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.

June 13 Demo Artist:

Frances Freyberg Blackburn
Topic: Photographing Your Work

Frances specializes in portraits of people, wildlife, nature, and architecture from her travels to more than 60 countries.

She is particularly drawn to scenes that express the beauty, excitement, humor and diversity of our world, whether through a brilliantly colored blossom or a poignant face in the crowd.

May 9 Demo Artist:

Ferenc Besze
Topic: Impressionistic Watercolor

Watching him paint, we are tricked by the effortless brush handling, which makes it look so easy.  However, someone who has tried watercolor would know that it is not the case at all - quite the opposite.

Ferenc's passion continues until this day.  He believes that art is not only wonderful to learn and absorb, but worthwhile to share with others.  Ferenc is a signature member of the Society of Western Artists.

Previous Demo Artists are listed chronologically on the Meetings page.

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: October 31 - January 31
Location: Addison-Penzak JCC
Reception: October 31, 1-3pm

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).