Candidates for the 2015–19 Board of Directors
The CAA Board of Directors comprises professionals in the visual arts who are elected annually by the membership to serve four-year terms. Please read the CAA By-laws on Nominations, Elections, and Appointments for more information on the process.
Meet the Candidates
The 2014–15 Nominating Committee has selected a slate of six candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors for the 2015–19 term. Click the names of the candidates below to read their statements, biographies, and endorsements—and to watch their video comments—before casting your vote. The candidates are:
- Derrick R. Cartwright
- Jawshing Arthur Liou
- Chika Okeke-Agulu
- Katerina Ruedi-Ray
- Rachel Weiss
- Andrés Mario Zervigón
About the Board
The Board of Directors is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures.
Amendment to By-laws
At the October 27, 2013 Board of Directors meeting, a resolution was presented and approved to bring to a vote a change in the CAA By-laws in order to streamline the membership categories and provide a more equitable structure. CAA members are encouraged to review the proposed By-laws change and to vote on the amendment in the upcoming election.
How to Vote
CAA members may vote for up to four candidates, including one write-in candidate (who must be a CAA member). The four candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the board. CAA members may cast their votes and submit their proxies online beginning in early January, 2015; no paper ballots will be mailed. To vote, members will need only to log into their CAA member account. All voting must take place by 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, February 13, 2015. CAA will provide a computer dedicated to the election in the registration area at the upcoming 103rd Annual Conference in New York.
DeWitt Godfrey, CAA board president, will present the election results at the close of the next Annual Members’ Business Meeting, to be held on Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:30–7:00 PM (EST) in the Rendezous Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NY NY 10010.
Questions? Please contact Vanessa Jalet, CAA executive liaison.