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.

Meetings

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 welcomed to attend to watch the demo and meet the members.

For additional details check the Meetings page.

November 12:

No Meeting

December 10:

Holiday Social

We will will have a live Auction! Please bring something to auction off that you think is of value but you no longer need or want.The proceeds will go to the LGAA fund for future shows, awards and expenses.

There will be no Peer Group judging, but the Artist of the Year will be announced.

Bring finger food to share and an unwrapped toy for TOYS FOR TOTS.

January 14:

Paul Kratter
Oil Landscapes

Paul's 2 great passions have always been sports and wildlife. He began his career as an illustrator, mainly in advertising, and went on to concentrate solely on wildlife illustration.

Painting outdoors has now become a passion and he continues to participate in a number of plein air events annually in California.

He will be part of a show at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame (Oct. 30th - Jan. 8th) along with 19 nationally known artists from the Bay Area featuring Northern California Impressionism, as noted in the Oct./Nov. issue of PleinAir magazine.

2016 Shows

Fall Members Juried Show
Dates: November 8 - January 6
Reception/Awards: November 13, 1:00-3:00pm
Juror: Mike Bailey, AWS/NWS
Location: Addison-Penzak JCC

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.

Classes

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.

Newsletter

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).