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Affiliated Society News for September 2018

posted by September 11, 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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Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA)

Upcoming MACAA Conference: Oct 4—6, 2018: Techne Expanding  New /  Tensions New /  Terrains  New /  Tools @ The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The 2018 MACAA Conference will explore wide-ranging interpretations of technology and its use and impact on the teaching, making, and performing art as well as the broader human experience. Recognizing that technology has art and craft at its root (techne) and isn’t limited just to bigger, better, or faster tools and products, we will examine how we embrace or resist technology, how we celebrate or critique it, and consider its promise as well as its limits.

Reserve your room for the conference at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln. Tickets for the conference can be purchased through Eventbrite. Inquiries about the conference can be sent to Sandra Williams, Associate Professor and Conference Chair, swilliams2@unl.edu.

Get your MACAA membership registration here.

Upcoming MACAA Members’ Exhibition will be held at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 3-19, 2018.

Upcoming for CAA 2019: MACAA’s CAA Affiliate Session
“Respond and Adapt: A Fuse of Art and the Other”
Co-chairs: Julie Marcelle Abijanac, Columbus College of Art & Design; Chung-Fan Chang, Stockton University
Wed, February 13, 2:00—3:30 PM, Room: Concourse G

A2RU

a2ru Circuits Webinar: Navigating Your Educational Path Toward an Interdisciplinary Career
Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00-3:00pm ET
Register HERE

What might be needed to create an interdisciplinary career guide or toolkit for students who are looking toward a modern work life? This webinar will include alum from the a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summits discussing both their interdisciplinary paths and experiences and what they would like to have known or had in support of their educational goals as an undergraduate student.

a2ru Annual National Conference: Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Registration now open!

The 2018 theme, Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability, is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in the context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally. The 2018 conference will also include exhibits, installations, performances, and events throughout.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association is delighted to annoucene that it’s sixth biennial symposium, “Border Crossing,” will be held at Yale University from October 25-27, 2018. Professor Zainab Bahrani will deliver the keynote lecture,“Ascent of Images: Mapping Time at the Amadiya Akropolis.” The symposium will bring together an international group of established and emerging scholars of Islamic art and architecture to present new research on the theme of “Border Crossing.” Very often the field has been defined as one centered on select regions of the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia, and focusing on traditional media and categories, such as the decorative arts, manuscript studies, and architecture. Less attention has been paid to regions on the so-called peripheries, including, for example, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, or to disciplines that are not often associated with the field, such as film and anthropology.

“Border Crossing” will rethink the field of Islamic art and architecture by interrogating the ideas of translation, transmission, and transgression. Among the questions that will be asked are: How can this lens help us rethink works that form the “canon” of Islamic art? What is at stake in crossing disciplinary borders? What is lost and what is gained in abandoning traditional academic parameters? What may be learned through literal border crossings, whether they are by conservation authorities or refugees? As the works of several contemporary artists show, border crossings are ultimately ethical positions taken to evince the human condition itself. They thus provide potential to rethink the arts and cultures of the Islamic world, as well as the ways in which we study them today.

For more information, and to register, visit: hiaa2018.yale.edu

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

William R. Levin (Centre College, emeritus) authored “The Bigallo Triptych:  A Document of Confraternal Charity in Fourteenth-Century Florence” in Confraternitas, vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring 2018), pp. 55-101, with eight reproductions.  The article considers the style, form, content, commission, and purpose of a long-recognized masterpiece of early Italian painting within the theological climate of its time, and is also available online at https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/confrat/article/view/29895.  The journal is published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies on behalf of the Society for Confraternity Studies, both headquartered at the University of Toronto.

Liana De Girolami Cheney (UMASS Lowell emerita), Visiting Researcher in Art History at SIELAE, Universidad de Coruña, Spain and Universittà di Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

“Lavinia Fontana’s Cleopatra the Alchemist,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies (August 2018), Vol. 8. No. 8, pp. 1-22.

AICA-USA

AICA-USA is excited to participate in a members-only viewing of Shimon Attie’s public installation Night Watch. More Art, in collaboration with organizational partner, Immigration Equality, will host a VIP cocktail reception for AICA-USA members on the evening of Monday, September 24. This exclusive reception will include a walk as a group to the waterfront to view the work as well as the opportunity to meet with the artist, project participants, and More Art organizers. AICA-USA thanks More Art, Immigration Equality, and Shimon Attie for this special opportunity.

SECAC

The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held October 17 through 20, 2018. More than 450 papers—on studio art, art history, art education, and graphic design—will be presented in 120 sessions. Offsite events include a keynote address by Andrew Freear of Auburn University’s Rural Studio and a reception to view the exhibition Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions’ reception at will be held at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. More information and conference registration are available at https://www.secacart.org.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the SHERA-sponsored session Looking East: Russian Orientalism in a Global Context, chaired by Dr. Maria Taroutina (Yale-NUS College) and Dr. Allison Leigh (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) at the College Art Association 2019 Annual Conference in New York City, New York Hilton Midtown, February 13-16, 2019. SHERA Business Meeting at the CAA Conference will take place on February 15, Madison Suite 12:30 to 1:30 pm, New York Hilton Midtown.

SHERA Business Meeting at the ASEEES 50th Annual Convention, 6-9 December, Boston, MA 2018, is scheduled on December 7, 8:00 to 9:30pm, 3 Brandeis, Boston Marriott Copley Place. The SHERA Travel Grant to the ASEEES Convention, in the amount of $ 1,500 made possible by a generous anonymous donation, has been awarded to Denis Stolyarov, a PhD student at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London UK, presenting his paper “Contested Spaces: Radical Potential in the Post-Soviet Art Gallery.”

Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) Fall Board Meeting will take place October 12 and 13, 2018 in Chicago.  Plans are well underway for the 2019 annual conference which will be held in Cincinnati.  Look for the conference call for papers to be distributed in the member’s newsletter appearing soon.  In the meantime, you can check for updates, find membership information, and locate documentation of previous conferences at our website www.mahsonline.org.

At MAHS’s recent conference in Indianapolis (April 5-7, 2018) Lauren DeLand, Assistant Professor Art History, Indiana University Northwest, received the MAHS Emerging Scholar Distinguished Presentation Award for her paper “A Fig Leaf for Jeff Koons:  Pornography, Privacy, and Made in Heaven.”  The award is granted to an outstanding paper presented at the MAHS annual conference by an art historian who received his or her PhD within the last five years.

Pacific Arts Association (PAA)

Pacific Arts Association XIII International Symposium,  RESILIENCE: sustaining, re-activating and connecting culutre.   March 25-28, 2019, Brisbane, Australia.  Call for Full Sessions and Curated Panels, Demonstrations, Activations, Performances and Workshops.  Hosted by Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern ARt and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.  For more information see: www.pacificarts.org

Curatorial Research Fellowship at MARKK, Museum am Rothenbaum World Cultures and Arts. Applications due September 30th 2018 – Fellowship should start in January 2019. The application materials should be written in English and sent in a single pdf file. They should include a research proposal specifying the thematic focus (max. 3000 words), a bibliography, a curriculum vitae, 3 references, and a cover letter explaining the motivation for the application.  Please address inquiries to Johanna Wild Museum am Rothenbaum

Phone: +49 (40) 428 879 -635
Email: johanna.wild@markk-hamburg.de

A new Scholarship in Oceanic Studies has been launched.    The Anthony JP Meyer Fellowship is intended for students and non-statutory researchers, with proven competence in the processing and analysis of non-Western art or with significant experience in the fields of history, art, ethnography or archeology.  The successful applicant will undertake a study in the collections of the Quai Branly Museum or in anoth French museum on objects of art and ethnography of Oceania. Further information:  http://www.meyeroceanic.art/

Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation

The AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators, made possible by major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, will open its application portal on Tuesday, September 11. Through fostering international relationships between curators, AAMC aims to not only provide opportunities for professional development and exchange, but also expand and strengthen the international curatorial community and amplify the curatorial voice in the global dialogue between museum professionals.

The 12-month Program provides a framework for two curator pairings to interact regularly, reflecting on and developing their self-identified areas of advancement with each other. The Program includes travel funding for International Awardees, a participant stipend for US Liaisons, networking, and more, which are outlined in greater detail in the Program Components area of the application.

At the core of this Program is a year-long partnership between a non-US based curator (International Awardee) and a US-based curator (US Liaison) dedicated to professional development and exchange in areas including but not limited to research, project management, leadership development, cross-border exhibitions, loans, fundraising, marketing, dealer and donor relationships.

All applicants must be art curators working on or having worked within exhibitions and projects that explore historic American Art (c. 1500-1980), including painting; sculpture; works on paper, including prints, drawing and photography; decorative arts; and excluding architecture; design; and performance. Additional requirements include a minimum of 50% of the time for/with non-profit organizations will be considered. Please note that curators working in four-wall collecting and non-collecting, community based, and non-four wall organizations, at any location in the globe are eligible.

Visit the Program page to learn more about the Program’s components: https://www.artcurators.org/page/GrantsTerra

The online application for International Awardees and US Liaisons opens on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and are due by Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12pm ET. 

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce the scholars and papers selected for inclusion in its affiliated society panel at the College Art Association conference taking place February 13-16, 2019 in New York.

Chaired by Christina Michelon (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), the APS panel Coloring Print: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language investigates the racialized dimensions of print and printmaking. The medium has played a central role in the ideological founding of “race” and its hierarchies through visual representation. However, print’s materials, processes, and the language we use to describe them interface with conceptions of race in ways that require further study. For example, the term “stereotype” originated in the printing trade but has since evolved to mean an oversimplified general idea, often with pejorative racial connotations; the invention of chromolithography in the nineteenth century offered a more nuanced way of representing skin tones but simultaneously enabled the increased circulation of racist imagery; the rabid appreciation and collection of Japanese prints in the West altered artistic production globally while idealizing Eastern cultures; anthropological sketches and watercolor studies of native peoples were routinely translated to print, widely reproduced, and used as tools of imperialism and colonialism.

Coloring Print examines global printmaking traditions that advance our understanding of the role of the medium in the social construction of race.  The papers chosen include “Red Ink: Ethnographic Prints and the Colonization of Dakota Homelands” by Annika Johnson (University of Pittsburgh); “Sites of Contest and Commemoration: The Printed Life of Richard Allen, America’s Early Race Leader” by Melanee C. Harvey (Howard University); “A Franco-Indian Album: Firmin Didot’s Indian Paintings and Le Costume Historique’s Chromolithography (1888)” by Holly Shaffer (Brown University); and “The White Native Body in Asia: Woodcut Engraving and the Creation of Ainu Stereotypes” by Christina M. Spiker (St. Catherine University).

Save the date: APS will be holding a members’ meeting and reception at C.G. Boerner Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Rm 304, New York, on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5:30-7 PM, with a tour of their new exhibition featuring the work of the early 20th century French printmaker J.E. Laboureur. Please feel free to join us if you are a current member of APS, or are interested in learning more about the organization!

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

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 that has been affiliated with CAA for many years (http://vraweb.org/).

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. 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.

At the LA conference, the organization’s highest awards will be conferred and a call for nominations for both the Distinguished Service Award and the Nancy DeLaurier Award–is now open with a deadline of November 2, 2018. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has made an outstanding career contribution to the field of visual resources and image management. The Nancy DeLaurier Award, named for one of the pioneers of the visual resources profession, honors either a single individual or a group of visual resources professionals for distinguished achievement in the field. “Achievement” is measured by immediate impact, and may take the form of published work, oral presentation, project management, software development, technology application, web site creation, or other outstanding effort or project. Although nominations for the awards are initiated by Visual Resources Association members, the nominees need not be members of the Association. (http://vraweb.org/call-for-2019-nominations-distinguished-service-award-nancy-delaurier-award/)

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 moaburns@gmail.com or 310-489-3792.

Design Incubation

Portfolio Success: Strategies for Professional Development

Saturday, September 22, 2018.
2pm–5pm.
Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St., #603,
New York, NY 10018

Join industry professionals and design educators for a panel discussion on creating effective design portfolios. We will explore the role portfolios play in a successful design career now and in the future and will ask, are traditional portfolios still relevant? If so, what does a successful portfolio look like and what kind of projects should be included? Panelist will discuss what clients and employers want to see and which abilities industry leaders consider most important? You are invited to join the discussion as we look at new ways of teaching and explore emerging trends in effective portfolio development.

PANELISTS

Christina Black 

Vice President, Creative Director
Showtime Networks Inc.

Michael McCaughley
Lead Designer at OCD

Holly Tienken
Assistant Professor 
Communication Design
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Peter Lusch
Assistant Professor
Dept of Art, Architecture & Design
Lehigh University

Event details: https://designincubation.com/design-events/portfolio-success-strategies-for-professional-development/

Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portfolio-success-strategies-for-professional-development-tickets-48564564921

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians has announced the recipients of the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. These awards are granted to scholars publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and help defray the expenses of image licensing, reproduction, and creation of original drawings and maps. SAH awarded a total of $17,498 to the following forthcoming book projects: Irit Katz, The Common Camp: Instruments of Power and Resistance on the Edge of Architecture (University of Minnesota Press), Conrad Kickert, Dream City: Creation, Destruction and Reinvention in Downtown Detroit (The MIT Press), Mariana Mogilevich, The Invention of Public Space: Design and Politics in Lindsay’s New York (University of Minnesota Press), and Ünver Rüstem, Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul (Princeton University Press).

SAH is accepting applications for the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship, which allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand, think about their profession deeply, and acquire knowledge useful for their future work. The application deadline is September 30, 2018.

SAH has announced the recipients of the 2018 SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence. Established in 2010, these awards recognize individuals for outstanding achievements in architectural practice and academic study. The 2018 winners include architects Cynthia Weese, FAIA, Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, Harry Hunderman, FAIA, and Deborah Slaton. The recipients will be recognized at the 9th annual SAH Awards Gala on Friday, November 2, 2018, at The Arts Club of Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History is looking for submissions for our panel at the upcoming FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in April 2019. Our session, Professional Practice/Professional Foundations will be accepting submissions until September 25 on the Fate website (we are session number 42). We look forward to seeing everyone at our session and business meeting at the CAA Conference in February 2019 in New York. Need more information? Questions? Contact: Susan Altman saltman@middlesexcc.edu

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

Deadline: September 25: Submit your paper proposals for panels and workshops! 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. http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

Submissions: https://www.foundations-art.org/conference-registration

Join us September 14-15, 2018, for a Regional FATE Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida for a symposium to share your new and developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum, and projects. This will provide the unique opportunity to hear fellow art colleagues share their experiments, successes, and failures and how they will continue to change in the future. https://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

September 22: FATE Regional Forum: FREE: Creating the right foundations program sometimes feels like a moving target based on changing technology and theory in upper level programs. Stevenson University will host this regional forum and it will include a presentation and discussion by Catherine Behrent on the recent overhaul of MICA’s foundation program. Lori Rubeling, from Stevenson, will be discussing strategies for introducing practice-led research in foundations. To attend, please RSVP by Monday, September 10th. Please contact Lori Rubeling, LRubeling@stevenson.edu or Heidi Neff, hneff@harford.edu to RSVP.

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

CAA has operated its Affiliated Societies program since the 1970s. Affiliated Societies are learned societies focused on particular areas of art history, art making, or design. We presently have 77 societies who are active members of the program. A complete list of current members appears here.

Affiliated Societies enhance CAA by creating Annual Conference sessions on their specific areas of expertise within the larger domains of art history, design, and the visual arts. For our upcoming annual conference in New York City in February 2019, 77% of the Affiliated Societies will be presenting sessions.

In exchange for a modest annual membership fee, Affiliated Societies receive the following benefits:

• listing in CAA’s Online Directory of Affiliated Societies
• a guaranteed session at the Annual Conference
• a room in which to conduct a business meeting at the Annual Conference
• promotional opportunities in the Affiliated Society section of CAA News
• use of the CAA-administered listserv for outreach to their other societies
• use of a Humanities Commons Group for social networking

We are looking to grow the program and add other societies.

If you are aware of other organizations that should be CAA Affiliated Society members, they can complete the application here.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will be reviewing new applications at its meeting in February 2019.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Aakash Suchak, Grants and Programs Manager at: ASuchak@collegeart.org

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Society News for July 2018

posted by July 12, 2018

Presenters at the AAMG UMAC Annual Conference in Miami, June 21-24, 2018.

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

Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology (AHPT)

AHPT (Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology) has been an affiliate society since the 1990s and enjoyed a re-enlivened period from 2011-17. The aim of the Society was to provide a platform for teaching Art Historians to learn about and engage with new technologies that would enhance their pedagogy. Since the turn of the millennium, those of us who teach Art History have engaged deeply with multiple technologies. Particularly at CAA sessions, the Society has worked to have stimulating and educational presentations and workshops ranging in topics such as pedagogical philosophy and use of museum collections to hands-on opportunities to work directly with tools such as Voice-thread, Twitter, and OMEKA. As we continue to use and explore ever-evolving options for technological innovation within the field of Art History, the Society has noticed a trend toward self-training in new tech, and very little interest in the Society. Although CAA sessions have been popular and stimulating, there are many such sessions being offered by other groups and individuals, and thus the time for AHPT to dissolve is at hand.  We are pleased to see the work of AHTR (Art History Teaching Resources) which continues to focus on teaching and learning, and so we point those of you also interested in these topics to spend some time on their website and look out for their sponsored sessions. Thank you so much for your support and interest in AHPT and hope to see you in New York in February!  -Sarah J. Scott, AHPT President

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)

Decipher

Announcing Decipher, a hands-on design research conference at University of Michigan / Stamps in partnership with the AIGA Design Educators Community and the new DARIA Network (Design as Research in the Americas). The event will address crucial themes of defining, doing, disseminating, supporting, and teaching design research.

Design educators and practitioners from all disciplines are encouraged to submit. There are also opportunities to engage as submission reviewers and for students to serve as conference volunteers. Learn more.

a2ru Circuits Webinar: Impacts Arts-Integrative and Interdisciplinary Practices on Research Universities

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2:00-3:00pm EDT
Register HERE

Description: What are the roles and impacts of the arts, design, and interdisciplinary practice on teaching, research, and engagement in research universities? How do they impact students? Faculty? The community? Individual disciplines? What about the products and practices that emerge from the studio, the laboratory, and the community?

In a webinar on July 18, 2018, the a2ru research team will present a high-level overview of findings, including our synthesis of the results of over 300 interviews with faculty and academic leadership at over 38 research universities. We will also discuss resources for case-making, next-steps in our research process, and we’ll conclude by fielding questions and insights from participants.

This webinar will be recorded and posted on the a2ru website along with transcript following the session. More info at a2ru.org.

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award
ALAA is pleased to announce its first annual ALAA-Arvey Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award. The award will be presented to the lead author or authors of an especially distinguished exhibition catalogue of Latin American or Latinx art, from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published under the auspices of a museum, library, or collection. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the CAA annual meeting in February 2019. The name of the recipient(s) will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate exhibition catalogues on Latin American or Latinx art from the Pre-Columbian era to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Catalogues may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Single or multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge will be considered
  • A three-person committee of accomplished art historians and curators, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range, will evaluate the entries.

Publishers, authors, and others must contact the chair of the ALAA exhibition catalogue award committee by October 1, 2018 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), and a general description of subject. If the catalogue appears eligible, the committee Chair will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of catalogues are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee:
Chair, Diana Magaloni dmagaloni@lacma.org
Julia P. Herzberg julia.herzberg@gmail.com
James Oles joles@wellesley.edu

ALAA Article Prize
The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its First Annual Article Prize for a distinguished scholarly article on any aspect of Latin American/Latinx art, architecture, or visual culture, of any period from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published in a peer reviewed journal, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue during the previous year. The award consists a $500 honorarium and will be presented at the ALAA business meeting at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February 2019. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate articles that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Essays will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range. For consideration, authors should send their articles as a pdf to the Chair of the ALAA article prize committee, Carolyn Dean csdean@ucsc.edu, no later than November 15, 2018. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Committee:
Carolyn Dean, Chair csdean@ucsc.edu
Angelica Afanador jardindepomarrosa@gmail.com
Harper Montgomery hmontgom@hunter.cuny.edu

ALAA Annual Margaret Arvey Book Award
The Association of Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Eighteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York in February 2019. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2019 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Books may have one or more authors

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range (Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Michael Schreffler, and Claudia Calirman). Publishers, authors, and others must contact Cynthia Kristan-Graham by October 1, 2018, to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s), and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2018.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cynthia Kristan-Graham, 589 Deer Run Rd., Auburn, AL 36832 or c.kristan.graham1@gmail.com.

ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award
We are pleased to announce the annual ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award. The award, generously funded by former ALAA president Patricia Sarro, will provide $500 toward expenses related to attending the CAA annual conference, ALAA business meeting, and ALAA sponsored sessions. Funds may be put towards hotel costs, registration, or airfare/ground travel. The awardee need not be presenting (although presenters are encouraged to apply), but should demonstrate a specific need to attend sessions or visit archives in the conference city. To apply, please send a letter of interest, including your current research area, name of your university, program, advisor, and specific purpose for attending to the conference by email to Michele Greet (mgreet@gmu.edu) by October 31. The awardee will be selected by the executive committee and will be notified of his/her acceptance by November 15. Funds will be paid upon receipt of the award, but awardee must submit receipts to ALAA verifying that funds have gone toward conference expenses (within 2 weeks of returning from the conference). The awardee is also expected attend the ALAA business meeting at the conference where he/she will be recognized as an award recipient. The awardee will also receive one year of complimentary ALAA membership.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

AKPIA@MIT | A Conversation on Modern Art in the Arab World and its Documents: Thursday, May 24, 2018

AMCA founding members Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers and Nada Shabout held a conversation at MIT celebrating the launch of their new edited volume Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018). The event took place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 with a roundtable discussion moderated by AKPIA students Sarah Rifky and Suheyla Takesh.

Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018)–an anthology of translated art writing by artists and intellectuals in the Arab world of the twentieth century–offers an unparalleled resource for the study of modernism. Many of the published texts are appearing for the first time in English, and include manifestos, essays, discussion transcripts, diary entries and letters. The book is the eighth volume in The Museum of Modern Art’s Primary Documents series, which offers access to essential documents for the study of global modernism. This edition, includes sixteen new entries, by the editors and other scholars, and a new essay by the historian and Arab-studies scholar Ussama Makdisi providing a historical overview of the region’s intertwined political and cultural developments in the twentieth century.

During this event, the editors discussed how this project came about, the intricacies and challenges of the creating this archive, the challenges of organizing, selecting and contextualizing the material included in the book, and more broadly what bearings this project has on new histories of global modernism under construction.

Anneka Lenssen is Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art, at UC-Berkeley. She received her PhD in 2014 from the History, Theory, Criticism program and Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. Her current book project, Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting in Syria and the Arab East, is a study of avant-garde painting and the making of Syria as a contested territory between 1920 and 1970.

Sarah Rogers is an independent scholar. She earned her PhD in 2008 from the History, Theory and Criticism program, where she wrote her dissertation “Post-war Art and the Historical Roots of Beirut’s Cosmopolitanism.” She is a founding member of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA) and is currently editing a collection of essays on the Khalid Shoman Private Collection.

Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative (CAMSCI) at the University of North Texas. She is author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics (2007) and the founding president of the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA), and has served as Consulting Director of Research at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. She has curated a number of exhibition including the inaugural show Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art, at Mathaf, in Doha in 2010.

Association for Textual Scholarship of Art History (ATSAH)

ATSAH Members Publications 2018

Sarah Lippert, University of Michigan at Flint
Space and Time in Artistic Practice and Aesthetics; The Legacy of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (IB Tauris 2017).

Sarah Lippert, University of Michigan at Flint
Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition (Routledge 2018)

Sara Nair James, Professor of Art History, emerita, Mary Baldwin University
“Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer 2017): 159-167.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Camillo Camilli’s Imprese for the Academies,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies Vol. 8. No. 4 April 2018): 589-613

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Galileo Galilei’s Tomb in Santa Croce: Art and Science,” in Imagining Other Worlds: Explorations in Astronomy and Culture, eds. Nicholas Champion and Chris Impey (Bath, UK: INSAPIX and Sophia Center Press, 2018): 60-75.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, President of ATSAH, “Giorgio Vasari’s Planetary Journey,” in Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition, ed. Sarah Lippert (New York: Routledge 2018):156-169.

Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Minnesota
The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Architectural History (New York: Routledge, 2018).

Damiano Acciarino, Lettere sulle grotteschi: 1580-1581. Collana di Storia Dell’Arte Moderna, 2. Rome: Aracne, 2018.

ATSAH Award for Students and Scholars
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,
lianacheney@earthlink.net

Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA)

HNA welcomed 250 participants for the ninth quadrennial HNA Conference held in Ghent, Belgium, May 23-26, 2018.  HNA will move to a triennial format going forward, with the next conferences in 2021 and 2024.  Please visit our HNA Conference webpage for more information: https://hnanews.org/news/opportunities/hna-conference/

The editors of JHNA are pleased to announce that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has awarded the journal a grant to underwrite the costs of publishing a digital project in the next year.  The project in question is Melanie Gifford’s “The Fall of Phaeton in the evolution of Peter Paul Rubens.”  Melanie is Research Conservator for Painting Technology at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Her project uses high-resolution zoomable images and interactive paint sample analysis to illustrate her discovery of two distinct campaigns of revision by the artist in The Fall of Phaeton. This new information has important implications for our understanding of the artist’s evolution: we see how he continued to engage critically with his experience in Italy (1600-1609) after he had returned to Antwerp, and we observe his creative process as he moved between paintings and rethought the efficacy of his compositions.

Articles can be submitted to JHNA at any time.  Please see the following link: https://jhna.org/submissions/

CFP RSA 2019 Toronto
Netherlandish Art and Artists in Spain, 1400-1600
HNA-Sponsored Session

HNA invites papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in Toronto that explore one of the many aspects of Netherlandish-Spanish artistic relationships, with a particular focus on the artists and works of art that were, at least once, physically situated in Spain.
Click here to see the CFP.

American Society for Aesthetics

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce its 76th Annual Meeting, October 10-13, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The meeting features dozens of sessions with papers, commentators, and panels on the arts. Toronto artist, Ilene Sova, will be the featured Danto speaker, speaking on Friday evening on “The Missing Women Project: Portraits as a Site of Community Impact.”

For more information on the meeting, please see our web site, with complete schedule, abstracts, and information on how to register.

The American Society for Aesthetics was founded in 1942 to promote study, research, discussion, and publication in aesthetics. “Aesthetics” is understood to include all studies of the arts and related experiences from a philosophic, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint, including those of psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, art criticism, and education. We welcome work from all perspectives, including “analytic” and “continental” approaches. The ASA publishes the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and the ASA Newsletter. Both publications are free to members.

Visit our web site to learn more about us: http://aesthetics-online.org/

Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7399905817/

Follow us on Twitter: @ASA_aesthetic

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)

Close to 400 academic museum and gallery professionals attended the 2018 AAMG UMAC Annual Conference in Miami, Florida from June 21-24, 2018. Many thanks to all who attended, presented, and supported our program this year. We hope to announce our 2019 venue within the next few months. Stay tuned!

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

Travel to Cuba with architect Belmont Freeman, FAIA, December 1-14, for the 2018 SAH Field Seminar and enjoy an ambitious immersion in the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of the country, covering territory from Havana in the west to Guantánamo, Cuba’s eastern-most province.

The first five days will concentrate on the capital city of Havana and its environs, examining the colonial architecture of the old city, early and mid-century modernism, and the radical avant-garde of the post-revolution period. The second week will take us on an overland journey through a string of historic cities—and beautiful countryside—ending in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s #2 city and very Caribbean counterpart to cosmopolitan Havana.

Travel to Cuba, and to Havana in particular, has in recent years become easier for Americans. This tour, therefore, is designed to take SAH members away from tourist centers and to places that they would be unlikely to visit on their own.

An SAH Study Program Fellowship is available for a graduate student or emerging scholar to participate in the tour. The application deadline is Friday, August 3.

Space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, August 3.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History have two opportunities to submit presentations for our conference panels next year. Please consider submitting to our session at the 2019 College Art Association Conference in New York. See page 11 for our session, Collaborations in and out of the Classroom: New Ideas and Interdisciplinary Approaches in the CAA Call for Participation: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/programs/conference/CAA-CFP-2019.pdf

We will also have an opportunity to submit for our panel at the FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in Cincinnati next spring. Watch the FATE website https://www.foundations-art.org/conferences for more information about the CCPAAH Session and the details for submissions. For more information contact Susan Altman, ccpaah@gmail.com and submit for CAA by August 6 to: Saltman@middlesexcc.edu

International Sculpture Center

Registration is open now for the 28th ISC Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change, and is available to ISC members, non-members, students, and all those with an interest in sculpture. The conference will include keynote speaker, Doris Salcedo, as well as engaging panel discussions, networking events, and exciting tours, & optional activities. https://sculpture.org/philly2018/

The ISC’s Cultural Arts Tour is taking an intimate group of contemporary art enthusiasts to the elusive island of Cuba. Through the help of a local guide, access to artist’s studios, and private museum tours, our attendees will immerse themselves in the color and culture of Cuba. Learn more at https://www.sculpture.org/cultural-tours/cuba

SECAC

SECAC awards two $5,000 prizes annually to members: The Artist’s Fellowship, awarded for work on a specific project, and the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art, for work on a publication. Artist’s Fellowship entries must be submitted by August 14, 2018, at https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/3; the Levin Award entries must be submitted by August 31, 2018. For more information see secacart.org, Awards.

SECAC invites individual paper proposals for the SECAC at CAA 2019 session, Below the Mason-Dixon Line: Artists and Historians Considering the South. To be considered please submit the following materials to the session chair Rachel Stephens at rachel@ua.edu, by July 27: proposal form http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/programs/conference/CAA-CFP-2019.pdf, abstract, brief statement of expertise, and shortened CV. Accepted participants must be members of both SECAC and CAA.

Session abstract: From the eighteenth-century onward artists have turned their attention to sites and scenes of the American South. In the years before the Civil War, southern art tended to glorify the plantation while striving to maintain the social order. Stereotypes initiated during the antebellum period continued unabated post-war. Many of these continue in various forms today. This session invites papers by both artists and scholars whose work investigates the rich history of the American South. Papers considering any medium will be considered.

The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held October 17 through 20, 2018. Offsite events include a keynote address by Andrew Freear of Auburn University’s Rural Studio and a reception to view the exhibition Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried Exhibitions’ reception at will be held at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Conference registration opens August 1.

The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)

The program for TIAMSA’s (The International Art Market Studies Association) second conference is now online!

The conference “ART FOR ALL PEOPLE? QUESTIONING THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE ART MARKET” takes place in Vienna, Austria, 27-29 Sept 2019.

TIAMSA members go FREE, non-members fees are € 30 / 15 (concessions).

The conference has an exciting pre-program on Thu 27 with a tour of viennacontemporary art fair or an insider’s tour to the archive of the Belvedere Research Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) News

http://www.foundations-art.org/

Coming up in July: Submit your paper proposals for panels and workshops! 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. http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

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.

Episode 33 [ 6.27.18 ] Positive Space sits down with Anthony Watkins, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Sam Houston State University. Watkins discusses foundations effect on Graphic Design, teaching professionalism in his field and inspirations for students.

Episode 32 [ 6.13.18 ] Positive Space speaks with Michael Marks, Associate Professor of Art and Foundations Program Coordinator at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. Michael discusses the foundations program at Anderson University and the release of FATE in Review.

Episode 31 [ 5.23.18 ] In this episode Positive Space speaks with Jesse Payne, Head of the Drawing Studio and Assistant Professor in the Art & Design Foundations Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, based in Doha, Qatar. Mr. Payne discusses the opportunities created teaching at an international university.

If you have podcast ideas, contact us! Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today or visit: http://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space-podcast

Join us September 14-15, 2018, for a Regional FATE Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida for a symposium to share your new and developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum, and projects. This will provide the unique opportunity to hear fellow art colleagues share their experiments, successes, and failures and how they will continue to change in the future. https://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA)

Phong Bui, Portrait of Irving Sandler, 2006, pencil on paper

Announcing the AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism

The American chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism.

As an organization devoted to serving art writers and critics, we are committed to promoting and honoring excellence in young art critics. At a time when the very role and value of art criticism are in question, we look for guidance and inspiration to esteemed art critic and beloved board member and friend, Irving Sandler, who has tirelessly illuminated the role of art, artists and art criticism in the 20th and 21st centuries. AICA-USA will bestow The AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for Distinguished Art Criticism to a worthy young art critic on an annual basis.

This award marks a continuation of AICA-USA’s dedication to young critics and to excellence in art writing, exemplified by its existing programs: The Young Art Critics Mentoring Program, organized in partnership with the Cue Art Foundation; the Art Writing Workshop, a partnership with the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program; and the annual Distinguished Critic Lecture, hosted in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Design Incubation

The Fellowship Program at Design Incubation

Application deadline: Sept 1, 2018
Fellowship dates: January 10-12, 2019
Location: St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, 51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003

Target Audience: Design academics in one or more of the following areas: graphic design, information design, branding, marketing, advertising, typography, web, interaction, film and video, animation, illustration, game design. Full-time tenure track or tenured faculty are given preference but any academic may apply. Applicants who are tenure track or tenured faculty are given first priority but other faculty or independent researchers may apply.

Format: All Fellows accepted into the program participate in the Fellowship Workshop as part of the overall experience. The Fellowship workshops offers participants the opportunity to share and develop ideas for research and individual writing projects while receiving constructive feedback from faculty mentors and peers in their field.

Fellows arrive with a draft of their writing and work on this specific project throughout the various sessions of the Fellowship Workshop. Each meeting includes a number of short informational sessions and a session devoted to analyzing and editing written work. The remainder of the 3-day workshop will be focused on activities which allow participants to share their projects with peers and receive structured feedback. Between sessions, Fellows will have time to execute revisions, review others participants work, and engage in discussions. Initiation of and work on collaborative projects is encouraged.

For more further details and to apply visit the website:

https://designincubation.com/the-fellowship-program-at-design-incubation/

To apply visit the application details and online form:
https://designincubation.com/fellowship-application-process/

For Frequently Asked Questions visit the FAQ page:
https://designincubation.com/fellowship-faqs/

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting submissions for the upcoming session at the  2019 College Art Association Annual Meeting “Coloring Print: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language” (New York, 13-16 Feb 2019). Deadline: August 6, 2018.

APS is pleased to award its first annual Collaboration Grant to Self Help Graphics & Art, in order to provide funding for honoraria so that artists may participate in panel discussions related to the organization’s 45th anniversary exhibition, Entre Tinta y Lucha (Between Ink and the Struggle). The APS Collaboration Grant, which carries a $1,000 prize, follows the mission of APS and supports innovative scholarship about printmaking and fostering dialogue among members of the print community. The deadline for the 2019 Collaboration Grant is December 1, 2018.

Rebecca Capua, Associate Paper Conservator at the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works of Art on Paper, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been awarded the 2018 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. Capua’s article, “Japonisme and Japanese Works on Paper: Cross-cultural and hybrid materials” was published in Adapt and Evolve: East Asian Materials and Techniques in Western Conservation. The Schulman and Bullard Article Prize, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by print dealers Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of APS, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods. APS is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 prize until January 31, 2019. Visit our website for more information: https://printscholars.org/

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

Hosted by CAA-affiliated society Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), SAH Archipedia is an online encyclopedia of US architecture and landscapes that contains peer-reviewed essays, photos, and maps. Since its launch in 2012, SAH Archipedia has grown in scope and the full version now contains nearly 20,000 building histories covering all 50 US states.

Currently, entries for over 3,700 structures are available to the public through the site’s open access counterpart, SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings.

SAH recently announced that SAH Archipedia will be made open access in 2019. Help SAH in this effort by donating before August 31 to secure their NEH matching grant.

Musée Culturel du Mont-Carmel http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ME-01-003-0064 Photo Credit: Don Cyr

Affiliated Society News for May 2018

posted by May 22, 2018

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

International Sculpture Center (ISC)

ISC is offering new graduates the professional resources they need to launch their careers – Student/Young professional membership – at discounted rate of $45. For more info, visit https://www.sculpture.org/documents/aboutisc/specialoffers.shtml

ISC is now accepting applications for our Fall/Winter residency @ Mana Contemporary. Apply today https://www.sculpture.org/residency/mana-update.shtml

Registration opens in June for the 28th ISC Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change and is available to ISC members, non-members, students, and all those with an interest in sculpture. Come join us in Philadelphia for engaging panel discussions, networking events, and exciting tours & optional activities. https://sculpture.org/philly2018/

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)

The Association of Art Museum Curators and AAMC Foundation is honored to present a series of three webinars on research, advances, and issues surrounding the topic of provenance.  With the establishment of substantial research databases and resources, great progress has been made in researching artworks that may have been subject to unlawful appropriation during the World War II era. As museums work to make their collections accessible online, there is both the need and potential to extend these advances to other categories of objects. The first webinar will acknowledge the impact of the pioneering work in WWII era research and provide updates on the current status within the field. The second session will offer a review of work currently being undertaken for non-WWII era looting and specifically looking at fields, including but not limited to, African Art, Asian Art and Antiquities. In the final session, we will emphasize the interest and need for progress in collaboration across diverse fields, present information on sharing data, and digitization and resources in communicating knowledge. The three webinars will build from seminar to seminar, but do not require attendance at each one to gain value from an individual session. Scheduled over three Tuesdays this June 2018, registration is available at a purchase of a single session or package of all three.  Members and non-members alike can register directly online, with group rate packages available to participate. Access to webinar recordings will also be available for viewing with purchase. The first webinar on June 12 is Advances in WWII Era Research; the second on June 19 is Going Beyond WWII Era Research; and the third on June 26 is Sharing Research, Asking New Questions.  Register to participate today.

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars hosted its third annual Distinguished Lecture at the CUNY Graduate Center on January 26, 2018. The curator Rémi Mathis, of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, delivered the lecture titled “A Means to an End: The Process of Understanding French Prints.”

During the CAA conference in Los Angeles, many members joined us for our affiliated society panel, “Now you see it, now you don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints,” chaired by Dr. Yasmin Railton of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. We also hosted a member’s reception at the East Los Angeles based workshop Self Help Graphics and toured their exhibition on Día de los Muertos.

  

APS is pleased to announce our 2019 CAA panel “Printing Color: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language,” chaired by Christina Michelon. Michelon is a Luce /ACLS Fellow in American Art and a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she is completing her dissertation “Interior Impressions: Printed Material in the Nineteenth-Century American Home.” Her work has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution, the Winterthur Museum & Library, the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Chipstone Foundation. “Printing Color: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language” seeks to investigate the racialized dimensions of print and printmaking. The medium has played a central role in the ideological founding of “race” and its hierarchies through visual representation. However, print’s materials, processes, and the language we use to describe them interface with conceptions of race in ways that require further study. Please be on the lookout for our upcoming CFP.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

The Board of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the SHERA-sponsored panel for the 50th Annual ASEEES Convention in Boston, MA, December 2018. Dr. Hanna Chuchvaha’s panel “The Passion for Collecting: Collectors and Their Collections in Imperial Russia, 1800-1917” will include papers on Zinaida Volkonskaia’s Allée de Souvenirs (Laura Schlosberg), Print Collections of Female Crafts in Late Imperial Russia (Hanna Chuchvaha), Reform and Rehang in the Tretyakov Gallery, 1913-1917 (Isabel Stokholm) and will be of interest not only to art historians but also to scholars of museology, women’s studies, and visual culture.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

Book Launch Events: “Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents” (April 28 Beirut and May 23 New York)

AMCA is pleased to announce launch events in Beirut (Sursock Museum) on April 28 and in New York (MoMA) on May 23 to celebrate the publication of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018), edited by Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers, and Nada Shabout. Both events bring to life Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents and the book’s diverse content, multiple collaborators, and rich source materials that aim to further the study of modernism in a global frame.

This anthology offers an unprecedented resource for the study of modernism: a compendium of critical art writings by 20th-century Arab intellectuals and artists. The selection of texts—many of which appear for the first time in English—includes manifestos, essays, transcripts of roundtable discussions, diary entries, exhibition guest-book comments, and letters. Traversing empires and nation-states, diasporas and speculative cultural and political federations, the documents bring to light the formation of a global modernism that includes debates on originality, public space, spiritualism and art, postcolonial exhibition politics, and Arab nationalism. The sourcebook is framed chronologically, and features contextualizing commentaries and essays to assist readers in navigating its broad geographic and historical scope. A newly commissioned essay by Ussama Makdisi provides a historical overview of the region’s intertwined political and cultural developments during the 20th century.

Speakers included:

Zeina Arida, director of the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum in Beirut

Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor in the Department of The History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University

Anneka Lenssen, assistant professor of Global Modern Art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Sarah Rogers, independent scholar.

Nada Shabout, professor of art history in the College of Visual Arts and Design and the coordinator of the

Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas.

Explore source documents for Modern Art in the Arab World

AMCA has made a number of primary documents in Arabic and French available online. Click here to explore.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)

Call For Papers

The Feminist Art Project’s Day of Panels will be co chaired by Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi. The Day of Panels will be held at the Hilton in NYC at CAA on Feb 16th, 2019. The 2019 symposium will focus on rape and representation. The co-chairs are looking for papers, video and art that dwell in the sexual wounds of rape and sexual assault and look for the light of sexual justice. We seek a wide array of proposals on possible topics such as rape and representation, the meanings of sexual justice, gender and power in the art world, intersectional feminisms and responses to assault.

How has sexual assault affected feminist art practices? Who has power and why? What institutional changes need to happen to work towards sexual justice? Feminist art has long dealt with the oppressions and violations of colonialism, slavery, and couverture. TFAP 2019 is dedicated to the exploration of sex, power and justice through intersectional art and activism, academics and healing, and creating a shared space:  bringing intellect and emotion together to demand bodily autonomy.

The day of panels will feature panels, video art, and a digital gallery.

Paper, panel and performance proposals should include a short (100 word) abstract /description of work, 100 word bio, and any relevant links. Header should read: TFAP 2019 Paper

Video and Image submissions should include links (and passwords, if appropriate) and up to 5 images. Please use email headers: TFAP 2019 Video or TFAP 2019 Image. All images should be labeled: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TFAP.jpg

Please send proposals to

TFAP2019@gmail.com

By June 14th.

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)

By popular demand, we’ve expanded the registration capacity for the AAMG Bootcamp Workshop. To add the workshop to your existing conference registration, please email membership@aamg-us.org

What: AAMG Bootcamp for Academic Museums

Where: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

When: Thursday, June 21, 9am – 3pm

with Jill Hartz and Barbara Rothermel Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Only open to AAMG and UMAC members; $100 (lunch and materials included)

This intensive professional development workshop covers key concepts and practices in academic museum management. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, the workshop offers opportunities to learn about innovative and best practices and share challenges and achievements. We’ll cover mission and governance, advisory boards, strategic planning, our teaching role, working with faculty and students, community relations, and collections management and planning.

Instructors: Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon / President Emeritus, AAMG Barbara Rothermel, Director, Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College / Vice-Chair, UMAC

Association of Historians of American Art

Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art has received an $8,500 grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. A peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to American art and visual culture in all media, from the colonial period to the present day, Panorama welcomes submissions in various formats, including feature length articles (7,000-10,000 words), research notes (maximum of 2,500 words), book and exhibition reviews, and “Bully Pulpit” suggestions—texts that trace a conversation or debate on a topic that is of general interest to the field.

New Media Caucus (NMC)

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is pleased to announce the inaugural Advisory Board. Voted in by the Board of Directors, the members of the Advisory Board will assist with the core missions and the growth of the caucus. We welcome Hasan Elahi, internationally recognized media artist and Associate Professor of the University of Maryland; Sue Gollifer, pioneer of early computer art, Director of ISEA International and academic staff at the University of Brighton in the UK; and Guna Nadarajan, theorist, curator, and Dean and Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. We look forward to working with, and learning from, our esteemed colleagues.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians has received a three-year, $120,000 grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for general operating support. The grant provides SAH with vital unrestricted income needed to fulfill its educational mission and support day-to-day operations.

The Society of Architectural Historians announced the 2018 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video at its 71st Annual International Conference awards ceremony on April 20, at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The SAH Publication Awards honor excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues. The SAH Award for Film and Video is an annual award that was established in 2013 to recognize the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. SAH will begin accepting nominations for the 2019 awards on June 1, 2018.

SAH is accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards, designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

SAH is accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. The submission deadline is 11:59 pm CDT on June 5, 2018. View the full call for papers at sah.org/2019.

International Association of Art Critics United States (AICA-USA)

AICA-USA‘s 2018 annual meeting was Saturday, May 19 at The Brooklyn Rail Headquarters at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The meeting coincided with a panel discussion featuring David Salle and Carroll Dunham.

AICA-USA board member Phong Bui says: “Ever since Susan Harris was the guest critic for the Rail’s November 2016 issue, which featured a luminous selection of our writer colleagues who are AICA members and board members, we have kept the collaboration alive with many AICA writers contributing regularly to our Art Seen reviews, such as Barbara and Alfred MacAdam, Lilly Wei, Eleanor Heartney, Amei Wallach, and Susan herself as an ongoing effort to keep the collaboration alive.

On the occasion of our forthcoming event featuring David Salle and Carroll Dunham on their respective publications, How to See and The Collected Writings of Carroll Dunham, I thought it would be a timely occasion to create a panel discussion coinciding with Industry City’s Open Studios, which invites the local artist community to participate.”

David Salle in Conversation with Carroll Dunham, moderated by Phong Bui
Panelists: Josephine Halvorson, Adam Pendleton, Martha Schwendener, and Amei Wallach
Rail HQ
253 36th Street, Suite C304
Industry City in Sunset Park
Saturday, May 19
Coffee and bagels: 10:30am
Conversation: 11am–12:30pm
AICA-USA Business Meeting: 12:30–1:00pm

 

  
On May 8 and 9, 2018, AICA-USA members gathered in Washington D.C. for a two-day visit. 2017 AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecturer Paul Chaat Smith led members through his much-lauded exhibition, Americans, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. AICA-USA member John Elderfield and his colleague Mary Morton led members through the exhibition Cézanne Portraitswhich they co-curated at the National Gallery of Art.

The group also toured Lynn Cooke’s exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery. AICA-USA was fortunate to have been granted ten VIP passes for entry to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which members enjoyed without having to undergo the typical long wait time for entry passes.

Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History (ATSAH)

Recent member’s publications

Charles Burroughs, “Botticelli’s Stone: Giorgio Vasari, Telling Stories, and the Power of Matter.” Artibus et Historiae 76 (2017): 297–325.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Giorgio Vasari’s planetary ceiling: A Neoplatonic Voyage.” In Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition, ed. Sarah J. Lippert (London: Routledge Research in Art History, 2018): 158-169.

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

Sarah J. Lippert, ed. Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition
(London: Routledge Research in Art History, 2018).

ANNOUNCEMENT AWARDS for Students and Scholar
ASSOCIATION FOR TEXTUAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ART HISTORY

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,
lianacheney@earthlink.net

SECAC

Lawrence Jenkens, 1st Vice-President and ex-officio chair of the SECAC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the election of the following members to the SECAC Board of Directors for a three-year term of appointment that begins immediately: For Alabama, Wendy DesChene, Professor of Art, Auburn University; for Kentucky, Eileen Yanoviak, Director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana; for Louisiana: Jill R. Chancey, Assistant Professor of Art History, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana; for North Carolina: Kathryn Shields, Associate Academic Dean, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina; and for the Third At-large Seat: Claire L. Kovacs, Director, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History will have two opportunities to submit presentations for our panels next year. Please watch the news from CAA to submit a proposal for our session at next year’s conference in New York. We will also have an opportunity to submit for our panel at the FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in Cincinnati next spring. Watch both of their websites for more information and the details for submissions. For more information contact Susan Altman, ccpaah@gmail.com

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

http://www.foundations-art.org/

FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. The call for sessions closed on May 18, but conference organizers will soon be seeking paper proposals for panel discussions and workshop events surrounding the conference theme, Foundations in Flux. http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

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.

In Episode 30, of FATE’s Positive Space podcast we discuss creative detours, the mystery of art, becoming comfortable in your own skin, and the habit/repetition, and courage it takes to make things, with artist & educator, Gary Setzer, Associate Professor, Division Chair of the First Year Experience at the University of Arizona.

Episode 29 is a discussion about experimentation. Everyone talks about it, but practical examples of how to implement experimentation within our creative studios/classroom spaces are rarely deeply examined. Lily Kuonen, Associate Professor & Foundations Coordinator at Jacksonville University, discusses her artwork which she describes as PLAYNTINGS (play + paintings) and how the element of playful experimentation has become a crucial aspect of her teaching pedagogy.

Episode 28 was recorded live at the FATE panel at the 106th Annual College Art Association Conference held in Los Angeles, moderated by Naomi Falk, the FATE CAA Representative.

If you have podcast ideas, contact us!

Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today or visit: http://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space-podcast

Membership: Starting the 2018/2019 membership period, FATE has made changes to the Individual Membership fees including a new Adjunct Faculty Membership rate for part-time and contingent faculty members: http://www.foundations-art.org/membership

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Affiliated Society News for April 2018

posted by April 17, 2018

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

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is an affiliate organization of CAA and ASEEES and partner organization of SAH; elected Board Officers are Eva Forgacs, President; Karen Kettering, Vice-President / President Elect; Alice Isabella Sullivan, Secretary / Treasurer; Yelena Kalinsky, Listserv Administrator; Corina L. Apostol, News Editor; and Anna P. Sokolina, SHERA-SAH Liaison. During recent elections, SHERA reelected Members-at-Large Hanna Chuchvaha, Nic Iljine, Natalia Kolodzei, and Andrey Shabanov.

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, SHERA is offering annually two SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grants of 1,500 USD each. The grant is given for five consecutive years (2017-2021), to help defray travel costs for a graduate student – SHERA member, presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Conference or the ASEEES Annual Convention. Applications will be evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper topic and financial need. SHERA is especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student who is attending the conference for the first time or who has no local institutional resources for travel support. Calls for application will be posted to H-SHERA.

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)

REGISTER TODAY

AAMG’s next annual conference will be held June 21-24, 2018, at the Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami).

Our 2018 conference is a partnership with UMAC (University Museums and Collections), a committee of ICOM (International Council of Museums). We encourage members of either organization to join us and explore this year’s theme:

Audacious Ideas: University Museums and Collections as Change-Agents for a Better World

We live in a dangerous, often unstable, and environmentally compromised world. What can academic museums, galleries, and collections do to remedy this situation? If we are dedicated to teaching and training new generations of students, to serving increasingly diverse communities, how do we make a positive difference? How do we know we are making that difference? Let’s share great ideas and pressing concerns and learn and network with our global colleagues

Take a sneak peek at sessions, workshops, and more

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA would like to announce the formation of a new journal for scholars in our field:

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

Call for Submissions 2018

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

A new journal to be published by University of California Press

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (LALVC) is a new quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by the University California Press, scheduled for publication in January 2019. The editorial staff is now reviewing submissions.

Focused on Latin American and Latinx visual culture of all time periods — ancient, colonial, modern, and contemporary – LALVC publishes on Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the United States, as well as on communities in diaspora. LALVC considers all aspects of visual expression, including, but not limited to, art history, material culture, architecture, film and media, museum studies, pop culture, fashion, public art and activism. We welcome a range of interdisciplinary methodologies and perspectives. Additionally, the journal seeks to inspire and advance dialogue and debate concerning pedagogical, methodological, and historiographical issues.

We welcome scholarly research articles (10,000 to 12,000 words) written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, as well as in American indigenous languages. Contact the editors if you are interested in proposing a guest-edited DIALOGUES section or writing a review of a book or exhibition.

To submit your work for review, or for any inquiries, please contact the editorial staff at LALVCsubmissions@ucpress.edu. Please review the journal’s author guidelines prior to submission.

Deadline for submissions to be considered for the first issue is June 1, 2018.

Association for Latin American Art
Fifth Triennial Conference
Chicago, March 8-9, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

The World Turned Upside Down:
Arts of Oppression and Resistance in the American Hemisphere

In keeping with these uneasy times, this Triennial welcomes studies of artworks and visual practices that either materialize powers of a presumed establishment or push back against its projected dominance, made or enacted anytime during more than 3000 years of Latin American history. An agent characterized as “radical” is often understood to challenge the fundamental nature of something, be it an established governance framework, broadly accepted social traditions, propagated religious strictures, or other oppressive cultural forces. This conference is interested in the fundamental role that art and architecture has played in both compounding constrictive powers and in giving shape to resistance, whether localized or widespread, subtle or indeed radical.

The committee therefore seeks proposals that offer specific answers to broad questions such as: How has art functioned to secure compliance, to encourage conformity, to intimidate, or to aestheticize state violence? Or in contrast, how do artistic practices demonstrate the will to resist, to protest, or to aggressively revolt? Case studies might use gender as a helpful index for exploring, for instance, visual culture that scaffolds patriarchal structures or works that deliver feminist challenges. Oppression and resistance could alternatively be viewed through the lens of form, perhaps with adherence to stylistic norms that affirm a particular worldview, or by way of notable artistic departures that seek to turn that world upside down. We encourage paper proposals that focus on overlooked and neglected artistic traditions, or offer new interpretations of canonical works of art. Submissions engaging methodologies drawn from decolonial, postcolonial, and critical race studies, as well as intersectional approaches to visual culture, among others, are also welcomed.

To be considered, participants must be members of the Association for Latin American Art. Please submit a CV as well as an abstract of approximately 500 words by Sept. 1, 2018 via e-mail to Delia Cosentino: dcosent1@depaul.edu

American Society for Aesthetics

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce meetings and conferences in the coming months. Non-members are welcome to attend:

Association of Art Museum Curators

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation is honored to present a series of three webinars on research, advances, and issues surrounding the topic of provenance.  With the establishment of substantial research databases and resources, great progress has been made in researching artworks that may have been subject to unlawful appropriation during the World War II era. As museums work to make their collections accessible online, there is both the need and potential to extend these advances to other categories of objects. The first webinar will acknowledge the impact of the pioneering work in WWII era research and provide updates on the current status within the field. The second session will offer a review of work currently being undertaken for non-WWII era looting and specifically looking at fields, including but not limited to, African Art, Asian Art and Antiquities. In the final session, we will emphasize the interest and need for progress in collaboration across diverse fields, present information on sharing data, and digitization and resources in communicating knowledge. The three webinars will build from seminar to seminar, but do not require attendance at each one to gain value from an individual session. Scheduled over three Tuesdays this June 2018, registration is available at a purchase of a single session or package of all three.  Members and non-members alike can register directly online, with group rate packages available to participate. Access to webinar recordings will also be available for viewing with purchase.The first webinar on June 12 is Advances in WWII Era Research; the second on June 19 is Going Beyond WWII Era Research, June 19, 2018; and the third on June 26 is Sharing Research, Asking New Questions.  Register to participate today.

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA)

The Fifteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art, co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art, was held on March 18, 2018, in New York City. Ten doctoral students and candidates from the United States and Europe participated in the symposium, with an excellent array of papers covering a variety of international topics in different media. The Dahesh Museum of Art Prize was presented to Jennifer Pride, Florida State University, for her paper entitled “The Poetics of Demolition: The Pickax and Spectator Motifs in Second Empire Paris.” This prize of $1,000 was generously provided by the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation, and also includes with it the opportunity for publication in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide.

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA)

The Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) met in Orlando in late March and awarded Kee IL Choi the Dora Wiebenson prize for his conference paper, “In all things must the ancients be imitated: vases and diplomacy at the Qing court.” We are preparing for our first-ever standalone conference to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of HECAA, Art and Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century: HECAA at 25, in Dallas Nov. 1-4, 2018. For a complete program, see the conference website at: https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/ArtHistory/Conferences. Our excellent blog, Enfilade, contains news of exhibitions, lectures, and new books in 18th-century art history from around the world; follow it at: enfilade18thc.com.

New Media Caucus

MFA student, America Salomon published a report of her experience at the 2018 CAA Conference on the New Media Caucus’ Hub, a blog-based publishing platform. America was the recipient of the New Media Caucus’s first Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award, a scholarship awarding $1,100 for a student of color working in the field of new media art to attend the CAA Conference.

Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH)

ARIAH, a consortium of 27 institutes of advanced research in art history, has elected a new slate of officers to serve three-year terms. They include Martina Droth, Chair, Yale Center for British Art; Amelia Goerlitz, Vice-Chair, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Nan Wolverton, Secretary, American Antiquarian Society; and Cynthia Roman, Treasurer, The Lewis Walpole Library. ARIAH operates several cooperative programs in support of research and scholarly exchange in art history. The Association’s 2017 Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing was presented to Afterall and Journal 18 in support of three projects that will take advantage of new possibilities offered by digital publishing platforms for presenting art historical research. The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program, now in its third year, has brought eight scholars from East Asia to ARIAH member institutes for three- to four-month residencies to conduct independent research. The program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Getty Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. ARIAH is grateful to the Kress Foundation for sponsoring an exchange program in 2017 that supported an interchange of expertise between professional staff of ARIAH member institutions and institutions belonging to the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA). Recipients included a staff member from the Yale Center for British Art (ARIAH member) who traveled to the Courtauld Institute (RIHA member), and a staff member from the Swiss Institute for Art Research at the University of Zürich (RIHA member) who worked at the Getty Research Institute (an ARIAH member). ARIAH held its spring business meeting at the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the 2018 CAA meeting in Los Angeles, and also sponsored a session entitled “Material Culture and Art History: A State of the Field(s) Panel Discussion,” that was chaired by Catharine Dann Roeber of the Winterthur Museum. ARIAH’s sponsored session at the 2019 CAA meeting will consider the place of artists’ residencies at the art history research institute.

Historians of British Art

On February 22, the Historians of British Art (HBA) held a CAA session entitled “The Image of the American Indian in Nineteenth-Century Britain: New Critical Perspectives.” This session, which was chaired by Michael Hatt (Warwick University) and Martina Droth (Yale Center for British Art), explored the various ways in which native peoples from the United States and Canada and the artifacts of their cultures were represented, portrayed, studied, and collected in Britain in the long nineteenth century. We thank the chairs and the speakers for sharing their research:

  • Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse University), “Resisting the Declension Narrative: The Image of the Iroquois in the Victorian Age”
  • Dominic Hardy (Université du Québec à Montréal), “British Satirical Reception of North American Indigenous Performers and Their Work in the 1840s: Methodological Perspectives”
  • Emily L. Voelker (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), “William Blackmore and Transatlantic Networks of Creation and Dissemination in William Henry Jackson’s Photographs of North American Indians (1877)”

HBA members also visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Study Center for Photographs and Works on Paper, where curators led a viewing and discussion of highlights from the museum’s collection of British photographs, works on paper, and decorative arts. Finally, at HBA’s annual business meeting, Martina Droth and Sarah Turner of British Art Studies led a discussion on the challenges and opportunities in publishing on British art in the era of transnational, digital, and global art history. Reflecting on the first three years of British Art Studies, forthcoming issues of the online periodical, and directions for the future, the speakers addressed innovations in digital publishing, the importance of Empire histories, and the definition of “British Art” in the current moment.

HBA Members attending CAA Study Session at LACMA, February 22, 2018. Photograph courtesy Courtney Long.

Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH)

ARIAH, a consortium of 27 institutes of advanced research in art history, has elected a new slate of officers to serve three-year terms. They include Martina Droth, Chair, Yale Center for British Art; Amelia Goerlitz, Vice-Chair, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Nan Wolverton, Secretary, American Antiquarian Society; and Cynthia Roman, Treasurer, The Lewis Walpole Library. ARIAH operates several cooperative programs in support of research and scholarly exchange in art history. The Association’s 2017 Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing was presented to Afterall and Journal 18 in support of three projects that will take advantage of new possibilities offered by digital publishing platforms for presenting art historical research. The ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program, now in its third year, has brought eight scholars from East Asia to ARIAH member institutes for three- to four-month residencies to conduct independent research. The program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Getty Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Samuel H Kress Foundation is supporting an exchange program for facilitating the sharing of expertise between professional staff of ARIAH member institutions and institutions belonging to the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA). In 2017, recipients included a staff member from the Yale Center for British Art (ARIAH member) who traveled to the Courtauld Institute (RIHA member), and a staff member from the Swiss Institute for Art Research at the University of Zürich (RIHA member) who worked at the Getty Research Institute (ARIAH member). ARIAH held its spring business meeting at the Getty Research Institute in conjunction with the 2018 CAA meeting in Los Angeles, and also sponsored a session entitled “Material Culture and Art History: A State of the Field(s) Panel Discussion,” chaired by Catharine Dann Roeber of the Winterthur Museum. ARIAH’s sponsored session at the 2019 CAA meeting will consider the place of artists’ residencies at the art history research institute.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History had a very successful session at this year’s CAA Conference in Los Angeles. Championing the Relevancy of Studio Art and Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Stories of Success and Advocacy was chaired by Walter Meyer, Santa Monica College and Susan Altman, Middlesex County College. Thank you to all of the attendees, and presenters including Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia Broadening the Appeal: Partnering with Local Collections; Shelley Drake Hawks, Middlesex Community College Art Appreciation Through A Transcendental Lens; Kathleen Wentrack, CUNY Queensborough Community College (Art History and Interdisciplinary Learning: A Model for Twenty-First Century Pedagogy; Valerie Taylor, Pasadena City College and Lisa Boutin Vitela, Cerritos College Interdisciplinary Futures: Investigating Renaissance Techniques and Art History; Justine De Young, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology Rethinking Student Research as Public Scholarship; and Gretchen Batcheller, Cynthia Coburn and Ty Pownall, Pepperdine University Thinking Outside the White Cube: Piloting A Mobile Art Gallery in Los Angeles. All of these were interesting and thought-provoking presentations. The prospectus for next year’s conference will be posted later this spring in the CAA news and on our Facebook page, Community College Professors of Art and Art History. We welcome you to join us at next year’s conference in New York for our business meeting project share and our session, as well as our session at the FATE Conference. Please consider submitting a proposal to present at these sessions. If you want to be more involved, or have questions, please email us at: ccpaah@gmail.com

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

The most recent edition of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC), Vol. 56, No. 3-4, includes a variety of topics of interest to preservation professionals of all specialties, including the visual arts. The articles discuss subjects including the use of EEM Fluorescence Spectroscopy to describe natural organic colorants, the examination and analysis of Dunhuang and Turfan manuscript materials, documentation of objects using infrared and 3D imaging, and the development and testing of Incralac lacquer. Our 2018 special issue will delve into the use of reflectance hyperspectral imaging for the documentation and conservation of 2D artworks.

AIC is a membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage in different areas: architecture, book & paper, collection care, electronic media, health and safety issues, objects, paintings, photographic materials, textiles, and wooden artifacts. We produce research and publications, create educational opportunities in the field, and stimulate knowledge exchange with allied professionals. Our latest publication is Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation, now available in our store.

One way to achieve our goal of supporting our field is through our annual meeting, where we bring together about 1,300 national and international professionals who gather to share ideas and techniques, discuss furthering the field of conservation through new initiatives, and increasing diversity. Material Matters 2018 is the theme of this year’s meeting, to be hosted in Houston, TX, May 29 through June 2, 2018. Please check out our programming for more details.

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) News: http://www.foundations-art.org/

We had a great turnout for our Inclusion and Empathy discussion, as well as our affiliate session “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond” at February’s conference in LA. A recording of our discussion will be available soon on FATE’s Positive Space podcast: http://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space-podcast

In addition, recent podcasts include: Episode 27: [ 3.28.18 ] A very honest conversation with David Janssen Jr., MFA Candidate at The University of Idaho. We unpack the privilege of being an educator, millennial haters & the urgent need to avoid becoming lazy by staying  passionate about all aspects of being an academic. As a current graduate student, David offers a uniquely fresh perspective about classroom dynamics, with a focus on self reflection and empathy. Episode 26: [ 3.14.18 ] Rethinking creativity & being truly open to opportunities – even if they are unfamiliar & across the globe – marks only the beginning of our thoughtful chat with artist & educator Chris Kienke, Chair of the Foundations Curriculum at the School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chris outlines how his evolving artistic practice has been informed by places/spaces while teaching abroad in the middle east. In addition, we discuss the state of foundations, advise for emerging educators & the navigating the politics of higher education.

Membership: Starting the 2018/2019 membership period, FATE has made changes to the Individual Membership fees including a new Adjunct Faculty Membership rate for part-time and contingent faculty members: http://www.foundations-art.org/membership

Accepting Proposals for FATE 2019, Deadline: May 18: http://www.foundations-art.org/conferences

The upcoming FATE conference, “Foundations in Flux”, hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design, will be in Columbus, OH, April 4 – 9, 2019. We are seeking proposals for panel discussions and workshop events surrounding the conference theme Foundations in Flux. As foundational learning continues to shift and grow, we educators find ourselves reinventing curricular structures to suit the needs of our first year students. We’re in a state of constant flux as we tackle new methods of technique and concept-based learning styles. At the upcoming FATE Conference, let’s dig into the ways we are engaging this new generation of global citizens — and how we can do that better.

FATE is committed to being inclusive by encouraging participation from a diverse range of voices within underrepresented identities and communities. In addition, we encourage participation from a wide spectrum within the academic community (high school educators, adjuncts, graduate students, art historians, fine artists, designers, faculty representing rural institutions, community colleges, and those teaching advanced courses). 

Submit your proposals for chairing a session panel, leading a workshop, or leading a roundtable discussion & CV to FATE2019@CCAD.EDU. Please limit your topic proposals and/or workshop description to 200 words maximum. This submission deadline is Friday, May 18th, 2018. 

Design History Society

The Design History Society is committed to supporting the development of research in the field of design history. The Society offers a number of annual grants and wards spread throughout the year and aimed at supporting a variety of research activities, aims and outputs. Together the grants and awards are available to a mixture of members and non-members and have been conceived to encourage innovative and inclusive definitions of design history and its methods and approaches.

DHS Conference Bursary

The Design History Society has a bursary fund to assist DHS Student members whose papers have been accepted for presentation at our annual conference. The Society endeavours to provide bursaries for up to 15 DHS student members presenting at our Conference. Each bursary includes the concessionary rate conference fee, attendance at the gala dinner. Deadline:

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/dhs-conference-bursary

Design Writing Prize

Guest judge for the 2018, Johanna Agerman Ross, Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and founder/director of the quarterly design journal Disegno

In order to encourage, recognise, and support writing that engages audiences in critical and contemporary issues in design writing, the Design History Society initiated a new writing prize in 2017. Running for the second time in 2018, this prize is open to scholars, researchers, critics, practitioners and educators within and outside the Society who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the work of critical debate in design through writing. The aim of the Design Writing Prize, in addition to promoting and celebrating excellent new work, is to advocate writing as a necessary and creative practice for communicating ideas related to design. In this vein, entries that include a variety of modes such as essays, interviews, reviews or editorial commentary are welcome and can either be published works or in manuscript phase. Deadline: 16.00 GMT on 15 June 2018

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/design-writing-prize

Student Essay Prize

Submissions are invited for the Design History Society Essay Prize, established in 1997 in order to maintain high standards in design history in higher education. Two essay prizes are awarded annually; one to an undergraduate student and the other to a postgraduate (MA or PhD). Deadline: 16.00 GMT on 15 June 2018.

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/essay-prize

Research Travel & Conference Grant

The Research Travel and Conference Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those need to travel to conduct essential research for their design history scholarship or to present new research at key academic conferences. Deadline: 15th May

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/research-grants/travel-grant

Strategic Research Grant

The Strategic Research Grant expresses the Society’s work to lead the academic commitment to design history research. Founded in 2012 to encourage design history research in non-Western geographies and post-colonial perspectives, as of 2015 the Strategic Research Grant is an annual award. The Grant supports original and significant research in non-Western, post-colonial and other areas, themes and methods that have either been overlooked or underrepresented in the field but are important to its future development. Applicants must be engaged in research leading to a conference paper or published outcome such as a peer-review journal or other academic publication. Deadline: 15th November

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/research-grants/strategic-travel-award

Research Exhibition Grant

The Research Exhibition Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those engaged in design history research that leads to an exhibition or display. The exhibition or display may be permanent or temporary, and take a physical and/or digital format. Deadline: 15th March

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/research-grants/exhibition-grant

Research Publication Grant

The Research Publication Grant is awarded by the DHS annually to assist those engaged in design history research with the publication of their research in research-based outputs such as peer-reviewed journal articles or books published by an academic press or museum institution. Deadline: 15th January

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/research-grants/publishing-grant-1

Student Travel Award

The Student Travel Award is awarded by the DHS annually to encourage and support research activity amongst students in the field of design history. The grant is open to all student members of the society. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or postgraduate student at any institution and undertaking research in the field of design history of any geography and period.

The Student Travel Award may be used towards the costs incurred for research trips including travel to conferences, accommodation, travel and other research expenses (e.g. photocopying costs, library membership). Deadline: 15th January

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student-awards/student-award

Day Symposium Grant

The DHS Day Symposium Grant assists DHS members convene a symposium to discuss and disseminate design history research. The Grant is part of the Society’s aim to promote and support scholarship in the field of design history and to play a role in shaping an inclusive and innovative field. The DHS Day Symposium Grant aims to support high quality, original research activity. No fixed deadline

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/day-symposium-grant

Outreach and Events Grant

he DHS Outreach Event Grant provides assistance for DHS members to convene a public event to promote design history beyond a traditional academic setting. This Grant is part of the Society’s aim to promote the field of design history and to play a role in shaping inclusive and innovative forums, support activities that offer new perspectives on how design history can engage diverse audiences and contribute to public discourse that reaches wider communities. No fixed deadline

More information can be found at: https://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/dhs-outreach-and-events-grant

Association for Textual Scholarship (ATSAH)

Members’ Publications

Eliana Carrra, “Un proposito di identificazione per il Ritratto di giovane con libro di Agnolo Bronzino: Benedetto Bsini,”  Annali di Critic d’Arte  N. 1 (2017):89-115.

Deborah Cibelli, Review of The Early Modern Child in Art and History, edited by Matthew Knox Averette, The Sixteenth Century Journal, XLVII (2016):783-85.

Jennifer Bates Ehlert, “Hylas and the Matinee Girl: John William Waterhouse and the Female Gaze,” Athanor, Vol. 36 (June 2018): 69-76.

Sara N. James,  “Wit and Humor in Ugolinodi Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art vol 36, no.3-4 (Spring/Summer2017):159-67.

Sara N. James, “Review of Tarnya Cooper, Aviva Bunstock, Maurice Howard, and Edward Town, eds. Paintingin Britain 1500-1630: Production, Influences, and Patronage. A British Academy Publication. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, for the Sixteenth Century Journal, XLVIII/1 (Spring2017):249-51.

Robin O’Bryan,  “Carnal Desire and Conflicted Sexual Identity in a ‘Dominican’ Chapel” In Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Thought and Modern Historiography ed. Angeliki Pollali and Berthold Hub (Routledge, 2017), 40-68.

Robin O’Bryan, “Michelangelo’s Sistine Dwarf”

Source: Notes in the History of Art 36, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 67-77.

Emilie Passignat, ‘’Manière’, ‘maniéré’, ‘maniériste’ : transferts et enjeux théoriques autour d’un terme clé du vocabulaire artistique », in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexicographie artistique : formes, usages et enjeux dans l’Europe moderne (Montpellier, PULM, 2018), 363-376, on-line, doi: 10.26530/OAPEN_644313 .

Emilie Passignat, “Manière”, in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexart. Les mots de la peinture (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, 1600-1750) (Montpellier, PULM,  2018), 333-339.

Emilie Passignat,“Maniéré”, in Michèle-Caroline Heck (ed.), Lexart. Les mots de la peinture (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Pays-Bas, 1600-1750)  (Montpellier, PULM, 2018), 340-343.

Liana De Girolami  Cheney, “Camillo Camilli’s Imprese for the Academies,” Journal of Literature and Art,  Vol. 8 No. 4 (April 2018):598-613

Liana De Girolami  Cheney, “Jan Haicksz Steen’s Woman at Her Toilet: “Provocative Innuendos,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies Vol. 7, No. 10, (October 2017): 1-11, doi: 10.17265/2159-5836/2017.10.000

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, Allegories of Love: Emblematic Ardor,” Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 5, No. 5, (May 2017): 1-37, doi: 10.17265/2328-2177/2017.05.000

Pacific Arts Association

The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific Linden-Museum Stuttgart | 26–28 April 2018

The annual PAA-E meeting entitled “The Pacific in Europe, Europe and the Pacific” will be held at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, State Museum of Ethnology, from 26 until 28 April 2018 to coincide with the exhibition Hawai‘i – Royal Islands in the Pacific (14 October 2017 – 13 May 2018).

The Pacific Arts Association’s XIII International Symposium will be held in Brisbane 25-28 March 2019. 

The Pacific Chapter has decided to create a pre-symposium opportunity to visit and learn about the arts of Vanuatu whilst they plan and refine their travel arrangements for next year.

As well as participating in panel discussions about key issues relating to the arts of the Pacific, the Vanuatu conference will be a chance to visit Port Vila, engage with kastom, meet local artists and cultural workers, and experience town and the contemporary arts scene.

In the meantime, if this piques your interest, please contact Karen Stevenson on ks-kf@xtra.co.nz so that she can get a sense of numbers as she and colleagues continue to plan for this.

Association of Historians of American Art

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Association of Historians of American Art Fifth Biennial Symposium
October 4-6, 2018
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

AHAA invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of North American art, visual/material culture, and architectural history, broadly construed. We encourage a broad range of proposals, reflecting a diversity of both topics and methodological approaches. Please send: (1) a 250-word abstract, (2) a proposed title, (3) a clear indication of presentation format, and (4) a short c.v. of no more than two pages by Friday, April 13, 2018 to Robert Cozzolino, Jennifer Marshall, and Christina Michelon, AHAA Symposium co-chairs at: ahaa.twincities@gmail.com. Inquiries may also be directed to that email address. http://www.ahaaonline.org/page/2018SymposiumCFP

CALL FOR PAPERS
AHAA sponsored session at CAA
February 13-16, 2019
New York, NY

As an affiliated society of CAA, the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) sponsors a session at CAA’s Annual Conference. This year, AHAA is seeking proposals for a one-and-a-half-hour professional session addressing any of the following: new pedagogies, exhibitions, patronage, auctions, and publishing. Please submit a title and short description of the session, along with the proposer’s c.v. and a statement of expertise on the topic proposed to sessions@ahaaonline.org by April 13, 2018.

SECAC

SECAC awards two $5,000 prizes annually: The Artist’s Fellowship, awarded to an individual artist or to a group of artists working together on a specific project, and the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art, an award of an annual total of $5,000 to one or more art historians who are members of the organization. The Artist’s Fellowship entries must be submitted by August 14, 2018; the Levin Award entries must be submitted by August 31, 2018. For more information see: http://www.secacart.org/artists-fellowship and http://www.secacart.org/research-in-art-history.

 

The 74th Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, October 17 through 20, 2018. Events during the conference will include a keynote address by Andrew Freear, Director of Auburn University’s Rural Studio. Freear is a recent Loeb Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has designed and built Rural Studio exhibits across the globe including at the Whitney Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennal, the V&A in London, MoMA NYC, and most recently, the Milan Triennale and the Venice Biennale. A SECAC-only private reception to view the exhibition, Third Space/Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art will be held at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the annual SECAC Artist’s Fellowship and Juried [Members] Exhibitions will be on view at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, AEIVA is a center for UAB and the Birmingham community to engage with contemporary art and artists. The 2018 Members Exhibition will be juried by Peter Baldaia, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Huntsville Museum of Art. For more information see: http://www.secacart.org/conference.

Juried Exhibition submission deadline, April 15, 2018: https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/3

Call for Papers deadline, April 20, 2018: https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/2

Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)

This activity report pertains to events held by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association during the 2018 CAA Annual Conference at UCLA.

ACASA held one sponsored panel during the CAA Annual Conference. Titled “Abstraction in Africa: Origins, Meaning, Function” it was organized by Kevin Tervala, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. A session that solicited contributors, it eventually included the following presentations:

  • “Abstraction, Extraction, and Transaction in the Carved Doors of Zanzibar”
    Janet Purdy, The Pennsylvania State University
  • “Between Abstraction and Figuration: Corporeal Excess and Uncertainty in Nineteenth-Century Zulu Vessels”
    Theresa Sims, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • “Abstraction and Mobility in Northwestern Kenya ”
    Kevin Tervala, Harvard University

In addition to the ACASA-sponsored panel, ACASA organized a special event at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in the form of an Open House. The museum offered coffee, tours, and conversations about the exhibitions on view to ACASA members and CAA annual meeting participants: the Fowler’s PST show, Axe Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, and Bread, Butter, and Power: Paintings by Meleko Mokgosi. It was a great opportunity to visit the museum and mingle with colleagues.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art & Architecture (HGSCEA)

HGSCEA organized another successful set of events at CAA this year in Los Angeles.

The well-attended sponsored session was chaired by Allison Morehead, and examined critical race theory in Scandinavian, Central European, and German art. It comprised four papers: Rebecca Houze considered constructions of ethnicity and national identity in Hungarian design, Pat Berman examined the discourse of whiteness in Norwegian art, Bart Pushaw drew attention to several cases of the representation and repression of race in Scandinavian art, and Kristin Schroeder analyzed the depiction of race and gender in a painting by Christian Schad. HGSCEA was also well represented at the conference more generally. Members presented their research in other sessions, acted as chairs and commentators, and represented organizations and journals. The participation of two early-career scholars, Tomasz Grusiecki and Max Koss, was supported by HGSCEA Travel Stipends.

The annual reception, a catered Mexican dinner at a studio space near the convention center, was attended by about forty members. They saw old friends, made new acquaintances, and learned the results of the 2017 Emerging Scholars Prize. From a large pool of strong submissions, the Board named two articles published last year as the winners: Tomasz Grusiecki, “Foreign as Native: Baltic Amber in Florence,” and Kerry Greaves, “Thirteen Artists in a Tent: Danish Avant-garde Exhibition Practice during World War II.” Morgan Ng received an Honorable Mention for “Toward a Cultural Ecology of Architectural Glass in Early Modern Northern Europe.”

During the business meeting, the Board not only heard reports from the president, treasurer, and website manager, but also discussed the proposals it had received for next year’s session at CAA in New York. All were appealing, but the Board selected the one sent by Kerry Greaves, “Women Artists in Germany, Central Europe, and Scandinavia, 1880-1955.”

HGSCEA at the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, 2018.

American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS)

The American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) announced the results of the Eleanor Tufts Award at its business meeting at the 2018 annual conference of the College Art Association. The annual award, established in 1992 to honor Professor Tufts’ contributions to the study of Spanish art, recognizes an outstanding English-language book in the area of Spanish or Portuguese art history. This year the committee chose to give the Eleanor Tufts Award to Oscar E. Vázquez, The End Again: Degeneration and Visual Culture in Modern Spain (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017). In addition, the jurors selected two books for honorable mention: Ilona Katzew, et al., Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici (Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Mexico City: Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.; New York, NY: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017) and Amanda Wunder, Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017).​

Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA)

Preparations are underway for AHAA’s Fifth Biennial Symposium, October 4-6, 2018 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The goal of this biennial symposium is to represent the most innovative, creative, and rigorous scholarship currently shaping the field of American art. http://www.ahaaonline.org/

The Executive Editors of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art are pleased to announce that The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the journal a three-year, $45,000 grant to support publication of the journal. This grant supports the position of managing editor, provides professional development in art history and digital humanities, and funds subventions to help authors defray the cost of image reproduction fees.

“The Henry Luce Foundation has been a strong supporter of Panorama since its inception, and we are delighted to announce funding that ensures our financial base through 2020,” said Betsy Boone, an Executive Editor for the journal. “Luce funding has allowed us to professionalize our administrative structure, allowing us to bring cutting-edge scholarship on American art to audiences around the world through our open-access platform.”

The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)

TIAMSA is offering the following events over the upcoming months:

1) Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 8-10 – ART BEYOND ART: First Symposium on Art Systemic Relations (Goethe Institut, Porto Alegre) – From production to access, the world of visual arts have changed substantially in the last decades, especially considering the performances of agents and institutions which together act in the creation of legitimating structures and in the definition of what art is or is not. However, the logic of production, circulation, legitimization and consumption is also associated with spheres other than those specific to the art world, highlighting the connections inherent in the development of the greater art system. In this sense ART BEYOND ART, the first Symposium on Art Systemic Relations, proposes to debate the transformations in the mode(s) of operation and in the production of contemporary visual art. Essentially transdisciplinary, the event aims to open the dialogue between researchers of Arts, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Literature, Technology, Sciences and other areas. – This conference is an initiative of TIAMSA Art Market and Collecting – Portugal, Spain and Brazil (TIAMSA AMC_PSB). All further information can be found in the related post and on the Conference Website.

2) TIAMSA’s 2nd Conference will take place in September in Vienna: ART FOR THE PEOPLE? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market. 

2nd Conference
TIAMSA ­­– The International Art Market Studies Association
Vienna, 27-29 September 2018
Apply by April 15, 2018

The art world and the market have traditionally been the domain of the elites and have thrived on exclusivity. However, the art world has arguably become much more democratic in recent years thanks to the digital revolution, the inclusion of emerging economies in the world art market system, and the vastly improved access to art and information. The price histories of works of art can nowadays easily be reconstructed using online databases; the threshold for art buying is significantly lowered by online sales platforms; and new buyers in emerging economies are making the art market much less Western-oriented. Moreover, an ever broader range of artworks in different price categories has put (fine) art within reach of the middle classes across the globe. At the same time, art institutions such as museums are under tremendous pressure to be less exclusive. Some of these democratizing tendencies are of course not new. For instance, publishing houses in Europe started disseminating prints on a massive scale already in the sixteenth century, thereby enabling larger segments of the population to acquire images. Read more here

TIAMSA members receive discounts to our events as well as Art Market Studies related publications from BRILL, Francis & Taylor, Brepols / Harvey Miller.

For more information go to https://www.artmarketstudies.org

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2018, to one of the 34 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open Sessions. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; scholars in related fields; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. If your research topic is not a good fit for one of the thematic sessions, please submit your abstract to the Open Sessions. View the full Call for Papers at www.sah.org/2019.

SAH is now accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by SAH, the award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The purpose of the award is to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproductions and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

SAH has partnered with the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) to offer Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. These new grants are part of the GAHTC’s nearly $500,000 in funding to build new content for its free, digital platform of teaching materials. Learn more at gahtc.org/grants.

International Association for Word and Image Studies (Association Internationale pour l’étude des Rapports entre Texte et Image) (IAWIS/IAERTI)

Call for Participation for 2018 Conference of the International Society for Intermedial Studies

Intermedial Practice and Theory in Comparison

Hangzhou, China, 15-17 November 2018

With the ever-growing proliferation of electronic and other popular media in the more and more networked and “mediatised society,” the diversity and complexity of cultural reproduction and social reconstruction through media underscores now, more than ever, the need to expand Intermedia Studies by incorporating a “planetary” comparative perspective and encouraging voices from subaltern cultures. In recent years, Asian artists like CAI Guoqiang, the “Master of Gunpowder,” have gained international prominence in the intermedia world, and their intermedial practices were often executed and exhibited in various cultural epicentres, e.g., Beijing or New York. However active and interactive such practices are and however broad the audience is, a critical survey of the intermedia theory in cultural comparison is largely missing in previous discussions. We all use media and all media are related, but we might not view media in the same way. Therefore, this conference aims at fostering an interdisciplinary and intercultural conversation on intermedia between scholars, artists and theorists from all domains.

We are seeking panel, paper and round-table contributions that address the theme of the conference: revisiting intermedial practice and theory from a comparative perspective (e.g., past/present, East/West, etc.) to see how artistic, cultural and social practices differ from and interact with each other and how theories evolve in these media constellations locally and globally. We invite proposals for 10- or 20-minute presentations on a broad variety of topics and methodological approaches from disciplines including (but not limited to) Media Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Philosophy, Art History, Visual Arts, Musicology, Theatre and Performance Studies, Rhetoric, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Architecture and Design, Communication, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Proposals for papers, pre-constituted panels, or round tables can be submitted by emailing the submission form (downloadable on http://wgyxy.hznu.edu.cn/ISIS2018) as an attachment to SFL@hznu.edu.cn with the subject line “Proposal ISIS2018”. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018, and acceptances will be notified by July 15,2018.

Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

  1. ARLIS/NA session at CAA in Los Angeles in February 

Teams composed of art and design faculty and librarians presented their experiences collaborating with students in the library in a successful session on February 22nd entitled “Engaging the iterative: pedagogical experiments across art and design disciplines.”   Chaired by Jennifer Martinez Wormser of the Laguna College of Art + Design; Emilee Mathews, form the University of California, Irvine, the individual presentations included:

COLORientation: Visualizing Color Systems 
Xun Chi, Laguna College of Art + Design; Jennifer Martinez Wormser , Laguna College of Art + Design

The Intersection of Influence: Co-teaching the Undergraduate and Graduate Architecture Degree Project and Thesis Preparation Courses
Cathryn Copper, Woodbury University School of Architecture

Engaging the Art World in the Classroom
Bridget R. Cooks, University of California, Irvine; Emilee Mathews, University of California, Irvine

Collaborating, Learning, and Exhibiting
Parme Giuntini, Otis College of Art and Design; Kerri Steinberg, Otis College of Art and Design; Sue Maberry, Otis College of Art and Design

  1. Awards announced at ARLIS/NA annual conference in New York in February:

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce Kathryn Wayne as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. She is the 27th person to receive the Society’s highest honor. The Distinguished Service Award honors an individual whose exemplary service in art librarianship, visual resources curatorship, or a related field has made an outstanding national or international contribution to art information. Kathryn’s deep and far-reaching contributions to the Society and to the field of art librarianship perfectly embody the accomplishments most valued by the Society.

Kathryn recently retired as head of the Art History/Classics Library at the University of California, Berkeley. She came to UC Berkeley in 1990 as Architecture and Landscape Architecture Librarian at Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library following many years as Architecture Librarian at the University of Arizona.

Two of her notable publications are the seminal reference book Architecture Sourcebook: A Guide to Resources on the Practice of Architecture published by Omnigraphics in 1997, and her contribution to the 33-volume Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences published by CRC Press in 2010, for which she wrote the chapter on Art Librarianship.

Despite these impressive professional accomplishments, Kathryn never lost sight of the fundamental role of librarianship at her home institutions. Her dedication to students endured throughout her career. She established an information literacy program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design and shared her experience through a subsequent professional presentation on the program. She mentored San Jose State library school students and University of California undergraduate students. One former student wrote, “Kathryn has not only enriched the profession, she has shaped my life.”

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce that the exhibition catalogue for Radical Women: Latin

American Art, 19601985 curated by Cecilia Fajardo Hill and Andrea Giunta, has been awarded the 39th annual George Wittenborn Memorial

Book Award, announced at the ARLIS/NA annual conference in New York in February.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is pleased to announce that Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, edited by Heather Davis and co-published in 2017 by McGill-Queens University Press and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), has been awarded the 27th annual Melva J. Dwyer Award.

Design Incubation

Call for Entries: Communication Design Educators Awards Competition
Design Incubation is accepting entries for the 2018 Educators Awards until May 31, 2018. This international academic awards competition has 4 categories:
•    Scholarship: Published Research
•    Scholarship: Creative Work (design research, creative production, and/or professional practice)
•    Teaching
•    Service  (departmental, institutional, community)

We are excited to announce an international jury of distinguished design academics.

Jorge Meza Aguilar
Professor of Strategic Design
Provost for Outreach and Collaboration
Universidad Iberoamericana
Mexico City, Mexico

Ruki Ravikumar
Director of Education
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, NY

Wendy Siuyi Wong
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Design
York University
Toronto, Canada

Steven McCarthy
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Minnesota

Maria Rogal
Professor of Graphic Design
University of Florida

Use this form to submit your entry online.
For further details, visit the Competition Overview page.

Online form: https://designincubation.com/award-competition-entry/
Call for Entry: https://designincubation.com/call-for-submissions/call-for-entries-communication-design-educators-awards-2018/
Awards overview: https://designincubation.com/educators-awards/

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Society News for January 2018

posted by January 16, 2018

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

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

We hope to release 2018 Annual Conference registration, hotel and lodging information, and scholarship applications within the next month. Stay tuned for announcements via membership emails, the website, social media, and the AAMG listserv!

In the meantime, save the date!

June 21 – 24, 2018
Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami)

SECAC

SECAC 2017: 73rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE:

In October, SECAC met for the 73rd time in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Columbus College of Art and Design. One hundred and seven sessions were held, and 502 members representing 277 institutions attended. In its seventh year, participation in the SECAC mentoring program nearly doubled with 50 members meeting as mentors and mentees. Highlights of the conference included the SECAC 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery and a keynote address at the Columbus Museum of Art by Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfield of the Heidelberg Project.

At the annual business meeting SECAC President Jason Guynes of the University of Alabama introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Georgia, Jeff Schmuki, Georgia Southern University; South Carolina, Sarah Archino, Furman University; Virginia, Jennifer Anderson, Hollins University; West Virginia, Heather Stark (continuing), Marshall University; and At Large #2 Al Denyer (continuing), University of Utah. A. Lawrence Jenkens of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was unanimously elected 1st Vice President of SECAC, a post he will hold for three years before becoming President. A Constitutional Amendment to add a third At-Large position to the SECAC Board was carried unanimously. At the end of the meeting, President Guynes passed the gavel to 1st Vice President and President-Elect Sandra J. Reed of Marshall University who will serve as SECAC President for three years.

SECAC 2018 will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 17-20. A call for session proposals is now on the SECAC website, www.secacart.org. Calls for presentations, juried exhibition entries, and award nominations will be published on the website in early 2018.

AWARDS PRESENTED AT SECAC 2017

The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, a $5,000 prize, was awarded to Stacey M. Holloway, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her proposed exhibition, Not to Be Otherwise, will be on view at SECAC 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ashley Elston, Assistant Professor of Art History, Berea College, won the fourth annual William R. Levin Award, a $5,000 prize, for her project Layered Media in the Sacred Art of Early Modern Italy.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Beauvais Lyons, Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 

The 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Christine Filippone, Associate Professor in Art History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, for Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America, Routledge Press, 2017.

The Awards Committee recognized two winners of the 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Reni Gower, Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Carol Prusa, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida Atlantic University.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design was awarded to Meaghan Dee, Assistant Professor and Chair of Visual Communication Design at Virginia Tech.

The Awards Committee recognized two winners of the 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials: the Georgia Museum of Art (University of Georgia) for Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950, curated by Sarah Kate Gillespie; and Edward Irvine, Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for Art From Flour: Barrel to Bag, at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials was awarded to the Georgia Museum of Art (University of Georgia) for Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana.

Nine graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards in the amount of $220: Cyndy Epps, Georgia Southern University; Kimiko Matsumura, Rutgers University; Kathleen Pierce, Rutgers University; Daniel Ralston, Columbia University; Courtney N. Ryan, Georgia Southern University; Florencia San Martin, Rutgers University; William J. Simmons, University of Southern California; Madison Treece, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Angela Whitlock, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

Juror Tyler Cann, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, selected three prize winners for the SECAC 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition: Best in Show, Brooks Dierdorff, University of Central Florida, for What Else Do You Need?, Inkjet on vinyl mesh, stained glass, styrofoam coolers, 42” x 14” x 11”; Second Prize, Erica Mendoza, University of Tennessee Knoxville, for #WasterHerTim-2013to2017, Hand-embroidered ex-boyfriend clothing, approximately 91” x 63”; and Third Prize, Kofi Opoku, West Virginia University, for Face of Homelessness (Chuck), Video, 5’ 47”. Prizes were $1,500, $750, and $500, respectively.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

  • The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is sponsoring a session the 2018 CAA conference in Los Angeles entitled “Engaging the Iterative: Pedagogical Experiments across Art and Design Disciplines.”
  • The 46th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will be held in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown from February 25 through March 1, 2018. This year’s conference, which is the preeminent event for the ARLIS/NA organization of art and visual information professionals, carries the theme Out of Bounds, and emphasizes sessions that expand the boundaries of art librarianship, featuring speakers who borrow ideas from outside the library profession to solve problems, spark new initiatives, or broaden audiences for library activities.

Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH)

The Association for Critical Race Art History’s Bibliographic resource launched on January 9, 2017, and received over 1000 hits on the first day.  In conjunction with the publication of the bibliography, reading groups were formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. to bring together art historians engaged with issues of the representation of race and ethnicity and their histories.  To date, 42 people have participated in the reading groups, which have covered a wide array of topics including hybridity, empire, borders, primitivisms, and the contemporary status of identity politics.  The reading groups were organized by Caitlin Beach (NY), Layla Bermeo (Boston), Margarita Karasoulas (Washington, D.C.), Marci Kwon (Bay Area), and Sean Nesselrode Moncada (NY).  The organizers would like to thank Jacqueline Francis and Camara Dia Holloway, co-founders of the Association for Critical Race Art History, for their support and guidance in this endeavor.

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) is pleased to announce our Emerging Scholars of Latin American Art sponsored session at the upcoming College Art Association Conference. This session showcases the scholarship of graduate students and early career scholars of Latin American art, from the pre-Columbian to contemporary period. The session, chaired by Lisa Trever (UC-Berkeley) and Elena FitzPatrick Sifford (Louisiana State University), takes place on Thursday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in room 402 and includes the following papers:

“Singular Plural: Serials, Rulership, and Time in the Architectural Ornament of Teotihuacan, Mexico” (Trent Barnes, Harvard University)

“‘These things do not exist’: Painting Grotesques in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Savannah Esquivel, University of Chicago)

“Migrant Constructions: Mahjar Monuments and the Crafting of Transnational Identities in Modern Argentina (1910–1955)” (Caroline “Olivia” M. Wolf, Rice University).

Renaissance Society of America

The Renaissance Society of America is holding its Annual Meeting in New Orleans on 22-24 March 2018. More than 200 of the 550 sessions at the conference feature topics relating to art and architecture, 1300-1700. See the RSA New Orleans web page for more information.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA)

The Board recently awarded travel stipends to two members of HGSCEA, Tomasz Grusiecki and Max Koss, to help defray the costs of their participation in CAA’s annual conference this coming February. The Board is also deliberating on the submissions to this year’s HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Prize competition. The winner will be announced at the reception and dinner in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. As always, the dinner is free to current members, who should mark their calendars if they plan to attend. An invitation with more details will be sent soon.

HGSCEA’s sponsored session at the annual conference, “Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe,” is being chaired by Allison Morehead on Saturday, February 24, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Rebecca Houze, Patricia Berman, Bart Pushaw, and Kristin Schroeder will read papers on Hungarian, Nordic, and German art and design. For more information, go to the HGSCEA website (http://hgscea.org/) and the conference website (http://conference.collegeart.org/programs/critical-race-art-histories-in-germany-scandinavia-and-central-europe/)

The annual business meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. It will take place in Room 506 of the Convention Center from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

The New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus is pleased to welcome our newly elected board members Rene Ferro (Chair of the Events and Exhibitions Committee), Jim Jeffers, (Treasurer), Jessye McDowell (Chair of the Communications Committee), Nadav Assor, Stephanie Tripp, Carrie Ida Edinger, Patrick Lichty, Jennifer Zayela, Byron Rich, Johanna Gosse and Liat Berdugo.

We also thank Bill Miller and Joyce Rudinsky for their years of invaluable leadership to our organization and Carlos Rosas, Meredith Hoy and Daniel Temkin for their service over the years as members of the Board.

As part of the Annual CAA conference, the New Media Caucus will be hosting multiple panels, workshops and our annual Member Showcase. You can find the New Media Caucus events information at http://www.newmediacaucus.org/2018-caa-los-angeles-events/.

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA)

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) Activities at CAA-LA 2018 include our NCAA-CAA Affiliate Session: Transforming Communities Through the Arts, (Thursday, February 22, 10:30a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and the annual NCAA Reception (Thursday, February 22, 5–7 p.m., rm. tba). NCAA welcomes new and current members, and all interested parties. Please join us.

2018 NCAA Annual Conference: Purposeful Relationships: transforming communities through art and design, will be hosted by the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris University, Grand Rapids, MI, September 26-29, 2018. Registration available online in late spring 2018 at www.ncaaarts.org

New NCAA Board Members and Officers:

NCAA President: Lynne Allen, Boston University, Treasurer: Cathy Pagani, University of Alabama, Secretary: Peter Chametzky, University of South Carolina

New NCAA Board Members: Colin Blakely, University of Arizona, Jade Jewett, California State University, Fullerton, Charles Kanwishcher, Bowling Green State University

Historians of Netherlandish Art

HNA events at the College Art Association annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018:

This year our HNA sponsored session, “All in the Family: Northern European Artistic Dynasties, CA. 1350-1750 will take place on Wednesday, February 21st, from 4-5:30 pm in Room 404A at the LA Convention Center.

Join us for the yearly HNA reception on Friday February 23rd, from 5:30-7 pm. in the San Bernadino Room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

HNA Conference, Ghent, 2018

Registration is open for the quadrennial HNA conference in Ghent, May 23-26, 2018: https://hnanews.org/hna-conference-ghent-2018

We are pleased to announce 3 new board members: 

Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor at Tulane University

Marisa Bass, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History of Art Department of Yale University

Freyda Spira, Associate Curator of Northern Renaissance and Baroque works on paper at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

and our new HNA Administrator:

Caroline Fowler, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

Websites:

Don’t forget to check out our newly launched websites including HNAR, our online review of books, where past reviews will be available. The final print issue of the HNA Newsletter and Review of Books was published in November 2017. Issues produced since May 2002 are now available in pdf format on the site for viewing and download. Please take a look: https://hnanews.org, https://jhna.org, https://hnanews.org/hnar, and https://hnanews.org/hnar/archive.

Publication opportunity:

The next formal deadline for submission of articles to the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (jhna.org) is March 1, 2018 (for publication in 2018 or 2019), although we welcome submissions at any time.

Society of Architectural Historians

Early registration is open for the Society of Architectural Historians’ 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of Saint Paul. Roundtable discussions, workshops, networking receptions, keynote talks, SAH’s annual awards ceremony, and public architecture tours in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region will supplement the program. Early registration ends February 20. Tours-only and public events registration opens on February 21. Visit www.sah.org/2018.

SAH is accepting session proposals for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28, 2019. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. SAH membership is not required to submit a proposal; however, you will be required to join SAH if your proposal is accepted. The submission deadline is January 16, 2018. Visit www.sah.org/2019.

SAH has partnered with the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) to offer Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. These new grants are part of the GAHTC’s nearly $500,000 in funding to build new content for its free, digital platform of teaching materials. Learn more at www.gahtc.org/grants.

European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum (EPCAF) 

A new group of counselors has joined EPCAF. Their bios, along with those of the new director of research and president are below. Karen Kurczynski’s review of the conference, “Multiple Modernisms: A Symposium on Globalism in Postwar Art,” was recently published at http://epcaf.org/reviews/

President: 

Lily Woodruff is Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University. Her first book, Disordering the Establishment: Participatory Art and Institutional Critique in France, 1958-1981 focuses on the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, Daniel Buren, André Cadere, and the Collectif d’Art Sociologique.

Director of Research:

Emmanuel Guy is Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at The New School, Parsons Paris. His book focuses on Guy Debord’s Game of War, and he curated among other exhibitions, “Guy Debord. Un Art de la Guerre” at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 2013.

Counselors:

Amy Bryzgel is Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She is the author of Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960, and Performing the East: Performance Art in Russia, Latvia and Poland Since 1980.

Brianne Cohen is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her book, Preventive Publics: Contemporary Art and the Idea of Europe, examines the art of Harun Farocki, Thomas Hirschhorn, and the collective Henry VIII’s Wives.

Liam Considine is Visiting Assistant Professor of art history at Pratt Institute. His book, New Realisms: Pop and Politics in France, 1962-1968, examines the impact of Pop art in France across painting, cinema and graphic design during the 1960s.

Sophie Cras is Maître de conférences at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. An English translation of her book, L’économie à l’épreuve de l’art. Art et capitalisme dans les années 1960.

Deborah Laks is Scientific Coordinator at the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, and teaches at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sciences po, and École du Louvre. She is the author of Des déchets pour mémoire. L’utilisation de matériaux de récupération par les nouveaux réalistes (1955-1975).

Jasmina Tumbas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo. Her first book is titled The Erotics of Dictatorship: Art, Sex, and Politics under Yugoslav Socialism.

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

Upcoming for CAA 2018: An Inclusion and Empathy Roundtable discussion and podcasting session will be hosted during FATE’s Business Meeting at the conference: Th, Feb 22, 12:30 – 1:30p, Rm 402A, LA Convention Center.

02/22/2018: 6:00PM–7:30PM, Room 409A: “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond”

FATE’s CAA Affiliate Representative, Naomi J. Falk, and Richard Moninski, will co-chair FATE’s Affiliated Society session. Feeling welcome, acknowledged, and heard encourages learning. Fostering inclusiveness and empathy on behalf of minority students legitimizes perspectives. Examples of readings, projects, tools, and exercises for building inclusive, encouraging, and productive dialogues included. More info? Please contact: Naomi J. Falk, naomijfalk@gmail.com

Feb 10, 2018: FATE Regional Event: Skill Swap Workshop @ SHSU, 10:00am – 5:00pm at Sam Houston State University, WASH (Workshop in Art Studio + History), 2220 Ave. M, Huntsville, TX, 77340. $20.00 covers breakfast, zine and demo materials, lunch, and takeaway information. Coordinators: Jessica Simorte & Valerie Powell, Register by Jan 10: jessicasimorte@hotmail.com

Other Regional events, incl. Apr 2018 in Columbus: http://www.foundations-art.org/regional-events

Positive Space podcast: http://www.foundations-art.org/positive-space-podcast

Episode 21, features Jessica Mongeon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations at Arkansas Tech University, discusses student habits, using technology in the classroom & strategies for creating inclusive learning environments at a time when social & political issues often alienate many. Unpacking trends in foundations pedagogy, Emily Ward Bivens, professor of Time-Based Art at the University of Tennessee, discuss the benefit of introducing students to performative activities, mentorship and the challenge/adventure involved in juggling the role of artist, educator, and administrator. Recent episodes also include Colby Jennings, Heather Szatmary, and Chung-Fan Chang.

Membership: Starting the 2018/2019 membership period, FATE has made changes to the Individual Membership fees including a new Adjunct Faculty Membership rate for part-time and contingent faculty members: http://www.foundations-art.org/membership

International Sculpture Center

The 2018 International Sculpture Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from October 25-28, 2018. The Call for Panels will open in January 2018. We will be seeking a diverse program with a wide range of topics in contemporary sculpture. For updates and to apply, visit www.sculpture.org/philly2018.

Tickets to the Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Alice Aycock and Betye Saar are on sale. The gala will be held on April 18, 2018 at Tribeca Rooftop, NY, NY. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit www.sculpture.org/aycocksaar, or contact the ISC events department at events@sculpture.org.

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Affiliated Society News for November 2017

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

Public Art Dialogue

The Fall 2018 issue of Public Art Dialogue journal will be devoted to the theme of “Public Art as Political Action.” The call for papers follows:

Public art is a process that often requires collaboration and compromise and, in the popular imagination, public art is also associated with the need for consent. However, the public sphere is an important place of dissent and many public art forms serve as interventions by critiquing the status quo, expressing dissatisfaction with the political powers that be, and questioning and reinterpreting historical narratives. This issue aims to examine topics surrounding protest art in the public realm. Submissions might explore the visual culture of protest movements; performances, projections, and posters that start public dialogues (physical and virtual) using visual means; historic or contemporary public art projects engaged with political protest. Submissions may also address how photography operates as a language of protest in the public realm. Though a resurgence in political art and protest brings contemporary art to the forefront, this issue also hopes to look at historic precedents for contemporary public protest art by revisiting the ephemera, public actions, and protest art of the past. Public Art Dialogue welcomes submissions from art historians, critics, artists, architects, landscape architects, curators, administrators, and other public art scholars and professionals, including those who are emerging as well as already established in the field.

Manuscripts are due March 1, 2018 and should be sent to PAD editorial assistant Sierra Rooney at r.sierra.rooney@gmail.com. PAD also seeks original artist projects submissions.  All manuscripts and artist project submissions must follow the guidelines posted here. Original artist projects should be sent to PAD art editor Ashley Corbin-Teich at pad.artistprojects@gmail.com.

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

AAMG Welcomes New VP of Membership Anna-Maria Shannon

Anna-Maria Shannon is the Interim Director for the Museum of Art at Washington State University. She has been part of the Museum of Art/Washington State University team for 21-years and is also assigned as the Associate Director. She is currently working to complete a 15-million dollar campaign for a new facility to be named the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU in the spring of 2018. Anna-Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Puget Sound (’93), Tacoma, Washington and a Master’s in Design from Washington State University (’05), Pullman, Washington. She serves on various boards and committee both on campus and within the town of Pullman, Wa, where she lives happily (in her garden) with her husband, two sons and mother. More online: aamg-us.org

Association of Research Institutes in Art History

East Asia Fellowship Program

The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) is a consortium of 27 museums and research centers based in North America. ARIAH’s goal is to promote scholarship in art history and to foster intellectual exchange among art historians from different parts of the world. In pursuit of that goal, ARIAH has established a fellowship program that will enable scholars from countries in East Asia to conduct research at an ARIAH member institute on any topic in the visual arts.

Facts about the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship program:

  • Applicants should hold an advanced degree and/or demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement. Scholars from the following countries are eligible to apply: Japan, Mongolia, People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Republic of China (Taiwan), and South Korea. English-language competence (spoken and written) is required.
  • Fellowships will last three to four months.
  • Deadline for applications is December 31, 2017. ARIAH will notify awardees by April 1, 2018. Fellowships may begin no earlier than September 1, 2018, and must be completed by August 31, 2019.
  • Fellowship awards will include cost of international travel, lodging, and other expenses.
  • Number of fellowships offered: Four fellowships will be offered per year.

Complete information about the ARIAH East Asia Fellowship Program can be found at www.ariah.info/EAF. For more information, contact ea-fellowship@ariah.info.

Generously Funded by:

Association for Latin American Art

ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award 

We are pleased to announce the annual ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award. The award, generously funded by former ALAA president Patricia Sarro, will provide $500 toward expenses related to attending the CAA annual conference, ALAA business meeting, and ALAA sponsored sessions. Funds may be put towards hotel costs, registration, or airfare/ground travel. The awardee need not be presenting (although presenters are encouraged to apply), but should demonstrate a specific need to attend sessions or visit archives in the conference city. To apply, please send a letter of interest, including your current research area, name of your university, program, advisor, and specific purpose for attending to the conference by email to Michele Greet (mgreet@gmu.edu) by October 31. The awardee will be selected by the executive committee and will be notified of his/her acceptance by November 15. Funds will be paid upon receipt of the award, but awardee must submit receipts to ALAA verifying that funds have gone toward conference expenses (within 2 weeks of returning from the conference). The awardee is also expected to attend the ALAA business meeting at the conference where he/she will be recognized as an award recipient. The awardee will also receive one year of complimentary ALAA membership.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture

The Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA) will sponsor a session at the annual CAA conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chaired by Allison Morehead, “Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe” will include papers by Rebecca Houze on the art colony at Gödölló, Patricia G. Berman on Nordic Vitalism, Bart Pushaw on Nordic art’s colonialist turn, and Kristin Schroeder on the paintings of Christian Schad.

HGSCEA members are also cordially invited to attend our annual dinner reception, which will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. near the LA Convention Center (location TBA). As always, the event is free for current members and provides an opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

The winner of this year’s Emerging Scholar Publication Prize will be announced at the reception; this award of $500 is given to a current HGSCEA member who is either a graduate student or has received a PhD within the last five years, in recognition of a distinguished essay published in 2017 on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture (submission deadline: December 18). Current HGSCEA members who are either graduate students or have received a PhD within the last five years may also apply to HGSCEA for a small travel stipend to attend the conference.

For more details on the session, dinner, prize, and travel stipend, please go to HGSCEA’s website: http://hgscea.org/

Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History 

Member Publications

Books

Liana De Girolami Cheney, et al. Radiance and Symbolism in Modern Stained Glass: European and American Innovations and Aesthetic Interrelations in Material Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholar Publisher, 2016.

Sara Nair James, Art in England from the Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600. Oxford: Oxbow/Casemate Books, 2016.

Articles

Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemount College,  “The Politics of Domesticating the Eternal:  The Roadside Shrines of Sicily,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016), Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging. Online. http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Charles Burroughs, Visiting Professor at GENESEO,  “Fluid City: River Gods in Rome and Contested Topography.” Mediaevalia 36/37 (2015/6): 187-222.

Charles Burroughs, Visiting Professor at GENESEO, “The Nymph in the Doorway: Revisiting a Central Motif of Aby Warburg’s Studyof Culture.” California Italian Studies 6.1 Issue title: “The Fixity and Flexibility of Images: Italian Art and Identity over Time” (2016). Online. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1md337mp

Giuseppe Cascione, University of Bari, “The Icon and the imperium, ” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Justice: Political Glory for the Farnese Family” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and-politics/

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper: A Thanksgiving Celebration,” Cultural and Religious Studies, December 2016, Vol. 4, No. 12, 735-77.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Conception of Our Lady: A Divine Fruit,” Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter 2016), 87-115.

Liana De Girolami Cheney,  Independent Scholar, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Planets: Musical Spheres and Visions of a Benevolent Cosmos,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, July 2017, Vol. 7, No. 7, 1-57.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar,  “The Labor of the Months and The Zodiac Signs in the Cathedral of Otranto: Symbols of Labor and Time,” Journal of Culture and Religious Studies, November 2016, Vol. 4, 11: 682-70.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari and Niccolò Machiavelli: A Medicean Appetite,” Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2016), 35-48.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Fine Arts in the Vite of 1550:” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, David Publishing Company Vol. 7, No. 2 (February, 2017), 140-78.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Edward Burne-Jones’s The Planet Mars,” Pre-Raphaelite Studies  Vol. XXIV,      No. 3 (Fall 2016), 15-27.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano and Federico Zuccaro,” Journal o Cultural and Religious Studies, Vol. 4, No. 8 (August 2016), 488-519.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari’s Saint George: A Christian Liberator,” Notes on Early Modern Art, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 2016), 1-9.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Giorgio Vasari and Mannerist Architecture: A Marriage of Beauty and Function in Urban Spaces,” Journal of Literature and Art Studies, Vol. 6, No. 10 (October 2016), 1150-71.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Jacopo Tintoretto’s Female Concert: Musica Arcadia,” Notes on Early Modern Art, Vol. 3, No.1 (Winter 2016), 27-39.\

Liana De Girolami Cheney, Independent Scholar, “Humanism, Italian Renaissance and Islamic Culture in the Arts,” Sabah Ülkesi, ed. Ahmet Faruk Caglar, (SAYI 46, Ocak, 1- 2016), 55-59 (in Turkish)

Liesbeth Grotenhuis, “Finger on the Lips:Poussin’s Animation of the Hieratic in the Moses Tableaus,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Sara Nair James, Mary Baldwin University, emerita, “Wit and Humor in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto,” Source: Notes in the History of Art, Vol. 36, nos. 3 and 4 (Spring/Summer 2017), 159-67.

Sara Nair James, Mary Baldwin University, emerita, “ St. Joseph in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Life of the Virgin at Orvieto: Pater Familias and Artisan of the Soul.” Gesta, vol 55 no 1 (spring, 2016),79-104.

Sara Nair James, May Balwin University emerita,“A Retrospective of Fine American Stained Glass: The Windows of Trinity Church, Staunton, Virginia,” in Radiance and Symbolism in Modern Stained Glass: European and American Innovations, Liana De Girolami Cheney, ed. Cambridge [UK]: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2016,

William R. Levin, Centre College, emeritus, “Franciscan Influences on Charitable Practice at the Early Florentine Misericordia,” in The World of St. Francis of Assisi: Select Proceedings from the First International Conference on Franciscan Studies, Siena, Italy, July 16-20, 2015 (Siena: Betti Editrice, 2017).

Sarah J. Lippert, University of Michigan a Flint,  “Canova’s Perseus as Emblem of Italy,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Donato Mansueto, Independent Scholar, “ Who Holds the Reins? Notes Equestrian Metaphors and Politics in Some Sixteenth-and Seventeenth-Century Emblems,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Maureen Pelta, Moore College, “The Power of Cheese Redux: Reconsidering Church and State in Early Cinquecento Parma,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Brian D. Steele, “The Politics of Representation: Paolo Veronese, Benedetto da Mantova, and the Wedding at Cana for S. Giorgio Maggiore,” in Iconocrazia, 10 (2016) Issue on Arts & Politics: Rhetorical Quest in Cultural Imaging, http://www.iconocrazia.it/category/iconocrazia-102016-arts-and politics/w.iconocrazia.it.

Historians of Netherlandish Art

We invite members of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) to apply for the 2018 HNA Fellowship. Scholars of any nationality who have been members in good standing for at least two years are eligible to apply. The topic of the research project must be within the field of Northern European art ca. 1400-1800. Up to $2,000 may be requested for purposes such as travel to collections or research facilities, purchase of photographs or reproduction rights, or subvention of a publication. Preference will be given to projects nearing completion (such as books under contract). Winners will be notified in February 2018, with funds to be distributed by April. The application should consist of: (1) a short description of project (1-2 pp); (2) budget; (3) list of further funds applied/received for the same project; and (4) current c.v. A selection from a recent publication may be included but is not required. Pre-dissertation applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their advisor.

Applications should be sent, preferably via e-mail, by December 14, 2017, to Louisa Wood Ruby, Vice-President, Historians of Netherlandish Art. E-mail: WoodRuby@frick.org; Postal address: The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, 10 East 71 Street, New York NY 10021.

European Postwar & Contemporary Art Forum

After seven years of hard work and dedication, EPCAF’s founder, Catherine Dossin, has decided to step down from her position as President. Impressively, Catherine has produced an international organization that provides a scholarly resource as well as opportunities for research dissemination. Under her leadership, EPCAF has organized panels at conferences in the US and France, has initiated an annual EPCAF colloquium in Paris, and has edited a volume of scholarly essays titled France and the Visual Arts since 1945: Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art,which is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic Press. We are grateful for Catherine’s hard work, as well as that of the counselors who are stepping down: Noit Banai, Adrian Duran, Maud Jacquin, Karen Kurczynski, and Rosemary O’Neill.

Lily Woodruff, Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University, is assuming the role of President, and Emmanuel Guy, Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at Parsons, Paris, will be serving as Director of Research. An announcement of the list of new counselors will be made soon and posted on our website: http://epcaf.org.

In coming weeks, EPCAF will be sending out a call for contributions to a panel we will be proposing for the annual Festival de l’histoire de l’art in Fontainebleau. If you wish to receive our quarterly circulaire which announces research opportunities and EPCAF events, please email Lily at woodru56@msu.edu. Membership in EPCAF is free.

International Sculpture Center

Sculpture magazine, a publication of the International Sculpture Center, rings in the new year with a very special Jan/Feb 2018 Education issue. The issue will feature reviews of university exhibitions, interviews with emerging and established artists and updates on upcoming exhibitions.

The Board of Trustees of the International Sculpture Center are proud to honor Alice Aycock and Betye Saar with the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. A gala and awards ceremony held in their honor will occur next April in New York City.

The International Sculpture Conference was held October 25-28, 2017 in Kansas City, MO with approximately 300 attendees from around the world who experienced panel discussions with artists and arts professionals, keynote Willie Cole, hands-on workshops, a gallery hop, receptions, networking opportunities, and much more. Thank you to everyone that joined the ISC In Kansas City, and we can’t wait for 2018. More information on the 2018 conference location is coming soon.

Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce our 2018 CAA panel “Now you see it, now you don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints,” chaired by Dr. Yasmin Railton of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Research into the production, function, and reception of ephemeral materials in printmaking has recently become a fertile line of inquiry. From the early modern period to twenty-first century interest in materiality, recent theoretical approaches to matter offer new insight into the production and consumption of prints. Speakers include Ruth Pelzer-Montada (University of Edinburg), Margherita Clavarino (Warburg Institute), James Denison (University of Michigan), and Margaret Holben Ellis (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).

Galina Mardilovich has been awarded a grant from APS to support the publication of her forthcoming book about Russian printmaking in the late Imperial period. Mardilovich is an independent scholar specializing in the history of prints of the long nineteenth century. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2013. Her research has been supported by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund, among others. Her work has been published in Print QuarterlyArt History, and most recently, The Burlington Magazine.

The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences. Deadline is February 1, 2018. For eligibility requirements and proposal submissions visit the APS website, printscholars.org

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Affiliated Society News for September 2017

posted by September 27, 2017

Association for Art History

Leading subject association for art history in the UK announces new identity

Since July 2017, the leading subject association for art history in the United Kingdom, the Association of Art Historians, has been known as the Association for Art History. The change of name and new identity mark the beginning of a new era for the Association, following a review of its role in shaping the future for art history.

The Association’s mission since its foundation in 1974 has been to champion art history for all. Working in partnership with London-based agency Spencer du Bois to build upon this original ethos, the new identity restates their role as advocates for art history.

The new graphic identity feeds into their wider campaigning and audience development work to increase awareness, understanding, and engagement with art history, particularly in education. Highlights from their education campaign and 2018 program will be announced this autumn. Their ambition is to encourage people across the UK to recognize the ways in which learning about art history offers a unique insight into the world: to encourage people to think differently; to see differently.

Pontus Rosén, CEO of the Association for Art History, states, “Our strength as the national subject association for art history relies on how we express ourselves to new and existing audiences. The name change and rebrand demonstrates our commitment to be more visible and vocal for the subject.”

Christine Riding, Chair of the Association, said, “In 1974 we were radical in our approach. We wanted to change the way people perceived art history, we dared to do things differently. For over 40 years we have championed a broad and inclusive art history for the many not the few. Our ethos has always been one of inclusivity and our new identity reinforces that inclusivity.”

More details can be found on the new website.

 

Alliance for Arts in Research Universities (A2ru)

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is pleased to announce the 2017 a2ru National Conference, hosted by Northeastern University with additional conference events throughout hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University, November 1-4, 2017.

Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement will use the city of Boston as a starting point for discussion and engagement. As a 21st century global city, Boston embodies many of the issues that drive diverse contemporary cultural contexts. It supports a rich and continually evolving sense of civic realms, and is home to leading arts, educational, medical, industrial and corporate entities invested in innovative modes of research, practice and civic participation. There is also clear recognition that the ‘public sphere’ is not confined to large metropolitan regions. Creating dynamic communities that engage and extend beyond traditional boundaries—in both virtual and material ways—remains a growing challenge and the work before us.

The 2017 conference will include working groups, panels, and presentations from representatives from over 50 institutions across the world. Keynotes and conversations will feature thought leaders including Jamie Bennett (ArtPlace America), Jeremy Liu (PolicyLink), Peter Galison (Harvard University), Rick Lowe (Project Row Houses and the University of Houston), and Maria Rosario Jackson (The Kresge Foundation). Plenary panels addressing issues related to funding, higher education, and arts as research will include Kent Devereaux (New Hampshire Institute of Art), Jason Schupbach (Arizona State University), Steven Tepper (Arizona State University), Elizabeth Hudson (Northeastern University), and Julia Smith (Association of American Universities), and E. San San Wong (Barr Foundation).

Registration is open now through October 25. To register and for more information, please visit the conference website.

 

Society for Photographic Education

Society for Photographic Education’s 55th Annual Conference, Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood, will take place March 1­4, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA. Connect with 1,600 artists, educators, and photographers from around the world for programming that will fuel your creativity – four days of presentations, industry seminars, and critiques to engage you! Explore an exhibits fair featuring the latest equipment, processes, publications, and photography/media schools. Participate in one-on-one portfolio critiques, and informal portfolio sharing. Other highlights include a print raffle, silent auction, mentoring sessions,

film screenings, exhibitions, receptions, a dance party, and more!

Registration will open on November 1, 2017.

 

SECAC

The most recent number of SECAC’s annual journal, Art Inquiries (formerly the SECAC Review), has been published. The current issue includes book and exhibition reviews, feature articles on Gustave Caillebotte, Andy Warhol, Robert Irwin, and Greek vase painting, and an interview with sculptor Duane Paxson whose work is featured on the cover.

The 73rd Annual SECAC Conference, hosted by the Columbus College of Art & Design, will be held in Columbus, Ohio, October 25 through 28, 2017. Keynote speakers are Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton and the project’s Executive Director Jenenne Whitfield. Off-site events during the conference will include a Thursday evening Open House at CCAD featuring the SECAC 2017 Juried Exhibition, a Friday evening reception at the Pizzuti Collection, and extended hours at the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art.

 

TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association

After a fantastic response to our call for papers, TIAMSA’s first international conference on ‘Art Fairs’ united 28 speakers from countries worldwide who explored this year’s theme in six sessions. Held at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London on July 13-15, 2017, the conference featured two keynotes, one by Sophie Raux (Université Lumière – Lyon 2), who provided fascinating insights into the early history of art fairs in the 16th and 17th centuries, the other by Noah Horowitz (Director Americas / Member of the Executive Committee, Art Basel), who responded to questions from Olav Velthuis and the audience. The conference featured six sessions addressing subjects such as “Standards of Quality and Vetting,“ “Historical and Geographic Contexts” or “Biennales and Nascent Fairs.” Carried by many excellent papers, the event not only showed that the subject of the art fair still offers many facets that deserves further exploration; the conference was also marked by enthusiasm, lively debate, and intensive networking!

The conference was preceded by three memorable events open to TIAMSA members, namely an exploration of the Agnew’s Archive at the National Gallery, London with Alan Crookham (Head of NG Research Centre); a guided tour with Highlights of the National Gallery’s Collection History with Susanna Avery-Quash (Curator at the NG); and an inside tour of Thaddaeus Ropac’s new London gallery, with Polly Gaer, Gallery Director.

We were also happy that many of our members attended our second Annual General Meeting, held just before our conference. We looked back on our first year, fine-tuned our ‘modus operandi’, and elected and cordially welcomed four new board members: Kim Oosterlinck (University of Bruxelles), Iain Robertson (Sotheby’s Institute), Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam) and Filip Vermeylen (University of Rotterdam), and also made plans for next year’s conference.

 

The American Society for Aesthetics

The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce several ASA meetings and co-sponsored conferences in 2018:

ASA MEETINGS:

ASA Pacific Meeting, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, April 4-6, 2018

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

Travel support: The Division will have $1000 from the Irene H. Chayes Travel Fund to support persons with no other access to travel funds.

ASA Eastern Meeting, Philadelphia, April 20-21, 2018

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Travel support: The Division will have $1000 from the Irene H. Chayes Travel Fund to support persons with no other access to travel funds.

ASA Rocky Mountain Division Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, July 6-8, 2018

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

Travel support: The Division will have $1000 from the Irene H. Chayes Travel Fund to support persons with no other access to travel funds.

ASA 76th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 10-13, 2018

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Travel support:

  • All full-time students with papers or panel presentations accepted for the program receive a travel grant to attend the meeting.
  • Three (3) Irene H. Chayes Travel Grants will be available for this meeting for presenters with no other access to travel funds.

ASA CO-SPONSORED CONFERENCES:

The Philosophy of Portraits, University of Maryland, April13-14, 2018

DEADLINE: November 30, 2017

Travel support: Two awards of $500 each for ASA student members with accepted papers

Summer Seminar: Beauty and Why It Matters, University of British Columbia, July 9-27, 2018

DEADLINE: January 2018 – CFP TBA

Travel support: $2700 stipend

For the most up-to-date information on all ASA meetings and co-sponsored conferences, look at the bottom of any page on our website and look for “Meetings.” Click “more” to see the complete list. There you will find schedules, CFPs, on-line registration, and other information.

 

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

PAD invites submissions for the Fall 2018 issue of the journal, Public Art Dialogue. The issue’s theme will be “Public Art as Political Action,” and the deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. Though a resurgence in political art and protest brings contemporary art to the forefront, this issue also hopes to look at historic precedents for contemporary public protest art by revisiting the ephemera, public actions, and protest art of the past. Public Art Dialogue welcomes submissions from art historians, critics, artists, architects, landscape architects, curators, administrators, and other public art scholars and professionals, including those who are emerging as well as already established in the field. See the call for papers.

Public Art Dialogue hopes to see many CAA members at the Annual Conference in February. PAD’s sponsored session will be on the topic of “Teachable Monuments,” chaired by Sierra Rooney and Harriet Senie.

 

Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation

AAMC & AAMC Foundation is pleased to announce new programming.

The Networked Curator workshop, held February 7 – 9, 2018 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, is open for applications. Organized by the AAMC Foundation and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University, this three-day workshop provides participants with an expanded digital vocabulary, and assists in cultivating resources available for organizing, sharing, and publishing research.

Applications are now open for the AAMC Foundation Engagement Program for International Curators for the 2017-2019 class. The Program awards three non-US based curators for a two-year period, paired with three US Liaisons for the first year, in an effort to foster international relationships among curators. Both International Awardees and US Liaisons are offered numerous benefits throughout the Program.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is now open for 2018-2019 applications. The Fellowship provides one curator with essential funding to further develop projects requiring research in Italy. The Awardee will receive travel funding for a four-week stay at the American Academy in Rome during the one-year Fellowship.

Save the Date: AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting, May 5 – 8, 2018 in Montréal, Canada.

 

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians will present the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence at its 8th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 17, at The Racquet Club of Chicago. SAH will honor architect Ralph Johnson, FAIA, Perkins + Will, with the Award for Design, Planning and Sustainability, architects Sharon Johnston, FAIA and Mark Lee, Johnston Marklee, with the Award for Public Engagement with the Built Environment, and Col. Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret), TAWANI Foundation, with the Award for Architectural Stewardship. Purchase tickets.

SAH seeks partners to organize tours of the built environment for our youth-oriented American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program. Created to provide opportunities for underserved students from the third grade through high school, SAH offers grants to not-for-profits to organize tours for young people on the history of architecture, parks, gardens, and town/city planning.

SAH is accepting applications for the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. This award will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree, but instead is intended for study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.

Applications for the SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals are open. This award provides emerging scholars with a one-year SAH membership and is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.

The Society is accepting applications from junior and senior scholars for the Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship. This award provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.

 

Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA)

AHAA invites you to save the date for its biennial symposium, October 4-6, 2018, to be held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, and sponsored by the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Sessions and collaborations will be announced soon. To learn more about past symposia, please see the Symposia Archive under the Programs tab at ahaaonline.org.

Amidst the ongoing and very robust conversation on the American Art listserv (AmArt-L) regarding the public controversy surrounding monument and memorial culture, AHAA seeks to clarify its relationship to the listserv and its archives, given their shared constituencies. AHAA is not affiliated with the AmArt-L, which is moderated by Karen Bearor and the Florida State University (FSU) and is archived and searchable to subscribers. Please note that the AHAA refrains from making public statements on behalf of its membership, just as the viewpoints expressed on AmArt-L pertain to the individuals posting to the list.

 

Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society is pleased to announce its new officers: President Heidi Hornik, Baylor University; Secretary Paula Wisotzki, Loyola University Chicago; Treasurer Valerie Hedquist, University of Montana; and Past President Henry Luttikhuizen, Calvin College.

The Society reports its 2017 Graduate Student Presentation Award went to Katherine Brunk Harnish, Ph.D. candidate, Washington University, St Louis, for her paper “Painting Ephemera in the Age of Mass-Production: American Trompe l’Oeil Painting and Visual Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century.”

And Rory O’Dea, Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design, The New School University, received MAHS’s 2017 Emerging Scholar Distinguished Presentation Award for her paper, “Documentary Fictions: Robert Smithson and Pierre Huyghe’s Voyages into the Unknown.”

The MAHS 2018 Annual Conference will take place April 5-7, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.​

 

Art Historians of Southern California

Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles, October 6, 2017 at the Getty Center 10:00AM-3:00PM.

Inspired by the Getty’s region-wide art initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this symposium considers the abundance of new knowledge generated by the PST LA/LA exhibitions, and how it will impact curricula, pedagogy, and future scholarship

Charlene Villaseñor Black, UCLA, Keynote Speaker

“Decolonizing Art History: Institutional Challenges and the Histories of Latinx and Latin American Art”

Erin Aldana,  University of San Diego

Using the exhibition “Xerografia: Copyart in Brazil, 1970-1990” as a case study

Elizabeth Cerejido, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Félix González-Torres as a (Post)Latino Artist

Karen Mary Davalos, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Chicana/o Remix: Rethinking Art Histories and Endgames

Carolyn J. Schutten, University of California Riverside

“Voids of the Aggregate: Materializing Ethnic Mexicans in Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in Southern California”

Catherine Spencer, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Networked Histories: Systems Art in ‘Latin America’Teaching and Writing the Art Histories of Latin American Los Angeles

Gina McDaniel Tarver, School of Art & Design, Texas State University

Recollecting and Connecting Overlooked Art of Cali/Cali: Alicia Barney and Women Environmental Artists of California

 

International Association for Word and Image Studies/Association Internationale Pour L’etude des Rapports Entre Texte et Image (IAWIS/IAERTI)

Report on the 11th International IAWIS/IAERTI Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland (UNIL), 10-14 July 2017

After Amsterdam, Zurich, Ottawa, Dublin, Claremont, Hambourg, Philadelphia Paris, Montréal and Dundee, the Eleventh Triennial Conference on Word and Image Studies took place by the Leman Lake at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland in early July. Three hundred delegates convened to Lausanne for a very successful week devoted to the theme of Reproductions/reproducibility in Word and Image studies and in the humanities at large.

The conference was beautifully organized by Executive Board Member Philippe Kaenel and his local team and met with great success. Aside from parallel sessions and stimulating plenary lectures (by Bernard Vouilloux and Véronique Plesch), three exhibitions and one film showing (with an introductory speech by Alain Boillat) were coordinated by the host university. Following the IAWIS conference tradition, various excursions were proposed to the delegates half-way through the week allowing the delegates a full day’s rest and cultural exchanges.

IAWIS/IAERTI 30th Birthday

The conference in Lausanne was also the opportunity to celebrate the Association’s thirty years of existence and pay homage to its founding members as well as to its former and current presidents and vice-presidents. The general Assembly meeting and Banquet dinner were an opportunity to pay tribute to the achievement of eminent Word and Image scholars, Véronique Plesch (President), Professor of Art History at Colby College (Waterville, Maine, USA), and Catriona Macleod (vice-president), Professor in Germanic Studies, (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) as they were both stepping down from their post after having dutifully and successfully served the association for nine years. Their commitment to the advancement of word and image studies and the development of the Association was highly praised by everyone present. No doubt their leadership will be sorely missed but they will remain actively involved in the association as members of the advisory board.

Announcement of new Board Members

The general Assembly Meeting in Lausanne allowed the attending members to elect a new president and a new vice-president/secretary for IAWIS, Liliane Louvel, Professor Emerita at the University of Poitiers (France) and Laurence Rousssillon-Constanty, Professor at the University of Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France).

Professor Liliane Louvel is an outstanding scholar in Word and Image Studies and has widely contributed to the development of the field of Word and Image studies in France. Her most popular book, L’Oeil du Texte, published in 1998 (Toulouse, PUM) has for many years become standard reading for Word and Image scholars in France and the book has recently been published in English. She has extensively published on modern Literature and painting and edited many books. She has also served in several associations for the development of English Studies in France (SAES) and Europe (ESSE).

Professor Laurence Roussillon-Constanty works on the relation between text and image in the Victorian period and has published a monograph on Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting and poetry (2008). She has been a IAWIS enthusiast for many years and has chaired several sessions in previous IAWIS conferences. Her interest is interdisciplinary and her latest research focuses on science and art relations in John Ruskin’s writing.

Forthcoming Publication:

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image, edited by Keith Williams, Sophies Aymes-Stokes, Jan Baetens, and Chris Murray (forthcoming at Brill, 2017)

This publication celebrates actual mutually enriching dialogues between science, literature, and art. The essays in this volume are based on papers presented at the Tenth Triennial Conference on Word and Image Studies, “Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image”, which was held from 11-15 August 2014 at the University of Dundee, Scotland, hosted by the Scottish Word and Image Group (SWIG).

Call for Proposals for Hosting the next triennial Conference

The IAWIS/AIERTI Executive Board is soliciting proposals from potential hosts for the 2020 and the 2023 versions of our international triennial conference.

Please submit a 1-page description of the conference theme, along with a few paragraphs providing information on the venue and its facilities for hosting ~250 participants, your organizing team, your strategy for maintaining English-French bilingualism, possible excursions, and possible sources of funding. Deadline: December 1 2017.

Email: Liliane Louvel liliane.louvel@wanadoo.fr and Laurence Roussillon-Constanty laurence.roussillon-constanty@univ-pau.fr

 

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

Episode 13 and 14 of Positive Space, FATE’s monthly podcast are now available.

[7.12.17] Victoria Hoyt, Instructor at Metropolitan Community College & FATE Shout Out Award Winner, discusses practical take aways from the FATE conference, strategies for encouraging the habit of observation, self reflection, the value of mid-term evaluations & responding to a wide range of diverse backgrounds in the community college classroom.

[8.09.17] Amy Reidel, faculty member at both St. Louis Community College and Saint Louis University & FATE Shout Out Award Winner, discusses happiness, community engagement, privilege & practical tips for projects that encourage critical thinking.

Upcoming for CAA 2018: An Inclusion and Empathy Roundtable discussion and podcasting session will be hosted during FATE’s Business Meeting at the conference: Feb 22, 12:30 – 1:30pRm 402A, LA Convention Center. 

FATE’s CAA Affiliate representative, Naomi J. Falk, along with Richard Moninski, will co-chair FATE’s Affiliated Society session, entitled, “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond. Feeling welcome, acknowledged, and heard encourages learning. Fostering inclusiveness and empathy on behalf of minority students legitimizes perspectives. How do we build trust and empathy between faculty, students, peers, and others in our classrooms and communities? How do we create a welcoming and inclusive environment? What has worked? What has gone terribly wrong? Where do we go from here? Examples of readings, projects, tools, and exercises for building inclusive, encouraging, and productive dialogues are all of interest. More info? Please contact: Naomi J. Falk, naomijfalk@gmail.com

 

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

SHERA is sponsoring a panel at the upcoming 49th Annual ASEEES Convention that will take place at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on 9-12 November 2017. SHERA Membership meeting is scheduled for November 11, 12-1:30 pm, 4th, Armitage Room, followed by Membership dinner at 8 pm. SHERA is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the newly-established SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize. The award, to be bestowed at the SHERA meeting during ASEEES Convention, aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field. For the 2017 prize, articles published between September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2017 would be eligible. Applicants must have published an article in a scholarly print or online journal or museum print or online publication within the preceding twelve-month period.

For the 2017 prize, articles published between September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2017 would be eligible. Additionally, applicants are required to have received his or her PhD within the last 5 years (2012 or thereafter for the 2017 prize) and be a member of SHERA in good standing at the time that the application is submitted. The winner will be awarded $500 and republication (where copyright allows) or citation of the article on H-SHERA. Applications should include a CV including contact information (email, mailing address, and telephone) and a copy of the English-language article with header/colophon of the journal or catalogue together with a brief abstract. Applications should be sent to shera.prizes@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Affiliated Society News for July 2017

posted by July 18, 2017

Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH)

The Association for Critical Race Art History’s Bibliographic resource launched on January 9, 2017, and received over one thousand hits on the first day. In conjunction with the publication of the bibliography, reading groups were formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, to bring together art historians engaged with issues of the representation of race and ethnicity and their histories. To date, forty-two people have participated in the reading groups, which have covered a wide array of topics including hybridity, empire, borders, primitivisms, and the contemporary status of identity politics. The reading groups were organized by Caitlin Beach (New York), Layla Bermeo (Boston), Margarita Karasoulas (Washington, DC), Marci Kwon (Bay Area), and Sean Nesselrode Moncada (New York). The organizers would like to thank Jacqueline Francis and Camara Dia Holloway, cofounders of the Association for Critical Race Art History, for their support and guidance in this endeavor.

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

The Association of Latin American Art announces its Eighteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February, 21–24, 2018. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA. Visit our website for more information. 

Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA)

AHAA announces the June 2017 publication of its ejournal Panorama, issue 3.1. Published twice a year, Panorama is the first peer-reviewed electronic publication dedicated to American art and visual culture from the colonial period to the present day. In addition to peer-reviewed scholarly articles, Panorama publishes Book Reviews, Exhibition Reviews, and shorter Research Notes, and features The Bully Pulpit. Subscribe for FREE here.

AHAA members received 2017 Awards for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. A publication award went to Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, for Subversion & Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer at the Columbus Museum of Art. An exhibition award went to Kristina Wilson, Associate Professor of Art History, and Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University for Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period at the Worcester Art Museum.

AHAA announces its CAA 2018 session “America is (Still) Hard to See.” The program addresses where American art history sits in our twenty-first-century classrooms, galleries, museums, blogs, and journals and directions for its future growth. Speakers include: Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, University of Washington; Kristine K. Ronan, independent scholar; and Rachel Stephens, University of Alabama. Distinguished scholar Erika Doss, University of Notre Dame, is the discussant.

AHAA’s Fourth Biennial Symposium will be held in October 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (dates TBD).

AHAA’s mission is to promote scholarship on art of the United States through museum-based or theoretically oriented topics, whether regionally focused or offering broad historical sweep, by emerging and established scholars. The organization provides a forum for presenting and advancing new approaches; for examining problems that confront the field; and for identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its members. Join today!

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) recently awarded the 2017 Schulman and Bullard Article Prize to Jonas Beyer of the Department of Art History at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. Now in its third year, the prize recognizes an article published by an early career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on prints or printmaking. Beyer’s article, “Pictures in Flux: Degas’s monotypes and some notes on their relation to other media,” appeared in the book Perspectives on Degas, edited by Kathryn Brown and published in 2016. This is the first year that an article focusing on modern printmaking has won the award.

APS is pleased to announce that Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, has been elected as director-at-large for a three-year term.

During the recent Renaissance Society of America Conference, APS hosted a reception at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Goldman Study Center, where members viewed early modern works on paper. APS is now an affiliated society of the Renaissance Society of America and will host two panels at the 2018 conference.

APS looks forward to hosting our affiliated-society panel at next year’s CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The selection committee is pleased to announce Yasmin Amaratunga Railton of Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London as chair of the panel, titled “Now you see it, now you don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints.”

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

CCPAAH wants to thank all the presenters and participants at our affiliated session at the 2017 FATE Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The panel “Draw and Repeat: Reconsidering the Sketchbook,” was chaired by Susan Altman, Middlesex County College and included the following presentations: “That’s Mine: Making the Sketchbook Personal” by Angus Galloway, University of West Georgia; “Reuse/Reclaim/Repurpose” by Eric Wold, Clark University; and “What’s in a Name? Renaming the Sketchbook” by Jon Hunt, Kansas State University. Everyone left with new ideas to bring back to their studio classrooms.

CCPAAH will be sponsoring a session at CAA’s 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The call for papers for “Championing the Relevancy of Studio Art and Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Stories of Success and Advocacy,” next year’s affiliated-society session at the CAA conference, was posted to the CAA website on June 30, with a submission deadline of August 14, 2017. Please consider submitting a proposal for this session. Interested in getting more involved with CCPAAH? Contact Susan Altman.

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

Episodes 10, 11, and 12 of “Positive Space,” FATE’s monthly podcast are now available. FATE Educator Award Winner, M. Michelle Illuminato, and FATE Shout Out Award Winner, Ralph Pugay, discuss rebuilding foundations at Portland State University, community engagement, creating welcoming learning environments and how to encourage students to be present in the creative process. FATE Educator Award Winner, Rae Goodwin discusses “Failing Forward” in her own work and how that influences her teaching and interactions with students, and FATE Leadership Award Winner, Scott Betz, discusses mentorship, creativity, and how teaching informs his ability to lead people both inside and outside the classroom. More info on the Positive Space webpage, and you can listen on iTunes.

In addition, FATE in Review seeks thoughtful articles relating to all areas of foundations education, including expanding the practicum, flexing the core, and re-visioning visual culture. Conference papers and/or presentations, as well as papers written solely for publication, may be submitted throughout the year. We are also interested in reviews of newer books that inform foundations discussion and curriculum. Contact FATE in Review Editor, Michael Marks.

Upcoming for CAA 2018: FATE’s CAA affiliate representative, Naomi J. Falk, is looking for panelists for FATE’s affiliate conference session, entitled, “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond.” Feeling welcome, acknowledged, and heard encourages learning. Fostering inclusiveness and empathy on behalf of minority students legitimizes perspectives. How do we build trust and empathy between faculty, students, peers, and others in our classrooms and communities? How do we create a welcoming and inclusive environment? What has worked? What has gone terribly wrong? Where do we go from here? Examples of readings, projects, tools, and exercises for building inclusive, encouraging, and productive dialogues are all of interest. Please contact: Naomi J. Falk.

Japan Art History Forum (JAHF)

The Japan Art History Forum is pleased to announce that it will hold its first competition to award the JAHF First Book Subvention Prize this year. This prize will be awarded once a year to a book project that will make a substantial contribution to the field of Japanese art history, broadly defined. The award is for a maximum of $2,000, provided from membership dues and donations to the Japan Art History Forum. The deadline for submission is September 15, 2017. Visit our website for more information.

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA)

The forty-fifth National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) annual gathering, “Ground | Work: Producing Access and Equity in the Arts,” convenes September 20–23, 2017, hosted by the University of Arizona School of Art in Tucson. The lineup of speakers promises to be dynamic and engaging and includes the artist Wafaa Bilal and keynote speaker Alfredo Jaar. We have a wide range of presentations and activities arranged around this year’s conference theme: “Ground | Work: Producing Access and Equity in the Arts.” We invite current and aspiring art-department chairs, directors, and deans to attend. Visit the website to learn more about the conference, member benefits, and to join NCAA.

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

Public Art Dialogue welcomes five new board members: Annie Dell’Aria, Leslie Markle, and  Andrew Wasserman, are PAD’s new program committee. Laura Holzman joins PAD’s social media team, and Ciara McKeown joins the PAD board as member at large.  We’d like to thank our former program committee members, Norie Sato and Renee Piechocki for doing such a terrific job.

In other PAD news, co-chairs Cameron Cartiere and Jennifer Wingate have succeeded Cher Knight and Harriet Senie as co-editors of the journal Public Art Dialogue, and Erica Doss has taken over the position of book editor from Patricia Phillips. The fall 2017 issue will be the new editors’ first. All at PAD are grateful for Cher Knight and Harriet Senie’s stewardship as founding co-chairs of the organizations and as founding editors of the journal, and we also thank Patricia Phillips for her contributions as PAD’s book editor.

Please see CAA’s Annual Conference call for papers for information about PAD’s session in Los Angeles, “Teachable Monuments,” chaired by Sierra Rooney and Harriet Senie. Also, see the Public Art Dialogue website for the call for articles for the Fall 2018 issue of Public Art Dialogue on the topic of “Public Art as Political Action.” The deadline is March 1, 2018.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) at Rutgers University is pleased to announce TFAP Add-a-Thon, a week-long initiative to expand the TFAP Calendar Archive of the contemporary feminist art movement. During July 24–30, 2017, TFAP invites the public to help in reaching the goal to add one thousand additional listings to the TFAP Calendar Archive—the only comprehensive, searchable, virtual, and physical repository of contemporary feminist art activities across varying media and from all over the world. 

Participate by adding events to the online calendar during July 24–30. TFAP is looking for new listings to add from 2005 onward, such as exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, and publications, and classes, in or about all visual art media with feminist art content, feminist intent, or work by any individual woman or women of all gender expressions. So dig through your files for past, current, and future events! List your or your institution’s activities, or be a feminist archivist-activist by picking a smaller institution in your community, or a large university or museum, to focus on.

TFAP needs your catalogues, announcements, and other documentation that mirror the Calendar Archive listings that you post. They will be included in the Miriam Schapiro Archives at Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers University Libraries, where the TFAP Archive is housed. It is vital for us to continue to contribute to this archive to ensure that the activities of women artists are included in the historical record and creating a key resource for researchers and scholars who will study the feminist art movement in the future.

The TFAP Add-a-Thon is presented in partnership with Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Visit feministartproject.rutgers.edu for more information about the TFAP Add-a-Thon and sending your archive materials.