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Announcing New CAA Board Appointments

posted by May 14, 2019

We’re delighted to announce new appointments for the following individuals on CAA’s Board of Directors.


Left to right: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Melissa Potter, Peter Lukehart, Audrey G. Bennett, and Colin Blakely.

Alice Ming Wai Jim, Vice President for External Relations
Professor, Concordia University Research Chair, Montreal

Melissa Potter, Vice President for Annual Conference & Programs
Associate Professor, MFA, Columbia College Chicago

Peter Lukehart, Vice President for Publications
Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

Audrey G. Bennett, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, University of Michigan

Colin Blakely, Secretary
Director and Professor, School of Art, University of Arizona

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.

Lynne Allen, Niku Kashef, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, and Jennifer Rissler were elected to the board earlier this year.

Learn more about the CAA Board of Directors.

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Meet the New CAA Board Members

posted by February 21, 2019

   

The results of the 2019 CAA Board of Directors Election and Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting, Part II on Friday, February 15 at 2:00 PM at the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York.

We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year. Six candidates were selected for election by the 2018-19 Nominating Committee for a four-year term running from 2019–23.

CAA Board of Directors Election

We congratulate Lynne Allen, Niku Kashef, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, and Jennifer Rissler on their election by CAA membership to the CAA Board of Directors.

Read more about the new board members:

Lynne Allen statement and resume

Niku Kashef statement and resume

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi statement and resume

Jennifer Rissler statement and resume

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.

Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws

The proposed amendments to the bylaws were adopted by 81% of the voting membership, and those changes will go into effect immediately. Read more about the changes here.

Thank you to all those who voted!

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As a CAA member, voting is one of your most important responsibilities in shaping the future of the organization. Thank you for taking the time to vote.

For 2019, there are two items to vote on: the 2019 CAA Board of Directors Election and Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws.

Scroll down to learn more and submit your online voting form.

2019 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 2018–19 Nominating Committee has selected a slate of six candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors for the 2019–23 term. Click the names of the candidates below to read their statements and resumes before casting your vote. The candidates are:

CAA members may vote for up to four (4) candidates, including one write-in candidate (who must be a CAA member). The four candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to the board.

CAA members must cast their votes for board members and submit their proxies online using the form below; no paper ballots will be mailed. The deadline to vote for the board is 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws

In addition, on November 16, 2018, the CAA Board of Directors voted to recommend that the membership amend the Association’s By-laws, as described here by Jim Hopfensperger, CAA president, and Hunter O’Hanian, CAA chief executive officer and executive director. Click here to review the proposed changes before voting.

To vote on the proposed changes, CAA members may either cast their votes online using the form below or in-person at the 2019 Annual Conference.

Submit Your Vote Below

You can use the form below to vote for both the 2019 CAA Board of Directors Election and Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws. Please have your CAA user/member ID# and password handy when you are ready to vote.

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

The election results will be announced at CAA’s 107th Annual Conference during the second segment of the Annual Business Meeting scheduled from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Hudson Suite at The New York Hilton Midtown.

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

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Notice of CAA 107th Annual Business Meeting

posted by December 10, 2018

College Art Association
Notice of 107th Annual Business Meeting
New York, New York
Wednesday, February 13 and Friday, February 15, 2019

The 107th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 13th, during Convocation at the 2019 Annual Conference, in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.

CAA President, Jim Hopfensperger, will preside. 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 – Hunter O’Hanian, CAA Executive Director and CEO
II. Presentation by Jim Hopfensperger, CAA President
III. Executive Director’s Report – Hunter O’Hanian
IV. Presentation of CAA Awards for Distinction
V. 2019 Professional Development Fellowships in Visual Arts and Art History
VI. Keynote Address – Joyce Scott

After the Keynote Address, the Meeting will be recessed and will re-convene on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in the Hudson Suite at the New York Hilton. The Agenda for the second part of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:

VII. Approval of Minutes of 106th Annual Business Meeting, February 23, and 25, 2018 – see http://www.collegeart.org/news/2018/12/10/caa-106th-annual-business-meeting-minutes/
VIII. Financial Report: Teresa Lopez, CAA Chief Financial Officer
IX. Old Business
X. New Business

  • Announcement of election results by Jim Hopfensperger
  • Amendments to the By-laws: Jim Hopfensperger

The proposed changes, set out in red on the attached version of the By-Laws, are a result of the work of two Governance Task Forces (2015-2018) that examined CAA’s governance structure to make the Association more responsive to the needs of its members and the changing demographics in the field. The Board of Directors submits these changes to the membership with the recommendation that they approve them. Members may vote on-line or at the Annual Business Meeting.

XI. Open discussion with members, Board and staff

Proxies

If you are unable to attend the Annual Business Meeting, please 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 early January 2019. A proxy, with your vote for directors, must be received no later than 6:00 PM EST, Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Next Meeting – 2020
The 108th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will be held in Chicago in 2020, and again will be divided into two parts – one at Convocation on Wednesday, February 12, and a second meeting and open discussion on Friday, February 14, 2020.

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CAA 106th Annual Business Meeting Minutes

posted by December 10, 2018

MINUTES of
College Art Association 106th Annual Business Meeting

Part One – Room 502 A + B
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Convocation, 6:00 PM 
and
 Part Two – Room 403B, Los Angeles Convention Center,
Friday, February 23, 2018:  myCAA, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Part One

CAA’s President, Suzanne Preston Blier, welcomed attendees to CAA’s Convocation and to the Association’s 106th Annual Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting will be held in two parts.

The Convocation proceeded with President Blier’s opening comments followed by the Annual Awards for Distinction ceremony. The Keynote Address was given by Charles Gaines of Cal Art, School of Art.

Part Two

I. Call to Order
President Suzanne Blier called to order Part Two of the Annual Business Meeting. With 400+ proxies, there was a quorum for reconvening the Annual Business Meeting.

II. President Blier called for approval of the minutes from the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. The approval of the minutes of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting was moved and second.  The minutes were approved.

III. President Blier called on Teresa Lopez, CAA’s Chief Financial Officer, to give the financial report for fiscal year 2017.

Ms. Lopez noted that the Association ended fiscal year 2017 with a deficit of $176,152. The CAA staff, with Board participation, was developing a budget to eliminate deficits in future years. Reducing the full-time staff from 27 to 22 employees would assist in reducing deficits in future years.

As of June 30, 2017, the Association had 8,712 individual members and 1,229 institutional members (including 718 subscribers handled via Taylor & Francis), for a total of 9,941 members.

Lopez reported that the fair market value of CAA’s investment portfolio increased from $9,398,571 on July 1, 2016 to $9,838,150 on June 30, 2017.

Copies of the audited financial statement for FY 2017 were made available as handouts and a pdf was posted on CAA’s website.

IV. President Blier called for old business. There was none.

V. President Blier called for new business. There was none.

VI. Results of Board Election: President Blier announced the results of the election to the Board of Directors. The following were elected as directors:

Laura Anderson Barbata
Audrey Bennett
Dahlia Elsayed
Alice Ming Wai Jim.

President Blier congratulated all the candidates and thanked them for their willingness to serve CAA.

VII. President Blier and CAA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian opened the discussion to all attendees.  There was no discussion.

VIII. The meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Melissa Potter, Secretary

 

November 15, 2018

 

Next CAA Annual Business Meeting in 2019

The 107th Annual Meeting of the College Art Association will take place during Convocation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM and on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, in New York City.

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Notice to CAA Members on Proposed By-Law Changes

posted by December 03, 2018

On November 16, 2018, the CAA Board of Directors voted to recommend that the membership amend the Association’s By-laws, as described in the below letter from Jim Hopfensperger, CAA president, and Hunter O’Hanian, CAA chief executive officer and executive director. The complete set of proposed amendments is set out in “Recommended Changes to Membership Association By-laws,” which shows the changes to the current By-laws.

VIEW THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES

Members may vote at CAA’s Annual Business Meeting on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM in the Hudson Room at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

 


November 29, 2018

Dear CAA Members,

On November 16, 2018, the Board of Directors voted to recommend that the membership adopt the changes to the Association’s By-laws set out in the attached. The last time CAA amended its By-laws was in 2013.

These proposed changes, set out in red on the attached version of the By-laws, come as a result of two governance task forces (2015–18) [1] that examined CAA’s governance structure to make CAA more responsive to the needs of its members and the changing demographics in the field.  Members can vote on the proposed changes online or at the CAA Annual Meeting on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM.

The principal proposed changes include:

  • Creating a Board Position for an Emerging Professional, Criteria for Candidates for Election, Changes to the Nominating Committee: In an effort to allow CAA to empower emerging professionals, the board recommends that up to two directors be emerging professionals. They would be elected by the membership (pages 3, 5, and 9). The Nominating Committee is charged with nominating recommend candidates who reflect CAA’s “Values Statement on Diversity and Inclusion” with particular attention to the balance of professions of the membership, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, diversity of geographical location, field of scholarship or practice, and employment type, including the type of institution and independent scholars/practitioners (page 9). The Nominating Committee will also maintain a list of vetted candidates to review in the event that it has to fill a vacancy on the board (page 12). The amendments formalize the current practice of nominating at least six candidates for election to the board each year (other than the emerging professionals), of whom the membership will elect four. This will give choices to members as they vote for new directors (page 9). Instead of the Vice President for Committees serving as the chair of the Nominating Committee, as today (although that person will still be an ex officio member), the By-laws would provide that the Nominating Committee select its own chair from among all past board members (page 13). In addition, the terms of service on the Nominating Committee will increase from two to three years (page 13). It is hoped that these changes will create a more cohesive Nominating Committee, which can work on a year-round basis to recruit and vet candidates (page 20).
  • Creation of the Position of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion: Recognizing CAA’s dedication to the importance of human, geographic, professional diversity, and inclusion, the board recommends the creation of a new officer, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (page 7).
  • Creation of an Audit Committee: Although CAA has had its Finance Committee serve as the Audit Committee in the past, the By-laws would establish an independent Audit Committee, consistent with best practices. Its members will not include those who have direct financial oversight of CAA’s finances (page 14).

In addition to the above, the board also recommends the following changes to ensure that the By-laws are consistent with the Association’s current practices and mission:

  • Expanding the Purpose of CAA: CAA serves not only art historians, studio artists, curators, librarians, and scholars, but also members of the design community, especially those in the design history field. To recognize this reality, the By-laws would be amended to add the words “design” and “visual art” (defined to include “design”), a term that is used throughout, in the purpose section (pages 1–3).
  • Process for Approving Affiliated Societies: This change codifies the Association’s current practice of requiring the Executive Committee to approve organizations’ applications to become Affiliated Societies. If the Executive Committee turns down the application, the amended By-laws would provide that the organization would be able to appeal that decision to the entire board (page 3).
  • Removal of a Board Member: The current By-laws do not have a mechanism for the board to remove a director “for cause.” The By-laws would be amended to allow the board to remove a director for cause upon a two-thirds vote (page 5).
  • Name Changes to Vice President for Annual Conference and Vice President for External Affairs: The By-laws would be amended to add the words “and Programs” to the title of the Vice President for Annual Conference. In addition, in the title of the Vice President for External Affairs, “Relations” would replace “Affairs” (page 7).
  • Term of the President: The By-laws would be amended to clarify the present practice with respect to the expiration of the president’s term just prior to the May meeting of the board (page 11).
  • Renaming the Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees: This class of committee will be known as Professional Committees (page 12).
  • Consultation with Executive Director Prior to Appointing Members of Professional Committees: Following current practice, the executive director will be consulted before Professional Committees’ appointments are made by the president (page 12).
  • Requirement of a Majority Vote for Actions to Be Taken by the Executive Committee: The By-laws would be amended to clarify that a majority of the Executive Committee is necessary to take action (page 13).
  • Changes to the Appointed Directors Members Nominating Committee The By-laws would be amended to clarify that whether a majority of the Appointed Directors Nominating Committee is necessary to take action (page 13).

If you have any questions about these proposed changes, we encourage you to reach out to either of us or any member of the Board of Directors.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the members of the governance task forces whose hard work has led to these well-crafted changes to CAA’s By-laws.

Jim Hopfensperger                                                                  Hunter O’Hanian

CAA President                                                                           CAA Executive Director

Jim.hopfensperger@wmich.edu                                           HOHanian@collegeart.org

 

[1] Governance Task Force Members – 2015 to 2018: Dina Bangdel, 2017; Colin Blakely, 2017-18; Suzanne Blier, 2016-18, Task Force Chair; Nicole Dearmendi, 2015; Jeffrey P. Cunard, CAA Counsel, 2015-18; Linda Downs, 2015; Linda Earle, 2016; Gail Feigenbaum, 2016-17; Helen Frederick, 2015-18; Jackie Francis, 2016-18; DeWitt Godfrey, 2015-17, Task Force Chair, 2015-16; Mark Golden, 2015; Carma Gorman, 2016-18; Jim Hopfensperger, 2016-18; Betty Leigh Hutcheson, 2015-16; Jack Hyland, 2015; Paul Jaskot, 2016-18; Thomas Lawson, 2015; Ed Liebow, 2016-17; Arthur Liou, 2017-18, Catherine Lord, 2016; Peter Lukehart, 2017-18; Denise Mullen, 2015-16; Guna Nadarajan, 2015-17; Hunter O’Hanian, 2016-18; Doralynn Pines, 2015-17, Anne Imelda Radice, 2016-17; Douglas Richardson, 2016; Jack Risley, 2015; N. Elizabeth Schlatter, 2016-18; Andrew Schulz, 2017-18; Julia Sienkewicz, 2017-18; Larry Silver, 2015; Stefanie Stebich, 2016-17; Roberto Tejada, 2016-17; David Terry, 2017-18; Rachel Weiss, 2016-18; Andres Zervigon, 2017-18.

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As you know, CAA is a non-profit organization.  Last fall, our beloved Treasurer Jack Hyland passed away after more than twenty years of service to the Association. Board Member Peter Lukehart has agreed to serve as Interim Treasurer until a permanent new treasurer is found.

If you know someone, perhaps a spouse or friend of an existing CAA member, who knows their away around numbers (i.e., budgets, annual financial statements, etc.) who would be willing to serve the Association as its Treasurer, please contact Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian (HOHanian@collegeart.org). Elected by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer is a non-paid position and sits on the Board of Directors.  He or she works closely with the Association’s CFO to review financial statements.  It is estimated that this role takes approximately 5 hours of volunteer time per quarter, in addition to attendance at the Board of Directors meetings which are usually in February, May and October.

CAA Welcomes New Board Members

posted by March 02, 2018

  

The results of the 2018 CAA Board of Directors Election were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting, Part II on Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 PM at the 106th CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year.

Six candidates were selected for election by the 2017-18 Nominating Committee for a four-year term running from 2018–22.

We congratulate Laura Anderson Barbata, Audrey G. Bennett, Dahlia Elsayed, and Alice Ming Wai Jim on their election to the CAA Board of Directors.

Read more about the new board members:

Laura Anderson Barbata statement and resume

Audrey G. Bennett statement and resume

Dahlia Elsayed statement and resume

Alice Ming Wai Jim statement and resume

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.

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As you know, CAA is a non-profit organization.  Last fall, our beloved Treasurer Jack Hyland passed away after more than twenty years of service to the Association. Board Member Peter Lukehart has agreed to serve as Interim Treasurer until a permanent new treasurer is found.

If you know someone, perhaps a spouse or friend of an existing CAA member, who knows their away around numbers (i.e., budgets, annual financial statements, etc.) who would be willing to serve the Association as its Treasurer, please contact Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian (HOHanian@collegeart.org). Elected by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer is a non-paid position and sits on the Board of Directors.  He or she works closely with the Association’s CFO to review financial statements.  It is estimated that this role takes approximately 5 hours of volunteer time per quarter, in addition to attendance at the Board of Directors meetings which are usually in February, May and October.

Notice of CAA 106th Annual Business Meeting

posted by December 15, 2017

College Art Association
Notice of 106th Annual Business Meeting
Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, February 21 and Friday, February 23, 2018

The 106th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 21st, during Convocation at the 2018 Annual Conference, in Room 502A and B at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California.

CAA President, Suzanne Preston Blier, will preside. 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 – Hunter O’Hanian, CAA Executive Director and CEO
II. Presentation by Suzanne Preston Blier, CAA President
III. Executive Director’s Report – Hunter O’Hanian
IV. Presentation of CAA Awards for Distinction – Suzanne Preston Blier
V. 2018 Professional Development Fellowships in Visual Arts and Art History
VI. Keynote Address – Charles Gaines, CalArt, School of Art.

After the Keynote Address, the Meeting will be recessed and will re-convene on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in Room 403B, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Agenda for the second part of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:

VII. Approval of Minutes of 105th Annual Business Meeting, February 15 and 17, 2017 – see: http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/12/15/caa-105th-annual-business-meeting-minutes 

VIII. Financial Report: Teresa Lopez, CAA Chief Financial Officer
IX. Old Business
X. New Business
XI. Results of Election of New Directors: Suzanne Preston Blier
XII. Open discussion with members, Board and staff

Proxies
If you are unable to attend the Annual Business Meeting, please 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 early January 2018. A proxy, with your vote for directors, must be received no later than 6:00 PM PST Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Next Meeting – 2019
The 107th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will be held in New York in 2019, and again take place in two parts — with a call to order on February 13, and a second meeting and open discussion on February 15.

Roberto Tejada, Secretary
College Art Association

December 15, 2017

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