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 10:

Jan Prisco
Pastel Landscapes

Jan was recently named on the "2015 Notable" list by California Plein Air Painters of artists whose work is considered Notable.

October 8:

Katy Kindig
Abstract Landscapes

Her media is oil paint. During the 70's, Katy received a Masters in Art at San Jose State. At that time she was mainly an abstract artist with a few elements of the landscape coming through.

Now she is more realistic with her landscapes, with abstract elements coming through with brush strokes showing, and keeping as loose as she can. She starts with a limited color palette and paints on a black surface.

"When painting I look for colors and shapes and how everything interacts. I don't like to give the viewer all the information. I like what a viewer brings to a painting."

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.


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).