LGAA Plein Air Group

The Los Gatos Art Association runs an outdoor painting event every Monday at selected locations. All mediums are welcome. Members will be there to greet you and start the session when you arrive at the location.

We will keep social distancing and wear masks

Schedule - every Monday 9am to 12noon

August 10, 2020

TBD

August 3, 2020

TBD

July 27, 2020

Hershel Abelman's Home (paintout, but art show postponed until next year)
Los Gatos
Hershel Abelman's Home

15155 Kennedy Road, Los Gatos. From 85 head south on 17 toward Los Gatos. Take East Los Gatos exit and merge onto Saratoga Los Gatos Road. Take a left on Los Gatos Blvd (going north). Take the third right onto Kennedy Road. Drive a little over two miles. Destination is on the left. Park in lot next to driveway. Look for the orange cone and our sign next to it. Map


July 20, 2020

Almaden Quicksilver
21785 Almaden Rd., San Jose
Almaden Quicksilver

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, toward Gilroy, go 4.6 mi. Take Almaden Expwy. exit. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft. Turn right onto Almaden Expwy, go 4.2 mi. Turn right onto Almaden Rd., go 2.9 mi. Destination on the right. Restrooms. Map

July 13, 2020

Sempervirens Point
Los Gatos
Sempervirens Point

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Hwy 9, exit, turn rt., drive to Saratoga. Turn left onto Saratoga-Hwy 9. Follow Hwy 9 out of Saratoga toward Skyline Blve. (Rt. 35). Go approx. 3 miles past the stop sign at Rt. 35 intersection. Parking lot is on the left side of the road. Restroom, picnic table and great view. Look for LGAA orange cone and sign at parking lot. Map

July 6, 2020

San Martin, Harvey Bear Ranch
1973 San Martin Ave
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map


June 29, 2020

Patti Huges' Maison de Lac
23107 Summit Rd., Los Gatos 95033
Maison de Lac

From Los Gatos take CA-17-N to Summit Rd. Exit Summit Rd. Make a Rt. go over CA-17 and turn left on to Summit Rd. Go 2 mi, turn left onto Trail Ridge. Park in large lot in back on the left. Restrooms. Bring a lunch for after painting. Ponds, barn, french garden, redwoods, creek. Barn, ponds and much more. Map

June 22, 2020

Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose
Los Alamitos Creek, San Jose

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, then take the Almaden Exp. exit and go S on Almaden Exp. to the end of the road. Turn left on Harry Rd.. Take the first left on Grandwood. Take the first on Carrywood. Turn left on Royalwood and park. No facilities. Map

June 15, 2020

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
599 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S and merge onto CA-101 S. toward Morgan Hill. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Continue on Bailey Ave., take Santa Teresa Blvd to Palm Ave. Turn right onto Palm Ave., drive to the end of street into parking lot. No fee, New restrooms Map


May 11, 2020

TBD

May 4, 2020

TBD

April 27, 2020

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi. Take exit 1B for Bernal Rd. Turn right onto Bernal Rd., go 1.6 mi. Entrance on the left. Pay station after stop sign in first parking lot. Meet in last parking lot. Restrooms available. Map


April 20, 2020

Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz Natural Bridges Beach

Natural Bridges State Beach
2531 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
From Los Gatos take CA-17s 22 mi, take CA-1 N..exit toward Half Moon Bay merge right onto Mission. Turn left onto Swift, St., go 0.3 mi, take the 2nd right onto Delaware Ave., 0.4 mi, take the 1st left onto Swanton Blvd., 0.4 mi. tight onto W Cliff Dr. Look for orange LGAA cone and sign

April 13, 2020

Prevost Ranch/Nola's Iris Garden
4195 Sierra Rd., San Jose 95132
Nola's Iris Garden

Hill top iris garden/ranch, from Los Gatos take CA-85 S to CA-87 N merge onto CA-87 N, I-280 S and I-680 N to Berryessa Rd. Take exit 4 for Berryessa Rd. Turn right onto Berryessa Rd., go 1.2mi, turn left onto Piedmont Rd. go 0.2 mi and turn right onto Sierra Rd. 2.2 mi. Turn left into Nolas Iris Gardens/Prevost Ranch, 2nd entrance. Restrooms Map

April 6, 2020

Shark Fin Cove
Davenport
Shark Fin Cove

From Los Gatos. take CA-17 S to Santa Cruz. Exit Ca-1 N. Use two right lanes to turn slightly right onto CA-1 N/Mission St. ( signs for Half Moon Bay) Continue to follow CA-1 N. Go about 8.8 miles. (roughly 1 mi before Davenport). Turn left to the parking area. Look for the orange cone with the LGAA sign. No restrooms. Restrooms at Whaler Inn Bakery. Map


March 30, 2020

Saratoga Library/Orchard
Saratoga
Saratoga Library Orchard

13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga Ca. from Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20 B Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.. Go 2.6 mi to Fruitvale Ave. and turn right. go 1.8 mi, turn left onto Saratoga Ave. and proceed 233 ft. Turn left into the parking lot at Saratoga Library sign. Continue into the lot for another 95 ft. to the orchard on your right. Park in parking lot.

March 23, 2020

Old Town, 50 University Ave.
Los Gatos
Old Town

From Los Gatos, Take CA 17 S to Saratoga/Los Gatos/Hwy 9 exit 29 B toward Los Gatos. Turn left onto University Ave. 0.04 mi. Drive 0.04 mi, destination on your left. Look for orange cone and LGAA sign.

March 16, 2020

Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos
VasonaParkDam

From CA-85 S exit onto Winchester Blvd. going toward Los Gatos. Make a left turn onto Lark Ave. Make a right turn onto Garden Hill Dr. follow to your right until you see Trail Head to Vasona. Park on the street. (nearest cross street is Kingston Hill Way. Restrooms available. Meet on the Dam.


March 9, 2020

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
599 Palm Ave., Morgan Hill
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S and merge onto CA-101 S. toward Morgan Hill. Take exit 373 for Bailey Ave. Continue on Bailey Ave., take Santa Teresa Blvd to Palm Ave. Turn right onto Palm Ave., drive to the end of street into parking lot. No fee, New restrooms Map

March 2, 2020

Rancho San Vicente Park
San Jose
Rancho San Vicente Park

21151 McKean Rd. at Fortini Rd. From Los Gatos take CA 85-S, 4.1mi. Take Almaden Expwy exit. Use rt. two lanes to turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, 410 ft. Take rt. lane onto Almaden Expy. Drive 4.9 mi then turn right onto Harry Rd., 0.1 mi. Turn left onto McKean Rd. Drive 1.2 mi. Park entrance on your right. Restrooms, no fee. Map

February 24, 2020

San Jose
San Vicente Ave, Fortini Trailhead
San Vicente Ave

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. S., at the end, turn right on Harry Rd. then left at stop sign onto McKean Rd. Drive a ways to Fortini Rd. and turn left. Drive down to where the road goes off to the right, but turn left onto San Vicente Ave. Small parking area on the right and street parking. No restrooms. Parking free Map


February 17, 2020

President's Day
Palo Alto Wet Lands
Palo Alto Wet Lands

2775 Embarcadero Rd. From Los Gatos take CA-85 N about 10 mi. Exit on exit 24 B and merge onto US 101 N. Drive 3.8 mi. Take exit 402 for Embarcadero Rd., 0.3 mi. Keep right, follow signs for Embarcadero Rd. E and merge onto Embarcadero Rd., 0.8mi. Turn left to stay on Embarcadero Rd., 0.5mi. Pass duck pond, parking lot, go to end of the road parking lot. Map

February 10, 2020

San Jose, Alum Rock Park Alum Rock Park

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S to CA-87 N, then take exit 5 for I-280. Continue onto I-680 N. go 2.4 mi, take McKee Rd. exit follow signs for McKee Rd E and merge onto McKee Rd. Turn Left on Toyon Ave, go .09 mi, turn rt. on Penitencia Creek Rd. Drive to the end to Alum Rock Falls Rd. Turn left, go to the end to the last parking lot. Fee into the park and parking fee/machine in lot. Restrooms Map

February 3, 2020

San Jose
Red Barn McKean & Timothy Rd
Red Barn Timothy Road

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US 101 S. Take the Exit W Bailey and turn right onto Bailey. Turn right onto McKean. Drive to Timothy Rd. Park on Timothy. No facilities Map


January 27, 2020

Moss Landing, Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Stay for lunch. View paintings Map

January 20, 2020

Alviso
1195 Hope St. 95002
Alviso

From Los Gatos take Ca 17 N toward San Jose, go 5.4 mi. Continue onto I-880 N, go 7.8 mi. Exit onto 8B for Calaveras Blvd/CA-237 toward Mountain View/Milpitas, go 0.3mi. Turn left onto CA-237 W/W Calaveras Blvd, follow to CA-237 W. Take the CA-237 W ramp on the left to Man View, go 0.3 mi.Continue onto CA-237 W for 1.8 mi. Take exit 7 for N. First St., go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N 1st St., go 0.9 mi. Continue onto N Taylor St. go 0.1 mi. Turn right onto El Dorado St., go 374 ft. Continue onto Hope St. go 0.2 mi. Destination on your right. Map

January 13, 2020

Open Space, Los Gatos
Kennedy Rd, and Top of the Hill
Open Space, Los Gatos

From Los Gatos head east on CA-85 S for 2.4 mi. Take Camden Ave. exit, go 0.2 mi then turn left on Camden Ave, go 1.7 mi. Turn right onto Hicks Rd, go 1 mi. Turn right onto Shannon Rd, go 0.7 mi. Turn left onto Kennedy Rd., go 1.0 mi.


January 6, 2020

Calero County Park
23205 McKean Rd. San Jose
Calero Reservoir

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Exp. Exit onto Almaden Expressway South. Turn right onto Almaden Expw. go 6 mi to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry Rd., then left onto McKean Rd., go 4mi to Calero Reservoir on your right. Park fee $5. Facilities.

December 30, 2019

Los Gatos Creek, Los Gatos
1690 Dell Ave.
VasonaCreekTrail

From 85 South, take Winchester Blvd Exit. Turn left on Winchester. Take 2nd right on Knowles Dr. Road turns left, becomes Dell. At 1690 Dell Ave (Southbay Construction) turn right into the parking lot. on the north side of parking lot where there is an opening in the chain-link fence. Take path to the bike lane, go left to the bridge and cross. No facilities. Facilities at near by park. Map

December 23, 2019

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY

December 16, 2019

Vasona Park Dam, Los Gatos
VasonaParkDam

From CA-85 S exit onto Winchester Blvd. going toward Los Gatos. Make a right turn onto Lark Ave. Make a right turn onto Garden Hill Dr. follow to your right until you see Trail Head to Vasona. Park on the street. (nearest cross street is Kingston Hill Way. Restrooms available. Meet on the Dam.

December 9, 2019

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
5929 Thorntree Dr. San Jose
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S to Almaden Expwy. Take the Almaden Expwy exit 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft, then turn right at the 1st cross street onto Almaden Expwy. to Coleman and turn right, then left on Porto Alegre, right on Thorntree and right on Sterling Oaks Dr. to park entrance and into parking lot. Restrooms, no fee. Old limestone quarry, oak grove and meadows. Facilities. Map

December 2, 2019

Vasona Park (Fishing Pier Parking Lot)
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
vasona fishing pier

From CA-85 take Winchester Blvd. S. Left on Blossom Hill Rd. Left into Vasona Park. Go to parking on your left at the fishing pier. Fee $10.00, seniors are less. Restrooms available. View paintings after painting. Map


November 25, 2019

San Martin, Harvey Bear Ranch
1973 San Martin Ave
Harvey Bear Ranch

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, merge onto US-101 S, go 13.9 mi. Take exit San Martin Ave. Make sharp left onto E. San Martin Ave, go 1.5 mi, turn left into parking lot. Stay and view paintings. Map

November 18, 2019

Villa Montalvo
15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
Villa Montalvo

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to exit 20B Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. towards Saratoga, go 3.4 mi, turn left onto Montalvo Rd., Follow it around to the end and park in the #3 lot. Once estate of Senior Phalen. No fees, has faculties. Stay and view paintings. Map

November 11, 2019

Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont
HOLIDAY/no traffic
Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge

1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont 94555 From Los Gatos take CA-17 N to San Jose, go about 5mi. Continue onto 1-880 N, for 19.9 mi.Take the exit toward CA- 84 W/Decoto RD. for 0.2 mi. Continue onto Exit 21 for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto CA-84, W/Decoto RD go for 2.1 mi. Take exit 36 for Paseo Padre Parkway/Thornton Ave. for 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Thornton Ave. for 0.9 mi. Turn left onto Marshlands Rd. O.6 mi. Turn left in 89 ft, then right for 433 ft. Destination on left. No fee. Map


November 4, 2019

Santa Teresa Park, San Jose
Santa Teresa Park

From Los Gatos take CA-85 S, go 10.1 mi. Take exit 1B for Bernal Rd. Turn right onto Bernal Rd., go 1.6 mi. Entrance on the left. Pay station after stop sign in first parking lot. Meet in last parking lot. Restrooms available. Map

October 28, 2019

Guglielmo Winery
Morgan Hill
Guglielmo Winery

1480 E Main Ave.,Morgan Hill, 95037. From Los Gatos. Take CA-85 S (11.2 mi). Merge onto US -101 S go 8 m,i take exit 367 for Cochrane Rd. go .5mi, Go left on Cochrane Rd. go .5mi and turn rt. on Mission View Dr., go .6mi, turn right on Half Rd. .3mi, turns slightly left and becomes Condit Rd. .4mi. Turn left on E Main Ave,.4mi. Site on right. PARK ON DIRT RD. BEFORE PAVED PARKING LOTS. Look for LGAA orange cone and sign. Restrooms Map

October 21, 2019

Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
San Jose
Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch

From Los Gatos, take CA-85-N to Cottle Rd, San Jose. Turn rt. onto Cottle Rd. then turn left onto Santa Teresa then first rt. onto Camino Verde Dr. Drive to end of the road. Park on the street. Rest rooms, no fee. Historic Ranch Map


October 14, 2019

Bear Creek Redwoods Park
Los Gatos
Bear Creek Redwoods Park

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to Bear Creek Rd. Take the Bear Creek R. Exit, turn left onto Bear Creek Rd. Drive 1.1mi to Bear Creek Redwood Preserve and turn left into the entrance to the parking lot. Restrooms available. Map

October 7, 2019

Shark Fin Cove
Davenport
Shark Fin Cove

From Los Gatos. take CA-17 S to Santa Cruz. Exit Ca-1 N. Use two right lanes to turn slightly right onto CA-1 N/Mission St. ( signs for Half Moon Bay) Continue to follow CA-1 N. Go about 8.8 miles. (roughly 1 mi before Davenport). Turn left to the parking area. Look for the orange cone with the LGAA sign. No restrooms. Restrooms at Whaler Inn Bakery. Map

September 30, 2019

Sempervirens Point
Los Gatos
Sempervirens Point

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Hwy 9, exit, turn rt., drive to Saratoga. Turn left onto Saratoga-Hwy 9. Follow Hwy 9 out of Saratoga toward Skyline Blve. (Rt. 35). Go approx. 3 miles past the stop sign at Rt. 35 intersection. Parking lot is on the left side of the road. Restroom, picnic table and great view. Look for LGAA orange cone and sign at parking lot. Map


September 23, 2019

Almaden Quicksilver
21785 Almaden Rd., San Jose
Almaden Quicksilver

From Los Gatos, take CA-85 S, toward Gilroy, go 4.6 mi. Take Almaden Expwy. exit. Turn left onto Almaden Plaza Way, go 410 ft. Turn right onto Almaden Expwy, go 4.2 mi. Turn right onto Almaden Rd., go 2.9 mi. Destination on the right. Restrooms. Map

September 16, 2019

Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Harbor

From Los Gatos, 616 Atlantic Ave., Santa Cruz. Take CA-17 S to Ocean St., exit 442 onto Ocean St. Continue on Ocean St. 1.2 mi. Turn left onto E Cliff Dr. go 0.3mi continue onto Murray St. 0.2 mi. Turn right onto Seabright Ave. 0.2 mi. Turn left onto Atlantic Ave. park on the street (no fee) at pier, paint from pier, beach, lighthouse. Lunch at Aldo's new restaurant. Parking lot meters, facilities. Map

September 9, 2019

Pacific Grove, (not in bloom)
Lovers Point

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to CA-1 S, (21.5 mi). Follow CA-1 S to Del Monte Ave. in Monterey. Take exit 402B from CA-1 S, (38.7 mi). Continue on Del Monte Ave. Take Lighthouse Ave. to Ocean View Blvd., (4.1). Pass Lovers Point Park, drive past Shell Ave. Parking lot on the right. Look for LGAA Sign and Orange cone. Map


September 2, 2019

Alviso, Labor Day
1195 Hope St.. 95002
Alviso

From Los Gatos take Ca 17 N toward San Jose, go 5.4 mi. Continue onto I-880 N, go 7.8 mi. Exit onto 8B for Calaveras Blvd/CA-237 toward Mountain View/Milpitas, go 0.3mi. Turn left onto CA-237 W/W Calaveras Blvd, follow to CA-237 W. Take the CA-237 W ramp on the left to Man View, go 0.3 mi.Continue onto CA-237 W for 1.8 mi. Take exit 7 for N. First St., go 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N 1st St., go 0.9 mi. Continue onto N Taylor St. go 0.1 mi. Turn right onto El Dorado St., go 374 ft. Continue onto Hope St. go 0.2 mi. Destination on your right. Map

August 26, 2019

Moss Landing, Moss Landing
Moss Landing

Working fishing harbor, old and new boats and interesting old buildings. Take 17 south to Watsonville exit. Go South past Watsonville, turn right just after the power plant onto Moss Landing Rd. and Park on side of the road. Restrooms available in Harbor parking lot. Stay for lunch. View paintings Map

August 19, 2019

Edenvale Garden Park, San Jose
(Hayes Mansion)
Edenvale Garden Park

From Los Gatos go S on CA 85 take exit Blossom Hill Rd. S. Take left on Snell then right on Chynoweth Ave. to Edenvale Ave. Turn right. Turn left into Park entrance. Shade. Stay and view paintings. Look for LGAA sign and orange cone. Map


Aug 12, 2019

Davenport Beach,across from Whale City Bakery
490 Hwy 1. Davenport 95017
Davenport Beach

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S towards Santa Cruz. Go about 22mi. Take exit CA-1 N go 1.1 mi CA-1 N/Mission St towards Half Moon Bay. Go about 10.7 mi. Look for LGAA sign and orange cone. Park in lot on the left side of road across from Whale City Bakery. Stay for lunch Map

August 5, 2019

Town Plaza Park, Los Gatos
Town Plaza Park, Los Gatos

East Main St. and Santa Cruz Ave.
From CA-85 take the exit onto CA-17 S and exit toward Santa Cruz, go 2.8 mi. Take exit 20B for State rt. 9 toward Los Gatos/Saratoga. go 0.2 mi. Turn left onto University Ave. go 0.5 mi. Turn right onto W Main St. Site across from Le Boulanger. Parking on street or in parking lot. 3hr. limit Lot next to Post Office all day parking. Stay for lunch at Le Boulanger. Restroom available. Map

July 29, 2019

South Pescadero Beach
Intersection of Highway one and Pescadero Rd.
SouthPescaderoBeach

From Los Gatos take CA-17 S to CA-1 N. (About 1 h 7 min. 53.5 mi.) Continue on CA-1 N, (Mission St.). Drive to South Pesadero State Beach. Park in lot just pass Pescadeo Creek Rd. meet in center area. Restroom. Lunch at Duarte's Tavern at 202 Stage Rd. off Pescadero Creek Rd. Map


Nick White photo
Nick White, (1943-2009) Plein Air Group Founder
at the 2nd Jazz in The Park event.

Nick painted on his own and each meeting he would invite others to go out and paint with him. He was then asked to make a group for our club. Nick was always there - it didn't matter if no one else showed up or not. He loved painting and was very dedicated. - Rebecca