Since 1945, the Albany Artists Group

has had a significant presence in the Albany Capital region.  Many prominent artists of local and national stature have been members.  The following are just some of them:

Millie in 2015 with one of her many paintings.

Millie in 2015 with one of her many paintings.


MILDRED BEAUDETTE with her painting "Maine Coast"...acrylic/collage on canvas...featured in our Uncommon Grounds show.
Longstanding member of AAG, Millie graduated with a Masters in Design from Syracuse University, moved to New York City, and worked in Advertising as a Fashion Illustrator.  Later she raised her family in Latham, still free-lancing as an illustrator.  In addition to producing Art, she taught it for over 15 years to a loyal group of students.  Her work has been in many shows, including the Cooperstown Annual and the Hudson Mohawk Regional.

"Flint" pastel

"Flint" pastel


Connie was an accomplished member of the Pastel Society of America

Detail of flower painting

Detail of flower painting


Fumi died June 1, 2018.  We will always remember her as a dynamo of energy, creating huge paintings reminiscent of van Gogh and Munch, but totally Fumi.  Her encouragement of other artists was boundless, yet she always remained humble about her own work.

ELEANOR BOLDUC View From Thatcher Park , Oil on Canvas.JPG


Longtime member and award-winning local painter Eleanor Bolduc left AAG in 2017 due to health issues.  Her constant output of charming oil paintings of the Albany Capital region will be missed.

SANDY DOVBERG  Spiritous Animous , Acrylic on canvas, 24x24, 2013.jpg

SANDRA (Sandy) Dovberg

" I have been engaged in the design and fabrication of metal art objects and jewelry in Albany, NY since 1973.  A Studio Art graduate of Skidmore College in 1969, I have exhibited and won awards for my three-dimensional pieces in local, regional, state and national museum shows.  Additionally, in 2004 I changed my focus to painting as an alternative creative outlet.  I am an active member of the regional artistic community and have served in various offices including President of the Designer Crafts Council, established in 1965, several art associations and founder of the Firehouse Artists.  I have taught college level jewelry courses and workshops and graduate level courses.

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"I am an oil and watercolor painter living in the Hudson River Valley.  I attended Carleton College where I took many studio arts classes.  During college I spent one summer employed as an illustrator for the US Forest Service in Monongahela National Forest.  After a career in psychology, I have returned to painting more actively the last 14 years and am currently painting full time.  I have taken watercolor classes with Joe Mayer and Marge Laurie and oil classes by Paul Leveille, Fred Hines, and David Leffel.  In 2001 I had an artist's residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
    "I taught Psychology of the Arts and the Artist at VCU (Richmond, VA) and have given painting demonstrations at the Troy Art Guild, Bethlehem Art Association, and the Schenectady Art Association.  I taught watercolor at the Capital District Arts Center in Troy, N.Y.  I have had many solo shows in Vermont and New York.  I had an oil of the Bog River accepted in the widely distributed Brooks calendar of 2003.  I am a former president of the Bethlehem Art Association, and a member of the Albany Arts Center and the Colonie Art League.