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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

.

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.

Affiliated Society News for July 2012

posted by July 09, 2012

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The Bulletin of the American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) will be available to all ACSAA members this summer. As printed versions of the bulletin were discontinued in 2011, members should visit the ACSAA website to download the latest edition in PDF format, as well as all past Bulletins and Newsletters that have now been digitized.

American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies

The American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies (ASHAHS) announced its awards winners at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference. Jessica Weiss of the University of Texas at Austin is the recipient of the Photographs Grant, given to support the acquisition of photographs by graduate students who are preparing their doctoral dissertation or MA thesis on the topic of Spanish or Portuguese art history. Weiss’s dissertation is entitled “Juan de Flandes and the Commoditization of Aesthetics in Isabelline Spain.”

The Eleanor Tufts Award, which recognizes an outstanding English-language publication in the area of Spanish or Portuguese art history, went to Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011), edited by Ilona Katzew. In addition, the jurors selected two books for honorable mention: Book of Honors for Empress Maria of Austria: Composed by the College of the Society of Jesus of Madrid on the Occasion of Her Death (1603) (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2011), edited by Antonio Bernat Vistarini, John T. Cull, and Tamás Sajó; and Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), by Shirley Mangini.

Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence

Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD) thanks everyone who helped make its recent conference, “The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences,” a success. The event took place April 25–28, 2012, at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. Visit the conference website for complete program information and to watch a video of the opening. ALMSD has signed a contract with a publisher to publish an annual journal, to be called Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism, Its Origins, and Its Consequences, beginning in 2013. The organization invites interested scholars working on aspects of the Symbolist movement to learn more about membership in the organization. Please contact Rosina Neginsky to contribute to the annual newsletter.

Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History

The Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History (ATSAH) seeks papers for a special session during CAA’s 101st Annual Conference in New York, taking place February 13–16, 2013. The session will examine how stained glass evolved as an art form between the years 1400 and 1900. Papers may also address how images are derived from the Bible, mythology, history, and literature. Please send abstracts to Liana Cheney, ATSAH president.

Association of Historians of American Art

The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) will sponsor two sessions at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York. Elizabeth Lee of Dickinson College and Robin Vedder of Pennsylvania State University will chair the scholarly session, “The Body of the Artist and the Artist as Body in American Artistic Practice.” Jaleen Grove and Douglas Dowd, both of Washington University in Saint Louis, will chair the professional session, “The Art History of American Periodical Illustration.” See the AHAA website for more information on the two panels.

The second AHAA symposium, “American Art: the Academy, Museums, and the Market,” will feature Holland Cotter, art critic for the New York Times, as the keynote speaker. The event will take place at the Boston Athenaeum in Massachusetts on October 11–13, 2012. The full schedule of speakers and registration information can be found online. Registration opened on June 1, 2012.

Association of Research Institutes in Art History

The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) invites nominations and self-nominations for the newly established ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing. This award, which carries a $1,000 cash prize, seeks to encourage and promote scholarly standards in online publishing in all fields of art history. The prize will be awarded annually to the author(s) of a distinguished article or essay published online in the past three years in the form of an ejournal or a short-form epublication that advances the study of art history and visual culture. The article should either appear exclusively online, or should be substantially distinct from any print version, creatively capitalizing on the potential of digital publishing.

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 new blog and watch for a Facebook page that is being developed. The organization seeks papers for a symposium, “Teaching All of Our Students: Few Majors, Fewer Transfers, Many Others,” to be held at the next CAA Annual Conference, taking place February 13–16, 2013, in New York. The symposium will explore the diverse make-up of the community-college student body and consider how best to teach art and art history to students who may have no interest in pursuing a major in the field. Panelists will be asked to share an example of a “best practice” that they feel addresses this concern. For more information about the upcoming symposium and for general inquiries about CCPAAH, please write to communitycollegeart@gmail.com.

CCPAAH invites its members to submit proposals for papers for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education’s next conference, “postHaus,” taking place April 3–6, 2013, in Savannah, Georgia. The session topic, “The Value of Writing in the Foundation Year: Exploring New Approaches,” will examine the importance of writing in both studio and art-history courses in the foundation year. Paper topics might include: how writing is integrated into your studio course; writing assignments beyond the standard art-history research paper; and using technology to get students writing. Please address all questions regarding FATE proposals to communitycollegeart@gmail.com.

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture

Michael Yonan, associate professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia, has been elected the new president of the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA).

HECAA will be represented at the next American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference, taking place April 4–7, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio, with two panels, chaired by Christopher Johns and Heather McPherson. Proposals for papers are due by September 15, 2012, and should be sent directly to the seminar chairs. HECAA will also host its annual luncheon and its business meeting at the conference.

Historians of Islamic Art Association

Registration is open for “Looking Widely, Looking Closely,” the third biennial symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA), hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, October 18–20, 2012. Early registration ends on August 1. For more information about registration, travel tips, and hotels, please visit the website.

HIAA welcomes Jennifer Pruitt to the organization’s executive board as interim webmaster, succeeding Lara Tohme, who served for two years, from 2011 to 2012.

International Sculpture Center

Registration is now open for the twenty-third International Sculpture Conference of the International Sculpture Center (ISC), taking place October 4–6, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will bring together people from around the world and across the field of contemporary sculpture to Chicago for ARTSlams, mentoring sessions, and an invigorating roster of presenters, including two keynote speakers: the artists Sophie Ryder and Sanford Biggers. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

ISConnects is hosting three upcoming summer and fall events in 2012. On July 21 in Omaha, Nebraska, ISC, KANEKO, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will present a full day of discussions and artist-led tours with Nathalie Miebach and Michael Jones McKean, coinciding with McKean’s Bemis exhibition, The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes between Forms. On August 25, ISC and Grounds for Sculpture will host tours and an exciting panel discussion exploring the evolution and transformation of sculpture, followed by a reception in the Grounds for Sculpture Museum in Hamilton, New Jersey. Funded in part by the Johnson Art and Education Foundation, ISConnects explores the unique perspectives on sculpture in the contemporary art world. With partner organizations, ISC offers intimate programming that addresses cutting-edge, timely trends in sculpture through lively and insightful discourse.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) seeks nominations and self-nominations for various committee positions; please review the list of vacancies for more information on how to apply for a position. The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2012. Those interested in submitting proposals for papers for four linked sessions at the forty-eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, taking place May 9–12, 2013, should review the online call for additional information.

Leonardo Education and Art Forum

Patricia Olynyk, an artist and chair of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF), will moderate a panel, “Eco-Art + the Evolving Landscape of Social and Situated Practices,” at the eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art, to be held September 19–24, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The panelists include Linda Weintraub, Sam Bower, and Saul Ostrow, and the focus will be on education and the complex triad of ecoart, situated practices, and project-based public work that embraces various democratic processes and inspires progressive social, cultural, and environmental change. Jill Scott and Ellen K. Levy are cochairs of another ISEA panel, “Synaptic Scenarios for Ecological Environments,” which addresses cognitive issues in relation to ecology with the goal of gaining a greater embodied sense of place within the ecological environment. The panelists include Patricia Olynyk, Nicole Ottiger, Angelika Hilbeck, and Alison Hawthorne Deming.

LEAF seeks panelists for its session at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York. Entitled “Re/Search: Art, Science, and Information Technology (ASIT): What Would Leonardo da Vinci Have Thought?” and moderated by Joe Lewis of the University of California, Irvine, the session takes a close look at art projects that involve the intersection of science and technology. When Leonardo da Vinci introduced himself to the Duke of Milan, he did not reveal himself as an artist but instead presented a proposal to create military weapons to protect the duke’s city in times of siege. What entrepreneurial ideas have contemporary artists developed to provide funding for their projects? Please submit proposals to Joe Lewis by July 31, 2012.

Mid-America College Art Association

The Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) will hold its biannual conference from October 3 to 6, 2012, in Detroit, Michigan. The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University will host the conference. Programming will include three featured speakers; panels on art, design, art history, and visual resources; and studio workshops, member exhibitions, and museum visits. The conference will have two content areas, “Meaning and Making” and “Community and Collaboration.” Visit the Detroit conference website to learn more about the event, travel and hotel information, and how to become an MACAA member.

National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Lee Ransaw, chairman and founder of the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU), was a panelist on the 2012 James A. Porter Colloquium at Howard University in Washington, DC. He presented on “The Growth and Development of the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. Established at Howard University in 1990, the colloquium is named in honor of James A. Porter, the pioneering art historian and professor, whose 1943 publication Modern Negro Art laid the foundation for the field.

The annual NAAHBCU meeting was held June 29–30, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia. Coinciding with the meeting was an exhibition, Influence and Legacy: Shaping the Future while Preserving the Past, featuring NAAHBCU artists and held at the Stewart McClain Gallery in Atlanta.

National Council of Arts Administrators

The National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) board seeks proposals for the presentation of case studies for its annual conference, “Granting Permission,” taking place November 7–10, 2012, and hosted by Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design. Topics might include but are not limited to: leadership and management; interpersonal communication; succeeding with external constituencies; budget management; personnel evaluation; issues related to promotion and tenure; personal growth; career paths; and any topical area related to arts administration and leadership. Please outline your proposal, or send an actual case study, in 350 words or less to Lydia Thompson or Amy Hauft. Proposals are due by Friday, July 31, 2012. Selected entries will be notified by September 1, 2012. Confirmation of presenters will be posted at NCAA’s website and formally acknowledged by the NCAA board.

New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus (NMC) extends a warm welcome to its new board members: Elizabeth Demaray, Rutgers University; Margaret Dolinsky, Indiana University Bloomington; Conrad Gleber, La Salle University; Claudia Hart, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Krista Hoefle, Saint Mary’s College; Meredith Hoy, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Patrick Lichty, Columbia College Chicago; Gail Rubini, Florida State University; and Joyce Rudinsky, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. These outstanding artist practitioners, educators, and academics will join continuing board members and officers.

Public Art Dialogue

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) has published the latest issue of its eponymous journal, which features a theme of “Audience Response.” Public art today is often commissioned with community input, but very little is known about how such art is received initially and over time. Although “the public” is often invoked, the actual audience is rarely consulted after a work is in place. In this issue, Public Art Dialogue aims to document this elusive but critical aspect of public art and suggest a methodology for its study.

The fourth annual PAD award for achievement in the field of public art was presented to the media artist Ben Rubin at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Rubin treated all in attendance to a unique glimpse into the behind-the-scenes happenings of his new public project, Shakespeare Machine. Commissioned by New York City’s Percent for Art program, the site-specific sculpture will be installed in the lobby of the Public Theater in New York. After the presentation, Rubin shared some of the joys and obstacles of the public art process in an intimate question-and-answer session.

Society for Photographic Education

This fall the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) will host regional conferences in Rochester, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Daytona Beach, Florida; Starkville, Mississippi; Cincinnati, Ohio; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Eugene, Oregon. Photographic artists, educators, students, and professionals will gather on an intimate scale for discussions on programming, photography critiques, exhibitions, tours, receptions, and more. Regional conferences are great opportunities to meet other members of the organization. If you are not an SPE member, you can still attend the conferences at a nonmember rate. Visit the SPE website to find out more about the regional conferences, including registration and proposal deadlines.

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) has elected the following officers for the current year: Allyson M. Poska, professor of history, University of Mary Washington, president; Jane Couchman, professor emeritus, York University, vice president; Deborah Uman, professor of English, Saint John Fisher College, treasurer; Abby Zanger, independent scholar, secretary; and Karen Nelson, Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, University of Maryland, webmaster.

Society of Architectural Historians

At its sixty-fifth annual conference in Detroit in April 2012, members of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) warmly welcomed a new slate of officers: Abigail A. Van Slyck, Connecticut College, president; Kenneth Breisch University of Southern California, first vice president; Ken Tadashi Oshima, University of Washington, second vice president; Gail Fenske, Roger Williams University, secretary; and Jan M. Grayson, treasurer. SAH also welcomes the following incoming board members, who will serve three years: Michael J. Gibson, Greenberg, Whitcombe & Takeuchi; Duanfang Lu, University of Sydney; Robert Nauman, University of Colorado, Boulder; Donna Robertson, Illinois Institute of Technology; and Gary Van Zante, MIT Museum.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) presented the winners of its highest honors at an awards luncheon on April 19, 2012, which took place during the organization’s thirtieth annual conference, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kathe Hicks Albrecht of American University received the Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to visual resources and image management. The ceremony featured comments from Albrecht’s nominators and a discussion of her engagement with visual resources advocacy, service to the profession, and long term involvement with VRA and the VRA Foundation over her twenty-one year career. In addition, VRA presented two Nancy DeLaurier Awards for distinguished achievement to Sheila M. Hannah of the University of New Mexico and Patti McRae Baley of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Hannah was honored for her early, innovative development of image automation: the Visual Information Checklist, the development of Visual Resources Catalog of Native American Artists, and the implementation of a thriving internship program. Baley was honored for her long and successful role as the “Empress” of the VRA conference; inaugurating the “VRAffle,” which provides income for the Tansey Travel Awards; and immediate involvement in the association for new and veteran conference attendees. You can find images and information about the awards presentation and a selection of multimedia illustrated conference presentations on the VRA website.

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Affiliated Society News for May 2012

posted by May 09, 2012

American Council for Southern Asian Art

The American Council for Southern Asian Art(ACSAA) welcomes Cathleen Cummings, assistant professor of art history at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, as its new webmaster. Lisa N. Owen, an ACSAA board member, and Catherine Becker, the ACSAA secretary, have each agreed to serve an additional term.

Past newsletters from 1974 to 2007 and annual bulletins from 2008 to the present have been scanned and are now available to all members on the ACSAA website. Members are invited to submit news regarding publications, exhibitions, or conferences for inclusion in the 2012 bulletin. Please send your information to Melody Rod-ari, ACSAA bulletin editor.

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) is offering a leadership seminar for thirty-five participants, in partnership with the Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Taking place June 24–29, 2012, the course is designed for directors and director-curators of academic museums and galleries who are at any career stage and who work in any collecting field. The seminar includes museum and gallery leaders from institutions ranging from large state universities to small private colleges. Visit the AAMG website for a list of faculty members and seminar details.

Association of Historians of American Art

The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) has awarded a $500 AHAA Travel Grant to Rebecca Uchill, a PhD candidate in art history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Uchill presented a paper, “Processing History, Forming Transactions: Preservation and Exchange in the Work of Allison Smith,” at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference session, “Trading Zones: Strategies for the Study of Artists and Their Art-Making Practices.”

Save the date for the second AHAA symposium, “American Art: The Academy, Museums, and the Market,” to be held October 11–13, 2012, and hosted by the Boston Athenaeum and Boston University in Massachusetts. Visit AHAA online for more information or contact the symposium cochairs, David Dearinger and Melissa Renn.

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art

The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a three-year capacity-building initiative to maximize the possibilities of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, the organization’s scholarly electronic journal. The grant is intended to help authors in the development phase of their articles as well as to aid the journal in the implementation phase. Therefore, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide seeks scholarship that engages in one or more of the following interrelated areas of investigation: data mining and analysis; geographic information systems and mapping; and high-resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation. Authors should be generally knowledgeable about the technological possibilities related to their project and able to articulate how both specific computer-based research methods and the online publication format connect with the research questions on which their project focuses. In addition, authors should expect to collaborate with technical experts to help complete their projects. Proposals should outline projects that are relatively small scale, able to be realized within about three to six months, and requiring approximately one hundred hours of development work. Interested contributors may review the proposal guidelines for more details. For further information, contact Petra Chu or Emily Pugh.

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) will hold its national biennial conference in Savannah, Georgia, April 3–6, 2013, at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Foundation Studies. Titled “postHaus,” the conference has the theme “Instructing, Constructing, and Connecting with Students in the Twenty-First Century.” The question posed is: “As models of education evolve, what new teaching models are forming?” Each FATE biennial conference attracts a fantastic group of first-year studio professors and instructors from two- and four-year colleges across the United States and internationally. For “postHaus,” FATE seeks to expand its reach. Topics can include but are not limited to: innovation in studio courses, curriculum development, approaches to art history, liberal-arts instruction, the importance of research librarians, and the vital role of lab technicians. Proposals for papers and presentation must be submitted by June 1, 2012.

Need FATE sooner? The next FATE regional workshop, “Removing the Curse of the Demo,” will take place on August 11, 2012, at the Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur in Georgia. Participants should bring their favorite demo and share the way they approach the subject through perspective drawing, cutting paper straight, paint mixing, paint application, finding proper proportions, obtaining proper value, or anything else related to the topic.

Historians of British Art

John Everett Millais, Isabella, 1848–49, oil on canvas, 102.9 x 142.9 cm. National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery (artwork in the public domain)

Please join the Historians of British Art (HBA) and the English-Speaking Union (ESU) for a preview of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6:30–8:30 PM, in New York. Two of the show’s three curators, Tim Barringer of Yale University and Jason Rosenfeld of Marymount Manhattan University, will give American audiences an early look at this important exhibition—addressing its key themes and its evolution as a project—during an informal, richly illustrated conversation, moderated by Peter Trippi, HBA president and a cocurator of J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite. The discussion will be followed by a wine reception.

In September 2012, Tate Britain in London will open Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. Inspired by early Renaissance painting and led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood rebelled against the establishment of the mid-nineteenth century and became Britain’s first modern art movement. The curators, which include Alison Smith of Tate London, will bring together more than 150 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and the applied arts, revealing the Pre-Raphaelites to be advanced in their approach to every genre. After closing at Tate in January 2013, the exhibition will move to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and then to Moscow and Tokyo.

Advance registration for the conversation is required: $20 for HBA and ESU members; $25 for nonmembers. Payment may be made by credit card or by check payable to “The English-Speaking Union.” Checks should be mailed to: Caitlin Murphy, English-Speaking Union, 144 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016. You will receive a confirmation of payment if you provide your email address. Call 212-818-1200 or write to mnicoll@esuus.org for more information. For content-related questions, please email Peter Trippi. For questions about payment, please contact Caitlin Murphy.

International Association of Art Critics

The International Association of Art Critics (AICA/US) held its annual awards ceremony at the Asia Society in New York on April 2, 2012. These awards honor artists, curators, museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions in recognition of excellence in the conception and realization of exhibitions. AICA’s four hundred active members nominated and voted on outstanding exhibitions from the previous season (June 2010–June 2011). The twenty-four winners of first and second places in twelve categories, selected from over one hundred finalists, included exhibitions of work by the contemporary artists Christian Marclay, Sarah Sze, and Ai Weiwei and by the twentieth-century artists Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Kurt Schwitters, and Paul Thek, as well as thematic exhibitions dealing with the history of drawing through the twentieth century, contemporary Japanese art, and Fluxus. Lowery Sims, Peter Plagens, and Sanford Biggers presented the awards. This year’s nominating committee comprised Eleanor Heartney (chair), Marek Bartelik (AICA/US president), Rebecca Cochran, Peter Frank, Francine Miller, and Susan Snodgrass.

International Association of Word and Image Studies

The International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWIS/AIERTI) seeks proposals for “From the Wall, to the Press, to the Streets,” its affiliated-society session for CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York, that reflect on contemporary art practices that occur outside the traditional framework of the gallery or museum space. Topics to consider include: public art rhetoric (how language challenges elitist/populist divides); working around the frame (spatial transgression as institutional critique); art’s new open-access sites (the internet and social networks); and institutional responses (marketing and copyright laws). Please submit your proposal and a CV to Eve Kalyva and Ignaz Cassar by June 1, 2012. IAWIS/AIERTI membership is not required.

International Sculpture Center

The International Sculpture Center (ISC), in collaboration with the National Academy Museum and School in New York, will present the year’s first ISConnects panel, “Against the Grain: Strategies, Choices, and Controversies of Women in Sculpture,” at the National Academy on May 30, 2012. Joan Marter, professor of art history at Rutgers University in New Jersey, will moderate; a list of participating artists is forthcoming. For more information and to view videos from previous ISConnects events, please visit the website.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) would like to congratulate its new officers and committee members: Alison Perchuk, treasurer; Kay Arthur, newsletter editor; Catherine McCurrach, secretary and membership coordinator; Anne Leader, webmaster; Nicola Camerlenghi and Esperança Camara, program committee; and Brian Curran, Frances Gage, and Mark Rosen, nominating committee.

IAS seeks proposals for papers and presentations for its two sponsored sessions at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York: “Bad Boys, Hussies, and Villains” and “Disegno.” Please visit the proposal guidelines for more information on how to participate.

IAS is sponsoring four linked sessions, entitled “Italian Art and Confluence of Cultures (I–IV),” at the forty-seventh International Congress on Medieval Art, taking place May 10–13, 2012, at the University of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo.

The organization welcomes all to the third annual IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy, to be given by Debra Pincus on June 6, 2012, at the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice, seat of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere, ed Arti. Pincus’s talk is entitled “The Lure of the Letter: Renaissance Venice and the Recovery of Antique Writing.”

Mid-America College Art Association

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, will host the next Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) conference, taking place October 3–6, 2012. The event has two themes: “Community and Collaboration” and “Meaning and Making.” Programming will include three featured speakers, panel presentations, studio workshops, MACAA member exhibitions, and museum visits. You may register for the conference and find out how to become a MACAA member on the Detroit conference website.

National Council of Arts Administrators

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) congratulates a member, Charles A. Wright, who was recently elected to serve on CAA’s Board of Directors. NCAA members Georgia Strange, Denise Mullen, and Leslie Bellavance were elected in 2011 to serve on the same board, where they had worked with three fellow members, Judith Thorpe, Jean Miller, and Jay Coogan.

At the 2012 CAA Annual Conference, several NCAA members—Sergio Soave, Tom Berding, Donna Meeks, Lee Ann Garrison, Amy Hauft, John Kissick, Jim Hopfensperger, Tom Loeser, and David Yager—presented a concise and compelling session, “Hot Problems/Cool Solutions in Arts Leadership.” In addition, the annual NCAA Reception at CAA, cohosted by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, was an amazing affair. Thanks to all who attended.

It’s not too late to submit a proposal for the next NCAA meeting. The thirty-first annual conference, “Granting Permission,” will take place November 7–10, 2012, hosted by Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design. The NCAA board seeks proposals for presentations, sessions, and/or panels for the annual Arts Administrators Workshops. Topics may include, but are not limited to: leadership and management; promotion and tenure; interpersonal communication; budget management, personnel evaluation, and growth; career paths; and case studies related to arts administration. Proposals and inquiries should be sent to Jim Hopfensperger, NCAA president. Initial proposals of no more than 350 words are due by May 21, 2012.

Public Art Dialogue

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) welcomes two new officers: Sarah Schrank begins her first term as cochair; and Sierra Rooney begins her first term as secretary.

Public Art Dialogue, a scholarly journal published biannually, invites submissions for its upcoming special issue, “Memorials: The Culture of Remembrance.” This issue seeks to explore memorials in regard to their range of subjects, various formal and conceptual strategies, and the critical issues pertaining to their study. PAD welcomes submissions that address related topics (except war or peace, covered in the previous issue) from any time period or place. The deadline for the submission of papers is September 15, 2012.

Society for Photographic Education

Each spring the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) hosts a forum for the presentation of artistic work and research to a community of peers. SPE is accepting proposals for its fiftieth annual conference, “Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum,” which will be held March 7–10, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. Proposals will be accepted until June 1, 2012. 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. SPE membership is required for submission; proposals are peer reviewed.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will hold its forty-first annual conference, “The Heat Is On,” from May 23 to 26, 2012, at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The keynote speaker is Garth Clark, an art dealer, historian, and critic. Other guest speakers include Megan Auman, Kim Cridler, Steve Midgett, Kevin O’Dwyer, and Bettina Speckner. The spotlight is also on these emerging artists: Allyson Bone, Andrew Hayes, Caitie Sellers, Loring Taoka, and Amy Tavern. Join the Professional Development Seminar and the Education Dialogue, and also spend an evening on the annual Exhibition Crawl in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa. View outstanding craftsmanship in the annual juried exhibition, the student digital presentation, and SNAG members’ work on SNAG TV.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) has transitioned the VRA Bulletin from a print journal to an electronic journal, published by the Berkeley Electronic Press, also know as Bepress. In order to celebrate the inaugural issue and to spread the word, the first issue is readily accessible to read, but succeeding issues will be available to VRA members only for the first six months after publication, after which time the journal will be open access. Feature articles include Janice L. Eklund’s “Cultural Objects Digitization Planning: Metadata Overview,” which provides a discussion of image metadata types, applications, and best-practice considerations for such projects. In Maureen Burns’s “Musings on Electronic Publishing,” the former VRA president summarizes the open-access movement, new models of electronic publishing, and how traditional publication processes change in an electronic environment. In this issue you can also find the complete text of Visual Resources Association: Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study, endorsed by CAA and published with an executive summary.

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The following report was written by Barbara Nesin, president of the CAA Board of Directors, and Judith Thorpe, also a board member.

The third annual meeting of CAA’s affiliated societies was held during the 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Twenty representatives from the affiliates joined the CAA president, Barbara Nesin, and members of the Board of Directors to review the accomplishments of the past year and to discuss future directions.

Nesin took this opportunity to announce the formation of a Task Force on Affiliated Societies, approved by the board at its October 2011 meeting. Starting in May 2012, the task force will develop recommendations about the best means of working together to achieve common goals and objectives. She thanked Judith Thorpe, a CAA board member, for leading that effort and for assembling a team of committed board members to serve on the task force. Thorpe reviewed the highlights of CAA’s 2010–2015 Strategic Plan that specifically call for affiliated-society engagement, especially through enhanced communications, advocacy, and membership. Nesin also thanked Jean Miller, another CAA board member, for her preliminary research on which the task force can build. The task force will likely conduct a membership survey before making its recommendations.

Nesin also noted the contributions of the affiliates to the Los Angeles conference. There were twenty-three major affiliate-sponsored sessions reviewed and selected by the Annual Conference Committee, in addition to over seventy special sessions and business meetings providing many opportunities for all CAA members to become familiar with the work of the affiliate organizations.

Nesin encouraged greater collaboration between CAA and the affiliates in the future to include activities beyond the conference, currently the center of affiliate activities. With this in mind, a spreadsheet of all affiliated-society conferences and meetings throughout the year was distributed so that CAA board members could plan to attend more of these events. This year CAA participated in the Southeastern College Art Conference, the annual meeting for the Mid-America College Art Association, and the Society for Photographic Education national conference. CAA staff has also increased communications with affiliated-society representatives by making use of the affiliate listserv and by inviting input on a variety of topics. By the same token, Nesin encouraged the affiliates to nominate their members for service on CAA’s committees and board. Those in attendance had the opportunity to ask questions and to share suggestions.

The homepage for the main CAA website was enhanced with an Affiliated Societies tab on the horizontal navigation bar that links directly to the Directory of Affiliated Societies. Each affiliated-society listing contains a link to its own website. Nesin pointed out the importance of keeping the contact information for each organization up to date to be sure that information goes to the right person, who is in turn responsible for sharing information with the leadership and/or members of his or her organization. To keep the directory current, CAA annually seeks updates and solicits announcements and news from the groups every two months; these items appear in the Affiliated Society News section of the CAA website, which is promoted through CAA News.

CAA’s seventy-five affiliated societies, covering a wide range of disciplines, are essential partners in the fulfillment of the organization’s mission to promote the visual arts and their understanding through committed practice and intellectual engagement.