Map


April 30, 2018

Saratoga, Scenic Spot
Saratoga Scenic Spot

This is the spot off Hwy 9 that has views toward the ocean. It has a paved parking area with bathroom and picnic area. Follow Hwy 9 out of Saratoga toward Skyline Blvd. (Rt 35). Go approximately 3 miles past the intersection of Rt 35. Stay on Rt. 9. The paved parking area will be on your left, It is the beginning of the Sky to Sea Trail. Map

April 23, 2018

Pacific Grove, Lovers Point
Lovers Point

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to CA-1 S, (21.5 mi). Follow CA-1 S to Del Monte Ave. in Monterey. Take exit 402B from CA-1 S, (38.7 mi). Continue on Del Monte Ave. Take Lighthouse Ave. to Ocean View Blvd., (4.1). Pass Lovers Point Park, drive past Shell Ave. Parking lot on the right. Look for LGAA Sign and Orange cone. Map

April 16, 2018

San Jose, Alum Rock Park
Alum Rock

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Park is on rt. Map


April 9, 2018

Cupertino, Picchetti Winery
Picchetti Winery

13100 Montebello Rd. From Los Gatos, follow CA-85 N to the Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. Go left on Stevens Creek Blvd.. Left onto Foothill Blvd south. It becomes Stevens Canyon Road. Drive to Montebello Road and turn right onto Montebello Road. Drive 1 mile turn left into Picchetti Winery and immediate right into the upper parking lot. Facilities available. Map

April 2, 2018

Rancho Higuero Historical Park
47300 Rancho Higuera Rd. Fremont 94539
Rancho Higuero Historical Park

From Los Gatos. Head east on CA-85 S for 4.9 mi. Exit onto 5B for CA-87 N, for about 5 mi. Use right lane, exit 5 for I-280 S/680, merge onto I-280 S for 2.4 mi. Keep left on I-680 for 12.4 mi. Use right lane, exit 12, Mission blvd. E. and merge onto Mission blvd., go 1.1 mi turn right onto Curtner Rd. for 0.9 mi turn right on Rancho Higuera Rd. Must park on street on the Rancho Higuera Rd. side. Has a Porta Potty.

March 26, 2018

San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista Mission

408 2nd St., San Juan Bautista. From Los Gatos, CA-85 S, merge on US-101 S, exit 156, to San Juan Bautista, go about 3mi, turn left on Alameda at first light signal, right on Polk St., left on 2nd St. Park in front of mission. Stay for lunch, at JJ's; eat and view paintings. Map


March 19, 2018

San Martin, Harvey Bear Ranch
1973 San Martin Ave
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map

March 12, 2018

San Jose
San Vicente Ave, Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map

March 5, 2018

Davenport, Waddell Beach
Waddell Beach

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-S to Hwy 17-S to Santa Cruz. Exit Hwy 1N towards Davenport. Go pass Davenport town about 7 miles, parking lot on the left on the coast. Ocean on one side of CA-1, wet lands on the other side. Orange cone and LGAA sign at entrance of parking lot. Restrooms available. View Paintings 12:15pm. Map


February 26, 2018

David Stonesifer's Home
18000 Overlook Rd. Los Gatos
David Stonesifer's Home

From Santa Cruz Ave. downtown Los Gatos, turn west on Main St., right on Bayview, left on Pennsylvania, right on Wissenhickon, left on Overlook Rd. David's house is on the left. Beautiful mission style home. Beautiful pond and gardens. Park on the street (not in the driveway). Lunch provided. Map

February 19, 2018

Moss Landing, Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Stay for lunch. View paintings Map

February 12, 2018

Morgan Hill, Rose Barn
Rose Barn

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S To Almaden Expy. Turn right onto Almaden Expy. Stay on Almaden Expy. to the end. Turn right onto Harry Rd Make a emeditly left onto McKean Rd. Drive until you come to Casa Loma Rd. and turn right. Drive until you see the Barn on the right side of the road. Not far pass Triple Bar Stables. Restrooms at Rancho Canada del Oro parking lot farther down the road. Map


February 5, 2018

Quail Hollow Ranch, Felton
Quail Hollow Ranch

800 Quail Hollow Road. CA 17 S, exit on Mt. Hermon Road, turn right on Mt. Hermon Rd. turn left on Graham Hill Rd., turn left onto E. Zayante Rd., turn left onto Quail Hollow Road. Drive down the road until you see the Park on the right. Blue outdoor facilities in parking area. Map

January 29, 2018

Davenport Landing Road, Davenport
Davenport Landing Road

From Los Gatos Take Highway 17 south to Santa Cruz, 19.8 mi, exit north on Highway 1, go 1.1 mi. Use two right lanes to turn right onto Mission St./ Ca-1 N. towards Half Moon Bay, go 12 mi and turn left onto Davenport Landing Rd. LGAA sign and orange cone on corner. Follow around to parking on right. View paintings, then let's go to lunch. Map

January 22, 2018

Palm Ct., Morgan Hill
Palm Ct.

10020 Palm Court, Morgan Hill. From Los Gatos, take CA 85 S to CA 101 S. Take 101 south to Bailey Ave, turn right on to Bailey.Turn left (south) onto Santa Teresa. Turn right on Palm Ave then left onto Palm Court. Facilities at the end of the road in the park. View paintings afterwards. Map


January 15, 2018

Moran Lake, Santa Cruz
Moran Lake

22785 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz From Los Gatos, take CA 17 S becomes Ocean at the end go left onto E. Sea Cliff , becomes Portola Dr., right on 26th and left on E Sea Clift, parking lot ahead on the left. Ocean waves across rd., No fee, facilities. View paintings 12:15 Map

January 8, 2018

Moran Lake, Santa Cruz
Moran Lake

RAINED OUT
(Moved to Jan. 15)

January 1, 2018

Palo Alto Baylands, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Baylands

Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, 2775 Embarcadero Road. Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Map


Nick White photo
Nick White, (1943-2009) Plein Air Group Founder
at the 2nd Jazz in The Park event.

Nick painted on his own and each meeting he would invite others to go out and paint with him. He was then asked to make a group for our club. Nick was always there - it didn't matter if no one else showed up or not. He loved painting and was very dedicated. - Rebecca