It’s that time of year again when the Triton Museum of Art hosts it’s annual Midsummer Arts Celebration. The sculpture garden sprouted with tents filled with art, jewelry and other wearable crafts. There was live music all day although I heard I’d missed out on a jam session with George Rivera on drums! I did see some juggling and enjoyed ice cream while checking out the creative output of the local artists who came out to support the Triton!
The Los Gatos Art Association and the Los Gatos Museums Gallery were well represented with lots of their member artists exhibiting (I’m a member of both of these organization – but couldn’t take on one more thing!). The following is a sampling of participating artists, I’ve provided links to their websites where applicable, so if you’re interested, just click on their name or photo.
I wonder which one of our members of the Los Gatos Art Association is responsible for this fun sign – I suppose I should recognize the style, but there are over 200 of us I think! Clearly, I’m not represented as I would be a long haired calico.
LGAA member, Maralyn Milller had her gorgeous California landscape oils on exhibit!
Rebecca White showed her lovely plein air work. She’s an LGAA member and heads up the plein air group – one day I’ll get out there with you Rebecca and we’ll paint up a storm!
I met Denise Natanson-Marcus who is a new member of the LGAA who brought her vibrant landscapes.
I was happy to meet Patty Montgomery of the LGAA for the first time as well and really enjoyed her mixed media pieces which had bits of bags, dental floss and can pulls collaged into her textured and subtly colored (almost monochromatic) works. Loved her compositions!
Julia Watson member of the LGAA and LGMG (and part-time manager of the latter) exhibited her lovely florals that she paints in oil.
Nina Bricker of the LGAA showed a variety of great pieces including this striking owl print.
Michael Rogan is a member of both the LGAA and the LGMG – he brought some of his beautiful watercolor landscapes.
Donna Orme of the LGMG was exhibiting her dynamic mixed media abstract work as well as her richly textured afghans.
Al Preciado, member of Kaleid Gallery was showing his exuberant mixed media paintings and sculptures and demonstrating his tin foil construction technique and offering samples to children.
I thought his dogs, especially the one in the front with its hatchet blade tongue were pretty bad ass!
Artists Jaya King (above) and Jeff Bramschreiber who are art educators at the Triton each had their own tents where they were demonstrating aspects of their creative process.
I bought Jaya’s whimsical mixed media painting Lisa Tries to Help – so adorable!
You could have your tarot cards read or your portrait painted by artist David Meija.
Or you could graze through a variety of yummy ethnic food trucks. Oh I do hope to run into Mary’s Chutney truck again before the next solstice!
The LGAA sign was painted in 1999 by member Doug Wright who is passed away several years ago.
As Chairperson of our group, I want to thank all who participated and helped set up and take down.
A festive celebration of the Arts in that outdoor setting, virtually vibrating with strong work & strong personalities…….shared. How very nice. A California Art event in the open air & sunshine. Mary’s pink food van is very attention-getting & as you mention, her food offering as well. The portrait painting went well.?
Thanks for your kind words about my Discus painting, Marie! BTW, that’s my booth in the top photo at the Triton Midsummer show. Thanks!
p.s. I’m the pelican artist!