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

For additional details check the Meetings page.

September 12 Demo Artist:

Laurie Johnson- Lepowska
Topic: Painting Floral Still Life

Laurie is known for creating still life and figure paintings that are marked by the expressive quality of her brushwork. Her painterly style can be observed in both her oil and watercolor paintings.

Her work appears to pay homage to the past -- reflecting what she has learned from museum study and the instruction of contemporary masters.

October 10 Demo Artist:

Robert Dvorak
Robert Dvorak has been called "the fastest draw in the west." He has drawn and painted just about everywhere - on cruise ships, sailing yachts, ferry boats, trains, cars, busses, and planes.

His specialty is showing people the joy of being creative - to draw, to paint, to invent and to innovate.

2015 Shows

Spring Members Show
Dates: April 25 - July 24
Location: Le Petit Trianon
Reception: May 31, 3-5pm

Art in Council Chambers
Dates: August 1 - October 30
Location: Los Gatos Council Chambers
Reception: August 13, 6-7:30pm
Prospectus: 2015 AICC Prospectus

Greater Bay Area Open Show
Dates: August 1 - 30
Entry Deadline: June 15
Juror: Peggi Kroll-Roberts
Location: New Museum of Los Gatos
Prospectus: 2015 GBAO Prospectus

Fall Members Juried Show
Dates: November 9 - January 10
Entry Deadline: October 1
Juror: Leslie Morgan
Location: Addison-Penzak JCC
Reception: November 15, 1-3pm
Prospectus: 2015 FALL MJS Pospectus

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).