Joyeux Noël!

A lovely evening of art, wine, hors d’oeuvres and great company at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery’s holiday reception! It’s so nice to spend the evening with all our local member artists and our fabulous art loving community!

LGMG Holiday Reception - from Joyeux Noel by Johane Amirault

The holiday reception invitation was based on a detail from the painting, Joyeux Noël by one of new member artists, Johane Amirault’s. Her vibrant, (usually) abstract work is a welcome addition to the gallery!

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Front Door

I love the way the community comes our to celebrate with us every year!

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Belinda Lima

The tree was hung with the small treasure paintings, proceeds of which are earmarked for our party fund! Looks like member artist Belinda Lima is working the desk.

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Ed Lucey and Ellen Howard

Member artists Ellen Howard (who’s new to the gallery this year with her beautiful oil landscapes) and Ed Lucey chatting in the corner.

Member artist Veronica Gross conversing with quests in this corner.

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Shanna and Lisa

I love when this kind of thing happens, I had gone over to complement this woman on her fabulous taste (loved her vintage style) only to find out that she was the very person who now owns the folding screen that is in the background of my painting Feathers! Her friend, Lisa, had discovered this the month before when she was admiring my painting and brought her to the reception. It was a blast to talk with Shanna and Lisa, who are both portrait lovers, and to hear their fabulous stories of the portraits in their lives. I felt like I was finding members of my tribe!

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Tom Yacoe, Mary Ann Henderson, Carole Rafferty

Member artists Mary Ann Henderson and Carole Rafferty talking with artist Tom Yacoe.

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Larry Arzie

Larry Arzie with guests by the small treasures tree.

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Kevin Kasik

Is that member artist Kevin Kasik on the left (I’m not sure as  it looks like he’s traded his standard page boy for a holiday fedora)?

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Julia Watson, Nancy deWeess

Member artists Julia Watson and Nancy deWeess looking to thank co-owners Larry Arzie and David Stonesifer for all they do to make this great gallery possible!

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Julia Watson

Thanks too to Julia Watson, member artist and part time manager of our gallery for all her hard work making this year a very successful one!

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Sandi Okita

Member artist Sandi Okita who has some beautiful portraits on exhibit.

LGMG Holiday Reception 2014 - Back Door

Thanks to everyone who turned out and to those who volunteered to make this a such a nice event!


Holiday Reception

It was raining cats and dogs last night but our Holiday Reception at the Los Gatos Museums Art Gallery was packed as usual! Sales were brisk and I was happy to meet with friends and clients (old and new). Whether people came out for the art or the champagne and pepper jack persimmon slices, everyone enjoyed themselves including this cutie pie, Buddy.

Holiday Reception, artist David Stonesifer LGMG 2012

Buddy eyeing an hors d’oeuvres at the Holiday Reception with artist David Stonesifer (middle) and volunteer bar tender Dan Turkus.

Holiday Reception,  Marie Cameron with collectors David and Carol Ann Graves LGMG 2012

In the fine company of collectors David and Carol Ann Graves.

Holiday reception LGMG 2012

Happy hubbub at the Los Gatos Museums Art Gallery. My Shell Grave in the background.

Holiday Reception Jeanettte Turkus, Pam Murphy 2012

Artist Jeanette Turkus (left) in front of her painting Sun Rays with Pam Murphy of Los Gatos Plein Air (right).

Artists Sandi Okita and

Artists chatting over hors d’oeuvres.

Holiday Reception Sculpture 2012

Sculpture by Fabienne Bismuth

Holiday Reception Tree LGMG 2012

Artist Deborah Matlack checking out the Christmas tree.

Holiday Reception LGMG 2012- Diana Leone

Artist Diana Leone sharing her work. with gallery goers.