LGAA Member News

November/December - 2014

Judy Bingman and Dorothy Atkins will be the featured artists at Gallery Saratoga Nov. 3-30

Marie Cameron's Bottom of the Bay was awarded First Place in the Pacific Art League's October exhibit,"Landscapes, Seascapes and Urbanscapes". Bottom of the Bay Marie Cameron - Bottom of the Bay

Gary Coleman won a prize for one of his two landscapes in the Palo Alto Pacific Art League landscape show.

Patricia Dennis will be the featured artist at Gallery Saratoga December 2- January 2.

Toni DeRuntz had five paintings juried into the Pacific Art League's Grand Opening Show.

Ron Dell'Aquila has a solo show at the Triton Museum through November 16. Red Lantern Alley Ron Dell'Aquila - Red Lantern Alley

Sagi Erez' Heaves Mirror won best abstract in the F.A.L.C. fall show. Sagi also has 2 paintings in the SNAC-Expo show at ZK Gallery in San Francisco November 11-18. He will also be included in the book "American Art Collector 2015".

Bobbie Frederickson has been asked to participate again in the juried Olive Hyde Art Gallery Christmas Gala, Dec. 6th and 7th. In October Bobbie finished her 4th piece of commissioned art this year.

Denise Marcus is having a show of her paintings this month at Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant in Palo Alto.

Deborah Matlack had two paintings accepted in Sierra Pastel Society's International Exhibition and one accepted in Pastel Society of the West Coast's International Exhibition.

Susan Migliore has a one-person show this month at the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter Gallery in Palo Alto.

Maralyn Miller is presently showing 15 paintings at the 88Keys Restaurant in Morgan Hill and also at the Morgan Hill Art Gallery.

Teresa Ruzzo is the featured artist at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, December 2 through Jan 3.

Isaias Sandoval has a Solo show at the Pacific Art League December 5-23.

Helen Scheel's Sun Lovers received the most popular painting award at the Society of Western Artists (SWA) annual show. This pastel also received 1st place in pastel at the same show in Redwood City in August. Sun Lovers Helen Scheel - Sun Lovers

Zoya Scholis is participating in Artspan's Open Studios San Francisco Nov 8th & 9th at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Summer Camp Zoya Scholis - Summer Camp

September/October - 2014

Anna Jacke's Ready for the Dance is featured in the September 2014 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine, Nationally Emerging Artists. Her Columbus Day Weekend is part of the Coastside Land Trust Art Gallery Agriculture Show running through October. Anna is also the featured artist at the Presentation Center in Los Gatos for September-December. Ready for the Dance Anna Jacke - Ready for the Dance

Patricia Dennis will be one of the 28 artists that were juried into the "Bay Area Wildlife Exhibition" at Filoli September 9 through October 26.

Vernon Dittenbir will be the Artist of the Month of September at the Los Gatos Museum Art Gallery.

Kay Duffy is showing the work of 10 of her students at the Aegis Gallery in Saratoga in October.

Terri Ford's Moondance 2 was awarded Second Place in the Haggin Museum Juried National Exhibition in August. Moondance 2 Terri Ford - Moondance 2

Sayeko Nakamura's End of Summer was accepted into the San Diego International Exhibition in October. End of Summer Sayeko Nakamura - End of Summer

Sam Pearson's Water Under The Bridge & Beach Steps were accepted into the 28th Annual Pastel Society of the West Coast's "Pastels USA" Show in Morro Bay during the month of October. Sam will also have a one man show "Plein Air Pastels" at the Michelangelo Gallery in Santa Cruz in October. Beach Steps Sam Pearson - End of Summer

Julia Watson's paintings are now on display at Cover Story Gallery in Los Gatos and Los Altos.

Edna Piersol Windes judged the Membership Exhibit for Pacific art League on July 9. She will be that juror for the Silicon Valley Open Studios on October 4.

Legion of Honor trip

LGAA Members enjoyed a group bus trip to the Legion of Honor Museum on July 19 to see the "Intimate Expressionism" show and other exhibits.

Watch for the next bus trip which will be in January to the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Don't miss out, these excursions are lots of fun.

Legion of Honor Trip Legion of Honor Excursion

July/August - 2014

Laurie Barna's Sailing with the Cranes won a First Place Award in the Watercolor division/class at the 2014 San Mateo County Fair's Fine Arts Galleria. Sailing with the Cranes Laurie Barna - Sailing with the Cranes

Judy Bingman, Kay Duffy and Maralyn Miller are showing their work in a National League of American Penwomen show at the Gallery Saratoga July 9 - August 3.

Marie Cameron's Sea Stack has been juried into the Pacific Art League's 2014 Members Exhibit.

Gary Coleman currently has one man shows at Noah's Bar and Bistro in Morgan Hill, 88 Keys in Morgan Hill, 1st Street Café in Gilroy. and Mike's Café in Palo Alto. Two of his abstracts were juried into the Pacific Art League, "Wet Paint" show.

Rozanne Hermelyn DiSilvestro's Enraged. Angora Fire was selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Enraged. Angora Fire Rozanne Hermelyn DiSilvestro - Enraged. Angora Fire

Sagi Erez had two paintings accepted into the "Wet Paint" show at the Pacific Art League. Another painting was accepted into the July/August show at the Peninsula JCC.

John Flores will be having his 7th annual art in the garden show June 21st and 22nd - 2-4pm at his home 1214 king st. Santa Cruz.

Marian Gault had 2 pieces accepted for the Pacific Scribes "Gifts of the Garden" juried show at Filoli Mansion.

Ellen Howard's Hint of Spring received 3rd place in the Society of Western Artists 64th Annual Exhibition. Ellen is also exhibiting in the "ReThinkIt" exhibition at Gallery 85. Hint of Spring Ellen Howard - Hint of Spring

Jill Kroh's paintings are newly-exhibited at Boulevard Coffee in Los Gatos. On- going exhibits of Jill's paintings are at AZUCA & Frank Interiors in Los Gatos, & at the Triton Museum of Art Store in Santa Clara.

Michael Rogan's Woodstock Vet was accepted as a finalist in the annual National Veterans Art Festival. Woodstock Vet Michael Rogan - Woodstock Vet

Betty McGuire and Carolyn Larsen will be featured artists the month of August at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery

Deborah Matlack has eleven pastel portraits and figures featured at University Art in San Jose.

Ingrid Marianne has been juried into Sculpture In The Park in Loveland, Colorado. She will also be participating in SculptureS: 2014 at Sierra Azul.

Jeff Owen's For Good Measure won 3rd place in the Triton Museum of Art's 2014 Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition.

Sally Reed's paintings are on display at VineLife in Saratoga.

Teresa Ruzzo's Spring Fever was awarded second place, pastel, in the Society of Western Artists Annual Show. Spring Fever Teresa Ruzzo - Woodstock Vet

Laura Vavrunek has three pastels in a group art show at the Book's Inc. Cafe in Mountain View through July 11.

Oakland Museum trip

Click on pictures to see larger versions.

LGAA Members enjoyed a group bus trip to the Oakland Museum on March 22 to see the "Masterpieces of California Landscapes" show and other exhibits.

If you missed this excursion, sign up for the Legion of Honor Museum trip to see the "Intimate Expressionism" exhibition on July 19th!

May/June - 2014

Ron Dell'Aquila's Annular Solar Eclipse Matrix, 2012 has been juried into the 2014 NVAL International Photography Show, "Photography: Full Spectrum".

Laurie Barna's Cruising the Baylands was juried into the Pacific Art League's "Spring Awakening" show, April 4-24. Laurie's new book "The Liberty Series: For the Love of Liberty" is now available at Amazon. Cruising The Baylands Laurie Barna - Cruising The Baylands

Judy Bingman has several wildlife of the sierra images on exhibit at the Santa Cruz Library through June.

LGAA Members participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios in May: Laurie Barna, Gary Coleman, James Dereig, Vernon Dittenbir, Kay Duffy, Sagi Erez, Nicole Jakoby, Veronica Gross, Anna Jacke, Ed Lucey, Betty McGuire, Maralyn Miller, Patty Montgomery, Denise Natanson- Marcus, Sandi Okita, Helen Scheel and Karen White.

Marie Cameron's Lily of the Valley with Cows was awarded Third Place in the "Spring Awakening" exhibit at the Pacific Art League. Her Rose Vanitas was auctioned at the Painted Chair fundraiser for the Women's Club of Palo Alto. Lily of the Valley with Cows Marie Cameron - Lily of the Valley with Cows

Gary Coleman's paintings are displayed at Noah's Bar and Bistro in Morgan Hill and starting in June in 88 Keys in Morgan Hill and Mike's Cafe in Palo Alto.

Danielle Dufayet has 20 paintings hanging at the Granite Rock Design Center through July 3.

Sagi Erez' Second Day in Yellow received an Honorable Mention in the "Spring Awakening" show at the Pacific Art League.

Diane Fujimoto has new work on display at Mike's Cafe in Palo Alto through June.

Veronica Gross, Kathleen Mitchell, Teresa Russo, and Karen White are participating in the "Hello Summer" All Gallery Group Show at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos.

Ellen Howard's work will be included in "Inspirations in Oil" show at the Caldwell Gallery through June.

Sayeko Nakamura's Hanging in the Balance has been juried into the Permanent Collection for the Museum of Kumamoto City in Japan. She also had two paintings accepted for inclusion in "The Artistic Touch 6" hardcover book.

Denise Natanson-Marcus and Irma Longley are participating in the Saratoga Rotary Art Show May 4.

Michael Rosenthal has opened a new gallery in Los Gatos.

Isaias Sandoval's work was juried into the Harn Gallery.

Helen Scheel's Wendy's Pumpkin won a Merit Award in the Pastel Society of the West Coast Members Show in Roseville. Wendy's Pumpkin Helen Scheel - Wendy's Pumpkin

May Shei's and her students' work are exhibited in the Saratoga Library Reading Room in August.

Zoya Scholis' Summer Camp was juried into the Harrington Gallery's "Fresh Works" exhibition. Her solo show "Third Wish, Fairytale Inspired Art" is at the Glass Gallery in Palo Alto through May and her watercolor pen & ink paintings is on display at the Saratoga Library through June. Summer Camp Zoya Scholis - Summer Camp

March/April - 2014

Carole Bower and Lorraine Lawson are in the Gallery of Dreams in Campbell.

Gary Coleman's Event won first prize in the Abstraction show at the Pacific Art League in February. Event Gary Coleman - Event

Danielle Dufayet has three paintings in "The Journey" show at Gallery 85 in Santana Row through April 24.

Sagi Erez won second prize in the Abstraction show at the Pacific Art League in February.

Ellen Howard's Blue Surge was accepted into the Society of Wester Artists January/March exhibition and she will be one of four artists featured in the March/April exhibition at Unleashed Art Gallery in Redwood City. Pescadero Purple Ellen Howard - Pescadero Purple

Carolina Mueller's Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska was accepted into the art competition of the Biennial Convention of the National League of American Pen Women May/June in Atlanta.

Britta Ottersgard and Jeff Owen have been accepted into the Saratoga Rotary Art show again this year.

Anna Jacke's Baylands Egret was accepted into the Coastline Trust California Wildlife Show in Half Moon Bay through March 21. She also has two paintings to be included in "The Artistic Touch" book this summer. Baylands Egret Anna Jacke - Baylands Egret

Isaias Sandoval's Motherboard One received an honorable mention in the Abstraction show at the Pacific Art League in February and was the Featured Artist at Gallery Saratoga in February.

Marte Thompson's paintings will be exhibited in the Cupertino Library through May.

Karen White has a solo show "Colorscapes" at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos through March 29. Golden Dawn, Livermore Karen White - Golden Dawn, Livermore

January/February - 2014

Marie Cameron's Florilegia is included in a solo show at "Breathe Los Gatos" through January and her Feathers was juried into the Triton's Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition. Feathers Marie Cameron - Feathers

Laurie Barna's LIBERTY #45: All About Liberty was was juried into the "Read All Over" exhibition at the Oceana Art Gallery in Pacifica, and her LIBERTY # 82: The Price of Liberty was accepted into the Coastal Arts League's 29th Annual Juried Show.Her LIBERTY#75: Breaking Through was juried into the North Valley Art League's 2014 Annual National Show.

Fifteen of Gary Coleman's California Landscapes were hung at University Art in San Jose and 16 of his landscapes and abstracts were hanging at the Odeum Restaurant in Morgan Hill during November. Noah's Bar and Bistro has his work on display indefinitely.

Veronica Gross was the featured artist for December atViewpoints Gallery in Los Altos.

Deepali Kapatkar's Trio was juried into the Triton Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition. Trio Deepali Kapatkar - Trio

Ellen Howard was accepted into the Debra Huse Gallery "Holiday Traditions Salon"as well as the Triton's Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition.

Brian Johnson's Trail Ride was juried into the Society of Western Artists Oct- Nov show. Brian's From a Distance was included in the SCVWS annual Fall member exhibit.

Michelle Jung's Colorado, Rolling Hills received an Honorable Mention in the Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase.

Sayeko Nakamura's Waiting was accepted into the Hawaii Watercolor Society Open Exhibition and two of her paintings will be published in "The Artistic Touch 6" book to be published in February. Her Out of Service was accepted into the CWA National Exhibition, where she will be a new signature member. Out of Service Sayeko Nakamura - Out of Service

Denise Natanson-Marcus is having a one-person show at Main Street Cafe & Books in Los Altos January 4 - February 4.

Cynthia Riordan had two paintings juried into the Chicago Pastel Painters National Exhibition.

Isaias Sandoval's Blue Moon-tini was accepted into the January Members Exhibit at the Pacific Art League and he will be the Featured Artist at Gallery Saratoga in February.

Zoya Scholis' Laundry Day was accepted into the Triton Statewide Competition/ Exhibition. Laundry Day Zoya Scholis - Laundry Day

Linda Smythe's Beauty in Pink was accepted into the Triton Statewide Competition/Exhibition.

Marte Thompson's Iguana Dreams was accepted into the Pacific Art League show "Prints Matter". Her Discussion was juried into the Coastal Art League 29th Annual Juried Show in Half Moon Bay. Her Thursday was foggy in Carmel was juried into the Pacific Grove Museum "Landscapes of the Central Coast" show. Discussion Marte Thompson - Discussion

Julia Watson's Fourth of July was juried into the Scottsdale Artist's School Best and Brightest Show. Fourth of July Julia Watson - Fourth of July

November/December - 2013

Laurie Barna received a Sponsors Award for her watercolor, Dancer 1 By Design in the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society's 2013 Annual Member Show in October. Dancer 1 By Design Laurie Barna - Dancer 1 By Design

Gary Coleman's landscapes will hang on the walls of University Art in San Jose as well as in the Odeum Restaurant and Noah's Bistro in Morgan Hill. Gary is also the demo artist for the Fine Arts League of Cupertino in November and the Santa Clara Art Association in January.

Jeff Chase's work will be featured at the Saratoga Public Library in November and December.

Brigitte Curt received a 3rd place in the "Paint Burlingame"Plein Air competition. Her La Maison du Maistre was awarded 1st place in the "Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes"show at the Pacific Art League. La Maison du Maistre Brigitte Curt - La Maison du Maistre

John Eaton's portfolio of photographs of English Medieval Cathedrals received 1st prize in the Architecture/Cityscape section (non-professional) of the American Aperture Awards, 2013.

Dana Mano-Flank's Crescent Moon was juried into "Bold Expressions"- Northern California Arts 58th Annual International Juried Art Exhibit. Stretched was juried into the "Music Within"show at Blue LIne Arts and This Part Of The Journey is part of the September group show at Las Laguna Art Gallery.

Dave Head had two standing mobiles accepted into SculptureSite in Sonoma and was recognized as a contributing artist.

Ellen Howard has 2 paintings in the Society of Western Artists "Small Works"exhibition through November 22nd.

Mimi Kearns printmaking entry Hope was awarded first place at the Sisson Museum Art Exhibit in Mt. Shasta.

Irma Longley participated in the 37th Annual Almaden Art & Wine Festival in September and is a featured artist in the 11th Annual Holiday Market at the Silver Creek Country Club.

Sayeko Nakamura's Somewhere beyond the Sea won 2nd place in the SCVWS Members Juried Show. Somewhere beyond the Sea Sayeko Nakamura - Somewhere beyond the Sea

Maralyn Miller, Ed Lucey and Carol Bowerare included in the "Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes"show at the Pacific Art League.

Maralyn Miller and Deborah Matlack have work on display in the Law Offices of Carney, Sugai & Sudweeks through January.

Michael Rogan's Don't Forget to Squint won the "Terri Hill, Living in Color"award at the SCVWA Annual Member Show.

Isaias Sandoval was the featured artist for October at Gallery Saratoga.

Marte Thompson's Sharktooth Bay Pelicans was accepted into the "Landscapes, Seascapes, and City Scapes"show at the Pacific Art League. Her Thursday was Foggy in Carmel was accepted into the "Central Coast Landscapes"show at the Pacific Grove Art Museum. Sharktooth Bay Pelicans Marte Thompson - Sharktooth Bay Pelicans

Julia Watson's Big Red Primroses was one of 10 artworks chosen for a silent auction in the Triton Museum's Fall Floral Festival. Big Red Primroses Julia Watson - Big Red Primroses

Karen White's Stanford Series - Quad 2 was awarded 1st place, Oils at the Menlo Art League Annual Show. Her paintings will also be included in the "tiny, Small Works"show at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco through December 23rd. Waterside Greens Karen White - Waterside Greens

Edna Piersol Windes' book Learn to Paint in Watercolor in 5 Days was displayed in a National League of American Pen Women exhibit at the Artisan Gallery in Pensacola last month.

September/October - 2013

Laurie Barna had two artworks accepted into University Art's 2013 Annual Open Art Exhibition, with her torn paper collage, The Face of Liberty being awarded a Second Place in Mixed Media. The Face of Liberty Laurie Barna - The Face of Liberty

Nina Bricker's pastel paintings Twozies! and Jumble Jacks have been hung permanently in the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's new building in Sunnyvale.

Tonya Carpenter was invited to be a featured artist for Art Colony Strmol Grad in Rogatec, Slovenia in August.Two of her pastel portraits were selected for "Pastel en Perigord"exhibition in Bordeaux region of France during August and September.

Marie Cameron's Florilegia interview by Talk Art is being considered for a video award.

Jeff Chase had a show in August at the Great Bear. He is also showing at the Saratoga Library in November/December.

Gary Coleman's abstract art makes a return visit to the Odeum Restaurant in Morgan Hills September 5 - December 5.

Ron Dell'Aquila's Shadow Forest was juried into the Pacific Art League's Members' Exhibit. Ron's Great White Buckeye has been juried into the "Black & White"national exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League. Great White Buckeye Ron Dell'Aquila - Great White Buckeye

Jan Grady's Pescadero Green was juried into the Watercolor West International Exhibition in Los Angeles.

Michelle Jung recently completed an MFA in Painting at the Academy of Art University.

Diane Fujimoto's Holy Chokes was accepted into the upcoming "Nature's Many Splendors"show at Filoli. Holy Chokes Diane Fujimoto - Holy Chokes

Mimi Kearns is exhibiting with Siskiyou artists at Sisson Museum, Mt Shasta, August- Sept in printmaking and oil painting categories.

Maralyn Miller was the featured artist at Gallery Saratoga for the month of July.

Sayeko Nakamura's Episode xx was juried into the Watercolor West International Exhibition in Los Angeles.

Jim Potterton's paintings were on display at the Main Street Garden Cafe in Soquel through August 27.

Ellen Howard's Pescadero Green was juried into the Gallery Saratoga Open Exhibit 2013. Ellen also had 2 paintings juried into the "Nature's Many Splendors"show at Filoli. Pescadero Green Ellen Howard - Pescadero Green

Michael Rogan's Trusting received a third place best of show in the University Art Open 2013.Two other works, Ariel and Triton Mode were juried into the "Figure and Faces"show at the Pacific Art League.

Teresa Ruzzo is the featured artist at Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos. Her show 'Reflections' is a mix of new plein air and studio work and will be on exhibit September 3 - 29.

Isaias Sandoval had two watercolors juried into the "Water Media on Paper"exhibit at the Pacific Art League.

May Shei has 3 paintings in the November exhibit at the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. She also is participating in the "Beautiful China, Charm Gi-Ling"show and a solo show in Taipei,Taiwan in September.

Marte Thompson has again had paintings juried into the recent Pacific Art League "Fins, Feathers and Fur"and "Faces and Figures"shows. Miroku Marte Thompson - Miroku

Julia Watson's Spring of '13 was juried into the "Nature's Many Splendors"show at Filoli. Spring of 13 Julia Watson - Spring of 13

Zoya Scholis has 12 small scale Oil on paper pieces in an abstract7 group show at Presentation Center in Los Gatos and 2 of her Spray paintings on Newsprint are in the "Spirit"show at San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. Canon 4 web Zoya Scholis - Canon 4 web

July/August - 2013

Laurie Barna's Angel #29: Heart of an Angel won a first place and her Angel #30: Noel won second place in the Watercolor Division (Religious, Spiritual or Visionary Class) of the 2013 San Mateo County Fair's Fine Arts Galleria. Angel #29:Heart Of An Angel Laurie Barna - Angel #29:Heart Of An Angel

Maria Boisvert received 1st place forEarly Morning Harvest at a special juried "Field to Fork"event at the Natividad Medical Foundation, 3rd place for Magic of Point Lobos at Mountainsong Galleries Juried event in Carmel and her Magic of Point Lobos was selected by the Arts Council of Monterey County for the 2014 Fine Art Calendars.

Marie Cameron's Blue Corset was accepted into the 2013 Summer National Juried Exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and her End of Spring was juried into the "Fur, Feathers and Fins"exhibition at the Pacific Art League.

Tonya Carpenter's Sveto Shadow was selected for the "Art du Pastel en France"International Show in Giverny, France.

Mei-Ying Dell'Aquila's Strength through Tribulation won 1st place in the "Breath of Spring"competition at the Pacific Art League. Her Liberty Prometheus: Punishment won honorable mention in the "Fur, Feathers and Fins"exhibition, and her Knowledge from History won honorable mention in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 2013 National Juried Exhibition.

Ron Dell'Aquila's Red Lantern Alley won 1st place at the Triton Museum 2013 Statewide Photography Competition. Ron also had 3 photographs juried into the Pacific Art League's "Light & Dark, Photography Now"exhibit.

Terri Ford's Sunny Morning won Best Pastel Award at the 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival. She received her Eminent Pastelist Medallion and Pin from International Association of Pastel Societies and is one of 40 artists juried into "Los Gatos Plein Air 2013". Sunny Morning Terri Ford - Sunny Morning

Bobbie Frederickson's Regatta won a 1st place in the SCAA 40th Annual Members Exhibition in June.

Wendell Fiock and Julie Cline will be showing art at the annual East Valley Artists Juried Show in August.

Isaias Sandodval's Sad Rose won 1st prize in the "Fur, Feathers and Fins"exhibit at the Pacific Art League. Sad Rose Isaias Sandodval - Sad Rose

Ingrid Glazebrook's sculpture Dinner is on display at Sierra Azul in Watsonville.

Ellen Howard's Golden Reflections was juried into the Society of Western Artists Annual Exhibition.

Michelle Jung has been invited to be one of their "Nationally Emerging Artists"in the September 2013 issue.

Jill Kroh had 2 photographs selected for the Montalvo Arts Center "Happiness is..."show.

Dana Mano-Flank's So Flows the Current was juried into the Santa Cruz Art League "Incredible Places"83rd Annnual Statewide Exhibit. Her The Edge was juried into the Annual Spring Juried Show at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.

Maralyn Miller will have a solo show at the Gallery Saratoga in July.

Jeff Owen will be at the Los Altos Art and Wine Festival on July 13 & 14 and at the Connoisseurs' Festival in Menlo Park July 20 & 21.

Sayeko Nakamura's Festive Rythm VI was accepted into the Annual Adirondack National exhibition of American Watercolors in Old Forge, New York.

Michael Rogan's watercolor "Buddha"has been accepted into the Pacific Art League show "Fins, Fur and Feathers".

Maureen Serafini had 2 paintings juried into the "Field to Fork"show at the Natividad Hospital.

Helen Scheel's Wendy's Pumpkin won 1st place in pastel at the Society of Western Artist annual show. Wendys Pumpkin Helen Scheel - Wendys Pumpkin

May/June - 2013

Marie Cameron's Cherry Blossom Spray received honorable mention in the "Breath of Spring"juried show at the Pacific Art League. Cherry Blossom Spray Marie Cameron - Cherry Blossom Spray

Nina Bricker,Rosa Farinas, Jeanne TIllman and Maralyn Miller are all participating in the 3rd weekend of Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Gary Coleman sold his 12 paintings which had been hanging in Noah's Bistro in Morgan Hills to the owners.

Danielle Dufayet has 12 paintings which are being displayed in the original Steve Wozniak estate while it is being sold.

Ron Dell'Aquila's Tesla Oaks, 2009 was juried into the "Breath of Spring"exhibit at the Pacific Art League. Tesla Oaks Ron Dell'Aquila - Tesla Oaks

Ellen Howard received a 3rd place in the Society of Western Artists Spring Exhibition.

Irma Longley was accepted into the Saratoga Rotary Art Show again this year.

Brian Johnson's Echo Lake was juried into the Society of Western Artists exhibit at the Redwood City Gallery. Echo Lake Brian Johnson - Echo Lake

Will Maller's Day's End has been accepted in the 22nd Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and he is one of the juried artists in the 2013 Telluride Plein Air Competition over the July 4th weekend. Day's End Will Maller - Day's End

Susan Migliore and Ellen Howard are participating in the 1st and 2nd weekends of the Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Helen Scheel just received her Signature status from the Society of Western Artists.

Zoya Scholis' Dog Park was juried into the "Fresh Works"annual Art Exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center in Pleasanton. Her Meighan's Mirror was juried into the Triton Museum's Statewide Photography Show.

Steve Wise's painting of the Plain at West Point with Cadets on parade was auctioned as a 50th Reunion fund raiser.

Jeff Owen's photograph War and Peace 3 was juried into the Triton Museum's 2013 Statewide Photography Competition and Exhibition. War and Peace 3 Jeff Owen - War and Peace 3

2013 Spring Members Juried Show

Reception & Awards Ceremony - Sunday, April 7

Click on pictures to see larger versions.

This show includes 84 artworks from 52 of our members and everyone seemed pleased with the way the show was staged.

Congratulations to the Award winners as well as all the members juried into the show.

Show Program
Show Postcard

The show will be open 1-4pm every Friday through Sundays through April 26 - staffed by member volunteers.

March/April - 2013

Laurie Barna is one of the 70 artists, photographers and poets whose work was chosen for inclusion in the new coffee table book, "Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula."

Nina Bricker and her late husband Mitchell's exhibit "Go Figure!"is on display at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall through March 15th.

Marie Cameron's Pond Lily Path was juried into the Pacific Art League's March show. Her "Art Talk"interview aired on Channel 27 in February. Pond Lily Path Marie Cameron - Pond Lily Path

Gary Coleman's landscapes will decorate the walls of Mike's Cafe in Palo Alto from April 15th through the end of July.

Danielle Fafchamps received a Second Place award for a sculpture at the Pacific Art League show.

Terri Ford earned her Master Patelist title from the Pastel Society of America. She was also recognized as the first Eminent Pastelist by the IAPS.

Terri Hill and Terri Ford were the featured artists at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos in January.

Ellen Howard has two paintings in the Society of Western Artists' February/March show.

Michelle Jung's Reflections was juried into the San Diego Museum of Fine Art Artists Guild International Exhibition at the L Street Fine Art Gallery through March 18. Reflections Michelle Jung - Reflections

Jennifer Kretschmer's work is currently in Gallery Saratoga as well as Yuki Sushi in Willow Glen and the Mid- Peninsula Media Center in Palo Alto.

Ed Lucey is one of ten artists whose work is featured in the March issue of the Artist's Magazine.

Will Maller has 3 paintings accepted in the 7th National Juried Plein Air Southwest Salon Show in Dallas April 6 - May 4. Sunlit Merced Will Maller - Sunlit Merced

Britta Ottersgard was accepted into the Saratoga Rotary Art Show again this year.

Jim Potterton was commissioned by the Santa Cruz County Park, Open Space and Cultural Services "Outside the Box"program to beautify a traffic signal control box in Santa Cruz.

Michael Rogan was been named Artist of the Year (Masters Category) by the Santa Clara Art Association.

Mai Shei and her students had a Watercolor and Calligraphy Exhibition at the Cupertino Senior Center.

Julia Watson will be April's Featured Artist at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Julia will also show her paintings at the Blossom Festival in Saratoga's Heritage Orchard on March 23rd. Rose, Elina Julia Watson - Sunlit Merced

Karen White will exhibit work in two shows at Studio Gallery in San Francisco. "Delicious"will be on display from March 13-April 14, and "City Streets"running from mid-April into May.

January/February - 2013

Nina Bricker's Twozies! and Jumble Jacks have been selected for permanent installation in the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Pediatrics building in Sunnyvale.

Marie Cameron will be January's Featured Artist at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Davenport Blue Marie Cameron - Davenport Blue

Gary Coleman has paintings hanging in Noah's Bistro in Morgan Hill as well as the Mistral in Redwood Shores.

Vernon Dittenbir will be the "Artist of the Month"for February at the Los Gatos Museum Gallery.

Danielle Fafchamps joined Stanford professor Renee Reijo-Pera for the filming of an episode of Morgan Freeman's "Through the Wormhole"to be broadcast in 2013.

Bonnie Joy Sedlak's Jungle Dancers was juried into the Triton Museum's 2012 Statewide Watercolor Competition. Jungle Dancers Bonnie Joy Sedlak - Jungle Dancers

Bobbie Frederickson was named Artist of theYear in the general category by the Santa Clara Art Association.

Ellen Howard's Autumn Hues won first place at the Society of Western Artists' December/January Exhibition. Autumn Hues Ellen Howard - Autumn Hues

Irma Longley was juried into the Silver Creek Holiday Market and sold 4 paintings.

Susan Migliore had 4 of her paintings included in the "Room to Breathe:The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula"coffee-table book. View from St. Joseph's Hill Susan Migliore - View from St. Joseph's Hill

Kathleen Mitchell's Habitat was juried into the Triton Museum's 2012 Statewide Watercolor Competition.

Sara Mordecai was commissioned by Starbucks for a painting for their newly remodeled Willow Glen store.

Sayeko Nakamura's After the Storm won Honorable Mention in the Triton Museum's 2012 Statewide Watercolor Competition.

Bonnie Rokas was juried into the Triton Museum's 2012 Statewide Watercolor Competition.

Zoya Scholis's Dog Park was selected for exhibition at the Triton Museum Statewide Juried Competition. Zoya will also be included in the group abstract7 show in the ElMarie Dyke Gallery in Pacific Grove. Dog Park Zoya Scholis - Dog Park

Claire Schroeven Verbiest's Treasure won Honorable Mention in the Triton Museum's 2012 Statewide Watercolor Competition.

LGAA Fall 2012
Members Juried Show

November 4th - December 1st

at the Addison-Penzak
Jewish Community Center

First Prize Winners

  • Oil Painting
    Carole Rafferty - Coca-Cola!
  • Acrylic
    June Crowe - Coming to America
  • Wet Media
    Julia Cline - The View from Merlefest
  • Dry Media
    Judith Smith - The Little Gardner
  • Photography
    Ron Dell'Aquila - Shop Girl 2, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 3D Works
    Ingrid Marianne - S. Cowgirl

November/December - 2012

Tomiko Bailey's Early Morning at Pescadero Beach was selected for the California Art Club "California Heritage"Show in Los Angeles - through December 2. Early Morning at Pescadero Beach Tomiko Bailey - Early Morning at Pescadero Beach

Nina Bricker and her late husband have an exhibit, entitled "Go Figure"of mostly figurative paintings at LosAltos Hills Town Hall until March.

Marie Cameron's Christy Ann's Lace was awarded honorable mention in the Pacific Art League "Scapes"show. Her painting Cherry Blossom Spray was accepted into SVOS Invitational Exhibition at Main Street Cafe and Books in Los Altos.

Gary Coleman's landscapes are on display at Maurizio's Restaurant in Morgan Hill until December 5th and his abstract show in the Firehouse Arts Center continues through November 5th.

Brigitte Curt received Best of Show at the 4th Paint Burlingame Plein Air competition. Her Sunset over the Northern Land is included in the Pacific Art League "Scapes"competition. Sunset over the Northern Land Brigitte Curt - Sunset over the Northern Land

Karen Drucker is the Curator for an exhibit of watercolor paintings featuring indigenous shorebirds by Los Altos Parks and Recreation art instructor Floy Zittin, at the new Eco Center in Palo Alto, through December 1.

Kay Duffy, Terri Hill and Floy Zittin are presenting "Art from the Air"at the Aegis Gallery in Saratoga through November 18th.

Rosa Farinaswill be the featured artist for November at Gallery Saratoga.

Bobbie Frederickson's The Great Escape took 1st place at SCAA and she was juried into the Olive Hyde Gallery's Holiday Show/Sale.

Diane Fujimoto's "France from my Palette"collection of watercolor paintings is now on display at Restaurant Sent Sovi in Saratoga.

Ellen Howard's Breaking Through received a 1st place in the Society of Western Artists' "Small Works"Exhibition. She was also accepted into the Pacific Art League's "Scapes"exhibition. Breaking Through Ellen Howard - Breaking Through

Brian Johnson has 2 paintings included in Volume IV of "International Contemporary Artists".

Will Maller's Scott's Creek was juried into the 22nd National Acrylic and Oil painters (NOAPS) show at the Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, Missouri through December 1st. Scott's Creek Will Maller - Scott's Creek

Deborah Matlack had two portraits accepted by the Sierra Pastel Society International Exhibition in Placerville.

Carolina Mueller's Arrigeth Peaks, Alaska won an Award of Excellence for Best Landscape in the FALC Annual Art Show.

Sayeko Nakamura will show three new paintings with fourteen other artists for permanent collections of Uki--city (Kumamoto) museum in Japan through December 2.

Teresa Ruzzo's pastel Big Sur Oak won 2nd place in the Society of Western Artists "Small Works"Show in Redwood City. Big Sur Oak Teresa Ruzzo - Big Sur Oak

May Shei has a new solo show in Taipei at the Water Cube Smart Club - Kou Bou Gallery until 2013.

Karen White's Pacheo Pass Spring will be featured along with her newest paintings in the "Full Color"show at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos November 6 - December 1. Pacheo Pass Spring Karen White - Pacheo Pass Spring

Steve Wise's Larkin House and Garden received Honorable Mention in the Monterey "Paint the Adobes"Plein Air Event.

September/October - 2012

Nina Bricker's work will be featured along with work by the late Mitchell Lewis Bricker and Nina Leone Bricker in the "Go Figure"exhibit at Los Altos Hills Town Hall September 16 through March 15.

Marie Cameron has two paintings juried into the "Figures & Faces"show at the Pacific Art League in August. Her solo exhibition at "Breathe Los Gatos"runs through September 21.

Gary Coleman's landscapes will be hanging in Maurizio's restaurant in Morgan Hill through December 5.

Brigitte Curt was accepted into Filoli's "Handcrafted through the Lens"show through October 21.

Mei-Ying Dell'Aquila's Man of Granite was juried into the International Art Competition at the Museum of Russian Art in New Jersey.

Ron Dell'Aquila's work will be on display in Intel's Robert Noyce building through September.

Karen Drucker has watercolors exhibited at the Mid-Peninsula Media Center in Palo Alto through October 17.

Rosa Farinas' Mystery Garden was accepted into Filoli's "Handcrafted through the Lens"show through October 21.

Jane Ferguson's Pinnacles is included in Filoli's "Handcrafted through the Lens"show through October 21. Jane was also among the artists chosen for a project to beautify utility boxes in downtown San Jose. Pinnacles Jane Ferguson - Pinnacles

Bobbie Frederickson has several works on display at the SCORE offices in San Jose through October.

Terri Ford's A Monet Morningwon 3rd prize from the Art du Pastel France Salon in Giverny. Her "Here and There"exhibit will be featured in the Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos September 4-29. Terri was the first person to be named Eminent Pastelist by the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Diane Fujimoto's Tournesol was accepted into Filoli's "Handcrafted through the Lens"show through October 21. Her "France from my Palette"watercolor series will be hanging at Restaurant Sent Sovi in Saratoga through January. Tournesol Diane Fujimoto - Tournesol

Ellen Howard's Golden Light is in the August issue of Gentry magazine and was used by Filoli to advertise their show.

Susan Migliore has 3 paintings in "The Joys of Painting Outdoors"at the Coastal Art League Gallery in Half Moon Bay September 2-30.

Linda Mitchell's paintings will be included in the "Painting our Parks"show at the Santa Cruz County Bank through January 18.

Sayeko Nakamura's Almost Spring has been juried into the 92nd National Watercolor Society exhibition held in San Pedro September 29 through December 2.

Jeff Owen will be participating in the Bayou City Art Festival in October.

Cynthia Riordan's Mother and Child won 3rd prize in the Pastel Society of the West Coast member juried show.Three of her plein air landscapes will be included in an exhibit at the Coastal Art League Gallery and Museum in Half Moon Bay in September. Mother and Child Cynthia Riordan - Mother and Child

Michael Rogan's Niles Canyon watercolor won a first and his Homeless charcoal drawing won a second in the Santa Clara Art Association member show. He also won a second in the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society juried member show. His work will be on exhibit at the Hotel California in Palo Alto through October.

Bonnie Joy Sedlak was juried into the Pacific Art League's "Waterworks"exhibit in Palo Alto through September. She also has works accepted into both the Summer and Fall shows at Coastside Land Trust Gallery in Half Moon Bay.

May Shei has a solo show in Tiapei, Taiwan September 15-25 and is included in the Tokyo International Women Artist Group Exhibition September 2.

Karen White's oil paintings will be featured in a two-artist show at Studio Gallery in San Francisco September 5-30.

July/August - 2012

Marie Cameron's Bed of Ghosts was juried into the "Animals: Facts, Fairy Tales and Fantasy"show at the Pacific Art League in June and her Gave of Shells is included in the Members Show in July. Bed of Ghosts Marie Cameron - Bed of Ghosts

Gary Coleman was featured in the Palo Alto Weekly in May. His landscape paintings are installed in the Unitarian Church in Palo Alto and his abstracts are in the Odeum Restaurant in Morgan Hill through September.

Mei-Ying dell'Aquila was juried into the "Gateway to Imagination"national competition at the Farmington Museum, the National Juried Exhibition at the Custos House Museum and the "Expressions West 2012"art competition at the Coos Art Museum. She also has a group show at Intel "Art in the Workplace".

Ellen Howard was accepted into the "Handcrafted and Through the Lens"Exhibition at Filoli July 10 through October 21.

Ron dell'Aquila's solo show "Organic Landscapes"was presented in June at the Pacific Art League's Corridor Gallery.

Michael Rogan's Large City, Small Rooster was juried into the Santa Clara Watercolor Society "Think Large - Paint Small"exhibit. His work is also on display at the Los Gatos Main Street Cafe and the Campbell Bridge Center in July. Large City, Small Rooster Michael Rogan - Large City, Small Rooster

John Eaton had two pieces juried into "Works on Paper NYC"at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in New York in July.

Bobbie Frederickson's Winds Up was awarded a blue ribbon in the Oil category as well as Best of Show in the Santa Clara Art Association Members Show.

Patricia Osborne was juried into the Garden Show at the Mendocino Art Center and the L'Aquarelle Sennelier International Watercolor Show.

Jeff Owen has two sculptures in the Blackhawk Art Gallery and two pieces in the Ruth Bancroft Garden Sculpture Show.

Jack Quattlebaum has 20 photographs displayed on the Saratoga Library Art Wall July and August.

Bonnie Joy Sedlak's Duck Call watercolor was juried into the Pacific Art League "Animals, Facts, Fairy Tales & Fantasy"show and her J. House Cypress watercolor was selected for the Coastside Land Trust Gallery (Half Moon Bay) show. Duck Call Bonnie Joy Sedlak - Duck Call

Cynthia Riordan's Mother and Child was juried into the Society of Western Artists' 62nd Annual Show.

Zoya Scholis has a solo watercolor show "Magic Carpet Ride"at the Pacific Grove Art Center July 20 - August 29 and a solo watermedia show "Camino"at the Los Altos Library in September. She will be the featured artist at the Kaleid Gallery in San Jose and participate in the abstract7 Group Show at Fibre Arts Design Gallery in Palo Alto in August.

Sandra Smith-Dugan is one of forty artists juried into the 7th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout in Alamedia the week of July 29 - August 3.

Karen White's Aspenglow was awarded Third Place at the Santa Cruz Art League's 82nd Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit. Aspenglow Karen White - Aspenglow

May/June - 2012

Nina Bricker's artwork will be on display at the La Madrona Swim & Racquet Club Festival in Scotts Valley on May 6 and in the Los Altos Cafe through June 1.

Gary Coleman's one man landscape show is at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts until July 16.

Tomiko Bailey is selected for the 19th annual Carmel Art Festival Plein Air event May 17-20.

Brigitte Curt donated 3 paintings to the LymeLight Foundation for their annual fundraiser. Grape Arbor Brigitte Curt - Grape Arbor

Vernon Dittenbir, Rosa Farinas, Ed Lucey, Maralyn Miller, David Stonesifer and Karen White are participating in the Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Danielle Fafchamps has a sculpture juried into the 2012 Sculpture in the Garden show at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek June 16 - July 14.

Terri Ford's Country Calm received the Grand Prize in the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition and is featured on the cover of the April issue.

Diane Fujimoto's "France from my Palette"show is on display at Le Petit Bistro in Mountain View. Plat du Jour Diane Fujimoto - Plat du Jour

John Flores is having a solo show "Art in the Garden"in Santa Cruz June 23 & 24.

Peggy Hansen has 3 works accepted into the 2nd annual juried photography exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts and 9 images will be featured in the 2012 Porter Gulch Review.

Ellen Howard has a painting accepted into the 82nd Annual Statewide exhibition "Landscape Color and Light"and another was accepted into the Society of Western Artists April/May exhibition.

Mimi Kearns has a painting on display at the Triton Museum from April 14-28.

Susan Migliore's painting By the Bridge has been selected for the Santa Cruz Art League 82nd Annual Statewide Exhibit. By the Bridge Susan Migliore - By the Bridge

Carolina Mueller's Sankein Gardens, Yokohama was accepted into the art show at the Biennial Convention of the NLAPW in Washington, DC.

Jeff Owen will be showing new sculptures at the Mother's Day "Filoli Flower Show"in Woodside.

Michael Rogan's Yellow Chair was included in the Pacific Art League juried show "Secret Garden". His Breaker was included in the Triton Museum "Spring Gala".

Teresa Rozzo is the featured artist at Viewpoints Gallery in May.

Zoya Scholis has a solo show at the Pacific Grove Art Center July 20 - August 30 and is included in a group show at the Fibre Arts Gallery in Palo Alto. She will be featured in the Los Altos Library in September and is a featured artist for August in the Kaleid Gallery in San Francisco.

Mary K. Stahl was selected to participate in the Carmel Art Festival in May and the Los Gatos Plein Air 2012 in June.

Dan Tellep's Mission Colonnade was accepted in the 2012 National Watercolor Society Member Juried Show.

Karen White will participate in the Los Altos Rotary's "Fine Arts in the Park"May 19-20 in Los Altos.

Angus Wilson will be the featured artist at New Masters Gallery in Carmel during May.

Edna Pierson Windes is included in a photo documentary as a Creating Woman and will be the judge of the Sunnyvale Art Exhibit Annual Show June 9. She will also present "What Judges Want, Good Art"at their group meeting on May 17.

2012 Members Juried Show

Reception & Awards Ceremony - Saturday, March 31

Click on pictures to see larger versions.

Despite an intermittent rain, the Reception and Awards Ceremony had perhaps the largest turnout yet.

The show includes 100 artworks from 70 of our members and everyone seemed pleased with the result of Preston's staging.

Congratulations to the Award winners as well as all the members juried into the show.

Show Program
Show Postcard

The show will be open 1-4pm every Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) through April 28 - staffed by member volunteers.

March/April - 2012

Tomiko Bailey's Foothills at Dusk, Palo Alto was juried into Salon International 2012 at Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX - showing April 14th to May 4th.

Nina Bricker was named 2011 Artist of the Year by the Los Altos Art Club.

Julia Cline created the CD cover and inside graphics for Kathy Sherman and the Good Folk Collective's "Welcome to the Folksong Cafe".

Gary Coleman will have a one man show at Mountain View Performing Arts April 17 through June 16.

Michelle Filice's Coit Tower has been juried into the California Art Club's California Exhibition through May 15. Coit Tower Michelle Filice - Coit Tower

Rose Farinas has been accepted into the Annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show.

Jane Ferguson was the featured artist at Intero Santana Row in February and is the featured artist at the Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos in March.

Diane Fujimoto has 15 works on display at the SiliconValley Community Foundation in Mountain View through April 29th. Her "France from my Palette"show is on display at Hotel California in Palo Alto through April 28th. Men at Work Diane Fujimoto - Men at Work

Brian Haney has 7 works on display at the Cupertino Library through March 3rd.

Peggy Hansen has two pieces in the "Yosemite Renaissance XXVII"juried show in the museum gallery at Yosemite National Park through May 6th.The exhibit then travels throughout Northern California till the end of the year.

Xuan My Ho has her first solo exhibition of her mosaic artwork at Market Street Gallery in San Francisco, March 10 through April 27.

Ellen Howard was accepted into the Pacific Art League's "Bon Appetit"exhibition. She was also accepted into the Society of Western Artist's Exhibition.

Susanne Koga's received a second place and an honorable mention in the Valle Del Sur annual show.

Deborah Matlack and Mary Ann Henderson will be included in the Los Gatos Museum's "Ourselves and Others"Exhibition, March 15 to April 27.

Susan Migliore is having a one woman show at Michaelangelo Gallery in Santa Cruz for the month of March. Susan's work will also be in "Women's Works 2012"in Woodstock. Ill. March 6- April 29.

Carolina Mueller has been honored as an "Achiever in Art 2012"by The National League of Pen Women.

Britta Ottersgard has been accepted into the Annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show.

Michael Rogan is exhibiting recent watercolor paintings at the Santa Clara City Hall through the end of March.

Sandra Smith-Dugan's "California Bay Area Paintings"show is on display at the Graniterock Cupertino Design Center through May 7.

Edna Pierson Windes was asked by a man who recently purchased her painting Old Mill from an antique shop in Vermont if she could "repair"it. Although it wasn't really damaged, Edna says it was scary working on a watercolor she painted in 1979. Old Mill Edna Pierson Windes - Old Mill

Janice Wong's homecoming received the Art Academy Award at Modern Art International exhibition contest held by Modern Japan Art Association in Tokyo last November.

January/February - 2012

Nina Bricker is showing her pastel abstract, Bubblegum Slide at the Santa Cruz Art League's Small Wonders show, Dec. 10-Jan.8. She has a pastel painting at the Moffett Field museum through Jan. 7, and will display various art pieces at The Original Pancake House in Los Altos, through February.

Brigitte Curt's The Ramparts won an honorable mention in the Triton Museum's 2011 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition. The Ramparts Brigette Curt - The Ramparts

Karen Druker has an exhibit of her work at Hotel California in Palo Alto, through January  25.

Sandra Smith-Dugan's show "California Bay Area Paintings"is on display at the Graniterock Cupertino Design Center through May 7.

Jane Ferguson has a Solo Exhibit "Outside The Line Inside The Box"at Pho 69 in San Jose through January. Tech Nation Jane Ferguson - Tech Nation

Terri Ford's Country Calm is on exhibit at the Triton Museum's 2011 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition.

Xuan My Ho's mosaic piece Playing in Snow was accepted in the Winter Wonderland Juried Exhibition at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland.

Susanne Koga's Gingerbread House received a second place ribbon and her Mochitsuki an honorable mention in the 2011 Valle Del Sur Open Juried Show.

Jim Potterton's Costanoa is included in the Triton Museum's 2011 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition.

Brian Haney's Lahina Sunset is included in the Triton Museum's 2011 Statewide Painting Competition/Exhibition. Lahina Sunset Brian Haney - Lahina Sunset

Jeff Owen lectured on sculpture to 30 students at the TMCC Welding for Art class in Reno, Nevada.

Michael Rogan was awarded Artist of the Year by the Santa Clara Art Association for the  2011 general category. Michael was also advanced to the masters category for 2012.

2011 Members Juried Show

Showing through December 4th, 2011 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos .

First Prize Winners

  • Oil Painting
    Carole Rafferty - Bay Bridge
  • Acrylic
    Belinda Lima - Portrait of a Ballerina
  • Wet Media
    Will Maller - Steven's Creek
  • Dry Media
    Judith Smith - Calla Lily
  • Photography
    John Eaton - Winchester, North Aisle
  • 3D Works
    Danielle Fafchamps - Memory #2

November/December - 2011

Laurie Barna's watercolor and collage painting, "Angel # 21: Recycled,"was accepted into the Santa Cruz Art League's "Works on Paper"show, October 22 to November 20 in Santa Cruz. Angel #21: Recycled Laurie Barna - Angel # 21: Recycled

Karen Druker's "Sprout Popping Out"received an Honorable Mention in the SVOS juried exhibit "The Environment "at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, and her mixed media collage "High on Life"was accepted in the SCAL exhibit "Works on Paper".

Jane Ferguson's "Pink Vase"won first place in the mixed media section of the Annual FALC Fall Festival. This same painting also won a Sponsor Award in the SCVWS Annual Members Show. Two of her abstract paintings were used as the cover art on the Journal of the California Dental Hygienists Association. Pink Vase Jane Ferguson - Pink Vase

Lance Glasser's sculpture, "Bacchanalian Swing,"won Best in Show (3D) at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, August 2011.

Raja Guha Thakurta's "An Unfinished Story"received an honorable mention in the Fine Arts League of Cupertino 2011 Fall Fest and six of his pieces were included in the Campbell Artists' Guild Annual Show.

Susan Migliore has been asked to become an Associate Member of Women Artists of the West - a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the profession of women's fine art.

Michael Rogan's "Group Therapy"won a first place in the Santa Clara Art Association member show in July - and second place in the 2011 SCVWS member show. In August he won a first in the watercolor division at the University Art Open. The SCVWS is using a new piece of his reproduced on posters and cards to promote the annual member show. Group Therapy Michael Rogan - Group Therapy

Julia Seelos is a recent winner of "Best of Show"at the LPAPA Best of Exhibition 2011 and has been invited to the Sedona Plein Air Festival.

Deborah Matlack has had two pastel figure/portraits accepted by Northwest Pastel Society's Annual International Open in Tacoma, WA in November, and two accepted by the Degas Pastel Society for their Member Show in New Orleans in October.

Carolina Mueller's "Parrot Talk"received second place in the EVA Annual Show 2011. Her "Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama"received an honorable mention at the FALC Annual Show 2011.

Jeff Owen has been commissioned to create a sculpture for a stately home in Whistler, BC, Canada.

Zoya Scholis received the O'Neil Family Award for her painting, "Rainy Day"which was included in the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society's 11th annual juried exhibition in Buffalo, NY last month. Rainy Day Zoya Scholis - Rainy Day

September/October - 2011

Laurie Barna will be exhibiting 24 original watercolor paintings from her Liberty Series at the upcoming, "125 Years of Liberty: A Tribute," through October 25 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center.

Maria Boisvert placed 3rd in the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association "small to Large"juried show and also won the Solo Show award for the juried San Juan Batista Plein Air Event.

Nina Bricker received a blue ribbon at the June competition of Los Altos Art Club for the Pastel titled "Darby and Kibbie". Darby and Kibbie Nina Bricker - Darby and Kibbie

Gary Coleman has been selected for inclusion on the Mountain View Performing Arts exhibition calendar for 2012. "Gary Coleman - California Landscapes"will be hosted through October by the Graniterock Cupertino Design Center.

John Eaton received First Place award for his black and white photograph "Under the Tower, Canterbury"at the PHOTOcentric 2011 show in New York.

Danielle Fafchamps' "House Spirit #22"will be exhibited in the juried show "Multiples"at the Pacific Art League in September.

Terri Ford's painting "Fishing Nets"received the Bronze Award from the  Master Circle Exhibit at the IAPS Convention. Her "Morning Vista"Won Third place overall and the Best Pastel Award at the 2011 Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Event. Her "Market Shadows"was juried into the Pastel Society of America 2011 Pastels Only Exhibit at the National Arts Club in New York. Her work is featured in the June issue of "Pratique des Arts"magazine and will also appear in the Fall issue of "Plein Air"magazine.

Terri Hill, Karen White, and Diane Fujimoto are featured in the new 'FIREWORKS' exhibit at PARC.

Xuan My Ho will participate in Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside on Labor Day weekend and two of her mosaic wall hangings are accepted in the Filoli Fall Art Exhibit juried show.

Diane Kaye's color photography portfolio, "Lumen Prints"has just been chosen for display for one year at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont.

April Maiten has been juried into the Los Altos Hills City Hall show - up through Feb. 24. She also had two pieces accepted into the "Tesserae"juried show in Long Beach in September - October.

Deborah Matlack was awarded Second Best of Show for "Repose", 2nd Place in Dry Media for "The Green Suede Jacket"and 3rd Place for "Child's Play"in University Art's 4th Annual Competition and Exhibition.

Jeff Owen had two sculptures featured at Sunset Magazine's "Idea House"in Menlo Park, CA (August Issue).

Carole Rafferty's painting "Bay Bridge"was a finalist in the May/June 1st Plein Air Salon competition run by Plein Air Magazine. Her painting "Sunrise Cafe, San Francisco"was chosen for the American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition to be held at Mountainsong Galleries at Carmel in October.

Michael Rogan's painting "Santa Clara Afternoon"has been accepted as a finalist in the University Art Annual Competition. Michael also is exhibiting his painting, "Breaker"with the SCVWS member show, "Interpretations"at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library through the end of August.

Raja Guha Thakurta had three pieces accepted into the Pacific Art League's August 2011 Figures and Faces show and his "A Life of Indentured Service"won third prize in the show.

A Life of Indentured Service Raja Guha Thakurta - A Life of Indentured Service

July/August - 2011

Tomika Bailey received an Honorable Mention at the Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Event in May.

Nina Bricker's "Darby and Kibbie"pastel won a blue ribbon at the June meeting of the Los Altos Art Club.

Laurie Barna's Mountain Man won Second Place in the Watercolor Portrait Division of the San Mateo Fair's Fine Arts Galleria.

Mountain Man Laurie Barna - Mountain Man

Gary Coleman has a one-person exhibition at Graniterock in Cupertino starting August 15.

Mei-Ying Dell'Aquila was juried into the Texas National Competition at Old Post Office Museum July 4-29, and is participating in a group show at the Driftwood Salon in San Francisco through July 9, as well as the Pacific Art League Member Show.

Marian Gault has two pieces juried into the "Music and the Sounds of Nature"Calligraphy exhibit at Filoli Gardens, August 2 - September 11.

Peggy Hansen's Dancer 2 was juried into the 2011 Kellicutt International Photography Exhibition at the Coastal Arts League gallery in Half Moon Bay through August 1. Peggy also has a solo show on the 5th floor of the Santa Cruz County Government Center through August 15.

Xuan My Ho has completed her second community volunteer mosaic project, making the Phleger Station sign and a Hiking on Kings Mountain sign for Kings Mountain community in Woodside. Xuan's Alicia mosaic sculpture won Third prize in the San Mateo County Fair.

Jeffrey Janoff won 2nd place in the 2011 Los Gatos Photo Contest.

Jill Kroh won 3rd place in the Living in Los Gatos category as well as the People's Choice award in the 2011 Los Gatos Photo Contest.

Felix Chan Lim & Bobbi Makani taught "The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting"at Stanford University in May.

Will Maller has 2 paintings juried into the 15th National Juried Exhibition at the Saks Galleries in Denver. He also has a drawing in the "San Francisco Bay Area Figurative Renaissance"book.

Deborah Matlack's The Fencer won Third place in the Society of Western Artists Annual Show in Redwood City. She also won Best of Show for The Lavender Hat, First in Pastel for Scholar's Pastime and a Second in Mixed Media for Order from Chaos in the Santa Clara Art Association Member Show.

April Maiten will have 13 mosaics on display at Brian's Restaurant in Los Altos through August.

Susan Brott Lawson's Out of the Shadows was juried into the Society of Western Artists Annual Show in Redwood City.

Out of the Shadows Susan Brott Lawson - Out of the Shadows

One of Jeff Owen's Peace Bell sculptures is in the U.S. Consulate in England.

Michael Rogan's Valley of San Jose won first prize in the watercolor division of the Santa Clara Art Association Member Show.

Helen Scheel's Autumn Harvest won 2nd place in pastels in the Society of Western Artists Annual Show in Redwood City, through August 14. Helen is one of 20 painters selected for the "Art in the Garden"event in the Gamble Garden in Palo Alto on July 15-16.

Mary K. Stahl's A Well-Worn Path received an Emerging Artist ribbon at the Carmel Art Festival in May.

May/June - 2011

Shanon Amidon was chosen by the Arts Council Silicon Valley as one of the recipients for the 2011 Artist Fellowship Grant for her photography.

Tomiko Bailey has been selected for the Carmel Art Festival 2011, Plein Air event May 12-15.

Nina Bricker won a second place ribbon for her pastel "Jane, being Fluffy" at the Los Altos Art Club monthly meeting.

Jane, Being Fluffy Nina Bricker - Jane, Being Fluffy

Jane Ferguson is having a Solo Abstract Show at Lavende in Palo Alto, through November. She also had a painting juried into Filoli Garden's "Expressions in Color"Exhibit through June 5.

Ice Poppies Jane Ferguson - Ice Poppies

John Flores is hosting his 3rd Annual Art Show June 25-26, in his home in Santa Cruz.

Lance Glasser has been juried into the 28th annual "Sculpture in the Park 2011"in Loveland, CO in August.

Peggy Hansen's images have been selected for the 2011 Porter Gulch Review and her Blue Ice was awarded honorable mention by jurors of Yosemite Renaissance XXVI. Peggy's work will also will be featured at Santa Cruz County Government Center May 31 - August 15.

Terri Ford is the featured artist for May in the Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos.

Sun Drenched Terri Ford - Sun Drenched

April Maiten has 3 pieces on display at Simply Be Salon in Palo Alto.

Michael Rogan will be exhibiting California watercolor paintings at The Middlefield Medical Suites in Menlo Park through August.

Thirty of our members are participating in the 25th Annual Silicon Valley Open Studios, including Shannon Amidon and Jane Ferguson on May 14-15; and Nina Bricker, Gary Coleman, Jane Ferguson, Jaya King, Pete Kneisler, April Maiten, Maralyn Miller and Carolina Mueller on May 21-22.