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July/August 2022

Events



Sunday August 14, 1:30 pm

Bruce Marion, Impressionist

Painting a Landscape in Acrylics

 

BIG SCREEN DEMO at

Congregation Shir Hadash
20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos

(also on Zoom)

 

Bruce is a contemporary impressionist who paints with a distinctive abstract style using multiple layers of acrylic paint applied with pallete knives, brushes, and various tools. Painted in vibrant colors, his landscapes, cityscapes, figures, and wildlife all resonate with the viewers.

Having been classically trained, Bruce now teaches across the US and abroad. Read more about Bruce and see examples of his work at BruceMarion.comHis streaming online video painting lessons are available at BruceOnArt.com. Bruce is making a special offer for LGAA members and anyone who watches this demo...receive the first month's lesson free of charge. If interested, email Bruce at brucemarionstudios@gmail.com. If you want to continue with subsequent lessons, you may do so at the regular fee. Otherwise, you may cancel for no charge.




Sunday, July 17, 10:30 - 1:00 pm

LGAA Party and Kennedy Road Art Show


The location is a private residence at
15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos



The Kennedy Road Art Show is a week-long event that includes several viewing times, a paintout, and an artists' reception. The paintings are done by local artists and are displayed in the cottage on the property. This year the theme of the show is Reflections.

New this year, LGAA has added a party to the summer art show  The combined event is held at the park-like residence of LGAA members Hershel Abelman and Ingeborg Jakobson. The public as well as LGAA members are invited. Click on the date August 17 on the Calendar to see a map in which you can obtain driving directions.

At the venue there are restrooms, ample parking, and refreshments are provided.

 

 


Letter from the President

I am happy to announce the return of LGAA's traditional "Peer Review," which is both a members' gallery and contest held at the monthly Demo Meetings. Starting on August 14th, members are invited to bring one recent piece of art (no size restrictions) to display in the Members' Gallery. During the break, members vote by ballot for their three favorite pieces of art. The winners of the artist of the month contest are awarded certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Each winner is photographed and the images are displayed in the next issue of the Palette and on the LGAA Website. The winners may add the honors to their art resumes.

At the end of each year, all the winners' numbers are tallied to determine the top three winners for the Artist of the Year Award. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive gift cards. With the onset of COVID in 2020, the monthly Peer Reviews had to be discontinued. The Instagram online Members Gallery was created to fill its place. Due to its popularity, the Instagram gallery will continue unchanged, and now we have two different monthly members' galleries.

The week-long Kennedy Road Art Show and Party Event was a huge success. Many thanks to Hershel Abelman and Ingeborg Jakobson for hosting the July event at the park-like setting of their home. Congratulations to the participating artists, whose names appear in the Member News section below. The painings will be displayed in a second showing at the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. September 1st through October 31st.

Entries are being accepted for our annual fall Members' Juried Show until September 16th. This year the event will again be held at the Los Gatos Addison-Pezak JCC. Mark your calendars for the Reception and Awards Presentation, which is on Sunday, October 9th from 2 - 4 pm. You can find detailed information and instructions at OnLineJuriedShows.com and submit your entries there.

We still need volunteers for LGAA to continue with all its features. Please see the openings in the WANTED section below. If any of the positions are of interest to you, please send me an email at president@lgaa.org. I will be glad to tell you more about the job description and welcome you to the board!

Welcome to the new and returning members, whose names appear directly below. Please note that we will no longer be able to accept checks at the demo meetings or by mail. You may pay your membership fee by PayPal or credit card on our website lgaa.org. If you have a problem making a payment or logging in, please call ClubExpress Support toll free at 1-866-HLP-CLUB (457-2582).

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Warmest wishes,
Jane Loomis

Welcome New & Returning Members

Len Floyd Meetu Gupta Sandra Smith-Dugan
Douglas Snyder Dafna Talmor Margaret Washington
Nancy Wulff


July & August Paintsites

July 4, 2022

Holiday - No Paint Site

July 11, 2022

Los Gatos Creek County Park, Los Gatos

We are meeting at the Los Gatos Creek County Park instead of our usual place which is closed. Restrooms available. Click on map symbol for address, map and written directions.



Map

July 18, 2022

Hershel Abelman’s House, Los Gatos

Park in lot next to driveway. Look for the orange LGAA cone. Stay for opening of the “Reflections” art exhibition at the Cottage on Hershel’s property. Restrooms available. Click on map symbol for address, map and written directions.


Map

Santa Cruz Lighthouse

July 25, 2022

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum/Lighthouse, Santa Cruz

Park at the Surfing Museum/Lighthouse. If parking lot is full, there are several parking lots along West Cliff Drive. Restrooms available. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.


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08 BelgatosPark

August 1, 2022

Belgatos Park, Los Gatos

Restrooms available. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.



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08 BernalGulnacJoiceRanch

August 8, 2022

Bernal Gulnac Joice Ranch, San Jose

Park is at the end of Camino Verde Dr. Park along Camino Verde or Manila Dr. Restrooms, no fees. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.


Map

Santa Cruz Lighthouse

July 25, 2022

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum/Lighthouse, Santa Cruz

Park at the Surfing Museum/Lighthouse. If parking lot is full, there are several parking lots along West Cliff Drive. Restrooms available. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.


Map

August 22, 2022

Edenvale Gardens Regional Park, San Jose

Parking lot on S end of park. Restrooms available by playground area on N side of park. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.



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08 EdgewoodPark

August 29, 2022

Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve, Redwood City

Park in the main parking area, look for orange LGAA cone. Restrooms Available. Click on map symbol for map, address and written directions.


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Member News


Ellen Howard Workshops:

SLC Workshop in South Salt Lake, Utah:
"Painting the Poetic Landscape", July 21-23rd, WWW.WorkshopSLC.com.

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
November 4-6th 9:30am-4:30pm
In the studio and plein air, focus is on designIng a strong composition, capturing the mood of the day and techniques for developing better values. Email ellenhowardart@gmail.com or Arlene Riess, Fine Arts Coordinator at fineart@mendocinoartcenter.org.


Reflections @ Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co.
The Reflections show will be displayed at the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co., 101 W Main St, Los Gatos, from Sept 1 - Oct 31.

The following artists will be included:
Marian Fricano
Kay Higdon
Jeannie Kwan
Christine Ling
Helen Scheel
Andy O'Neal
Elwira B. Maszara
Candy Yu
Michael Welch
Hershel Abelman
Betty McGuire
Susan Butler-Graham
J. Borgman
Rebecca White
Thuy Le
Joie McClements


LGAA Officers    

President, Jane Loomis, President@lgaa.org
First Vice President, Elke Groves
Second Vice President, OPEN POSITION
Recording Secretary, OPEN POSITION
Treasurer, Susan Jochheim, Treasurer@lgaa.org
Corresponding Secretary, Kat Williamson

Membership, Suzanne Levy,  Membership@lgaa.org
Webmaster, Marilyn Haley, Webmaster@lgaa.org
Newsletter Editor, OPEN POSITION 
Programs, OPEN POSITION
Social Media, Suzanne Levy, LGAA.inst@gmail.com

Committee Chairpersons
Awards, OPEN POSITION
Plein Air, Annie Haines
Historian, OPEN POSITION
Museums Liaison, Elke Groves


Mailing Address

PO Box 1193

Los Gatos,  CA  95031


Meeting Address

Congregation Shir Hadash

20 Cherry Blossom Lane

Los Gatos,  CA  95032


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Art News?
Upcoming Workshop?

We'll let everyone know!
Send an email to Jane Loomis at
President@lgaa.org or Suzanne Levy at Membership@lgaa.com .
Include the name of your event or award, date, a very brief description, location and address, and event website. You may attach one .jpeg image.



Art Supplies For Sale?
Do you wish you could free up some space in your studio? Advertise here! Send us your information and we will put it in the next newsletter. Send an email to Jane Loomis at president@lgaa.org.