Thank You To All Who Entered!

Summer Art Exhibit Will Be Live July 15th - August 14th

Art For A Cause Entries Start July 15th

A Special Note:

Dear Members,

Hope this email finds you well.  

This will give you some updates on "what is going on" or more accurately "what is not going on".

CAL, like most organizations that involves many people, is no exception in having to cancel its normal programs over the past few months and for the unforeseeable future.  The monthly meetings and demos have been suspended until further notice.  The Town Hall Show was cancelled.   Those who have a painting at the Pruyn House have been waiting to pick up their artwork.  The new date has been tentatively set for May 15th and after (another email will be sent out next week to update members  on this).

The June Dinner meeting and Children’s Summer Art Program are cancelled for this year.   And, as our new year begins in September, we will announce the format for monthly meetings, shows, etc. as is deemed by our local communities' requirements and restrictions.

In the meantime, we are pleased to announce that we will have a “virtual show” with judging and prizes during the summer.  More about this will be in the upcoming newsletter.  In addition, the Board is working on some new ideas of how the league can provide benefits to its members if these restrictions continue.  As they are developed, the membership will be informed by the newsletter, emails, and by mail for people without email addresses.

Please respond with any suggestions you may have for "going forward".  The CAL Board will consider all suggestions.

Thank you for "hanging in there", and of course, stay safe and well!

Most sincerely,

Susan Ann Lunow, Co-President

Marci Poirier, Co-President


The Colonie Art League was founded in 1974 by a group of area artists to further the advancement of visual arts. The Colonie Art League currently has a membership of close to 152 artists working in a wide variety of two-dimensional media. 

Are you interested in becoming a member?

Click  to find out how.

The purpose of the Colonie Art League is to: 

  • Increase public awareness of original art produced in the Capital District

  • Enrich the cultural life of our region

  • Encourage the appreciation of art in the community

  • Provide educational programs for artists

  • Provide opportunities for local exhibitions of original art

  • Promote art as a career pathway for area high school students


The League actively supports its goals by:

  • Arranging art exhibits in public places.

  • Raising money to provide funding for high school graduate scholarships, prizes, and awards.

  • Providing demonstrations and workshops with nationally known artists as instructors to further the education and experience for members.

  • At monthly meetings, encouraging a forum for artists to interact and exchange ideas, materials and information openly.

Are you interested in  giving an annual gift to the Colonie Art League?

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Click  to give.

There's a lot going on!  Check out our calendar to stay up to date with the latest.

We have several workshops each year along with monthly demos.  Get all the details here.

Stay informed about all CAL's  news.  Here's where you can find all of our newsletters.

Our members love to show off their work!  Find out where to see it!

Check out our lending library.

Find out more!

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Take a look at what's happening at our monthly meetings.



As a not-for-profit New York corporation, the Colonie Art League, Inc. is governed by an elected Executive Board consisting of the following and the immediate past president of the organization.

Susan Lunow                                  Co-President

Barbara Via                                     Co-President

Pam Agan-Smith                            Vice President/Show Co-Chair

Lee York                                           Vice President/Show Co-Chair

Marci Poirier                                   Secretary

Anna Stoliker                                  Treasurer

Dee Foley                                         Director/Demos

Jean Reiter                                      Director/Newsletter

Marion Greenburg                         Director/Scholarships
Criss Macaione                               Director/Membership

Christine Spencer                           Librarian

Lynne Kaiser                                   New Member Liaison

Carolyn Martel                                Member at Large

Debbie Park-Boussu                      Member at Large

Kristin Woodward                         Past President & Workshop Director