Reception in the Council Chambers

I was pretty impressed with the turnout we had for the Los Gatos Art Association in the Council Chambers reception. Yes we missed the mayor, Steve Leonardis who had been scheduled to come but Christina Gilmore opened the reception on behalf of the town. Our President Maralyn Miller spoke on behalf of the LGAA and we were all delighted to have jurors Neal Boor and Patricia Sherwood in attendance as well! Here are a few shots of the event before my camera ran out of battery.

LGAA AICC Neal Boor, Marie Cameron, Patricia Sherwood 2014

Best seat in the house nestled in between our great jurors, Neal Boor and Patricia Sherwood!

LGAA AICC turnout 2014

Love a venue with comfy seating!

LGAA AICC 2014 Christina Gilmore

Christina Gilmore, Assistant to the Town Manager, opened the reception on behalf of the Town and Mayor Steven Leonardis.

LGAA AICC Tom Yacoe, Veronica Gross 2014

LGAA Artist Veronica Gross and her husband talking with Tom Yacoe who was there on behalf of the Art in the Council Chambers.

LGAA AICC 2014 Maralyn Miller, Neal Boor, Patricia Sherwood

Our President, Maralyn Miller chatting with Jurors Neal Boor and Patricia Sherwood.

LGAA AICC  2014  artists


LGAA AICC Shark Fin Cove 2014

Posing a moment with my oil painting, Shark Fin Cove.

LGAA AICC 2014 reception

Cookies and Fruit were lovely though I kind of missed the sweet and sour meatballs from the LGMG in the Council Chambers reception last fall!

Rebecca Lillis White Palo Alto Wetlands and Thuy Le

Rebecca Lillis white with her oil, Palo Alto Wetlands and Thuy Le.

Thuy Le and her oil City Night with Rebecca Lillis White

Thuy Le and her oil, City Night with Rebecca Lillis White.

LGAA AICC  2014  Laurie Barna - When She was Seventeen

Laurie Barna with her watercolor, When She was Seventeen, and her reference photo from 1942.






Hanging in the Council Chambers

If you want to live in a thriving arts community you have to step in and do your part.  That’s how I found myself coordinating the Los Gatos Art Association Council Chambers show.

LGAA - AICC Show 2014 Postcard

Nancy Takaichi Marte Thompson Diane Fujimoto
Maralyn Miller Patty Montgomery Rebecca Lillis White


The Art in the Council Chambers program, run jointly by the Town of Los Gatos and the Museums of Los Gatos hosts four exhibits per year. The Los Gatos Art Association will be showing there annually which is a fine way of saying that our local artists are important to the town. I had NO idea how much work co-ordinating a show (despite it’s size) actually entails!  Securing jurors, developing a prospectus, reviewing submissions to see that they met the requirements (nagging artists to provide all required information) before presenting them to the jurors, developing the postcard, designing the gallery tags (Tanya and Tom prepared them), developing an intake spread sheet, Creating an information sheet for the show about the Association and the Jurors, and lots and lots and lots of emails, newspaper pitches and social media hoop-la!  All this before the actual intake.

Tom Yacoe and Marie Cameron - Council Chambers

With Tom Yacoe filling in for the AICC and Tanya Yurgaitis and Laurie Barna from the LGAA, this went pretty smoothly (missing some postcards and one artist was a no show). The actually hanging went up quickly. It’s really quite a pleasure to arrange the work to achieve flow and balance, making sure pieces compliment each other instead of overwhelming each other.

Tanya, Marie and Laurie -hang team

Neal Boor and Patricia SherwoodNow I get to relax! the Town will be throwing a lovely reception Thursday, August 14 from 6-6:30 in which the mayor, Steven Leonardis and our LGAA president, Maralyn Miller will make a few remarks. Patricia Sherwood and Neal Boor who generously juried the show for us plan to come.  They are two outstanding artists and educators who have impressive careers and we were so lucky to have the benefit of their discerning eyes!

It may be a lot of work but it’s for the nicest bunch of people in a town that’s supporting it’s artists!

For more information on the show visit the Art in the Council Chambers webpage.

I’m so focused on the show itself, that I keep forgetting to mention that I do have two pieces in this show, Marin Hills and Shark Cove!

Marin Hills

Marin Hills

Shark Fin Cove

Shark Fin Cove