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Arts in Turkey Tour: Yesterday and Today

posted by September 12, 2013

CAA has partnered with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend two weeks exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey, from May 27 to June 10, 2014. Highlights of the Arts in Turkey Tour: Yesterday and Today trip include stops in Istanbul, Iznik, Canakkale, Troy, Assos, Ayvalik, Izmir, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Catalhoyuk, Konya, Cappadocia, and Ankara. This tour is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes visitors on a spectacular journey through ancient and modern Turkey. Visit the workshops of local artists, learn about techniques of ancient art, and take in galleries and museums in some of the world’s oldest cities.

The tour begins with three days in Istanbul—the city on seven hills and the capital of two former empires—where travelers will visit the major attractions, including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia, and also get to know the city’s vibrant street life and local art scene. The tour will then visit the Iznick Foundation’s tile factory, the archaeological site of ancient Troy, and the Pergamum acropolis. The city of Izmir, which boasts numerous museums and art galleries, comes next, and later the port city of Ephesus and Pamukkale, near the ancient city of Herapolis. A handful of other exciting stops will happen in the several days before the return flight from Ankara.

In addition to access to cultural and historic sites, the Art of Turkey Tour will provide CAA members with time for rest and relaxation. The group will stop at a carpet school in Ephesus, along with an overnight stay at a spa hotel at the Pamukkale hot springs. The end of the trip includes a stop in Cappadocia, where travelers can explore the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a vast collection of painted cave-churches dating from 1000 AD, and also watch a whirling dervishes ceremony. At the final destination, Ankara, the tour will visit the famed Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Getting There: Turkish Airlines provides nonstop, direct flights from the United States and Canada from the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Chicago, Houston, and Toronto.

Land and Air Rates: $3,990 per person for a double room; $4,780 per person for a single room.

The Arts in Turkey Tour features include:

  • International flight from the US via Turkish Airlines
  • Thirteen nights in superior hotels
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program
  • Meals (thirteen dinners, four lunches, daily breakfasts)
  • An official, licensed English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Visits to art galleries
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entry fees to sites and museums
  • A hot-air balloon flight in Cappadocia
  • Local taxes and service charges

For a detailed, day-by-day tour itinerary, please download and review the Arts in Turkey Tour brochure.

Filed under: Membership, Tours

The deadline for applications to participate in CAA’s two conference mentoring sessions—the Artists’ Portfolio Review or Career Development Mentoring—has been extended to Friday, January 17, 2014.

As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced art professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists’ portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies.

You may enroll in either the Artists’ Portfolio Review or Career Development Mentoring—please choose one. Participants are chosen by a lottery of applications received by the deadline; all applicants are notified of their scheduled date and time slot by email in early 2014. Both sessions are offered free of charge. Conference registration, while encouraged, is not necessary to participate. All applicants must be current CAA members.

Artists’ Portfolio Review

The Artists’ Portfolio Review offers CAA members the opportunity to have digital images or DVDs of their work reviewed by artists, critics, curators, and educators in personal twenty-minute consultations. Whenever possible, CAA matches artists and mentors based on medium or discipline. You may bring battery-powered laptops; wireless internet, however, is not available in the room. Sessions are filled by appointment only and are scheduled for Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day.

To apply, download and complete the Career Development Enrollment Form or fill out the paper form in the 2014 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which will be mailed to all individual and institutional CAA members in October 2013. Send the completed form by email to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs; by fax to 212-627-2381; or by mail to: Artists’ Portfolio Review, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004. Deadline extended: January 17, 2014.

Career Development Mentoring

Artists, art historians, art educators, and museum professionals at all stages of their careers may apply for one-on-one consultations with veterans in their fields. Through personal twenty-minute consultations, Career Development Mentoring offers a unique opportunity for participants to receive candid advice on how to conduct a thorough job search; present cover letters, CVs, and digital images; and prepare for interviews. Whenever possible, CAA matches participants and mentors based on medium or discipline. Sessions are filled by appointment only and are scheduled for Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day.

To apply, download and complete the Career Development Enrollment Form or fill out the paper form in the 2014 Conference Information and Registration booklet, which will be mailed to all individual and institutional CAA members in October 2013. Send the completed form by email to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs; by fax to 212-627-2381; or by mail to: Career Development Mentoring, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004. Deadline extended: January 17, 2014.

Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

DIA in Peril: A Look at the Museum’s Long, Tangled Relationship with Detroit Politics and Finances

Anyone who thinks that art and politics inhabit separate spheres within civic life need only explore the roller-coaster history of the Detroit Institute of Arts. The latest example, of course, is Detroit’s bankruptcy. The crisis, which has attracted international attention, could cripple—or kill—one of America’s finest encyclopedic art museums, the signature cultural institution not only in Detroit but for the state of Michigan. (Read more in the Detroit Free Press.)

Responding to Negative Feedback about Your Art

I recently had an email conversation with an artist who had just been through battle on her blog. After years of extensive blogging, she received her first negative comment, an inflammatory comment about a post she had written with some derogatory comments about her art thrown in for good measure. The level of vitriol in the comment was a bit dumbfounding, especially since it didn’t seem to be coming from a dissatisfied customer, rather from a random visitor to the site who wouldn’t seem to have any good reason to be so … blunt. (Read more in Red Dot Blog.)

Insider Tips from the Art World’s Social-Media Pros

To get a better sense of how museums and art organizations are adapting to and embracing the increasing centrality of social media to their missions, Blouin Artinfo spoke to the experts: the people behind some of the art world’s richest and most rewarding social-media accounts. For this second installment in a three-part series, we put some questions to workers at the Brooklyn Museum the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Henry Art Gallery, and the Queens Museum of Art. (Read more from Blouin Artinfo.)

Museum Jobs That Didn’t Exist in 2003

Many of these new positions, whether or not they are grounded in new technologies, reflect deeper changes in organizational focus and culture. When the Victoria and Albert Museum appoints Sophia George as their first game designer in residence, it acknowledges that gaming has become a new literacy through which people can connect with museum content. When the Worcester Art Museum hires Adam Rozan as director of audience engagement and the Oakland Museum of California engages Lisa Sasaki as director of audience and civic engagement, it signals a subtle but profound shift in organizational focus. (Read more from Center for the Future of Museums.)

The Adjunct Advantage

A major new study has found that new students at Northwestern University learn more when their instructors are adjuncts than when they are tenure-track professors. The study—released by the National Bureau of Economic Research—found that the gains are greatest for the students with the weakest academic preparation. And the study found that the gains extended across a wide range of disciplines. The authors of the study suggest that by looking at measures of student learning, and not just course or program completion, their work may provide a significant advance in understanding the impact of non-tenure-track instructors. (Read more from Inside Higher Ed.)

Belittled Women

One recent afternoon, a gallerist visiting from the United States walked into the office of an established London gallery, openly accessible from the exhibition space. “Hello girls,” he said in greeting to the two young women who were working at adjacent desks. The visitor (male, white, middle-aged) assumed that these “girls” (female, white, seemingly in their 20s) were not gallerists, but rather gallerinas. (Read more in Frieze.)

Technology Sheds Light on Six Great Art Mysteries

Beneath the familiar faces of hundreds of paintings lining the walls of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, a host of secrets sit, waiting to be discovered. Whether a Picasso or Leonardo, every canvas holds brushstrokes that might conceal something else: a secondary painting, perhaps, or a mystery waiting to be untangled by John Delaney, the museum’s senior imaging scientist. On a typical day, he patiently places a painting in front of a specialized camera and completes a scan, which will reveal not just what’s under the paint, but also what is happening at each layer of paint that lies under the surface. (Read more in National Geographic.)

The Conversations We’re Not Having—Overcoming Uncertainty, Chilling Effects, and Open-Access Complacency

On more than one occasion in the past year, I’ve overheard a publisher or librarian note that there is an important topic in the library world, one that has major implications for libraries’ futures, and for librarianship in general. Yet, these observers have noted, very few librarians are willing to publicly discuss this topic. The topic is how open access threatens to defund libraries and marginalize their librarians and staffs. (Read more in the Scholarly Kitchen.)

Filed under: CAA News

In Less Than 24 Hours…

posted by September 10, 2013

Americans for the Arts sent the following email on September 10, 2013.

In Less Than 24 Hours…

Over 17,000 advocates signed our online petition for Congress to oppose the 49% cut to the NEA!

Now that Congress has returned from recess to resume debates over these budget cuts, we need to increase our number of petition signers to have an even bigger impact before the proposed cuts hit the House and Senate floors.

Will you lend your voice to the 15,000 who have already signed?

Today also kicks-off National Arts in Education Week. Did you know that over 18 million kids in every single state benefitted from the ripple effect of the NEA’s investment last year alone? These grants create a lasting impact by inspiring kids across the country, regardless of socio-economic status, to think of music and art as relevant to their own lives.

Please sign the petition and ensure all kids have access to arts education!

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S. Have you had a chance to view the #BeTheARTbeat Crowd-Sourced video? See why others are inspired to be a part of the Arts Action Fund.

For the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago, CAA seeks established professionals in the visual arts to volunteer as mentors for two Career Services programs: the Artists’ Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Participating as a mentor is an excellent way to serve the field and to assist the professional growth of the next generation of artists and scholars.

Art historians and studio artists must be tenured; critics, museum educators, and curators must have five years’ experience. Curators and educators must be currently employed by a museum or university gallery.

Artists’ Portfolio Review

CAA seeks artists, critics, curators, and educators to serve in the Artists’ Portfolio Review. In this program, mentors review and provide feedback on digital images or DVDs of work by artist members in personal twenty-minute consultations. Whenever possible, CAA matches artists and mentors based on medium or discipline. Mentors provide an important service to artists, enabling them to receive professional criticism of their work.

Interested candidates must be current CAA members and prepared to give five successive twenty-minute critiques in a two-hour period on one of the two days of the review: Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day. Conference registration, while encouraged, is not required to be a mentor. Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs. Deadline: December 13, 2013.

Career Development Mentoring

CAA seeks mentors from all areas of studio art, art history, art education, film and video, graphic design, the museum professions, and other related fields to serve in Career Development Mentoring. In this program, mentors give valuable advice to emerging and midcareer professionals, reviewing cover letters, CVs, digital images, and other pertinent job-search materials in personal twenty-minute consultations. Whenever possible, CAA matches participants and mentors based on medium or discipline.

Interested candidates must be current CAA members and prepared to give five successive twenty-minute critiques in a two-hour period on one of the two days of the review: Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, 2014, 8:00 AM–NOON and 1:00–5:00 PM each day. Conference registration, while encouraged, is not required to be a mentor. Please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs. Deadline: December 13, 2013.

Career Development Mentoring is not intended as a screening process by institutions seeking new hires. CAA does not accept applications from individuals whose departments are conducting a faculty search in the field in which they are mentoring. Mentors should not be attending the conference as candidates for positions in the same field in which mentees may be applying.

Affiliated Society News for September 2013

posted by September 09, 2013

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) will hold its sixteenth biennial meeting at the University of California, Los Angeles, from November 7 to 10, 2013. The conference program and registration information can be found on the ACSAA website or as a PDF.

American Institute for Conservation

The forty-second meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) will take place May 28–31, 2014, in San Francisco, California. The event, whose theme is “Conscientious Conservation: Sustainable Choices in Collection Care,” will showcase current practice, projects, tools, and ideas in sustainable preventive conservation and collection care. Conservation and collection-care professionals routinely incorporate preventive measures into the guardianship of cultural heritage. Coupled with the awareness that this work takes place within the larger context of an increasingly interconnected and vulnerable global society, economy, and environment, conservators have become more dedicated to sustainability. The new AIC Collection Care Network and the AIC Sustainability Committee are combining forces to develop a program for 2014 that explores how these two concepts—preventative measures and sustainability—are changing the way conservation is practiced.

Association of Art Editors

The newly revised Association of Art Editors Style Guide is now available. The 2013 revision of the online-only style guide, first published by the Association of Art Editors (AAE) in 2006, was created with a dual aim: to bring the document into alignment with sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style; and to make it reflect changes in manuscript preparation, editing, and publishing that have occurred since 2006—mainly due to evolving technologies. There’s a new Electronic Media and Devices section, and the sections for Photographs and Artwork and for Manuscript Preparation contain much fresh material. The former Reference Books section has been renamed Reference Sources, because of its mix of print and online resources. Technology-related terms have been added to the Words and Terms list and woven into various other sections. The Bibliography section has been reorganized to display more clearly the two systems of citation (notes and bibliography, author-date), while the Notes section has been substantially updated. Other sections underwent less extensive but equally necessary updates. In tandem with the revision, an extensive chart, Handy Guide to Metric Conversions with Fractions, has been added to the AAE website (see Helpful Links).

Association of Art Historians

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) has announced that Christine Riding is the organization’s new chair-elect. She will start her three-year term in April 2014, when AAH will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary. Riding is senior curator and head of art at the Royal Museums Greenwich. She was previously curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art at Tate Britain and has held curatorial positions at the Palace of Westminster, the Museum of London, and the Wallace Collection, as well as being the former deputy editor of the association’s journal, Art History. AAH looks forward to working with Riding on its development as the United Kingdom–based organization responsible for promoting the professional practice and public understanding of art history.

Historians of British Art

The Historians of British Art (HBA) offers a travel grant to a graduate student who will be presenting a paper on British art or visual culture at an academic conference in 2014. The award of $750 is intended to offset travel costs. Applicants must be current members of HBA. To apply, send a letter of request, a copy of the letter of acceptance from the organizer of the conference session, an abstract of the paper to be presented, a budget of estimated expenses (noting what items may be covered by other resources), and a CV to Renate Dohmen, HBA Prize Committee Chair. Deadline: September 15, 2013.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) will hold a majlis (meeting) with four presentations on October 10 in conjunction with the 2013 conference of the Middle East Studies Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. HIAA is also pleased to announce that its fourth biennial symposium will take place October 16–18, 2014, at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario. The call for papers and further symposium information are available on the HIAA website. The deadline for proposals is October 18, 2013.

International Association of Word and Image Studies

The Max Nänny Prize for the Best Article in Word and Image Studies (€500) is awarded every three years on the occasion of the triennial conference of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS/AIERTI). IAWIS membership is not required. Articles submitted must have been already published. The date of publication should not be earlier than three years before the submission deadline. Articles should be sent in triplicate to IAWIS/AIERTI’s secretary: Catriona MacLeod, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania, 745 Williams Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2013.

International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes individual artist-educators who have excelled at teaching sculpture in institutions of higher learning. Candidates for this award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the education of the next generation and to the advancement of the field of sculpture as a whole. Nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award will be accepted through October 25, 2013. Anyone can nominate a qualified educator: submissions are not limited to participants in the United States; international submissions are welcomed and encouraged. Award recipients receive benefits such as a featured article in Sculpture magazine, a lifetime ISC professional-level membership, and an award ceremony to be held at their academic institution. Educational institutions of awardees also receive benefits, including recognition in Sculpture and a one-year ISC university-level membership.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) seeks proposals for papers for the annual IAS-Kress Lecture Series in Italy, which will take place in Pisa on May 29 or June 16, 2014 (deadline: January 4, 2014). The distinguished scholar selected to present will speak on a topic related to the art of any period from Pisa or Tuscany and will receive an honorarium and supplementary lecture allowance. IAS is also pleased to provide travel grants to graduate students and recent PhD recipients presenting conference papers about the art and architecture of Italy (deadline: November 1, 2013). The second annual IAS research and publication grant will be offered to a scholar of Italian art seeking support for costs related to research and publication (deadline: November 1, 2013). It is more worthwhile than ever to join IAS. For details on the application requirements for the lecture series and for the travel and publication grants, please visit the IAS website. Members can contribute news items and articles for the IAS newsletter: please contact newsletter@italianartsociety.org. IAS has a new Italian art blog on Tumblr created by the IAS webmaster, Anne Leader. To stay current, visit the website, like IAS on Facebook, and follow IAS on Twitter.

New Media Caucus

Media-N, the journal of the New Media Caucus (NMC), has published its summer issue, “CAA Conference Edition 2013,” an annual publication showcasing NMC-sponsored conference proceedings. At CAA in New York, NMS held two panels and two events. The new edition includes essays by panel members Jenny Vogel, David Stout, David Schwartz, Nadar Assor, Clark Shaffer Stoecklet, Micha Maya Cárdenas, Zach Blas, Pinar Yoldas, Jacob Gaboury, and Alison Reed. It also includes artist statements from event participants Margaret Dolinsky, Belinda Haikes, Arthur Liou, James Morgan, Ed Osborn, Linda Post, Elia Vargas, Valentina Vella, Doo-Sung Yoo, Meredith Drum, Meredith Hoy, Paul Johson, Carolyn Kane, Leslie Raymond, Nicolas Ruley, and Ellen Wetmore.

Media-N publishes thematic editions in the fall and spring of each year in addition to the conference edition. As part of an ongoing commitment to examining new-media works and their present theoretical frameworks; the spring 2013 issue dealt with “Tracing/New/Media/Feminisms.” This provocative edition mapped the topic by way of twelve international contributors: Faith Wilding; Morehshin Allahyari and Jennifer Way; Annina Rüst; Kim Sawchuk (Studio XX) and Stéphanie Lagueux (Matricules) in conversation with Media-N; Meighan Ellis; Colleen Keough; Eleanor Dare; and Laura Gemini and Federica Timeto in conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson.

National Art Education Association

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is now publishing its academic journal, Studies in Art Education, in both print and digital format. The first digital issue (vol. 54, no. 4), posted on the organization’s website for free access, is a special issue on underserved populations. The forthcoming September issue of Studies in Art Education will focus on street art and include three visual essays by graffiti artists.

NAEA has just published a new research book, Teaching and Learning Emergent Research Methodologies in Art Education, edited by Candace Jesse Stout. The authors explore innovative ways to conceptualize what research in art, education, and human experience might be, what it might mean, and what it might do.

Public Art Dialogue

The spring 2013 issue of Public Art Dialogue, published by Taylor and Francis, has been edited by Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie. This special issue, called “Memorials 2: The Culture of Remembrance,” features seven articles: “L’Oiseau lunaire: Joan Miró’s to 45 rue Blomet” by Scott D. Juall; “Careless Talk Costs Lives: Beth Derbyshire’s Public Art in the London Underground” by Katherine Ingrey; “Competing for Memory: Argentina’s Parque de la memoria” by Marisa M. Lerer; “Commemorating the Oklahoma City Bombing: Reframing Tragedy as Triumph” by Harriet F. Senie; “Ground Floor Memorial” by Judith Shea; “Response: Louise Bourgeois’ The Touch of Jane Addams” by Mary Jane Jacob; and “Border Memorial: Frontera de los muertos” by John Craig Freeman. The journal also includes two book reviews: one by Cameron Cartiere of This One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context by Grant Kester; and a second by Janet Zweig of Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art, edited by Paul O’Neill and Claire Doherty. Public Art Dialogue is a membership benefit of the organization.

Society for Photographic Education

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) offers student scholarships to offset the cost of attending the next national conference, to be held March 6–9, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. Each award includes a $500 travel stipend, a conference fee waiver, and a one-year SPE membership. Deadline: November 1, 2013.

Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture

The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) has launched a new website featuring information about the organization, a news blog, member research, and a resources page with over one hundred listings and links to museums, online resources, and more. Prospective members may now join SHERA online through a secure PayPal system. Please contact SHERA’s officers to provide comments and suggestions about the website and to send contributions to the news blog and the resources page. The website was designed and built by Adam Snetman, founder of Starting Now, with input from SHERA’s officers. Special thanks are due to Kathleen Duff and Anna Sokolina for their outstanding contributions to the resources page. SHERA will continue to use its listserv for questions and discussion. You may subscribe to the listserv at http://lists.oakland.edu/mailman/listinfo/shera. Sending an email to shera@lists.oakland.edu will post your message to all list subscribers.

SHERA welcomes two new institutional members: the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, which houses over 750 works of Russian art, many of them from the collection of Thomas P. Whitney; and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York, one of the world’s leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies.

Southeastern College Art Conference

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) will hold its sixty-ninth annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, October 30–November 2, 2013, at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons and Koury Convention Center. The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, will host; Lawrence Jenkens is the conference director. The internationally renowned artist and North Carolina resident Mel Chin has agreed to deliver the conference’s keynote address. Art in Odd Places (AiOP), which presents visual and performance art in unexpected places, will host AiOP Greensboro 2013 during the conference. Approximately 140 sessions and panels and the SECAC 2013 Juried Exhibition will be conference highlights.

SECAC has announced the results of its board election. Elected to a first term: Laura Amrhein, University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Reelected to a second term: Amy Broderick, Florida International University; Vida Hull, East Tennessee State University; Benjamin Harvey, Mississippi State University; Kurt Pitluga, Slippery Rock University (at-large); and Beth Mulvaney, Meredith College (secretary/treasurer). Richard Doubleday of Louisiana State University has been appointed to fill the Louisiana seat.

The latest issue of Southeastern College Art Conference Review (vol. 45, no. 2) is now available.

Women’s Caucus for Art

The International Caucus of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) has created a global opportunity for women in a project called Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art. WCA is fortunate to offer an unprecedented art-based cultural exchange for American women artists and essayists to exhibit and share their work with women artists in China at the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China. The academy is interested in providing an opportunity for Chinese women artists to interact with artists from the United States, to learn more about feminist art history in the West, and to share their art with American artists. The exhibition will run from April 15 to 30, 2014, at the academy’s gallery; essays will be included in the exhibition catalogue. The submission deadline for art is October 6, 2013, and October 13, 2013 for essays. Calls for submission are open to all self-identified women in the US. A limited number of delegates may be selected from those whose works are accepted into Half the Sky. For more details and to apply, go to http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/half-the-sky-2014shenyang-china.html.

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. Free and open to the public, ARTexchange will be held on Friday, February 14, 5:30–7:30 PM, in a central location at the Hilton Chicago. A cash bar will be available.

ARTexchange is an annual event showcasing the art of CAA members, who can exhibit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and digital works using the space on, above, and beneath a six-foot folding table. Artists may also construct temporary mini-installations and conduct performance, sound, and spoken-word pieces in their space. In the past, many ARTexchange participants found the event to be their favorite part of the conference, with the table parameter sparking creative displays.

To be considered for ARTexchange in Chicago, please send your full name, your CAA member number, a brief description of the work you want to exhibit (no more than 150 words), and a link to your website to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs. Artists presenting performance or sound art, spoken word, or technology-based work, including laptop presentations, must add a few sentences about their plans. Such performance pieces must significantly limit volume and action so as not to disrupt the other ARTexchange participants. Accepted participants will receive an email confirmation. Because ARTexchange is a popular venue with limited space, early applicants will be given preference. Deadline: December 13, 2013.

Participants are responsible for their work; CAA is not liable for losses or damages. Sale of work is not permitted. Participants may not hang artworks on walls or run power cords from laptops or other electronic devices to outlets—bring fully charged batteries.

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The artists Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene, founders of PlantBot Genetics, demonstrate their products during ARTexchange at the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles (photograph by Bradley Marks).

CAA is no longer taking applications for projectionists and room monitors.

Working as a projectionist or room monitor at the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago, is a great way to save on conference expenses. All candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents. CAA encourages students and emerging professionals—especially those in the Chicago area—to apply for service.

Projectionists

CAA seeks applications for projectionists for conference program sessions. Successful applicants are paid $12 per hour and receive complimentary conference registration. Projectionists are required to work a minimum of four 2½-hour program sessions, from Wednesday, February 12 to Saturday, February 15; they must also attend a training meeting on Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM. Projectionists must be familiar with digital projectors. Please send a brief letter of interest to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs.

Room Monitors

CAA needs room monitors for two Career Services mentoring programs (the Artists’ Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring), several offsite sessions, and other conference events, to be held from Wednesday, February 12 to Saturday, February 15; they must also attend a training meeting on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM. Successful candidates are paid $12 per hour and receive complimentary conference registration. Room monitors are required to work a minimum of eight hours, checking in participants and facilitating the work of the mentors. Please send a brief letter of interest to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs.

Filed under: Annual Conference, Students

Herb & Dorothy 50×50 Premieres in New York

posted by September 05, 2013

The new art documentary film Herb & Dorothy 50×50, the sequel to the beloved Herb & Dorothy, opens on September 13, 2013, at IFC Center in New York. Join Fine Line Media on the opening weekend for special appearances and postscreening Q&As by the director Megumi Sasaki, the art collector Dorothy Vogel, and prominent contemporary artists in the Vogel Collection.

Herb and Dorothy Vogel were two ordinary New Yorkers—a postal worker and librarian, respectively—who built a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art with their modest salaries and then donated it, in its entirety, to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. They never sold a piece for profit, and when the collection grew too large even for the National Gallery, the Vogels launched an unprecedented gift project that distributed fifty works of art to one museum in each of the fifty states in America—a total of 2,500 works.

Early-bird tickets for the screening of Herb & Dorothy 50×50 at IFC Theater can be purchased in advance. Use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the film’s activities.

Following the New York premiere, the film will screen in forty theaters and museums across the United States; please see the full theater list for a location close to you. Fine Line Media would love to reach out to colleges and universities near these venues to see if there might be the possibility of joining forces to promote the film. Fine Line Media would also deeply appreciate the chance to connect with schools that do not have a screening planned near them to discuss the possibility of showing Herb & Dorothy 50×50 at their institution.

Watch the Trailer

Filed under: CAA News

Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

Higher-Ed Associations Form Joint Steering Group to Build Federated System for Publicly Funded Research

The Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities have announced the formation of a joint steering group to advance a proposed network of digital repositories at universities, libraries, and other research institutions across the United States that will provide long-term public access to federally funded research articles and data. (Read more from the Association of Research Libraries.)

Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Online education arguably came of age in the last year, with the explosion of massive open online courses driving the public’s (and politicians’) interest in digitally delivered courses and contributing to the perception that they represent not only higher education’s future, but its present. Faculty members, by and large, still aren’t buying—and they are particularly skeptical about the value of MOOCs, Inside Higher Ed’s new Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology suggests. (Read more from Inside Higher Ed.)

The Berlin Decision: Old Masters Stay Put

Jeffrey Hamburger, the Harvard professor behind the petition, now more than a year old, asking Prussian authorities to reconsider their plan to mothball half of Berlin’s collection of old masters so they could place a modern art collection in the Gemäldegalerie, its current home, is declaring victory. And, true, the old-master paintings will not move from their current location. (Read more in Real Clear Arts.)

Insider Tips from the Art World’s Social-Media Pros

Just a few years ago most major museums’ social-media strategy consisted of a sporadically updated Facebook page and little else. Today, social media is a key aspect of art organizations’ outreach. Many institutions maintain profiles on multiple platforms, from Tumblr and Twitter to Instagram and YouTube, updating each one multiple times throughout the day. But with this expansion in the volume of content and the number of channels through which it’s posted has also come a better understanding of the role social media can play in helping museums and art organizations accomplish their goals. (Read more from Blouin Artinfo.)

A Conversation with an Artist/Nonprofit Worker about Her Money

I’m 29. I work in the communications department at a nonprofit in Manhattan and live in Brooklyn. Currently my salary is $39,750. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance (which is free via the health insurance), optional dental and vision, and 401(k). Public transit, parking, and childcare can be put on a prepaid card pre-tax. My office doesn’t participate in any federally available tax breaks for reimbursing bike expenses, which irks me since I mostly bike there. There’s also an FSA card for healthcare costs not covered by insurance, like copays and glasses. (Read more in the Billfold.)

Discovering Open-Access Art History

This article evaluates the indexing of open-access art journals in four frequently used art indexes: Art Full Text, ARTBibliographies Modern, Art and Architecture Complete, and Bibliography of the History of Art/International Bibliography of Art. The authors also compare the indexing of open-access journals in Google Scholar to that in the traditional indexes mentioned above and demonstrate that the content coverage from commercial indexes currently lags behind that of Google Scholar. This article argues that increased indexing of open-access art journals in the traditional, subject-specific indexes will be integral to their acceptance within the discipline of art history. (Read more in the Serials Librarian via Alex Watkins 123)

Help Desk: Art Fairs Everywhere

I may be in an enviable position, but it is a sticky one nonetheless. I’m getting to the position where I may be represented by multiple galleries that want to show my work at art fairs. With the rise of the art fair as a way of selling and promoting artists, how might I go about deciding which gallery will show my work at a fair? (Read more in Daily Serving.)

Academy Fight Song

This essay starts with utopia—the utopia known as the American university. It is the finest educational institution in the world, everyone tells us. Indeed, to judge by the praise that is heaped upon it, the American university may be our best institution, period. With its peaceful quadrangles and prosperity-bringing innovation, the university is more spiritually satisfying than the church, more nurturing than the family, more productive than any industry. (Read more in the Baffler.)

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