Homes for the Holidays

The season for giving has begun!  When artist David Stonesifer, on behalf of Jo Erico from the Summit League, asked Los Gatos Museums Gallery members to consider contributing  artwork to their annual “Homes for the Holidays” fundraiser we were happy to do our part!

Donating Hybrid Tea Rose I to Summit League 2014

This holiday house tour features a Classic 1920’s Almond Grove cottage, a contemporary California-Mediterranean estate and an eclectic villa with magnificent views and showcases many designers, artisans and artists and this year’s proceeds go to support the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Transitioning Teen Program!

I chose Hybrid Tea Rose I – To me it looks like a frosty winter rose.

Hybrid Tea Rose I oil on board by Marie Cameron

Despite the rainy day the  properties looked glorious and the crowds were out! The art was lining the portico over looking the lovely pool.

Homes for the Holidays - LGMG artists Homes for the Holidays - photo Marie Cameron 2014

Homes for the Holiday Pool

Lots of volunteers on hand to help direct traffic, like Ninet who is a supervisor for the Child Advocacy program.

Homes for the Holidays - Child Advocacy Supervisor Ninet - photo Marie Cameron 2014

Thanks to David Stonesifer who was on hand all day to present the work of gallery members!

Homes for the Holidays  -David Stonesifer and Marie Cameron 2014

Festive shoppers admiring the work.

Homes for the Holidays

What a beautiful spot, I could have stayed there all day.

Homes for the Holidays

How do you like the blue booties – it’s what all the well-heeled women of Los Gatos and Saratoga were wearing today!

Homes for the Holidays

I was delighted to have David introduce me to Marianne McGrath, art curator of the Museums of Los Gatos – I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us at NUMU in the spring!

Homes for the Holidays - Marianne McGrath, art curator at  NUMU and David Stonesifer LGMG - Glen Una- photo Marie Cameron 2014

Here were some of the artisans who were helping to raise money – lots of beautiful bracelets and bags…

Homes for the Holidays


Homes for the Holidays

…jewelry and hats…

Homes for the Holidays

… and books! Cheryl and Steve were there from the Village House of Books – so proud to have an independent bookseller in Los Gatos!

Homes for the Holidays - Cheryl and Steve - Village Books - photo Marie Cameron 2014

And all of this was going on downstairs,  let your imagination run wild about the designs on the main floor – or better still hit the tour tomorrow!

Homes for the Holidays

For information on hours and getting there, check here for a link to the Summit League‘s webpage.