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2021 Holiay Show
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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Colonie Art League.

Colonie Art League Members entered (1) original 2-dimensional piece that was completed within the last three years and not shown in a previous CAL exhibition. Many of the pieces are also available to purchase. Interested buyers will need to contact the artist directly to purchase and arrange pickup. Click here to view the list of participating artists.

This site will be on display until January 31, 2023 and is best viewed on a desktop.


Meet the Judge for our Holiday Show
Rebecca Schoonmaker

Rebecca received her MFA from SUNY Albany and has exhibited her work all over New York State. She has taught drawing and design classes as an adjunct instructor at several New York State colleges. Rebecca is a founding member of the Upstate Artists Guild and is currently working on bringing the UAG to a virtual platform where artists can share ideas and opportunities. She has been working in Raku pottery under Elizabeth Neilds since 2005 and enjoys her annual Raku workshop in Otsego, NY. She also works in watercolor/colored pencil, printmaking and collage.


Holiday Show Award Winners

Click on the name of the winner in each category to view their art or scroll down below the categories to view the entire gallery. Click on any image in the gallery to view larger.

Judge's Circle

1st Place 56. Autumn Pathway by Karen Woodin

2nd Place 14. Lone Pine by Ginger LaFrenier

3rd Place 67. Beach Boy by Jean Reiter

Paint on Canvas

1st Place 57. Joyful Day at Central Park by Orhan Alpaslan

2nd Place 8. Waiting for Work by Eden Hart

3rd Place 5. Joyce’s Favorite by Alyce Ashe

Honorable Mention 34. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse by Gerald Jones


Paint on Paper

1st Place 20. Grapes Galore by Paula Haavind

2nd Place 84. Thanksgiving Survivor by Anita Schermerhorn

3rd Place 53. Three’s Company by Marci Poirier

Honorable Mention 45. Autumn Bounty by Eleanor Christie



1st Place 46. Burgundy Hues by Juliet Konieczny

2nd Place 37. Forever Loved Feline by Nancy Lyons

3rd Place 27. Ranunculus by Pam-Agan-Smith


1st Place 39. Into the Garden by Tracy Loring

2nd Place 64. Season’s Sneezing by Mary Ann Van Alstyne

3rd Place 52. Paint by Irina Kaplan

Honorable Mention 51. The Kelpies by Faith Weldon

Emerging Artist Award

91. Miss You Dad by Catherine Laccetti

(Emerging Artist is an artist who has never won an award before in the Colonie Art League or other outside art organization) Emerging Artists are indicated with an asterisk next to their name in the online gallery (ex. John Smith*).


2021 Paint on Canvas
2021 Small Works Sale


Artwork makes a great gift! Colonie Art League Members are offering fantastic small pieces at $75 or less. These pieces are on display in the lobby at the William K. Sanford Town Library. Interested buyers must contact the artist directly to purchase and arrange pickup. Look for the art & artist info sheets in the lobby.

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The William K. Sandford Town Library is offering one of a kind handmade cards for $5 each and bookmarks for $3 each and can be found on their holiday tree display at the information desk. Contact the library directly at 518-458-9274 for more information.

Image by Jonathan Knepper

Thank you for your continued support.

2022 Co-Chairs
Pam Agan-Smith & Lee York


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