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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?

The Colonie Art League mission 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 Colonie Art League goal is to:

  • Arrange art exhibits in public places

  • Raise funds to provide funding for high school graduate scholarships, prizes, and awards

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

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

Are you interested in  donating to the Colonie Art League?

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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.

Susan Lunow


Barbara Via


Pam Agan-Smith

Vice President/Show Co-Chair
Membership Chair

Lee York

Vice President/Show Co-Chair

Marci Poirier


Greg Smith


Dee Foley


Jean Reiter


Marion Greenberg


Criss Macaione


Christine Spencer


Lynne Kaiser

New Member Liaison

Carolyn Martel

Member at Large

Vince Forte, Jr.

Member at Large

Diane Campion

Member at Large

Kristin Woodward

Past President & Workshop Director

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