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CAA Seeks Award Nominations

posted by CAA — Aug 12, 2008

Recognize someone who has made extraordinary contributions to the fields of art and art history by nominating him or her for one of twelve CAA Awards for Distinction. Award juries consider your personal letters of recommendation when making their selections. In the letter, state who you are; how you know (of) the nominee; how the nominee and/or his or her work or publication has affected your practice or studies and the pursuit of your career; and why you think this person (or, in a collaboration, these people) deserves to be recognized. We also urge you to contact five to ten colleagues, students, peers, collaborators, and/or coworkers of the nominee to write letters. The different perspectives and anecdotes from multiple letters of nomination provide juries with a clearer picture of the qualities and attributes of the candidates.

The twelve Awards for Distinction are:

  • The Distinguished Feminist Award honors a person who, through his or her art, scholarship, or advocacy, has advanced the cause of equality for women in the arts
  • The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art, published in the English language. (To give the jury the full opportunity to evaluate each submission fairly, please send your nomination by July 31, 2008)
  • The Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award for museum scholarship is presented to the author or authors of an especially distinguished catalogue in the history of art, published in the English language under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection. (To give the jury the full opportunity to evaluate each submission fairly, please send your nomination by July 31, 2008)
  • The Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize is awarded for a distinguished article published in The Art Bulletin by a scholar of any nationality who is under the age of thirty-five or who has received the doctorate no more than ten years before the acceptance of the article for publication
  • The Art Journal Award is presented to the author of the most distinguished contribution (article, interview, conversation, portfolio, review, or any other text or visual project) published in Art Journal
  • The Frank Jewett Mather Award is awarded to an author of art journalism that has appeared in whole or in part in North American publications
  • The Distinguished Teaching of Art Award is presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art for most of his or her career
  • The Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award is presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art history for most of his or her career
  • The Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work is given to a living artist of national or international stature for exceptional work through exhibitions, presentations, or performances
  • The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement celebrates the career of an artist who has demonstrated particular commitment to his or her work throughout a long career and has had an impact nationally and internationally on the field
  • The CAA/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation honors outstanding contributions by one or more persons who, individual or jointly, have enhanced understanding of art through the application of knowledge and experience in conservation, art history, and art
  • The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art celebrates the career of an author of note and includes the publication of art criticism, art history, art biography, and/or art theory

All nomination campaigns should include one copy of the nominee’s CV (limit: two pages). Nominations for book and exhibition awards should be for authors of books published or works exhibited or staged between September 1, 2007, and August 31, 2008. No more than ten letters per candidate are considered. For more information, please write to Claire Vancik, CAA programs assistant. Deadline: July 31, 2008, for the Morey and Barr awards; August 31, 2008, for all others.