Welcome to the LGAA

We are a non-profit organization established in 1948 dedicated to the enrichment and support of the arts community.

Our mission is to promote creative expression in the pictorial and allied arts by fostering high standards, extending appreciation and encouraging cooperation and camaraderie among artists.

Membership is open to all artists and art supporters by application on the Membership page.


General Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday 1:00 - 3:00pm at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center: 208 E. Main St., Los Gatos.

LGAA members (or those considering membership) as well as guests are welcome to attend to watch the demo and meet the members.

May 13, 2017: 1-3pm

Jim Gleeson
Abstract Figurative Watercolor Demo

He works from abstract shapes and lets the paint lead him.

Jun 10, 2017: 1-3pm

Inna Cherneykina
Impressionist Painting Demo

Inna works in oils and pastels to create paintings of landscapes, still life, and figures.

For additional details check the Meetings page.

2017 Shows

The Art in the Council Chambers is a show featuring members' artwork that runs from April 1 through June 29.

The Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO) is a juried competition and exhibition open to all artists throughout the greater bay area between Carmel and Napa and runs from June 15 to August 19.

Refer to the Shows page for more details.

Plein Air Group

The Los Gatos Art Association sponsors an outdoor painting event every Monday at selected locations. The schedule and location of future and previous events is found on the Plein Air page.


Many LGAA members teach classes or lead workshops. Current offerings are listed on the Resources page.

Member Gallery

Current LGAA members are listed on the Gallery page. Many members have provided examples of their work and a link to their website.


the Palette is published every other month, starting in January. PDFs of the current and previous issues is available on the Membership page.
LGAA Members are encouraged to send newsworthy items to the Newsletter Editor for:
Member News - accolades, awards and achievements of our members;
Classes - future classes open to and of interest to our members;
Opportunities - shows and competitions open to our members (with contact for further details).