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

Welcome to the Colonie Art League. 
2015, our 41st year.


Meeting Information

The Colonie Art League welcomes members and non-members to our monthly meetings. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month. 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.

Our next meeting is NOT on a Tuesday this time

Wednesday, May 6 , 2015
at the Colonie Town Hall
534 New 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.
6:30 PM

Beach Party Banquet & Installation 
of Officers - 2014 - 2015  6The June meeting
Painterly Approach Watercolor Workshop with Jim McFarlane (May 
19-21) – Jim offers the opportunity to concentrate on those elements that 
make watercolor the powerful and beautiful medium that it is.

There will be a watercolor demonstration by

Ann Pember

visit http://www.annpember.com/


PLUS election of new Officers and presentation of student scholarships.


Ann Pember’s watercolor paintings have been selected for inclusion in more than 230 national juried exhibitions, including those of the American Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National, Transparent Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, Allied Artists of America and National Association of Women Artists, winning her over 60 awards. Pember’s book, Painting Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor, was published in 2000 by North Light Books and is nearly sold out. Her work has been featured in more than 40 other books and publications, including 6 of the popular “Splash” book series published by North Light Books.

She is a signature member of 22 national and regional art societies, including the American Watercolor Society. She teaches workshops and has been an invited juror for numerous national exhibitions. Her 2 instructional videos: Vibrant orchid and Painting in the Flow of Watercolor, were produced by Creative Catalyst Productions. Her series of  digital books, available on CD, or as a download, include; Make Flower Paintings Glow In Watercolor, Make Dynamic Paintings in Watercolor and The Magic of Painting on Smooth Surfaces in Watercolor.




John MacDonald has worked as both a freelance 
illustrator and landscape painter.  He has won awards from Print Magazine as well as having his 
work appear in the Society of Illustrators annual show.  His paintings are in private, corporate, 
and museum collections throughout North America.?


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.
At our April 2015 membership meeting, Paul Leveille did a portrait demonstration in oils.
At our February 2015 membership meeting, Tony Connor gave a demonstration of his oil painting techniques.



Scott Balfe doing an oil painting demo at the January 2015 meeting.


2014 Holiday Art Show

For the list of award winners, click here.




At the November, John MacDonald gave a demonstration in oil painting.


At the October meeting, Guy Corriero did a watercolor demo.


The September 2014 meeting saw Robert Carsten doing a pastel demo.



The June 2014 membership meeting was the annual year end pot luck supper. It was a Beach Party theme this year.



At our May 2014 meeting, Paul Leveille did a portrait demo in oils. 

The annual scholarship awards were presented to Maddie Labarge from Shaker High School and Jessica Stapf from Colonie Central High School. See photos here.