Call For Art

The Colonie Art League is thrilled to announce that we are hosting another virtual art show this summer. This will be a judged show with cash awards for: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and awards for honorable mentions. We are fortunate to have Anne Manzella as our judge. Click here to read more about Anne. Winners will be announced in an email and posted on our website sometime during the week of July 5th.

There isn't an entry fee for this show. This is our way of thanking our stalwart members for continuing to participate and support CAL during COVID which has forced us to shift our shows and meetings to on-line/virtual formats. Read the guidelines and fill out the entry form below. 

You must be a paid CAL member to participate.
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Entry dates:  June 4 – June 25

Rules for entry:

  • Each CAL member may enter one (1) original two-dimensional piece completed within the last three years. 

  • Only original artwork is accepted. 

  • Work must not have been shown in any prior CAL-sponsored exhibit.

  • Any two-dimensional medium including photography may be entered.

  • Pictures of the artwork must be submitted via an entry form below which will be available on the CAL website from Friday, June 4 – Friday, June 25.  The picture must not exceed 5MB in size and, if possible, should not include a mat or frame. Please click here to view the article, Tips for Taking Good Photos of Artwork for Virtual Show Submissions.

  • Artwork submitted may be priced for sale. Interested buyers will be directed to contact the artist directly.


Show dates:  July 1 – August 31

Questions? Contact Show Co-Chairs:
Lee York: 518-772-0859 and Pam Agan-Smith: ( or 518-813-3583

Pause for Town Hall Show 2021

In an effort to keep us safe, the CAL Town Hall show will continue to be "on pause" for this year. Our hope and plan is to be back to "normal" in 2022 and host this and all CAL shows in-person. Until then, we encourage CAL members to continue to participate in our virtual shows.

For many years the Colonie Art League has recognized the talents and efforts of students in both the North Colonie High School (Shaker) and the South Colonie High School. The League presents a scholarship award to high school seniors, chosen by their respective school’s art department. The students show promise in the arts and are seeking to continue their art education at the university level. (click here for more information and to view the Colonie Art League 2021 scholarship recipients.)

Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund today. Thank you.

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Have A Great Summer!