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The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) has announced the recipients of its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards: Phyllis Bramson, Harmony Hammond, Adrian Piper, and Faith Wilding. The winners of the 2014 President’s Art and Activism Award are Janice Nesser-Chu and Hye-Seong Tak Lee.

Please join WCA for an awards celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. The event will be held during the annual WCA and CAA conferences. The awards ceremony, open free of charge to the public, will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, followed by a ticketed gala from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The ticketed gala will include a walk-around gourmet dinner, open bar, and the opportunity to congratulate the awardees. Individual tickets may be purchased online for $150 prior to January 7 and for $165 thereafter.

2014 Lifetime Achievement Awardees

Phyllis Bramson is an artist and educator whose recent works use folly and innuendo as narrative tactics to embody exaggerated fictions about love. Infused with amusing anecdotes about life’s imperfections, her sensuous paintings are miniaturized schemes meandering through love, desire, pleasure, tragedy, and cosmic disorder. Bramson received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and taught for twenty-two years at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she is now professor emerita. Since 2007, she has advised MFA students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bramson has shown her work in over thirty solo and innumerable group exhibitions across the United States. In 2013, she will have one-person shows at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago and at Littlejohn Contemporary in New York. Bramson was selected for the Annual Artists’ Interviews at CAA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Chicago, and in 2012 she received the Distinguished Artist of the Year/Chicago from the Union League Club of Chicago.

Harmony Hammond is an artist, writer, and educator who was a leading figure in the feminist art movement in New York in the early 1970s, cofounding A.I.R., the first women’s cooperative art gallery in New York, and the journal Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. Her earliest feminist work combined gender politics with Postminimal concerns of materials and process, frequently occupying a space between painting and sculpture. Since 1984, Hammond has lived and worked in northern New Mexico. She taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson from 1998 to 2006. Hammond’s Wrappings: Essays on Feminism, Art, and the Martial Arts (1984) is a seminal publication on 1970s feminist art, and her book Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History (2000) received a Lambda Literary Award. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and was featured in High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–1975 (2006–8) and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007–8) In 2013, Hammond was honored with CAA’s Distinguished Feminist Award.

Adrian Piper is a conceptual artist and analytic philosopher. She received a BA in philosophy with a minor in medieval and renaissance musicology from the City College of New York and a PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. Piper became the first tenured African American woman professor in the field of philosophy. For her refusal to return to the United States while listed as a suspicious traveler on the Transportation Security Administration’s watch list, Wellesley College forcibly terminated her tenured full professorship in 2008. In 2011, the American Philosophical Association awarded her the title of professor emeritus. Piper’s two-volume, open-access study in Kantian metaethics, Rationality and the Structure of the Self, Volume I: The Humean Conception and Rationality and the Structure of the Self, Volume II: A Kantian Conception, was accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2008 and praised as “groundbreaking,” “brilliant,” “indispensable,” and “original and important.” Piper introduced issues of race and gender into the vocabulary of Conceptual art as well as explicit political content into Minimalism. In 2000, she further expanded the vocabulary of Conceptual art to include Vedic philosophical imagery and concepts. Her artwork has enjoyed numerous national and international traveling retrospectives. She received CAA’s Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work in 2012. Piper lives and works in Berlin, where she runs the Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.

Faith Wilding is an intermedia artist, writer, and educator. She is professor emerita of performance art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a graduate faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and currently a visiting scholar at Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Born in Paraguay, Wilding received a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from California Institute of Arts (CalArts). Wilding was a co-initiator of the Feminist Art Programs at Fresno State College and at CalArts and key contributor to the Womanhouse exhibition in 1970–71 with her Crocheted Environment installation and her Waiting performance. Her work with the feminist art movement in Southern California was chronicled in her book By Our Own Hands (1977) and later in The Power of Feminist Art (1994), edited by Norma Broude and Mary Garrard. Wilding’s art, which addresses the recombinant and distributed biotech body in two-dimensional and digital media, audio and video, and installations and performances, has been featured in major feminist exhibitions, including WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007–8), Sexual Politics (1995), Division of Labor: Women’s Work in Contemporary Art (1995), and re.act.feminism (2009). Wilding cofounded and collaborates with subRosa, a cyberfeminist cell of cultural producers using bioart and tactical performance in the public sphere to explore and critique the intersections of information and biotechnologies in women’s bodies, lives, and work. She is also the coeditor of Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices! (2002).

2014 President’s Awardees for Art and Activism

Janice Nesser-Chu is an educator, mixed-media artist, and activist in the arts community. Her life’s work has centered on social activism, education, mentorship, and promotion of women in the arts. Nesser-Chu serves as the Legacy Campaign Director on the national board of WCA, on the WCA Saint Louis chapter board, and on the board of directors for ArtTable. Nesser-Chu was president of WCA from 2010 to 2012 and has served on the organization’s board for over eight years. She coordinated the 2011 Art and Social Justice Conference and sat on the advisory board and steering committee for the 2012 Cross-Cultural Engagement: Building a Diverse and Dynamic Community Conference, both held in Saint Louis. She recently served on the Forums Committee for Art Saint Louis and is a founder and past board member of the Northern Arts Council. Nesser-Chu is chair of the Arts and Humanities Department and a professor of art at Saint Louis Community College, Florissant Valley. Previously she served as the director of the school’s galleries and permanent collection and coordinator of the photography program. Nesser-Chu established the Women’s History Month (WHM) and World AIDS Day/Quilt display programs on her campus and continues to serve as the coordinator for WHM. She has a master’s degree in art from Webster University and a BA in journalism with a minor in political science from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Nesser-Chu has exhibited internationally for over twenty years.

Hye-Seong Tak Lee is an artist, curator, and lecturer from Gwangju, South Korea. While residing in various cities in North America over a ten-year period, she was active in immigrant communities, helping emerging artists enrich their environment through multicultural exhibitions. Since returning to South Korea, she has worked with expatriate artists to broaden her country’s cultural tolerance and expand the society of artists through events such as art classes, workshops, mural projects, and exhibitions. Lee is particularly determined to expand the visibility of women artists in Korea, whose accomplishments have been all but ignored because of the country’s focus on other significant democratic issues. In partnership with WCA’s International Caucus, Lee mounted the 2012 exhibition Woman + Body in Seoul and Gwangju. A survey of contemporary sexual personae—female, transgender, and male—Women + Body raised questions about stereotypes and prejudice, presented diverse points of view, and showcased significant Korean activist women artists spanning several generations, together with WCA activist women artists from the United States. Lee also participated in panel discussions related to gender policies and lectured on the contributions of women in the arts. Woman + Body opened the door for strengthening and widening women artists’ networks for both Koreans and Americans. Lee looks forward to curating more exhibitions with talented women artists from all over the world.

Background

WCA’s Lifetime Achievement Awards were first awarded in 1979 in President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Past honorees have represented the full range of distinguished achievement in the arts professions. This year’s awardees are no exception. The President’s Art and Activism Award is awarded each year to emerging or midcareer women whose life and work exemplifies WCA’s mission of creating community through art, education, and social activism.

Founded in 1972 in connection with CAA, WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national, and global art activism; and advocating equity in the arts for all.

 

Affiliated Society News for September 2013

posted by September 09, 2013

American Council for Southern Asian Art

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

American Institute for Conservation

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

Association of Art Editors

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

Association of Art Historians

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

Historians of British Art

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

Historians of Islamic Art Association

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

International Association of Word and Image Studies

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

International Sculpture Center

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

Italian Art Society

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

New Media Caucus

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

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

National Art Education Association

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

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

Public Art Dialogue

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

Society for Photographic Education

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

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

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

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

Southeastern College Art Conference

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

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

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

Women’s Caucus for Art

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

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Affiliated Society News for July 2013

posted by July 09, 2013

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) invites members to contribute information regarding recent publications, exhibitions, conferences, or other newsworthy items for publication in the 2013 Bulletin. Submissions should be sent to the Bulletin’s editor, Melody Rodari.

Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence

Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD) will present two workshops under the title “Symbolist Movement and Mental Illnesses” at the Congress of Comparative Literature, taking place in July 17–24, 2013, in Paris, France. The moderator for both events is Rosina Neginsky, ALMSD president. The workshops are scheduled for Friday, July 19, between 2:30 and 6:45 PM. Neginsky is also presenting a paper, “Flaubert’s Herodias: Pictorial or Ekphratic?” on Monday, July 22, 2013, between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH) is reaching out to new members: please visit the blog and keep up with the organization on Facebook. CCPAAH sponsored two sessions over the past year. Both “Teaching All of Our Students: Few Majors, Fewer Transfers, Many Others” at the CAA Annual Conference in New York and “The Value of Writing in the Foundation Year: Exploring New Approaches” at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) biennial conference in Savannah, Georgia, were well attended and very successful.

CCPAAH invites its members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the next CAA Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2014, in Chicago. The session, “Starting the Conversation: Engaging Students in the Studio and Art History,” will examine innovative ways to engage students in all kinds of courses: studio, digital, art history, art appreciation, and online. Paper topics should highlight best practices and might include: inventive ways to get students engaged in coursework; writing assignments beyond the standard art-history research paper; collaborative work; and using technology to help students become active learners. Please send all questions regarding CAA proposals to CCPAAH@gmail.com. The deadline for submittal of proposals is July 20, 2013. For more information about upcoming events and for general inquiries about the organization, write to CCPAAH@gmail.com.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) plans to hold its fourth biennial symposium in October 2014 at the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario. The symposium theme and the call for participation will be announced this summer.

International Sculpture Center

On April 25, 2013, International Sculpture Center (ISC) honored Wayne E. Potratz of the University of Minnesota with its prestigious Outstanding Educator Award for 2013. Over one hundred of Potratz’s friends, colleagues, and former students came to witness him receiving the award and to congratulate him on his many exceptional achievements as both an educator and an artist. ISC established the Outstanding Educator Award program in 1996 to recognize individual artist-educators who have excelled at teaching sculpture in institutions of higher learning. Potratz, who earned his master’s degree in 1966 at the University of California, Berkeley, has been a faculty member in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Art since 1969. He chaired the department from 1985 to 1998 and is currently Professor and Scholar of the College. His work has been exhibited in 30 solo or two-person exhibitions and in 340 group exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally since 1964; it is also represented in 28 public and corporate collections and in 165 private collections. Potratz was a cofounder of the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and has an extensive record of lectures, workshops, and professional service since 1966. For award details or to nominate an outstanding educator, please visit the ISC website.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) has announced the location of the fifth annual IAS/Kress Foundation Lecture in Italy for spring 2014: the Università di Pisa. Established North American scholars who wish to speak on ancient to modern art in the region of Pisa and Tuscany are welcome to apply (deadline: January 4, 2014). IAS thanks Sarah Blake McHam of Rutgers University, who spoke to a full house as the fourth annual IAS/Kress Lecture speaker. Her presentation, called “Laocoön, or Pliny Vindicated,” took place at the Fondazione Marco Besso in Rome on May 28, 2013.

IAS is pleased to announce its second Research and Publication Grant up to $1,000 (deadline: November 1, 2013). The society is also accepting applications for two $500 Travel Grants to support graduate students and/or emerging or independent scholars giving conference papers on Italian art in 2014 (deadline: November 1, 2013) and for grants for IAS members abroad to travel and present papers in IAS sessions at American conferences (deadline: October 7, 2013).

IAS had well-attended sessions at the 2013 meetings for CAA, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Society of Architectural Historians, and at the International Congress of Medieval Studies. IAS will sponsor sessions at the same conferences in 2014. See http://italianartsociety.org/conferences-lectures for details.

National Council of Arts Administrators

The 2013 annual conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) is moving to September; registration is now open. The conference, called “Huh? The Value of Uncertainty and Doubt in the Arts,” will convene in beautiful and temperate Richmond, Virginia. Richard Roth and Joe Seipel of Virginia Commonwealth University have ambitious plans for an amazing event, which will offer timely and forward-looking sessions, an administrator’s workshop, a program for partners and spouses, and much more. As always, NCAA enthusiastically welcomes any and all interested professionals to its conference. Register by September 3, 2013, for the advance rate of $275 ($325 after September 3 and $350 onsite). Please also reserve your hotel room by August 26 for the NCAA group rate of $175/night at the beautiful Jefferson Hotel. Please visit the conference website for speakers, schedule, events, travel, and FAQ.

The NCAA website has been redesigned and has migrated to a new hosting service. Please visit the redesigned site to renew your membership and to update your contact information. Membership provides access to the Members Area, where you can post positions, email the membership, create member communities, link to resources for arts administrators, and avail yourself of other valuable services.

Society for Photographic Education

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) seeks curators, professors, gallerists, art historians, and scholars to review student and/or professional member portfolios at SPE’s fifty-first annual conference in Baltimore, taking place March 6–9, 2014. Portfolio reviewers receive a discounted admission to the four-day event in exchange for their participation. Please visit the SPE website for more information on the conference offerings. To express interest in serving as a portfolio viewer, write to info@spenational.org.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is please to announce the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. This new fellowship will provide a $50,000 award to allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for conducting research. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching. The goals of the fellowship are as follows: to see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand; to think about his or her profession deeply; and to acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to the profession, and contribution to society. The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. The application deadline is October 1, 2013.

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

The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is soliciting proposals of papers for its sponsored session, “Decentering Art of the Former East,” at CAA’s 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. The session seeks to move beyond traditional binaries of East and West and rethink how the art of the region it studies can be understood in an increasingly global art history. The chairs seek historically grounded case studies of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian art from the Byzantine era to modern times that productively explore these issues. Interested contributors should contact the session’s cochairs, Masha Chlenova and Kristin Romberg, for more details. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2013.

SHERA is delighted to welcome three new institutional members: the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens in Washington, DC, with its comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art and outstanding research library; the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Southern California, a major research center dedicated to the intellectual and material culture of Russia; and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, which holds both Russian imperial art and the world’s largest collection of Soviet nonconformist art.

SHERA maintains an active listserv and Facebook page and is currently creating a new website. New individual and institutional members are welcome. Please direct your inquiries for more information to SHERA.artarchitecture@gmail.com.

Visual Resources Association

The thirty-second annual conference of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from March 12 to 15, 2014. Proposals are now being solicited for the program sessions, workshops, papers, posters, special interest/user groups, and case studies. You access the Google Docs version of the conference proposal form, which can also be found on VRA’s conferences page. Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA conference program can be directed to Steven Kowalik, vice president for conference programming. The proposal deadline is July 15, 2013.

Women’s Caucus for Art

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) announces the 2014 recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Awards: Phyllis Bramson, Harmony Hammond, Adrian Piper, and Faith Wilding. The recipients for the 2014 President’s Art and Activism Awards are Janice Nesser-Chu and Hye-Seong Tak Lee. Please join WCA for the awards celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Chicago. The celebration will be held during the annual WCA and CAA conferences. The awards ceremony, open free of charge to the public, will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, followed by a ticketed gala from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The ticketed gala will include a walk-around gourmet dinner, open bar, and the opportunity to congratulate the awardees. Mark your calendars! Gala tickets will be available for sale in the fall.

Filed under: Affiliated Societies

The Directory of Affiliated Societies, a comprehensive list of all seventy-six groups that have joined CAA as affiliate members, has just been updated. Please visit the directory to view a single webpage that includes the following information for each group: name, date of founding, size of membership, and annual dues; a brief statement on the society’s nature or purpose; and the names of officers and/or contacts for you to get more details about the groups or to join them. In addition, CAA links directly to each affiliated society’s homepage.

Affiliated Society News for May 2013

posted by May 09, 2013

American Institute for Conservation

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is hosting its 2013 annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, from May 29 to June 1, 2013. Its theme, “The Contemporary in Conservation,” will focus on contemporary approaches to conservation—not only the conservation of contemporary art—and include perspectives from both within and outside the field. In addition to the treatment of contemporary art, the conference will consider digitization, environmental sustainability, and the effects of architectural design on the preservation of objects as well as current trends in exhibition design and the new challenges they present for preservation, including greater physical access, longer display times, and more touring exhibitions. Learn more about the upcoming AIC meeting at www.conservation-us.org/meetings and join the organization for the lively discussions that will take place.

Art Libraries Society of North America

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) will once again sponsor the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), to be held June 18–21, 2013, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This collaborative professional training program, now in its tenth year, addresses the evolving requirements of image-management professionals. Expert instructors will cover intellectual-property rights, offer a hands-on digital-imaging workshop, and describe best practices and tools for metadata and cataloging. A “think-camp” discussion session will identify topic preferences from registrants, such as the future of the profession, uses of social and new media, visual literacy, and the digital humanities. More than four hundred people serving in a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including art historians, visual-resources curators, university librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. For more information, please contact the SEI cochairs: Betha Whitlow or Amy Trendler.

Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture

During CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York, the Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture (HGCEA) hosted a two-part panel, “Central Europe’s Others in Art and Visual Culture,” chaired by Brett Van Hoesen and Elizabeth Otto, and an Emerging Scholars panel, led by Keith Holz. HGCEA also organized a dinner party at the Scandinavia House, which was attended by about sixty members of the society. The gathering celebrated the achievements of two retiring colleagues, Françoise Foster-Hahn and Reinhold Heller. Former HGCEA president Steven Mansbach delivered a eulogy on Foster-Hahn, and present board member Jay Clark did the same for Heller. The current HGCEA president, Marsha Morton, presented the prize for the winner of HGCEA’s first essay contest to Pepper Stetler and bestowed honorary mention to Amy Hamlin and Elizabeth Brisman. The contest was an initiative for the encouragement and recognition of young scholars. Sixteen essays published during 2011 and 2012 were submitted. A new appeal will be issued for essays published in 2012.

Historians of Netherlandish Art

The Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) has published the winter 2013 issue of the open-access, refereed electronic journal, the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art. Contents include articles by Sally Whitman Coleman, Matthijs Ilsink and Monica Marchesi, and Elizabeth Sutton, as well as translations of part one and two of D. C. Meijer Jr.’s “The Amsterdam Civic Guard Portraits within and outside the New Rijksmuseum.”

HNA solicits session and workshop proposals for the organization’s quadrennial conference, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, June 5–7, 2014. For the first time, this event will take place together and in cooperation with the conference of the American Association for Netherlandic Studies. HNA welcomes proposals for sessions that represent new directions in the study of Netherlandish art between 1350 and 1750. Proposals may focus on individual disciplines within this chronological spectrum or feature interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative endeavors. Sessions will be two hours long with a maximum of four papers each. HNA also invites proposals for workshops designed to allow for group discussion of focused topics. Workshop proposals should define the matter to be addressed and describe how discussion will be generated. Prospective session and workshop proposals should be sent via email by May 15, 2013, to Paul Crenshaw, chair of the program committee.

International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will hold the 2013 International Sculpture Symposium in Miami, Florida, from December 1 to 4, 2013. The program is cosponsored by Florida International University and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum and will comprise daytime and evening programming, including keynote addresses, panel discussions, and an iron pour led by the international sculptor Coral Lambert, joined by Iron Maidens and other selected artists. The symposium marks the first ISC program held in the city of Miami, spans four days, and precedes Art Basel Miami Beach, which takes place December 5–8. Artists and enthusiasts from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in a week of dynamic cultural events. Please visit www.sculpture.org/miami2013 for more details and to join the Miami event mailing list to receive updates as they become available. Discounted early-bird registration for ISC members opens on June 1. Questions should be directed to events@sculpture.org or 609-689-1051, ext. 302.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) has announced its new officers and committee members: Cathleen A. Fleck, president; Sheryl E. Reiss, executive vice president; and Nicola Camerlenghi, vice president for programming. The Awards Committee now includes Janis Elliott (chair), Jill Pederson, and Eve Straussman-Pflanzer. Joining the Nominating Committee are Brian Curran (chair) and Janna Israel. The Program Committee welcomes Dorothy Glass and Rebekah Perry, and the Graduate Student and Emerging Scholars Committee greets its new members, Sarah Wilkins and Ashley Elston. IAS thanks those whose terms have ended for their service.

IAS will sponsor four sessions at the International Congress for Medieval Art in Kalamazoo, Michigan; see the IAS website for the titles and the names of the speakers. IAS seeks proposals for papers for its two 2014 CAA Annual Conference sessions: “Periodization Anxiety in Italian Art: Renaissance, Baroque, or Early Modern?” (chairs: Frances Gage and Eva Struhal); and “‘Futuro Anteriore’: Cultural Self-Appropriation as Catalyst in the Art of Italy”(chairs Alison Perchuk and Irina D. Costache). Please visit the IAS website for the CAA session descriptions and submission instructions. Deadline: May 6, 2013.

The speaker of the fourth annual Italian Art Society–Kress Foundation Lecture Series in Italy is Sarah Blake McHam of Rutgers University, who will present “Laocoön, or Pliny Vindicated” at the Fondazione Marco Besso in Rome on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 6:00 PM.

Mid-America College Art Association

The board of the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) will hold a retreat May 24–25, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas, in preparation for its 2014 conference, which will be hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The conference chair is Scott Sherer, and the UTSA institution coordinator is Gregory Elliot. The conference contact is Laura Crist, who can be reached at macaa2014@utsa.edu or 210-458-4391. Conference details will be posted on the MACAA and conference websites, as planning develops.

National Council of Arts Administrators

From September 25 to 28, 2013, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will host the forty-first annual conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), which will focus on reexamining the value of uncertainty and doubt in the arts. The gathering will also spotlight current trends in arts administration; offer forums, speakers, and workshops; and create opportunities to network within a diverse community of higher-education arts professionals. You can expect top-notch speakers, timely and forward-looking sessions, an engaging administrator’s workshop, and much more. NCAA enthusiastically welcomes new members and any interested parties to its events. Learn more about the 2013 conference.

New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus (NMC) has announced the results of the elections for president, treasurer, and board members. The new president is Vagner Whitehead, associate professor at Oakland University. His term as president-elect begins immediately and runs until the 2014 CAA Annual Conference in Chicago, when he will become president at the 2014 annual business meeting. Reelected as treasurer is Jim Jeffers, visiting lecturer at College of the Holy Cross, who has been actively involved in NMC leadership since the organization’s founding ten years ago. He has served as treasurer for the past two years, a critical position as NMC pursues 501(c)(3) status. Joining the board are Victoria Bradbury, a researcher at the Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss, University of Sutherland; Mina Cheon, interdisciplinary professor, Maryland Institute College of Art; Carlos Rosas, associate professor, Pennsylvania State University; and Jessica Westbrook, assistant professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. View a listing of the entire NMC board of directors and officers and the constitution and bylaws, which describes the terms and election processes.

Public Art Dialogue

At the 2013 CAA Annual Conference in New York, Public Art Dialogue (PAD) sponsored Sally Webster’s session, “Reconsidering Mural Painting: New Methodologies,” which featured five papers: “In the Making: Mural Painting and the Look of Reform in Theodore Roosevelt’s America” by Annelise K. Madsen; “Picturing Jewish History in 1920s Hollywood: The Murals in the Wilshire Boulevard Temple” from MacKenzie Stevens; “‘No Vain Glory’: Cartography and Murals in the American War Cemeteries in France” by Kate C. Lemay; “Looking Beyond ‘The Wall’: Reconstructing City Walls’ Gateway to Soho” from Andrew Wasserman; and “The Renewed ‘Spirit of Hyde Park’: A Case Study in Mural Restoration” by Emily Scibilia. Sarah Schrank was the discussant. A roundtable chaired by Norie Sato on “Time, Transience, Duration” featured presentations by Penny Balkin Bach, Renee Piechocki, and Marisa Lerer.

Penny Balkin Bach of the Association for Public Art (aPA), based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received PAD’s annual lifetime achievement award. Bach has been in the field since the early 1970s, and under her leadership aPA (formerly called the Fairmount Park Art Association, whose staff she joined in 1980) has sponsored numerous groundbreaking installations and special projects. Open Air, which premiered in October 2012, was a spectacular interactive light installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Bach’s tireless and innovative work has transformed the field of public art.

Society for Photographic Education

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) seeks proposals for “Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue,” its fifty-first national conference, to be held March 6–9, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. SPE is accepting proposals for the 2014 conference through June 1, 2013. Topics, which are not required to be theme based, may include but are not limited to: image making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, new technologies, effects of media and culture, educational issues, and funding. Membership in SPE is required to submit, and all proposals are peer reviewed. Descriptions for the five presentation formats follow:

  • Graduate Student: short presentation of your own artistic work and a brief introduction to your graduate program
  • Imagemaker: presentation on your own artistic work (photography, film, video, performance, installation, multidisciplinary approaches)
  • Lecture: presentation on historical topic, theory, or another artist’s work
  • Panel: a group led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic
  • Teach: presentations, workshops, or demos that address educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies; curricula to serve diverse artists and changing student populations; seeking promotion and tenure; avoiding burnout, and professional exchange

Visit the website for information on how to join SPE and for full proposal guidelines.

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) has announced the names, fields, and affiliations of its officers and committee members for 2013: the new president is Jane Couchman, French and women’s studies, York University; the new vice president is Megan Matchinske, comparative literature and English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a past president is Allyson Poska, history, Mary Washington University; a second past president is Pamela Benson, English, Rhode Island College; the new treasurer is Deborah Uman, English, St. John Fisher College; the new secretary is Abby Zanger, French, independent scholar; and the new web and listserv coordinator is Karen Nelson, Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, English, University of Maryland, College Park.

The Executive Committee now comprises: Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, art, Art Institute of Chicago; Shannon Miller, English, Temple University; Michelle Dowd, English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Meredith Ray, Italian and women’s studies, University of Delaware; Renee Baernstein, history, Miami University; Sheila Cavanaugh, English, Emory University; and Lauren Shook, English, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

The Awards Committee will consist of: Marina Leslie, English, Northeastern University (chair for 2013); Heidi Brayman Hackel, English, University of California, Riverside; Wendy Heller, music, Princeton University; Mary Nyquist, women and gender, University of Toronto; Eleanor Hubbard, history, Princeton University; Bronwen Wilson, art history, University of British Columbia; Leah Chang, French, George Washington University; Sheila ffolliott, art history, George Mason University (emerita); and Sarah Ross, English, Massey University.

For additional information, including members of the Nominating Committee, please see About SSEMW section on http://ssemw.org.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a one-year grant of $51,330 to the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The award is a temporary measure to provide financial relief to early-career scholars who are publishing monographs on architectural history and the history of the built environment and responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images in their publications. Through this grant SAH will provide awards to emerging scholars (those with PhDs earned during the past six years) to help defray the high costs of image licensing and reproduction for monographs on the history of the built environment. Awards will be made once in 2013 for print (hardcover, softcover) and digital publications (ebook, DVD). Awardees will be selected on the basis of the quality and demonstrated financial need for their project. SAH anticipates awarding approximately ten SAH/Mellon Author Awards in 2013. Deadline: June 1, 2013.

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

In response to increasing interest in the field, the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is extending its activities with renewed vigor under new leadership. After voting in January 2013, Margaret Samu was elected president, and Natasha Kurchanova was chosen vice president and will serve as president-elect. Yelena Kalinsky has become secretary-treasurer, and Inge Wierda will be the society’s webmaster. Joining them on the board of directors are Kathleen Duff, Eva Forgacs, Mark Svede, Danilo Udovicki, and Alla Vronskaya.

SHERA sponsors sessions and holds regular meetings at both CAA and the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, maintains an active listserv and Facebook page, and is currently creating a new website. New members are welcome; please direct your inquiries to SHERA.artarchitecture@gmail.com for more information.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will hold its forty-second annual conference from May 15 to 18, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, at the downtown historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Titled “Meta-Mosaic,” the event will celebrate the multiple industries within jewelry and metalsmithing in the twenty-first century. Toronto is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewelry industry. This conference will examine a fluid identity within art, craft, and design and inspire attendees to embrace a collective mosaic. Join SNAG for presentations and panels featuring industry luminaries from across the globe, rapid-fire presentations by international designers and artists, over twenty exhibition, the third annual member Trunk Show Sale, social events, and so much more! Online registration has closed, but you can still register onsite beginning at 3:00 PM on May 15.

Visual Resources Association

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) will once again sponsor the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), to be held June 18–21, 2013, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This collaborative professional training program, now in its tenth year, addresses the evolving requirements of image-management professionals. Expert instructors will cover intellectual-property rights, offer a hands-on digital-imaging workshop, and describe best practices and tools for metadata and cataloging. A “think-camp” discussion session will identify topic preferences from registrants, such as the future of the profession, uses of social and new media, visual literacy, and the digital humanities. More than four hundred people serving in a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including art historians, visual-resources curators, university librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. For more information, please contact the SEI cochairs: Betha Whitlow or Amy Trendler.

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Affiliated Society News for March 2013

posted by March 09, 2013

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) invites proposals for papers for its sixteenth biennial meeting, to be held November 7–10, 2013, at the University of California, Los Angeles. In keeping with the organizing committee’s new format, proposals that correspond to the themes outlined by three panel chairs, as well as proposals for individual papers, are welcome.

Relevant paper proposals should be submitted directly to the panel chairs for the following sessions: “Beyond Painting: Other Histories of the Book in South Asia,” chaired by Yael Rice of Amherst College; “South and Southeast Asian Artists in the Western Scene: A Critical Look at Reception,” chaired by Sunanda K. Sanyaya from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University); and “The Built Environment of Death and Cremation in South and Southeast Asia,” chaired by Cathleen Cummings of the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Individual paper proposals and other queries should be sent electronically to: Alka Patel in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Proposals for papers must be sent to the appropriate panel chairs or to Patel by March 31, 2013. For additional information about these panels and the symposium, please visit ACSAA’s website.

Art Libraries Society of North America

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) is hold its forty-first annual conference in Pasadena, California, from April 25 to 29, 2013. The conference theme is “Crafting Our Future” and inspired by Pasadena’s renowned arts and crafts heritage. The event will emphasize the importance of building on organization’s past as it actively shapes the future of art librarianship. The program cochairs are Cathy Billings of the Brand Library and Art Center and Sarah Sherman of the Getty Research Institute.

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

The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) announces three new members of its executive board: Salwa Mikdadi, Alexandra Dika Seggerman, and Patrick Kane, who will respectively succeed Sarah Rogers, Dina Ramadan, and Anneka Lenssen in the roles of president-elect, secretary, and treasurer. AMCA officially welcomed these new officers and acknowledged the invaluable service of the outgoing board members at its annual business meeting at the Middle Eastern Studies Association conference in November 2012.

At the CAA conference, AMCA presented a session, called “A Revolution in Art? The Arab Uprisings and Artistic Production.” The four participants—Saleem Al-Bahloly, Dina Ramadan, Christiane Gruber, and Jennifer Pruitt—presented new perspectives on the role of art in the recent uprisings of the Arab Spring.

Historians of Netherlandish Art

The Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) announces several new appointments for 2013. Amy Golahny of Lycoming College has been elected president, and Paul Crenshaw of Providence College has been appointed vice president. Dawn Odell of Lewis and Clark College will be the new treasurer, and Yao-Fen You from the Detroit Institute of Arts will join the board of directors. Mark Trowbridge of Marymount University succeeds Molly Faries as associate editor of the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, the semiannual, open-access, refereed ejournal published by HNA. The journal welcomes submission of texts to its editor, Alison M. Kettering, at any time.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) has announced the speaker of the fourth annual Italian Art Society–Kress Foundation Lecture Series in Italy. Sarah Blake McHam of Rutgers University will speak on “Laocoön, or Pliny Vindicated” at the Fondazione Marco Besso in Rome in late May or early June. Felicia Else, an associate professor at Gettysburg College, has been awarded the first annual IAS Research and Publication Grant to help fund a trip to Florence this summer to complete research for her book, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia.

The society would also like to congratulate the 2013 recipients of the IAS Travel Grants: Joanne Anderson, visiting lecturer at the University of Warwick, for her paper “Coloring the Magdalene in the Early Renaissance”; and Valentina Pugliano, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin, for her paper “‘Subjects which painting may serve’: How Botany Met Renaissance Art.” These talks will be presented at the Renaissance Society of America’sannual conference in San Diego in April 2013). IAS will sponsor four sessions at the RSA conference; see http://italianartsociety.org/?page_id=191 for details.

National Art Education Association

Spend four art-filled days in Washington, DC, with the National Art Education Association, exploring permanent collections, current exhibitions, and the museum itself as a work of art! Summer Vision DC, now in its fourth year, is a professional learning community for art and nonart educators, offered by NAEA in partnership with area art museums. The aim is to showcase best practices in critical response to art while enhancing creativity through visual journaling. Choose from two sessions: July 9–12, 2013, or July 23–26, 2013. Develop new leadership, pedagogical, and artistic skills for the classroom and beyond through this outstanding professional development opportunity. Go behind the scenes, explore sculpture gardens, examine artworks, and participate in studio and other hands-on learning as you connect with educators at these museums: the National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden; the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; the National Museum of African Art; the National Museum of the American Indian; the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Phillips Collection; the National Building Museum; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the National Portrait Gallery. Registration is limited to twenty-five participants per session. Register and find details at www.arteducators.org/summervision.

New publications from NAEA include: The Heart of Art Education: Holistic Approaches to Creativity, Integration, and Transformation, edited by Laurel H. Campbell and Seymour Simmons III ($39 for members and $48 for nonmembers); and Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning, edited by Judith M. Burton and Mary Hafeli ($32 for members and $39 for nonmembers).

Public Art Dialogue

The eponymous journal of Public Art Dialogue (PAD) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming special issue on murals, guest edited by Sally Webster and Sarah Schrank. With this issue, Public Art Dialogue seeks to advance a twenty-first century understanding of wall art by soliciting papers on its history and status as it relates to the built environment, as an expression of community, or its function within the critical discourse of public art. Also welcome are studies on the documentation, conservation, and inventorying of mural painting, explorations of other kinds of wall art such as projections, and proposals for artist’s projects addressing related themes. Please see the journal website for guidelines and send inquiries to Public Art Dialogue’s editorial assistant at SamanthaEdenCataldo@gmail.com. The submission deadline is September 15, 2013.

Society for Photographic Education

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is accepting proposals for its 2014 conference, “Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue,” through June 1, 2013. Topics are not required to be theme-based and may include, but are not limited to, image-making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, new technologies, effects of media and culture, educational issues, and funding. Membership in SPE is required to submit, and proposals are peer reviewed. There are five presentation formats: Graduate Student (short presentation of your own artistic work and a brief introduction to your graduate program); Imagemaker (presentation on your own artistic work, such as photography, film, video, performance and installation, multidisciplinary approaches); Lecture (presentation on a historical topic, theory or another artist’s work); Panel (a group led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic); Teach (presentations, workshops, and demos that address educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies, curricula to serve diverse artists and changing student populations, seeking promotion and tenure, avoiding burnout, and professional exchange). Visit the SPE website for information on how to join and for full proposal guidelines.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will hold its forty-second annual conference May 15–18, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, at the downtown historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Titled “Meta-Mosaic,” the event will celebrate the multiple industries within jewelry and metalsmithing in the twenty-first century. Toronto is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewelry industry. This conference will examine a fluid identity within art, craft, and design and inspire attendees to embrace our collective mosaic. Join SNAG for presentations and panels featuring industry luminaries from across the globe, rapid-fire presentations by international designers and artists, over twenty exhibitions, the Third Annual Member Trunk Show Sale, social events, and so much more! Registration opened on January 16. Receive low early-bird rates by registering before March 13 and make your hotel reservations by February 15 for a special rate on top of our already reduced room block rates. Visit the SNAG website for all the details.

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Affiliated Society News for January 2013

posted by January 09, 2013

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Join the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) for its 2013 annual conference, to be held in Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 18, 2013. This year’s conference theme examines exemplary foundation relationships and successful partnerships in other areas of museum and gallery activities. Successful relationships are based upon achieving mutually beneficial goals. Has your museum or gallery engaged in new, unusual, or model partnerships or collaborations with other nonprofit or for-profit organizations that have expanded your reach and influence? What was involved in making your project successful, and what did you and your partners learn from this outreach? This year’s conference will also include résumé workshops, poster presentations, and 20 x 20 presentations to increase participation options for student members. For more information, contact Barbara Rothermel or Sherry Maurer.

Association of Art Historians

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) thirty-ninth annual conference and book fair will take place April 11–13, 2013, at the University of Reading in Berkshire, England. AAH2013 will represent the interests of an expansive art-historical community by covering all branches of its discipline(s) and the range of its visual cultures. Academic sessions will reflect a broad chronological and geographical range. Presentations will address topics of methodological, historiographical, and interdisciplinary interest as well as ones that open debates about the future of the discipline(s). AAH2013 will include visits to local sites of cultural interest and rare access to the university’s collections and archive. Keynote speakers will include Adrian Forty, professor of architectural history, The Bartlett, University College London, “in conversation” with Maarten Delbeke, associate professor of architecture and urban planning, Ghent University, and lecturer in art history, Leiden University. This event has been sponsored by Laurence King Publishing; and Okwui Enwezor, curator and director of Haus der Kunst, Munich. This event has been sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Booking for delegates is now open. AAH hopes to see you there!

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association’s third biennial symposium, “Looking Widely, Looking Closely,” hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 18–20, 2012, was a great success, bringing together a group of nearly two hundred to share and discuss important topics and issues in the field. The association is grateful to the symposium organizers and host staff for their outstanding work.

HIAA has announce the election of five new members to the executive board: Yasser Tabbaa, Melanie Michailides, Margaret Graves, and Oya Pancaroglu will succeed Glaire Anderson, Olga Bush, Stephennie Mulder, and Bernard O’Kane in the roles of treasurer, news editor, H-Islamart editor, and international representative, respectively. Jennifer Pruitt will serve as webmaster, having acted as interim webmaster since mid-2012. HIAA will officially welcome these new officers and acknowledge the invaluable service of the outgoing board members at its annual business meeting, scheduled for February 15, 2013, 12:30–2:00 PM in conjunction with CAA’s Annual Conference.

International Sculpture Center

Each year the International Sculpture Center presents Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools’ faculty and art program. The winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, as well as in a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners’ work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each awardee receives a one-year ISC membership and is eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland. To nominate students for this competition, the nominee’s university must first be an ISC university-level member. University membership, which includes a number of benefits, costs $200 for schools in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and $220 for international universities. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program, please visit the website or write to studentawards@sculpture.org. The time line for 2013 is as follows: (1) nominations open on January 1; (2) university membership forms due on March 18; online student nomination form due on March 25; and online student submission forms due on April 15.

The 2013 International Sculpture Symposium will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, from February 11 to 15, 2013. The opening party will be hosted by Auckland Art Gallery with a traditional Powhiri welcome. Programming will include keynote addresses by world-renowned sculptors and panel discussions with art professionals. Optional activities and tours will include trips to Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park on Waiheke Island; a private tour of Alan Gibbs’s The Farm; an afternoon at Sculpture on the Gulf; Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard; and Zealandia, the Pah Homestead private home collections. This event is sponsored in part by Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Alan Gibbs and the Farm, John and Jo Gow and Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park, Trevor and Jan Farmer, and the Auckland Art Gallery. For more information and updates and to registration, visit the website for updates and join the mailing list for this event. Contact events@sculpture.org or call 609-689-1051, ext. 302, with any questions about this or other ISC events.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) will hold a morning business meeting at the CAA Annual Conference on February 15, 2013, 7:30–9:00 AM in Gramercy B, Second Floor of the Hilton New York. We welcome those interested in Italian art and architecture from the prehistoric period to the present to attend. IAS is accepting contributions to its winter newsletter: exhibition reviews, short articles, and announcements related to Italian art and architecture should be sent to the newsletter editor by January 15, 2013. For additional information on IAS, please visit the website or “like” the organization on Facebook.

Mid America College Art Association

On October 3–6, 2012, the Mid America College Art Association (MACAA) hosted a very successful conference in Detroit, Michigan. The conference included fifty session panels, three roundtables, three workshops, and four hundred participants. Fritz Haeg, Lilly Wei, and Donald Lipski were the keynote speakers. The conference also included a MACAA membership exhibition and a Wayne State University alumni exhibition. Future MACAA conferences are now in the planning stage. Please check the organization’s website for updates.

National Art Education Association

Register now for “Drawing Community Connections,” the next National Art Education Association (NAEA) national convention, to be held March 7–10, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. NAEA invites you to join colleagues representing all teaching levels and backgrounds for this dynamic professional gathering exploring the arts and how they bolster human development. Choose from more than one thousand sessions, workshops, tours, and events focusing on theory, practice, assessment, museum education, interdisciplinary arts education, and more. Register for the convention, book your accommodations, and find program details online.

Spend four art-filled days in Washington, DC, exploring permanent collections, current exhibitions, and the museum itself as a work of art! Summer Vision DC, now in its fourth year, is a professional learning community for art and nonart educators, offered by NAEA in partnership with area art museums. The aim is to showcase best practices in critical response to art while enhancing creativity through visual journaling. Choose from two sessions: July 9–12, 2013, or July 23–26, 2013. Develop new leadership, pedagogical, and artistic skills for the classroom and beyond through this outstanding professional development opportunity. Registration is limited to twenty-five participants per session. Register and find details online.

National Council of Arts Administrators

The fortieth annual meeting of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), titled “Granting Permission,” convened November 7–9, 2012, in Columbus. Ohio. The organization owes a debt of gratitude to Sergio Soave of the Ohio State University, who served as conference chair, and to Columbus College of Art and Design for organizing a first-rate affair.

NCAA also wishes to thank outgoing board members John Kissick of the University of Guelph and Sally McRorie of Florida State University. Two new board members were elected: Steve Bliss of Savannah College of Art and Design and Cora Lynn Deibler from the University of Connecticut (secretary). The returning directors are: Andrea Eis, Oakland University, treasurer; Amy Hauft, University of Texas at Austin; Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University, president; Kim Russo, California Institute of the Arts; Sergio Soave, Ohio State University; Lydia Thompson, Mississippi State University; and Mel Ziegler, Vanderbilt University.

Activities at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York include the annual NCAA reception, which will be a lively and spirited forum for networking on issues related to arts leadership and management (February 14, 5:00–8:00 PM), and an NCAA–CAA affiliate session, “Hot Problems/Cool Solutions in Arts Leadership,” a fast-paced series of five-minute presentations on problem solving and leadership (February 13, 12:30–2:00 PM). NCAA enthusiastically welcomes new members, current members, and any/all interested parties to these events.

Public Art Dialogue

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) will host its third annual Public Art Portfolio Reviews on February 15, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in New York. The reviews, free for PAD members, are an excellent opportunity for artists of any level, including students who are seeking to work in public art, to receive feedback on their portfolios by experts in the field. Each artist will have a twenty-minute meeting with an experienced public art consultant, administrator, artist, or curator. The deadline to register is January 11, 2013, at 8:00 PM EST. To join PAD and schedule a review, please write to padreviews@gmail.com.

Join PAD as it honors Penny Balkin Bach as the 2013 recipient of the PAD award for achievement in the field of public art. The award ceremony is open to all and will take place at the upcoming CAA Annual Conference, on February 15, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the Hilton New York, Sutton Parlor North, Second Floor.

Radical Art Caucus

The Radical Art Caucus (RAC) is pleased to announce the election of three new copresidents: Travis Nygard, Kaylee Spencer, and Linnea Wren. As RAC prepares for CAA in New York, it welcomes suggestions for programming and events in addition to two already planned sessions. Benj Gerdes and Nate Harrison are cochairing the 2½-hour session, “Video Art as Mass Medium,” and Travis Nygard is organizing the 1½-hour panel, “Environmental Sustainability in Art History, Theory, and Practice.” For the call for papers, please see RAC’s website or contact Joanna Gardner-Huggett, RAC secretary.

Society for Photographic Education

Registration is open for the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) fiftieth annual national conference, “Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum,” which will take place March 7–10, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. Join 1,500 artists, educators, and photographic professionals for programming and dialogue that will fuel your creativity—presentations, industry seminars, and critiques to stimulate and engage you. Explore an exhibit fair featuring over seventy participants showing the latest equipment, processes, publications, and schools with photo-related programs. Participate in one-on-one portfolio critiques and informal portfolio sharing and take advantage of student volunteer opportunities for reduced admission. Other conference highlights include a print raffle, silent auction, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, receptions, and a dance party. The keynote speakers will be Richard Misrach, Martin Parr, and Zwelethu Mthethwa. Preview the conference schedule and register online.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will hold its forty-second annual conference May 15–18, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, at the downtown historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Titled “Meta-Mosaic,” the event will celebrate the multiple industries within jewelry and metalsmithing in the twenty-first century. Toronto is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewelry industry. This conference will examine a fluid identity within art, craft, and design and inspire attendees to embrace our collective mosaic. Join SNAG for presentations and panels featuring industry luminaries from across the globe, rapid-fire presentations by international designers and artists, over twenty exhibitions, the Third Annual Member Trunk Show Sale, social events, and so much more! Registration opened on January 16. Receive low early-bird rates by registering before March 13 and make your hotel reservations by February 15 for a special rate on top of our already reduced room block rates. Visit the SNAG website for all the details.

Visual Resources Association

Online registration for the thirty-first Visual Resources Association annual conference began on November 27, 2012. The event continues the tradition of offering exceptional professional-development experiences and opportunities that feature inspiring programs, speakers, and special events. The conference will be held April 3–6, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island. Because of Providence’s reputation as the “Creative Capital,” the theme of this year’s conference will be “Capitalizing on Creativity.” Plenary speakers include the art historian, author, and critic James Elkins and the accomplished aerial photographer Alex MacLean. The conference includes relevant and thought-provoking sessions and case studies on subjects covering archaeological and public-art resources, teaching with new technologies, digital asset management, collaborative ventures, facilities design, visual literacy, documenting indigenous art, archival digitization, the digital humanities, and data visualization. The conference hotel is the historic Providence Biltmore, located in the heart of downtown. To learn more about the conference, please visit the VRA website, where you can find information on the host city, the conference program, registration, accommodations, and special events.

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Affiliated Society News for November 2012

posted by November 09, 2012

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) announces its sixteenth biennial meeting, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, from November 7 to 10, 2013. Following the format of previous ACSAA meetings, the council invites proposals for individual papers (with approximately 350-word abstracts) that reflect current directions of scholarship in South and Southeast Asian art. ACSAA is also introducing a second format for submissions, based on discrete panels that will follow the CAA method for organizing sessions. Accordingly, the council invites members to submit proposals for panels they wish to chair based on themed topics, research questions, or theoretical positions. If the panel is selected, the ACSAA membership will be invited to submit their proposals for papers directly to the panel chair, who will be responsible for the final selection of presenters. Proposals for panels are due on December 15, 2012; selected panels announced to the membership in mid-January 2013. All proposals for papers are due, either to a panel or as individual submissions (but NOT both), on March 31, 2013, with the final selections of both individual paper proposals and panel contributions announced at the end of April 2013. Please send all submissions and queries electronically to Alka Patel of the University of California, Irvine.

Art Libraries Society of North America

Art Documentation, the official bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) seeks peer reviewers for the journal. The bulletin’s editor, Judy Dyki, welcomes reviewers in all areas of interest and expertise; please note that there is a special need for individuals capable of reviewing articles about cataloging and metadata, digital collections, museum libraries, and new media and technology. Active since 1982, Art Documentation is now published in collaboration with the University of Chicago Press; the inaugural issue under the new partnership came out in spring 2012.

Please mark your calendars for the ARLIS/NA forty-first annual conference, taking place April 25–29, 2013, in Pasadena, California. The program committee is now accepting poster proposals and calling for moderators. The deadline for poster proposals is November 16, 2012; please visit the proposal guidelines for more information. Visit our website to review the panel sessions and workshops of the ARLIS/NA fortieth annual conference, which took place in spring 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture

The Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) have chosen a new president, Michael Yonan of the University of Missouri, and a new treasurer, Jennifer Germann of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. HECAA’s panel at next year’s American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference, taking place April 3–7, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio, will be chaired by Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is entitled “Interiors as Space and Image.” This coming February at CAA’s Annual Conference in New York, HECAA’s panel, “Art in the Age of Philosophy,” will be chaired by Hector Reyes of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) would like to thank participants and attendees at its third biennial symposium, “Looking Widely, Looking Closely,” hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, October 18–20, 2012. HIAA also expresses deep appreciation to leadership donors and other contributors to the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund in support of a new program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships. Finally, congratulations to the following members on their recent HIAA awards: Ayla Lester for the 2012–13 Grabar Post-Doctoral Fellowship; Hala Auji for the 2012–13 Grabar Travel Grant; and Ünver Rustem for a 2012 Graduate Student Travel Grant. To learn more and/or to apply in the future, please visit HIAA’s grants and fellowship webpage.

Historians of Netherlandish Art

Pieter Bruegel, Children’s Games, 1560, oil on panel, 118 x 161 cm. Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, (artwork in the public domain)

The next formal deadline for submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, the peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal published by the Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA), is March 1, 2013. In addition to longer articles, the journal now welcomes shorter notes on archival discoveries, iconographical issues, technical studies, and rediscovered works. Please review the submission guidelines or contact the journal’s editor-in-chief, Alison Kettering, for more information.

International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center (ISC), publisher of Sculpture magazine, will hold its next International Sculpture Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand, from February 11 to 15, 2013. Highlights of this exciting event include an opening party hosted by Auckland Art Gallery, with a traditional Powhiri welcome, keynote addresses by world-renowned sculptors, and art professionals in panel discussions. Optional activities and tours will include trips to Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park on Waiheke Island, a private tour of Alan Gibbs’s The Farm, an afternoon at Sculpture on the Gulf, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard, Zealandia, the Pah Homestead private home collections, and more! Please visit the conference website for more information and updates and to join the mailing list. You may contact ISC by email or call 609-689-1051, ext. 302, with any questions about this or other events.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) seeks proposals for papers for the annual IAS-Kress Lecture Series in Italy, to take place in Rome in late May or early June 2013. The deadline for submission is January 4, 2013. The distinguished senior scholar selected to present will speak on a topic related to the host city and will receive an honorarium and supplementary lecture allowance. This annual lecture series is intended to promote intellectual exchange among art historians of North America and the international community of scholars living or working in Italy. IAS also welcomes contributions to its winter newsletter. Please email your exhibition reviews, short articles, and announcements related to Italian art and architecture by January 15, 2013. The society urges those interested in the study of Italian art and architecture to join; visit the website. Also, visit IAS on Facebook.

Japan Art History Forum

The Japan Art History Forum (JAHF) is pleased to announce the publication of The Concept of Danzō:“Sandalwood Images” in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture of the Eighth to Fourteenth Centuries, by Christian Boehm, as part of the Saffron Asian Art and Society Series. In other book-related news, JAHF has announced that MIT’s Visualizing Cultures, a pioneering online center for image-driven scholarship, has dedicated its two latest chapters to contemporary Japanese paintings and photographs excavated from museum vaults and private artists’ collections. “The Forgotten Reportage Painters” chapter focuses on four painters who transformed a forgotten history of resistance in the 1950s into daringly original works of art. “Hamaya Hiroshi’s Photos” recontextualizes the Magnum photographer Hiroshi’s iconic images of the massive anti-Security-Treaty protests in Tokyo in 1960. Hiroshi’s book, Days of Rage and Grief, has long been out of print, and the vintage prints were buried in his personal archive for fifty years. Now, for the first time, these buried masterworks have been permanently archived in an online gallery. JAHF would also like to alert its members to a documentary film by Linda Hoaglund, called ANPO:Art X War (2010), which tells the untold story of resistance to United States military bases in Japan after the passing of the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the US and Japan.

National Council of Arts Administrators

The National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) is looking forward to seeing old and new friends at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York. The NCAA annual reception will be held on Thursday, February 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the New York Hilton. A joint CAA/NCAA session, “Hot Problems/Cool Solutions in Arts Leadership,” will be presented on Wednesday, February 13, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Also, NCAA is pleased to announce its new website. Those with up-to-date memberships will receive an email message to assist in creating a new log-in ID and password. This gives you access to the members area, where one can post positions, email the membership, link to arts administrators’ resources, and use a discussion forum. Please note: this area will be accessible for current members only, so register today to join NCAA!

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Registration is now open for “Earth/Energy,” the forty-seventh annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), taking place March 20–23, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Programming includes a keynote lecture by the artist Janine Antoni, panel discussions, gallery presentations, and more than seventy exhibitions of ceramic art throughout the greater Houston region. The conference will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010.

Society for Photographic Education

Registration is now open for the Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) fiftieth annual conference, “Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum,” taking place in Chicago, Illinois, March 7–10, 2013. Join 1,500 artists, educators, and photographic professionals for programming and dialogue that will fuel your creativity—presentations, industry seminars, and critiques to stimulate and engage you! Explore our exhibits fair featuring over seventy exhibitors showing the latest equipment, processes, publications, and schools with photo-related programs. Participate in one-on-one portfolio critiques and informal portfolio sharing, and take advantage of student volunteer opportunities for reduced admission. Other conference highlights include a print raffle, a silent auction, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, receptions, a dance party, and more! Keynote speakers include Richard Misrach, Martin Parr, and Zwelethu Mthethwa. You can preview the conference schedule and register online at the conference website.

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) has recently updated its website. Members may now directly upload their news, announcements of publications, and upcoming conferences. New officers for 2012–13 are Abby Zanger as vice president and Deborah Uman as treasurer. SSEMW is closely associated with the Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, which took place earlier this year at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The society’s annual meeting took place in late October at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s plenary speaker was Lisa Vollendorf of San José State University, who presented, “Towards a History of Gender Violence: Methodologies and Challenges.” Her talk was followed by the SSEMW business meeting and reception. SSEMW sponsored seven sessions at the conference.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), in partnership with the University of Virginia Press, has launched SAH Archipedia and SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings: two editions of an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture. SAH Archipedia is the full edition that links to scholarly resources and is available through Rotunda, the digital imprint of the University of Virginia Press; it is accessible through institutional or individual subscriptions. SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings is a free edition that will contain one hundred of each state’s most representative buildings as well as teacher guides for using the information in the classroom. SAH has also launched its new streamlined website, which features members-only access areas. The majority of the website is open to the public and includes the ability to create a website account to post comments on the SAH blog and to post opportunities/calls for papers/sessions, awards, fellowships, grants, exhibitions, conferences, and events.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) has updated their website; new features include an elegant new look, updated content, improved navigation, and a higher level of functionality. As a part of this new site, SNAG has created Maker Profiles, a location for the online portfolios of artist members. This is a great destination for anyone looking for wonderful and interesting new work. Come check out why the artists, designers, jewelers, and metalsmiths of SNAG are the best in the field! SNAG recently published its annual special exhibition in print issue of Metalsmith. Guest edited by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the issue takes a look at the sinister pleasures of Gothic-influenced jewelry and metal art. This darkly beautiful issue is available online at Qmags.com and in print. In addition, SNAG has coordinated an exhibition of the featured work, taking place December 7, 2012–March 10, 2013, at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) has produced a guidelines document of particular importance to educational image users. VRA’s Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study complements the highly regarded Code of Best Practices for Academic and Research Libraries facilitated by the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. Written by the attorney Gretchen Wagner, with the guidance of an advisory committee of prominent copyright scholars and legal experts, the VRA guidelines describes six uses of still images that the association believes fall within the United States doctrine of fair use: (1) preservation; (2) use of images for teaching purposes; (3) use of images on course websites and in other online study materials; (4) adaptations of images for teaching and classroom work by students; (5) sharing images among educational and cultural institutions to facilitate teaching and study; and (6) reproduction of images in theses and dissertations. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has characterized the VRA guidelines as “a clear and concise statement of best practices around a medium that can seem especially intimidating for educational users. It is a reliable guide, written by professionals who work with images every day and vetted by well-known experts in the field of copyright law.” On February 26, 2012, CAA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse both VRA’s and ARL’s fair-use guidelines.

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The Appraisers Association of America, an affiliated society, invites CAA members to attend “On and Off the Road,” an evening with America’s most popular appraisers, to be held at the Grolier Club in New York on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Experts from television’s Antiques Roadshow—Lee Dunbar, Kathleen Harwood, Daile Kaplan, Leigh Keno, Betty Krulik, Kevin Zavian, and Alasdair Nichol—will share their experiences on and off camera. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear some of the country’s leading appraisers discuss the process of evaluating everything from fine art to memorabilia. You also have the chance for private appraisal consultation to find out if you own a hidden gem. Meet and speak with some of the most trusted experts in the business.

Tickets are $85 for individuals and $75 for CAA members, staff, and guests
; $200 for patrons and $175 CAA members, staff, and guests; and 
$350 for a patron duo and $300 CAA members, staff, and guests. Tickets are tax deductible, with the proceeds benefiting the association’s Appraisal Institute to support educational programs on connoisseurship, assessment, and valuation.

Doors open at 6:00 PM. The panel discussion begins at 
6:30 PM, followed by a reception at 7:30 PM. Free appraisal consultations are offered to those with patron tickets; please 

RSVP by October 9
 by calling 212-889-5404, ext. 11., or writing to 
programs@appraisersassoc.org

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The Grolier Club is located at 
47 East 60th Street
, New York, NY 10065 (map). For the Appraisal Consultation Guidelines, and for information about the Appraisers Association of America, please visit www.appraisersassociation.org or call 212-889-5404, ext. 11.

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The Directory of Affiliated Societies, a comprehensive list of all seventy-four groups that have joined CAA as affiliate members, has just been updated. Please visit the directory to view a single webpage that includes the following information for each group: name, date of founding, size of membership, and annual dues; a brief statement on the society’s nature or purpose; and the names of officers and/or contacts for you to get more details about the groups or to join them. In addition, CAA links directly to each affiliated society’s homepage.