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CAA 2023 Board of Directors Election: Vote Now!

posted by December 22, 2022

As a CAA member, voting is the best way to shape the future of your professional organization. Thank you for taking the time to vote!

The CAA Board of Directors is comprised of professionals in the visual arts who are elected annually by the membership to serve four-year terms (or, in the case of Emerging Professional Board members, two-year terms). The Board is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures. For more information, please read the CAA By-laws on Nominations, Elections, and Appointments.

MEET THE CANDIDATES

The 2022–23 Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors. Click the names of the candidates below to read their bios/personal statements and CVs before casting your vote.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES (FOUR-YEAR TERM, 2023–2027)

Denise Baxter 

Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, College of Visual Arts and Design

University of North Texas (Denton, TX)

 

Alex Bostic 

Associate Professor of Painting, Department of Art

Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)

 

Radha Dalal

Associate Professor & Director of Art History

VCUarts Qatar (Doha, Qatar)

 

Sharon Hecker

Curator of exhibition Lucio Fontana’s Ceramics,

Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Milan, Italy)

 

Nozomi Naoi

Associate Professor of Art History & Head of Arts & Humanities Major

Yale-NUS College (Singapore)

 

Neeta Verma

Associate Professor in Visual Communication Design, Department of Art, Art History & Design
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

 

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES (TWO-YEAR TERM, 2023–2025)

Carolyn Jean Martin

PhD Candidate, David Driskell Fellow

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (Portland, ME)

 

Lauren Van Nest

Ph.D. Candidate, Art and Architectural History

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

 

CAA members must cast their votes online. The deadline for voting is 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

The elected individuals will be announced at CAA’s Annual Business Meeting to be held from 1–2 p.m. ET on Friday, February 17, 2023.

SUBMIT YOUR VOTE

 

Questions? Contact Maeghan Donohue, Chief of Staff and Manager, Strategic Planning, Diversity & Governance (mdonohue@collegeart.org).

 

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Notice of CAA 111th Annual Business Meeting

posted by December 16, 2022

CAA Annual Business Meeting
Friday, February 17, 2023
1 p.m. ET 

The 111th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, February 17 at the 2023 Annual Conference at the New York Hilton Midtown. Access to this meeting is included in paid registration and can also be accessed by registering for no-cost registration. Once you have registered, please log into the online conference schedule to attend the meeting. CAA President, Jennifer Rissler will preside.

Agenda

  1. Welcome + Call to Order – Jennifer Rissler, CAA President
  2. Executive Director’s Report – Meme Omogbai, CAA Executive Director + CEO
  3. Approval of 110th Annual Business Meeting Minutes [ACTION ITEM] 
  4. Financial Report 
  5. Old/New Business 
  6. Board Member Election Results – Jennifer Rissler, CAA President
  7. Adjourn

Board Voting

The 2023 Board of Directors slate will be announced on December 22, 2022 along with an online voting form. Please submit your vote for this election cycle via the online voting form no later than 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 16th, 2023.

Next Meeting – 2024 

The 112th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will be held in Chicago in 2024, precise date to be announced.

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Join our Board of Directors

posted by June 09, 2022

CAA seeks nominations for individuals passionate about shaping the future of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors for the 2023-2027 term. The board is responsible for all financial and policy matters related to CAA, promoting excellence in scholarship, and encouraging creativity and technical skills in design and art practice. CAA’s board is also charged with representing the membership regarding current issues affecting the visual arts and the humanities.

Candidates must be current CAA members. Nominations and self-nominations should include a short statement of interest, a résumé, and the following information: the nominee’s name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address of the nominator if different from the nominee. Please send all information and/or any questions via e-mail to Maeghan Donohue, Manager, Strategic Planning, Diversity, and Governance. Deadline: July 8, 2022.

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Nominations Open for CAA Juries

posted by April 21, 2022

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on our Awards for Distinction, Publication Grant, Fellowship, and Travel and Support Grant juries. Terms begin July 2022. 

Candidates must possess expertise appropriate to the jury’s work and be current CAA members. They should not hold a position on a CAA committee or editorial board beyond May 31, 2022. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service. Materials are due to CAA by June 1, 2022.

Amanda Williams speaks at Convocation at CAA’s 108th Annual Conference in Chicago 

 

AWARDS FOR DISTINCTION JURIES 

CAA has vacancies in the following juries for the annual Awards for Distinction for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award/Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions for museum scholarship (3 vacancies) 
  • Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for non-catalogue books in the history of art (2 vacancies) 
  • Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism (1 vacancy) 
  • Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for Art Bulletin articles (2 vacancies) 
  • The CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation (2 vacancies) 
  • Jury for the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Distinguished Teaching of Art Award (1 vacancy) 
  • Jury for the Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award and the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art (3 vacancies) 
  • Distinguished Feminist Awards for Scholars and Artists (1 vacancy) 

PUBLICATION GRANT JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our Publication Grant juries for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • Millard Meiss Publication Fund (2 vacancies) 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our Professional Development Fellowship juries for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • Professional Development Fellowship in Art History (2 vacancies) 

TRAVEL/SUPPORT GRANT JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our jury for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • CAA Support Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards (2 vacancies) 
  • Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions (2 vacancies) 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Nominations and self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) outlining the individual’s qualifications and experience and a CV (an abbreviated CV no more than two pages may be submitted). Please send all materials by email to Cali Buckley: cbuckley@collegeart.org. Nominations must be sent as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment. 

For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact info@collegeart.org.  

Deadline: June 1, 2022 

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CAA’s 109th Annual Business Meeting Minutes

posted by February 11, 2022

COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION
109TH ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 2:00 P.M. EST

MINUTES

  1. Call to Order/Opening Remarks
    1. President Elizabeth Schlatter called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. EST. She thanked the staff for their enormous efforts. She then acknowledged the diverse people linked to the land on which she works and lives, particularly those who have been displaced from that land.
  2. Executive Director’s Report
    1. Meme Omogbai offered a reflection on the importance of this conference. It is amazing we were able to offer the extensive content we did during a pandemic, specifically:
      1. 365 sessions, over 1100 individual presentations in addition to a book and trade fair.  Intersectionality between the visual arts, climate change, eco-feminism, and many other topics.
      2. The virtual format of the conference has offered a new level of access. Content is available across the world and for a month after the conference.
    2. The conference will serve as an important turning point in the history of CAA toward achieving the four pillars of its Strategic Repositioning:
      1. Long term sustainability of the organization through attention to meeting the needs of all segments of our constituency and maximizing the value of membership
      2. Social Entrepreneurship and e-commerce
      3. Technological infrastructure towards a digital transformation to ensure effective and efficient operations and delivery of content
      4. Robust development activities
  3. Approval of the minutes from the February 2020 annual meeting.    
  4. Approval of Minutes of 108th Annual Business Meeting, held in two parts, February 12, and February 14, 2020  
    1. Jaqueline Francis moved; Laura Anderson Barbata seconded. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  5. Financial report
    1. CFO Bob Tofolo reported on the following items:
      1. The association posted a breakeven operating budget for FY20.
      2. The association continues to operate under a break-even budget for FY21. This includes $3.3M in current expenses against equivalent revenue.
      3. A PPP loan of $372,000 was awarded to CAA. That loan was subsequently forgiven last December.
      4. The endowment market value on June 30, 2020 was $9.825M vs prior year of $9.6M
      5. Member count for this year vs. last: As of June 30, 2020, there were 6,699 (7,773, -14%) individual members. There were 443 (464) organizational members and an additional 586 (617, -5%) subscribers to The Art Bulletin and/or Art Journal through our co-publisher Taylor and Francis. These numbers are not exactly comparative as prior year memberships reflect exaggerated increases due to discounts that are absent this year.
      6. 3938 registered attendees at the conference as of this morning. It is expected to be over 4000 by tomorrow.
      7. Question (posed by a member in attendance): how did numbers compare to the last NYC conference? 2019 attendance was over 5000, but the numbers from this year’s count include registrations for Free and Open sessions which we would not have tracked in prior years so some additional work needs to be done so that we can compare apples to apples.
  6. New Business
    1. The following question was posed by a member in attendance: Considering technical issues that have emerged this year, will CAA be evaluating Confex and considering whether they are the best vendor to use moving forward? Elizabeth indicated that the organization would be evaluating all aspects of the conference, including the platform. Meme added that in the midst of this digital transformation, there will be a consolidation of different systems that will address some of the issues that emerged. She encouraged people to fill out the conference surveys that are being administered.
  7. Results of Election of New Directors 
    1. Elizabeth announced the newly elected CAA Board Members:
      1. Roland Betancourt
      2. Lara Evans
      3. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
      4. Kelly Walters
      5. Kelvin Parnell Jr. (Emerging Professional)
  8. Adjournment
    1. The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m. EST.

Respectfully submitted by Colin Blakely, Secretary.

CAA’s 110th Annual Business Meeting Agenda

posted by February 11, 2022

CAA Annual Business Meeting Agenda
Friday, February 18, 2022
1 p.m. CT 

The 110th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 1 p.m. CT on Friday, February 18 at the 2022 Annual Conference. Access to this meeting is included in paid registration and can also be accessed by registering for ”No-cost registration”. Once you have registered, please log into the online conference schedule to attend the meeting.

CAA President, N. Elizabeth Schlatter will preside.

  1. Welcome + Call to Order – N. Elizabeth Schlatter, CAA President
  2. Executive Director’s Report Meme Omogbai, CAA Executive Director + CEO 
  3. Approval of Minutes of 109th Annual Business Meeting [ACTION ITEM]
  4. Financial Report – Georgia Harrell, CAA Treasurer + Robert Tofolo, CAA Head of Operations
  5. Old/New Business
  6. Board Member Election Results – N. Elizabeth Schlatter, CAA President
  7. Adjourn

Proxies

If you are unable to attend the Annual Business Meeting, kindly complete a proxy online to appoint the individuals named thereon to (i) vote, as directed by you, for directors, and, at their discretion, on such other matters as may properly come before the Annual Business Meeting; and (ii) vote on any and all adjournments thereof. A proxy, with your vote for directors, must be received no later than 5 p.m. CT Thursday, February 17th, 2022.

Next Meeting – 2023 

The 111th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will be held in New York in 2023, precise date to be announced.

 

 

As a CAA member, voting is one of the best ways to shape the future of your professional organization. Thank you for taking the time to vote! Scroll down to meet this year’s candidates and submit your online voting form.

2021 CAA Board of Directors candidates, from left to right, top to bottom: Roland Betancourt, Patricia Childers, Alberto De Salvatierra, Lara Evans, Charles Kanwischer, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Kelvin Parnell, and Kelly Walters.

2021 CAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

The CAA Board of Directors is comprised of professionals in the visual arts who are elected annually by the membership to serve four-year terms (or, in the case of the Emerging Professional Board members, two-year terms). The Board is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures. For more information, please read the CAA By-laws on Nominations, Elections, and Appointments.


MEET THE CANDIDATES

The 2020–21 Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors. Click the names of the candidates below to read their statements and resumes before casting your vote.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES (FOUR-YEAR TERM, 2021-2025)

Roland Betancourt, Professor of Art History, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

 

 

 

Alberto De Salvatierra, Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Data in Architecture + Director of the Center for Civilization, University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Lara Evans, Interim Director, Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

Charles Kanwischer, Director, School of Art, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

 

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Associate Professor, Studio Art, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

 

 

Kelly Walters, Associate Director, BFA Communication Design Program, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY

 

Emerging Professionals BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES (TWO-YEAR TERM, 2021-2023)

Patricia Childers, Adjunct Faculty, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY), Communication Design Department, New York, NY

 

 

 

Kelvin Parnell, Ph.D. Candidate, Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 


CAA members must cast their votes for board members online using the link below; no paper ballots will be mailed. The deadline for voting is 6:00 p.m. EST on February 11, 2021.

The elected individuals will be announced at CAA’s Annual Business Meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021.

SUBMIT YOUR VOTE

Questions? Contact Vanessa Jalet, executive liaison, at (212) 392-4434 or vjalet@collegeart.org

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Meet the New CAA Board Members

posted by February 24, 2020

From left to right: Lara Ayad, Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Scherezade Garcia-Vasquez, Tiffany Holmes, and Nada Shabout

The results of the 2020 CAA Board of Directors Election were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting, Part II on Friday, February 14 at 2:00 PM at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in Chicago.

We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year. The 2019-20 Nominating Committee selected six candidates for election for four-year terms, and—new this year— two Emerging Professional candidates, who were eligible for a two-year term.⁠ Voters were asked to select four of the six candidates for four-year terms, and one candidate in the Emerging Professional category.

CAA Board of Directors Election

We congratulate Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Scherezade Garcia-Vasquez, Tiffany Holmes, and Nada Shabout on their election by CAA membership for four-year terms and Lara Ayad on her election for a two-year term as the inaugural Emerging Professional board member.

Learn more about the new members:

Lara Ayad
Assistant Professor, Art History
Skidmore College

Mora Beauchamp-Byrd
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Oklahoma State University

Scherezade Garcia-Vasquez
Interdisciplinary visual artist
Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design

Tiffany Holmes
Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Maryland Institute College of Art

Nada Shabout
Professor of Art History
University of North Texas

About the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures.

Thank you to all those who voted!

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Vote for CAA’s 2020 Board of Directors

posted by January 06, 2020

As a CAA member, voting is one of the best ways to shape the future of your professional organization. Thank you for taking the time to vote! Scroll down to meet this year’s candidates and submit your online voting form.

2020 CAA Board of Directors candidates, clockwise from top left: Ixchel Ledesma, Janet Bellotto, Scherezade Garcia-Vasquez, Lara Ayad, Tiffany Holmes, Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Robin Landa, and Nada Shabout

2020 CAA Board of Directors Election

The CAA Board of Directors comprises professionals in the visual arts who are elected annually by the membership to serve four-year terms. The Board is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures. For more information, please read the CAA By-laws on Nominations, Elections, and Appointments.

Meet the Candidates

The 2019–20 Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors. Click the names of the candidates below to read their statements and resumes before casting your vote.

Board of Director Candidates (Four-Year Term, 2020-2024)

Mora Beauchamp-Byrd
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Janet Bellotto
Professor
College of Arts & Creative Enterprises,
Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Scherezade Garcia-Vasquez
Interdisciplinary visual artist
Assistant Professor, Parsons School of Design
New York, New York

Tiffany Holmes
Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

Robin Landa
Distinguished Professor of Design
Kean University
Union, New Jersey

Nada Shabout
Professor of Art History
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Emerging Professional Board of Director Candidates (Two-Year Term, 2020-2022)

Lara Ayad
Assistant Professor, Art History
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York

Ixchel Ledesma
Independent Curator
Mexico City, Mexico

CAA members must cast their votes for board members online using the form below; no paper ballots will be mailed. The deadline to vote is 6:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Submit Your Vote Below

Use the scroll bar on the right side of the form to scroll down, make your choices, and submit.

Questions? Contact Vanessa Jalet, executive liaison, at (212) 392-4434 or vjalet@collegeart.org

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Notice of CAA 108th Annual Business Meeting

posted by December 11, 2019

College Art Association
Notice of 108th Annual Business Meeting
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60605
Wednesday, February 12 and Friday, February 14, 2020

The 108th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 6:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, February 12th, during Convocation at the 2020 Annual Conference, in the Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) of the Hilton Chicago.

CAA President, Jim Hopfensperger, will preside. As is CAA’s custom, the Annual Business Meeting will be held in two parts:

AGENDA

The Agenda for the first part of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:

I. Welcome – Jim Hopfensperger, CAA President

II. Interim Executive Directors Report – David Raizman – Presentation of CAA Awards for Distinction

III. 2019 Professional Development Fellowships in Visual Arts and Art History — Anne Collins Goodyear, Suzanne Blier, DeWitt Godfrey

IV. Keynote Address – Amanda Williams

After the Keynote Address, the Annual Business Meeting will be recessed and will re-convene on Friday, February 14, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CDT on the 4th floor, Room 4A of the Hilton Chicago. The Agenda for Part II of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:

V. Approval of Minutes of 107th Annual Business Meeting, February 23, and 25, 2019 

See: https://www.collegeart.org/news/2019/12/12/caa-107th-annual-business-meeting-minutes/

VI. Financial Report: Roberto Tofolo, CAA Chief Financial Officer

VII. Old Business

VIII. New Business

  • Results of Election of New Directors — Jim Hopfensperger, CAA President

IX. Open discussion with members, Board and staff

Proxies

If you are unable to attend the Annual Business Meeting, kindly complete a proxy online to appoint the individuals named thereon to (i) vote, as directed by you, for directors, and, at their discretion, on such other matters as may properly come before the Annual Business Meeting; and (ii) to vote in any and all adjournments thereof. CAA Members will be notified when the proxy for casting votes becomes available — online in late December 2019. A proxy, with your vote for directors, must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, February 13, 2020.

 

Next Meeting – 2021

The 109th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will be held in New York in 2021, and again will be divided into two parts – Part I at Convocation on Wednesday, February 17, and Part II a meeting and open discussion on Friday, February 19, 2021.

 

December 6, 2019

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