Colonie Art League, Inc.
Artists of New York's Capital District and beyond.
Established 1974

Welcome to the Colonie Art League. 
2017, our 43rd year.


Meeting Information

The Colonie Art League welcomes members and non-members to our monthly meetings.  Enjoy the many benefits and interests we all share as fellow artists. Monthly meetings are both informative and entertaining. Meetings are brief with a focus on the demonstration of the evening. A 50/50 raffle is held at each meeting to sponsor our Scholarship Program.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
at Town Hall
534 Loudon Rd, Latham, NY

Karen Rosasco, AWS, will give us a demo about 
transforming transparent watercolor to layered 
acrylics:  A slide show with a question and  answer 
period after.  She has presented demos all over the 
United States to much acclaim, and we welcome her 
back to her home in the Capital District.
Carol Brody will do a demonstration in water media.

NOTE: the web page link below has been changed. The previous link was incorrect.
http://www.carolzbrody.com/carolzbrody/Home.html

6:30-8:00 PM
There will be a white elephant sale this month. Bring your unwanted art supplies to sell. Please mark each item with your name and price. 10% of sales will go to the C.A.L. scholarship fund.




Shhas exhibited her pastel paintings in many of the 
Oakwood Artists Group Shows, the Juvenile 
Diabetes High Hopes Fund Galas, Cyclics Shows, 
preceded by exhibits and awards in the Boston area.
Laurie’s aim is to evoke a mood and create a feeling 
of light and atmosphere in her work, which she does 
on-site.  
She has exhibited her pastel paintings in many of the 
Oakwood Artists Group Shows, the Juvenile 
Diabetes High Hopes Fund Galas, Cyclics Shows, 
preceded by exhibits and awards in the Boston area.
Laurie’s aim is to evoke a mood and create a feeling 
of light and atmosphere in her work, which she does 
on-site.
and see their portfolios.  YOU made these awards possible through raffles, donations, and other events.
At our May meeting, we will award scholarships to two seniors, one from each Colonie 
High School.  Recognize the winners of these well-deserved awards for study at their art colleges of choice 
and see their portfolios.  YOU made these awards possible through raffles, donations, and other events.
At our May meeting, we will award scholarships to two seniors, one from each Colonie 
High School.  Recognize the winners of these well-deserved awards for study at their art colleges of choice 
and see their portfolios.  YOU made these awards possible through raffles, donations, and other events.
The February 2017 meeting featured a demonstration by Jess Hyatt.



The January 2017 meeting featured
Tom Mott
doing a demonstration in acrylics.


Colonie Art League Holiday Art Show, December, 2016

CAL Holiday Art Show award winners

Once again, the December juried art show was a huge success with eighty-four works of
art on display. The winners follow:

Paint on paper
3rd-Carol Meisel Mountain Waterfall wc
2nd-Beverly Braun The Thaw acrylic
1st-Merrilyn Merrill Winter Woods wc

Paint on Canvas
3rd-James Mise Mountain Meadows oil
2nd-Susan Coon  The Family Portrait oil
1st-Robert Francis Whelan I Made a Paper Hat oil

Pastel
3rd-Juliet Konieczny Drama in the Sky
2nd-Lorraine Miskinis Autumn
1st-Debbie Park-Boussu Tuscan Glow

Other
3rd-Ellie Prakken Green Mist mixed
2nd-Joan Van Alpen Enigma  acrylic collage
1st-Chick Owen My Ancestor at Stonehenge mixed media

Emerging Artist
Lois Mannolini Wisteria oil

Judges Circle
3rd-Bret Laumeister Magnolia oil
2nd-Ned Lacy Mohawk River, Latham  oil
1st-Lorenz Worden Pusher graphite

Honorable Mention (not in rank order)
Anita Devanandan Rose Among Weeds pastel
Fred Holman Beyond the Fence oil
Megan Merrill Still Water photography
Jill Murphy Lilies resting wc
Janet Shaughnessy View from Chris' House  oil
Mary Sherwood L in Her Winter Coat  pastel
Jean Tower Serenity wc
People’s Choice
Natalie Adler Retired Sulky oil

Best in Show
Cindy Handy  Island wc



A few of days ago, vacationing in Florida, Connie Alexander had a burst cerebral aneurysm. She was not expected to regain consciousness.  Her family gathered for a final visit and now she has passed on.  Connie has asked to be cremated and her ashes spread over her pond in a small family gathering.  No plans for a big memorial ceremony are made.
The Sand Lake Center for the Arts is hoping to host an open house memorial celebration for Connie's art community and other friends (per conversation with John Roy). This has not been confirmed with the family yet. More information will be shared when it is received.
Connie was an active long time member and will be deeply missed by many of us who knew her.

Sadly,
Debbie Park-Boussu



Robert Carsten pastel demonstration at the November 2016 membership meeting

Photos from the CAL 2016 Kids summer art program
At our May membership meeting Sarah Yeoman did a demo in water colors, and the 2016 Scholarship winners were announced.



The recipients of the 2016 C.A.L. Scholarships were Margaret Murnane, N. Colonie Schools, and Katie Yee, S. Colonie Schools. They were reccomended by their art teachers. Anne Manzella, North Colonie and Thomasa Nielsen, South Colonie.



The April meeting featured a demonstration by
John MacDonald


Our March 2016 meeting featured Robert O'Brien doing a portraiture demo in watercolors.


At the February 2016 membership meeting
Takeyce Walter did an oil painting demonstration. This is an island on Lake George near the Sagamore.



The January 2016 meeting
Our membership meeting in January 2016 featured a demonstration in still life painting in oils by Corey Pitkin.