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.
Tuesday, September 1 , 2015
at St Matthews Church basement
(not the Town Hall this month)
129 Old 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
Connie Dodge will do a collage demo.
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.



Artist, Constance Dodge, has taught Fine Arts for thirty-one years.  While the majority of her experience has been dedicated to developing the artistic talents of high school students, she spent two years teaching full time at Adirondack Community College.  In addition, she has been an adjunct instructor at Sage Junior College, the College of Saint Rose, Empire State College, and Goddard College.

For twenty-three years, Dodge’s permanent exhibit space was the Amos Eno Gallery in New York City.  Her work appears in many private collections, both nationally and internationally including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. and Artpool in Budapest, Hungary.  Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine.  Regionally, she is a professional member of the  the Guild of Adirondack Artists and the former Director of the Oakroom Artists, a group in existence for 52 years.


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.
Click below to heck out photos from the 2015 Summer Kids art program.



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.