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CAA 2012 Call for ParticipationThe 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles—which concludes CAA’s Centennial year—takes place February 22–25, 2012. Listing more than one hundred sessions, the 2012 Call for Participation will arrive in the mailboxes of all individual and institutional members in March; you can also download a PDF of the twenty-four-page document from the CAA website immediately.

The 2012 Call for Participation describes many of next year’s panels and presentations. CAA and session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the eleven Open Forms sessions.

The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations for the Los Angeles conference is Monday, May 2, 2011.

In addition to dozens of wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art, contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA conference attendees can expect participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other institutions. The Los Angeles Convention Center is the conference headquarters, holding most sessions and panels, Career Services and the Book and Trade Fair, receptions and special events, and more.

CAA is accepting applications for spring 2011 grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund. Thanks to a generous bequest by the late art historian Millard Meiss, the twice-yearly program supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in any period of the history of art and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher but require further subsidy to be published in the fullest form.

The publisher, rather than the author, must submit the application to CAA. Awards are made at the discretion of the jury and vary according to merit, need, and number of applications. Awardees are announced six to eight weeks after the deadline. Please review and follow the application guidelines carefully, as some requirements have changed. Deadline: April 1, 2011.

Winter 2010 Art Journal Published

posted by February 23, 2011

The Winter 2010 issue of Art Journal, CAA’s quarterly of modern and contemporary art, has just been published. A benefit of CAA membership, the publication is mailed to those individual members who elect to receive it and to all institutional members.

Included is a collection of essays, called “Land Use in Contemporary Art,” that investigates a new genre of aesthetic practices that redefine and expand on earthworks. Organized by Kirsten Swenson and with texts by Janet Kraynak, Paul Monty Paret, and Emily Eliza Scott, “Land Use” won the 2011 Art Journal Award. In her editor’s introduction, Katy Siegel writes that the above contributors: “eschew the extremely long view taken by Land artists in the 1960s and 1970s…. The more recent generation considered here focuses on a shorter-term history, directly or obliquely addressing modern life’s interaction with nature: airports and the evacuation of rural America, economic injustice in communities along the highway, global tourism and utopia in rural Thailand.”

The Winter 2010 issue also features Kelly Baum’s short essay on Santiago Sierra that includes photographs of the artist’s project, Submission (formerly Word of Fire) from 2006–7, and Jordan Troeller’s exploration of Zoe Leonard’s photographic series, called Analogue. In addition, Chika Okeke-Agulu writes about Who Knows Tomorrow, an exhibition of projects by five African artists, sponsored by the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, that were shown in museums across the city. Okeke-Agulu also interviews Zarina Bhimji, a participating artist whose Waiting (2007) appeared in the Hamburger Banhof. Finally, Michel Oren writes about the activities of the USCO Group, a multimedia art collective from the 1960s.

The Winter 2010 issue publishes two artist’s projects: a centerfold by Fabian Marcaccio titled Black Hole $ Paintant and the final installment of Dailies, Kerry James Marshall’s comic for the inside front and back covers. Among the book reviews are Rachel Haidu’s assessment of Christine Mehring’s recent book on Blinky Palermo and Monica McTighe’s analysis of Kate Mondloch’s Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art.

Art Journal offers a pair of texts from the print publication—David Reed’s “Soul-Beating,” on his relationship to Philip Guston, and Lauren O’Neill-Butler’s review of Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967–70—on its new website. In celebration of CAA’s Centennial year, the website also highlights Howard Singerman’s “Art Journal at Fifty,” an essay exploring the history of the publication, and “A Baker’s Dozen from the Archives,” thirteen selections from Art Journal and its predecessors, which you can download as PDFs and read.

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Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members

posted by February 22, 2011

See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Abroad

Jesseca Ferguson. Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Chippenham, United Kingdom, January 2–June 26, 2011. Handmade Pictures by Jesseca Ferguson. Photography

Mid-Atlantic

Judith K. Brodsky. Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, December 6, 2010–January 6, 2011. Women. Mixed-media printmaking.

Nicholas Hill. NAP Museum and Exhibition Space, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, January 21–March 5, 2011. The Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons: Cyanotypes by Nicholas Hill. Cyanotype.

Midwest

Yueh-Mei Cheng. Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, Nebraska, January 16–March 11, 2011. Visual Chess. Painting.

Cynthia Greig. Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan, January 7–February 20, 2011. Cynthia Greig: Subverting the (Un)Conventional. Photography and installation.

Rosemary Williams. Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 18, 2010–February 20, 2011. Belongings. Site-specific video installation.

Northeast

Richmond Ackam. 3rd Floor Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York, January 27–February 20, 2010. Richmond Ackam: “Ackamism.” Painting.

June Blum. Resnick Gallery, Library Learning Center, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, New York, January 24–February 25, 2011. Black and White Paintings: An Overview. Painting.

Margot Lovejoy. Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, February 10–March 13, 2011. Margot Lovejoy: The Confess Project. Installation.

Lorna Ritz. Trailside Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts, January 8–February 4, 2011. Darkness Falling. Painting.

Fay Stanford. SoHo 20 Gallery Chelsea, New York, February 1–26, 2011. Love and Dementia. Woodcut, monoprint, and ink drawing.

South

Linda Stein. Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, March 3–April 7, 2011. The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein. Sculpture.

West

Betsy Lohrer Hall. El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, February 14–March 11, 2011. The Spaces In Between. Painting, installation, and performance.

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Thanks to 2011 Career Services Leaders

posted by February 22, 2011

CAA wishes to thank the artists, art historians, curators, critics, and educators who generously served as mentors in two Career Services programs at the 2011 Annual Conference in New York: the Artists’ Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. The organization also thanks the leaders of the Roundtable Discussions, the presenters of the Professional Development Workshops, and the speakers at Orientation.

Artists’ Portfolio Review

Pam Aloisa, US Air Force Academy; Aaron Bible, Robischon Gallery; Michael Bzdak, Johnson & Johnson; Susan Canning, College of New Rochelle; Brian Curtis, University of Miami; Les Joynes, TransContemporary; Peter Kaniaris, Anderson University; Jason Lahr, University of Notre Dame; Julie Langsam, Rutgers University; Suzanne Lemakis, Citigroup; Sharon Lippman, Art Without Walls; Craig Lloyd, College of Mt. St. Joseph; Margaret Murphy, New Jersey City University; Judith Pratt, Judith Pratt Studio; Jeannene Przyblyski, San Francisco Art Institute; Habibur Rahman, Claflin University; John Silvis, New York Center for Art and Media Studies; Katherine Smith, Agnes Scott College; Steve Teczar, Maryville University; and Midori Yoshimoto, Jersey City University.

Career Development Mentoring

Edward A. Aiken, Syracuse University; Susan Altman, Middlesex County College; Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; Roann Barris, Radford University; Ruth Bolduan, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jeffery Cote de Luna, Dominican University; Michelle Erhardt, Christopher Newport University; James Farmer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Courtney Grim, Medaille College; Amy Hauft, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University; Simeon Hunter, Loyola University; Dennis Y. Ichiyama, Purdue University; Sue Johnson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Arthur Jones, University of North Dakota; Carol Krinsky, New York University; Seth McCormick, Western Carolina University; Heather McPherson, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Mark O’Grady, Pratt Institute; Morgan Paine, Florida Gulf Coast University; Pamela Patton, Southern Methodist University; Doralynn Pines, Metropolitan Museum of Art (emerita); Andrea Polli, University of New Mexico; David Raizman, Drexel University; Martin Rosenberg, Rutgers University; Paul Ryan, Mary Baldwin College; Betsy Schneider, Arizona State University; Gerald Silk, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; David Sokol, University of Illinois, Chicago (emeritus); Kim Theriault, Dominican University; Larry Thompson, Samford University; Ann Tsubota, Raritan Valley Community College; Jenifer K. Ward, Cornish College of the Arts; and Barbara Yontz, St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Roundtable Leaders

Susan Altman, Middlesex County College; Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; John Silvis, New York Center for Art and Media Studies; and Annie V. F. Storr, Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Professional Development Workshops

Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; Barbara Bernstein, Rhode Island School of Design and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University; Mika Cho, California State University, Los Angeles; Kim Potvin, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC; Susan Schear, ArtIsIn; and David M. Sokol, University of Illinois, Chicago (emeritus).

Orientation

Emmanuel Lemakis, College Art Association; Sheila Pepe, Pratt Institute; Harriet Senie, Graduate Center and City College, City University of New York; and David Sokol, University of Illinois, Chicago (emeritus).

People in the News

posted by February 17, 2011

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Academe

Philip Ursprung, formerly professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, has been appointed professor of the history of art and architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, as of February 1, 2011.

Museums and Galleries

Amanda C. Burdan has been promoted to assistant curator at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She joined the museum in July 2008 as the first Catherine Fehrer Curatorial Fellow.

Organizations and Publications

Thomas W. Lollar, a ceramicist, an instructor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and former director of visual arts and of the List Print Program at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, has been named director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions. The Brodsky Center is housed in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Institutional News

posted by February 17, 2011

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

Institutional News is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

CAA did not publish Institutional News in February 2011. Listings for that month appear in April.

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In response to the possible sale of Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943) by the University of Iowa and the state legislature, Barbara Nesin, president of the CAA Board of Directors, and Linda Downs, executive director, sent the following letter to editor of the Des Moines Register. While the newspaper did not publish this missive, it did print a letter from Paul B. Jaskot, a professor at DePaul University and CAA president from 2008 to 2010, on February 20. The next day, Jason Clayworth reported that the idea to sell the painting died in legislature.

Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2011

To the Editor
The Des Moines Register

When Peggy Guggenheim donated Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” to the University of Iowa in 1951 she was not donating the cash equivalent of the painting’s value. She was giving the University and the state of Iowa an iconic American painting. The purpose of the gift was to enrich the present and future members of the University community, and to benefit the citizens of Iowa as well as all Americans.

I am writing on behalf of the College Art Association, the nation’s premier visual rights organization, with 16,000 members—artists, art historians, other visual arts professionals and institutions across the country. It would be a major mistake for the Iowa Legislature to pass House Study Bill 84, which would compel the University’s Board of Regents to sell an irreplaceable part of the state’s patrimony.

As teachers, students and arts professionals, we acknowledge the urgent financial situation facing the University, and we note that the bill proposes that any funds earned be used to support scholarships for art majors. Any sale of “Mural,” however, would violate broadly accepted professional museum standards. More importantly, it would rob all Iowans of a remarkable painting, which was intended for them to enjoy and appreciate—in Iowa. We are hopeful that the legislature will reject the bill, to keep the painting in Iowa, where it rightly belongs.

Sincerely,

Barbara Nesin, MFA
President, College Art Association


Linda Downs
Executive Director, College Art Association

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by February 15, 2011

CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.

Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Blane De St. Croix, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Art and Law Residency Program, a new initiative from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. She will join other resident artists, writers, and curators for semimonthly seminars exploring intersections of art and law; their projects and papers will culminate in an exhibition and symposium.

Mazie McKenna Harris, a doctoral student in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Art and Law Residency Program, a new initiative from the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. She will join other resident artists, writers, and curators for semimonthly seminars exploring intersections of art and law; their projects and papers will culminate in an exhibition and symposium.

Corin Hewitt, an artist based in Richmond, Virginia, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.

Darryl Lauster, an artist and assistant professor of intermedia and sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.

Kamau Amu Patton has been named a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California. Administrated by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA), the biennial award honors four Bay Area artists who are working independently at a high level of artistic maturity but who have not yet received substantial recognition. Artists receive a modest cash prize and will be featured in a museum exhibition, with a catalogue, in fall 2011.

Nicole Pietrantoni has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Iceland for the 2010–11 academic year. She has also been awarded a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship, receiving a $25,000 grant for scholarly exchange and research between the United States and Iceland. While in Iceland, she will teach art workshops and create a new body of work, which will explore layers of narratives and histories that shape the way in which one pictures and frames the natural world, at the Icelandic Printmaker’s Association in Reykjavik.

Piotr Piotrowski, Polish art historian and theoretician, has won the 2010 Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, initiated and funded by the ERSTE Foundation, based in Vienna, Austria. The biennial prize, which comes with a €40,000 cash award, acknowledges a cultural protagonist whose work is dedicated to broadening international knowledge of Central and South Eastern European visual culture.

Christine Poggi, professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has received the twenty-first Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association for her book, Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). The biennial prize recognizes an outstanding book in Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

Liz Rodda, an artist and assistant professor of media art and video in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, has been chosen as one of five artists to receive the Art 365 Award from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. She will receive a $12,000 grant and one year of guidance from a guest curator, Shannon Fitzgerald, in preparation for a group exhibition to be held March 25–May 7, 2011, at Artspace at Untitled in Oklahoma City.

Allison Smith, an artist based in Oakland, California, has been named a USA Friends Fellow by United States Artists, a national grant-making and advocacy organization. As one of fifty-two artists receiving the honor, she will be given an unrestricted grant of $50,000.

Lynne Yamamoto, an artist based in Northampton, Massachusetts, has received a $25,000 grant in the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2010 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, which was established in 1993 to assist individual artists creating work of exceptional quality.

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Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members

posted by February 15, 2011

Check out details on recent shows organized by CAA members who are also curators.

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December.To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2011

Helen Burnham. Millet and Rural France. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 4, 2010–May 30, 2011.

Judith Tolnick Champa. Extravagant Drawing. Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, New York, February 6–April 10, 2011.

Maria Saffiotti Dale. Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections. Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, December 18, 2010–February 27, 2011.

Ann Lane Hedlund. A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century. Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, February 5–May 22, 2011.

Judith Keller with the assistance of Alana West. Photography from New China. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, December 7, 2010–April 24, 2011.

Michele White. Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966. Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, November 19, 2010–February 20, 2011.

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