A Special Note:
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!
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.
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.
There's a lot going on! Check out our calendar to stay up to date with the latest.
OFFICERS 2019 and BYLAWS
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD & STANDING COMMITTEES
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.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Summer Art Camp
New Member Liaison
Past President & Workshop Director