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Affiliated Society News for November 2018

posted by CAA — Nov 07, 2018

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

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Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

Save the Date: The World Turned Upside Down

The Fifth Triennial Conference of the Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) will take place next year in Chicago, 7-9 March, 2019. Sponsored by DePaul University and the Art Institute of Chicago with support from the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Thoma Foundation, the conference will include a variety of papers around the theme of “Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere,” as well as additional activities in and around area institutions. For more information, please visit

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)

Call for Contributions to Rejoinder, an online journal featuring work at the intersection of scholarship and activism that reflects feminist/queer and social justice perspectives.

me too
The “me too” movement, founded in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke to help young American women of color heal from sexual assault, has gone global. Survivors around the world are giving unprecedented voice to stories of violence and abuse. The next issue of Rejoinder will explore the history, present, and future of “me too” as it relates to contemporary feminist mobilization and theorizing. We welcome contributions that explore any aspects of “me too,” such as how the movement travels across different contexts (such as the home, the academy, the workplace), through different forms of media and face-to-face interactions. What are the most pronounced effects of “me too?”  And what difference does adding the hashtag make?  Submissions (including essays, commentary, criticism, fiction, poetry, and artwork) should address this theme from feminist, queer, social and racial justice-inspired perspectives. We particularly welcome contributions at the intersection of scholarship and activism. For manuscript preparation details, please see our website at: is published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University in partnership with The Feminist Art Project. Please send completed written work (2,000-2,500 words max), jpegs of artwork, and short bios to the editor, Sarah Tobias ( by December 19, 2018.

Midwest Art History Society (MAHS)

The 46th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society will be held from March 21–23, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Join us for thought-provoking sessions at the renowned Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, and at the Taft Museum of Art on Saturday, March 23. On Thursday evening, the keynote lecture will be delivered by S. Hollis Clayson, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, in association with CAM’s exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment featuring works drawn from the collections of the City of Paris museums. After sessions conclude on Friday, the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati will host an evening reception. Special behind-the-scenes programs at our partner museums will make this conference a particularly memorable experience. For more information and the conference’s call for papers, please visit the organization’s website

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

The next VRA international conference for image media professionals will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles on March 26-29, 2019 (see: We welcome CAA members as well as any intensive image users and like-minded information professionals to join in on what will be an exciting schedule of workshops, sessions, meetings, tours, and social events in Southern California. The conference schedule can be found at and registration will open in December 2018.

The VRA offers several awards to assist with attendance at the VRA Annual Conference. The Travel Awards Committee especially encourages applications from new members/first time conference attendees; veteran members who have not been able to attend conferences for several years; international members; solo, isolated, and part-time VR professionals; students considering careers in visual resources; and any member actively participating in the conference who lacks sufficient funding to attend. You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that to receive an award an applicant must become a member of VRA and must attend the 2019 Conference. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 16, 2018, 11:59pm EST. For more information about the types of travel awards, guidelines, and application information, see:

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments affiliated with CAA ( For more information about the important work and professional development activities sponsored by the Visual Resources Association or the VRA Foundation, please contact Maureen Burns, VRA’s CAA Affiliate Representative at or 310-489-3792.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting session proposals for the SAH 2020 Annual International Conference in Seattle, Washington (April 29–May 3). The Society invites its members, including graduate students, independent scholars and representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. Session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. View the Call for Sessions and submit a proposal online at The submission deadline is January 15, 2019.

In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, SAH is pleased to offer the Charles E. Peterson Fellowship to support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource. The recipient will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which they may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of forthcoming BUS books. Applications are due by January 2, 2019.

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of SAH and the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field the opportunity to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2019. The Fellow will prepare a written history that focuses on a significant U.S. building or site for the permanent HABS collection at the Library of Congress. The award consists of a $12,000 stipend and includes travel, hotel accommodation, and registration for the SAH 2019 annual conference up to $1,000. Applications are due by December 31, 2018.

Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation

The Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Awards for Excellence, its annual award dedicated to recognizing curators whose work offers new methodologies, considers the public’s understanding, and advances the field. Since their launch in 2004, nearly 170 curators have received this award from AAMC. Click here to view past recipients.

Only affiliated and independent curator(s) working in the nonprofit sector can receive an award. All nominations must be submitted by AAMC members in good standing, and we encourage self-nominations. Nominated curators do not need to be AAMC members but must be eligible for membership and become a member should they be selected as an Awardee. Those in other fields and in for-profit settings cannot be nominated. Self-nominations are encouraged and welcomed.

A nominator may submit more than one nomination in one or more of the following categories for work on view or published between January 1 and December 31, 2018:

  • Outstanding Printed Exhibition or Permanent Collection Catalogue (awarded by art organization operating budget category)
  • Outstanding Exhibition or Installation (awarded by art organization operating budget category)
  • Outstanding Article or Essay (digital or print)
  • Outstanding Digital Publication

Awardees are kept confidential until they are announced at the Annual Conference & Meeting during an Awards for Excellence reception on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in New York City. We hope that all Awardees will be able to join us at the event. Ability to attend the event does not influence the award selection process.

All nominations must be submitted through our online portal by 12PM ET on Friday, December 14. The deadline is fast approaching, so click here to submit your nomination today!

International Sculpture Center (ISC)

The International Sculpture Center, publisher of Sculpture magazine is a non-profit member supported organization promoting sculptors internationally. For the 2018 holiday season, the ISC is offering great gift deals. This includes 1 subscription for $35 or 2 for $60, 30% off ISC Memberships, All 5 ISC Press Publications for just $75, and the ISC Art Sale Project: Sculptors Supporting Sculpture. For more information, please visit:

The ISC will host the 29th International Sculpture Conference in Portland, Oregon in Fall 2019. The Call for Panels will open this winter. For updates, visit:

Pacific Arts Association (PAA)

Pacific Arts Association XIII International Symposium March 25-28, 2019, Brisbane , Australia.  Hosted by Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.  Call for papers is now closed.  Please join us in March.  The theme of this symposium is RESILIENCE: sustaining, re-activating and connecting culture.

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Conference: Making Connections: ni-Vanuatu Artists, Objects and Histories, 2- – 22nd March 2019 at the national Library and Archives, Port Vila, Vanuau. Hosted by the Pacific Chapter of the Pacific Arts Association.

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Symposium: Recent Advances in Barkcloth Conservation: at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. December 7th, 2018. This one-day meeting presents diverse approaches to understanding the making, conservation and display of barkcloth in several tropical regions. It will be of interest to conservators, curators, anthropologists, art historians, makers, and all who value this beautiful material

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Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended: November 15 for FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference, “Foundations in Flux,” will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019.

Call for Artwork Deadline: December 15: FATE 2019 National Juried Members Exhibition

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Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes. To check out the latest episodes, featuring Libby McFalls and Michael Arrigo, visit:

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today!

Join us December 14th, for a “Screen Grab,” a FATE Regional Workshop at Wayfarers Gallery, 1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, 11221. How are institutions using “the screen” in their visual art and design curriculum? The workshop will include hands-on screen-printing demos, innovative ways to incorporate screen printing even without formal facilities, introducing technological screen time into the studio classroom, and creating collaborative art work. Register with Meredith Starr at

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Also join us during CAA 2019 for FATE’s Affiliate session, “Get Up, Stand Up: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Higher Education in the Visual Arts,” Friday, Feb 15, 2019, from 6 – 7:30pm in the Bryant Suite at the New York Hilton Midtown. Chaired by Naomi J. Falk and Richard Moninski, with panelists Christopher Williams, Mark Stemwedel, and Laura Rodman Huaracha. Increasingly, tenure-track positions disappear, contingent faculty numbers swell, and those who are left standing teach more classes. Is this sustainable and how do we support each other?

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

Karen Hope Goodchild, “Masaccio, Andrea del Sarto, Il Lasca, and the Sausage School of Florence,” Publication: Source. Volume 36, number 3/4 (Spring/Summer 2017), Seite [178]-187. Publisher: [2017]

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “The Symbolism of the Skull in Vanitas: Homo bulla est,Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies (Fall 2018), Vol. 6. No. 5 (May 2018); 267-284.


In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session.The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact: Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH,

New Media Caucus

Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus announces publication of Vol 14 No 1 (2018): CAA Conference Edition 2018

This collection of essays and reports documents many of the activities of the New Media Caucus at the 2018 College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles, California, which took place February 22–24, 2018. More information about these gatherings can be found at

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