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Updated 10.13..2015
Welcome to the Art and Design Alumni Association website! Stay in the “know” on alumni meet ups, class reunions, achievements and fund raising. Share your events, celebrate your accomplishments and support your fellow A&D alumni. Become a member.  Your membership supports future alumni and school events, supplies for school projects and scholarships. Click the following link and please become a member or give a donation.

The 2015 Art and Design Draw-a-thon
November 21, 2015- 10am-7pm

Back again, the 2015 Art & Design Draw-a-thon Fundraiser. Nine hours of drawing and painting fun. Note the “new” start time. Come and go as you please, food and snacks for sale will be available. Looking forward to seeing you with pad and pencil in hand. Click here to register.

NYC Comic Con 2015


The HS Art & Design was in full effect at this year’s 2015 NYCCC at the Javits Center. Students displayed their latest creations from original cartoons/illustrations, stickers, buttons and 3D figurines. Alumni President Ed Velandria and Vice President George Alonso were also in attendance meeting and greeting visitors. Great job!



Join HS of Art and Design Alumnus Art Spiegelman on October 16, 2015


Join Art Spiegelman, Françoise Mouly and Liniers for a conversation about their love for comics and how they’re constantly inspired by some of the world’s most legendary cartoonists. The event celebrates the new books on TOON’s 2015 list including the anthology Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams (a digest of the Locust Moon’s Eisner Award-winning Dream a New Dream,) French legend Fred’s Philemon adventures (Castaway on the Letter A, The Wild Piano, and The Enchanted Castle,) and Argentine cartoonist Liniers’ new original TOON Book, Written and Drawn by Henrietta.

$10 members | $15 non-members | $7 students/seniors
(Students must show valid ID. Undergraduate students only)
RSVP@societyillustrators.org or call 212 838 2560

Chris Spollen (Class of 1971)

Book Signing
The Society of Illustrators
Saturday, October 24, from 1:00pm – 3:10pm




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

What if Banksy is a Woman?
25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World


Alumna “Lady Pink” mentioned in this story. Read More from the Huffington Post.

Antonio Masi A&D Art Teacher, 1958 Alumnus


antonio-masi-portrait Antonio Masi — A&D art teacher (Class of 1958), Chairman of the Art Dept, and master watercolor artist — is offering a limited edition series of prints of the nine iconic bridges of New York. This project helps fund 99 sets of a limited-edition giclee print series of the 9 iconic NY Bridges. Each set will be hand-signed, numbered and come in an archival box. As a thank you, donors will receive a reward. Here are some of the awards that will be offered to donors:

  • • a signed postcard featuring Antonio’s work
  • • autographed books
  • • single prints of the bridges
  • • complete set of nine prints, hand-signed and numbered in an archival box.

Eight days left. Visit Antonio Masi’s Kickstarter campaign.

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.