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Updated 12.01.2016
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Updated 12.01.2016
Dear Alumni and Friends of Art & Design
On behalf of the Art and Design Alumni Association, I would like to wish our SIA and A&D Alumni a most magnificent holiday season and express my deepest gratitude for all your hard work this year! As 2016 comes to an end, we should proudly reflect on everything we have accomplished and look ahead with excitement toward a new year full of possibilities.

I truly appreciate each member of the Board of Directors because we wouldn’t be where we are without the passion and countless volunteer hours you dedicate to our school each and every year.

To our SIA and A&D alumni, you are the foundation of our organization and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support. It means so much to the faculty, students, and the A&D Alumni Association to see how successful and inspiring you all are.

This year, Art and Design will celebrate 80 years of educating and inspiring the most talented artists in the industry. On November 5 th we hosted our sixth bi-annual Draw-A-Thon and fundraiser, which to date, has been the most successful fundraising event raising over $5,000 and bringing together the diverse community of artists in our city.

Let’s carry over our excitement and enthusiasm into the New Year and make the 80 th birthday of the High School of Art and Design one to remember! Be sure to stay connected with the A&D Alumni Association via email and social media to receive alerts on upcoming events. We hope you will join us for another fantastic year! If you are not already a member of the Alumni Association, please consider joining us this year for a donation of $25 annually. To all current members, please be sure to update your information so we can send you regular updates and invitations to the upcoming events.

Thank you again so very much for everything you do for the High School of Art and Design. Wishing you and your families a Happy Holiday Season,

George Alonso
Art & Design Alumni Association

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2016 Alumni Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce The 2016 Art and Design Alumni Association Board of Directors

Click here for Nominees bios

  • Gail Allouf  Class of 1969
  • George Alonso Class of 1980: President
  • Danny Cataquet Class of 1997
  • Frieda Christofides Class of 1977 (A&D FRESHMAN PARENT 2016)
  • Myrna Fung Perez Class of 1980: Vice-President
  • Michael Kawochka Class of 1989
  • Sally Lee Class of 1980: Treasurer
  • Lai Ling Class of 2001: Vice-President
  • Cindy Rodriguez Class of 2015: Secretary
  • Juan Rodriguez Class of 1992
  • Ed Velandria Class of 1980



sponsorsdat6YOU GUYS DID IT!Not only did we meet our fundraising goal, we EXCEEDED IT!  Along with this awesome milestone, we signed up 2 new members.  Remember folks, these events are made possible by your support and donations.  The Art and Design Alumni Association would like to thank all those who attended as well as all their sponsors and supporters. We would like to give a special thank you to the HS of Art and Design and their staff, A&D PTA, FAD and the student volunteers for their unending support.  Our next DAT is March 11, 2017.  Stay tuned for more information.  Happy Holidays!


Updated 12.01.2016
You are cordially invited to the HS of Art & Design Alumni Association’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive for The Coalition for the Homeless.

Please join the High School of Art & Design Alumni Association’s (A&DAA) annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party for the Coalition for the Homeless. The A&DAA will be collecting new toys for children on behalf of the Coalition for the Homeless from November 30th to December 15th. Please bring your new and unwrapped toys to the holiday event. With your help, we can make this holiday season brighter for thousands of homeless girls and boys.

Thursday December 15, 2016
138 West 25th Street
New York NY 10001



Having a reunion? Please message alumni association and we’ll help get the word out.

80th Anniversary SIA/A&D Celebration


open-for-businessThe alumni association is featuring a new blog section titled “The Marketplace.” This blog section will feature the goods, products and services for paid members. Market your events, specials and updates to the art and design community. Let us, help you get the word out.

Alumni In The News

Help Support the Next Generation of Artists, Designers, Photographers and Architects… Become an A&DAA Member.

Max+Ginsburg+2013.smIf you are an A&D alumni or supporter of the arts, you know what it takes to succeed in the artistic fields. With money even tighter these days, it is not only difficult for students to get the supplies they need, but it has become increasingly difficult for them to further their education as well. The Art and Design Alumni Association is committed to supporting every A&D student by providing the best resources to help them succeed in the future. We need your help to support the students and school. You can help by: Donations – Your donations fund professional development workshops for A&D students and much needed art supplies for A&D classrooms. Scholarships – You can choose an existing A&DAA scholarship to donate too or start a new scholarship fund. Mentors and Speakers – Art and Design students need YOU! Nothing is more inspirational to a student than a mentor with experience in the arts. As former Art and Design students, we have all shared similar experiences and struggles as we tried to break into the field. The Art and Design Alumni Association would like to provide the current A&D students with invaluable opportunities such as internships, workshops, and lectures. Join us in our efforts to inspire, support, and encourage the next generation of artists. Click here to help. This page will bring you to our donation page. Thank You for your support.

Click here for Artist Artwork Submission form. Artist can choose to donate their artwork and all proceeds will go to the school or choose our 50/50 option. Artist will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% goes to the school.