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Updated 08.14.2016
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.

Welcome the Nominees for the 2016 Alumni Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce to you the nominees for The 2016 Art and Design Alumni Association Board of Directors

Click here for Nominees bios

  • Ronald Adomako ’07
  • Gail Allouf ’69
  • George Alonso ’80
  • Frieda Christofides ’77 (A&D FRESHMAN PARENT 2016)
  • Myrna Fung Perez ’80
  • Michael Kawochka ’89
  • Lai Ling ’01
  • Cindy Rodriguez ’15
  • Juan Rodriguez ’92
  • Ed Velandria ’80

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Art and Design Alumni Association Board of Directors Election CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!



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HS of Art and Design Sustainable Fashion Show… SUCCESS


The 2016 HS of Art & Design fashion show was a total success! The May 12th event held at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator showcased the fashion students creative style and design to a packed crowd of parents, students and alumni. Big thanks to Mr. Osborne, BFDA, supporters, donors and the alumni association for a high energy and style evening.



August 20th 2016
Grand Nuvo LLC. 47-10 32nd pl, Long Island City, ny 11101
Advance Tickets $50.00
For more information on Class of 1996 reunion, go to the reunion web page.

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

Chris Ellis aka “DAZE”

ny-post-crahsanddaze1A&D alumnus “DAZE”  Class of 1980 is one of the artists who’s work is an inspiration on a new Netflix series titled The Get Down.

From the NY Post article excerpt: “Seeing that really inspired me,” says Ellis, now 54. “When I saw that train, I knew it wasn’t really a random act. It was planned out.”By the time Ellis was a student at New York’s High School of Art and Design, he would meet other teenage boys whose imaginations were fired up by the faces and words spray-painted onto the battleship-gray subway cars of the 1970s. Everyday they gathered at the East 149 Street subway station to watch the trains, sketch the graffiti by older writers and develop ideas.

Story Line: The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. — Netflix

Photo: NYC Graffiti artist icon Crash, right, and Daze, left, in front of a wall covered in excess spray paint in the studio he shares with fellow artist Daze in the Bronx. Photo: Stephen Yang

Happy Birthday
to Former A&D Teacher
Max Ginsburg


The Art & Design Alumni Association would like to wish Max a Happy “85th” Birthday (August 7, 2016).  Mr. Ginsburg who taught at Art & Design High School from 1960-1982 continues to teach at the Art Students League and holds workshops throughout the year. See more of Max Ginsburg’s work on his facebook page.

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.