We believe in strength in numbers. This past year, CAA fought for the causes of our members and those in the arts and culture field at large.
We released statements against the Trump administration’s Immigration Ban and attempts to defund federal arts and humanities agencies that have a demonstrable public good. We joined an Amicus Brief with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the American Alliance of Museums, and over 100 other cultural institutions raising our voices against the Immigration Ban.
In a public survey, our members shared their nuanced ideas on monuments and statues in this politically charged moment.
We added new benefits, like reduced Lynda.com memberships, discounted legal services, and discounts to leading academic publishers, to support our members in their professional careers and daily lives.
And we launched a new advocacy-focused Monday newsletter, ensuring that our audience is informed about the latest news, jobs, and opportunities in the field. The CAA News Monday also features our new CAA Conversations Podcast series.
Rejoin CAA now and take part in the 106th CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February 21–24, featuring over 300 sessions and special events at The Getty, LACMA, and The Broad.
Now it’s time to join those who fight for you.
Offer valid from November 1–November 30, 2017 to all individual lapsed members. Log in to your CAA account to view the discount code. Code will be visible after log in from November 1–November 30, 2017.
posted by CAA — September 19, 2017
Back in 2014, CAA set aside our old income-based membership system, replacing it with a new system based on the amount of benefits members wanted.
The program was a success, but we discovered that some of the language caused confusion. Starting this fall, we are launching the final refinement of the membership program that will eliminate confusion about the membership levels.
In addition, we will begin rolling out new membership benefits for our 10,000 individual and institutional members.
Understanding that many members face shrinking departmental budgets, for the fourth consecutive year, membership rates will not increase (in fact, we are reducing the student rate). We do this while at the same time planning for one of the largest Annual Conferences ever.
In February 2018 in Los Angeles (February 21-24), we have already scheduled more than 300 sessions and meetings, involving over 1,400 CAA members who will serve as discussants, presenters, and chairs. Additionally, we have secured a seemingly endless schedule of events for CAA members at LA-based cultural and educational institutions, including The Getty Center, The Broad, LACMA, The Skirball Cultural Center, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington, UCLA, USC, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica College, 18th Street Arts Center, and many, many others.
Registration for the 2018 CAA Annual Conference will open in early October.
New Membership Levels
Starting on October 1, 2017 you will see three individual membership levels on the CAA website membership page and in our membership materials. You can choose a membership level based on where you are in your career and whether you expect to go to the Annual Conference.
Tier One Membership
$195 annually/$380 two years (formerly Premium Membership)
This level is designed for working professionals in the myriad visual arts fields that support the association and expect to attend CAA’s Annual Conference. You will receive a 55% discount on your early Annual Conference registration. You will still receive one of the two flagship CAA publications (Art Journal or The Art Bulletin), along with all other benefits.
Tier Two Membership
$125 annually/$245 two years (formerly Basic Membership)
This level is designed for professionals for whom the Annual Conference is not a priority. Tier Two members get a 20% discount to the Annual Conference and receive one of the two flagship CAA publications (Art Journal or The Art Bulletin), along with all other benefits.
Tier Three Membership
$80 annually/$155 two years (formerly part-time, independent, retired)
Tier Three Student
$50 students annually/$95 students two years
Both Tier Three levels are designed for independent artists, student, designers, scholars, art historians, part time faculty, retired and others working independently, without full-time employment. It has all the same benefits of Tier One Membership, including the 55% early Annual Conference discount. Students will be charged only $50.
You don’t need to do anything right now! Upon joining or renewing you will be asked to choose one of the new levels. All of the Donor Circle membership levels (Sustaining, Patron, and Life) will remain the same.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve tried every way we can to discover what you need from your professional association. We know you want to advance your career, access to exceptional scholarship, networking opportunities and advocacy. Without a doubt, finances remain an issue for many members.
We are happy to announce that starting October 1, 2017 we are able to offer CAA members the following new benefits. Sign into your CAA member account after October 1 to make purchases or view discount codes.
- Lynda.com – The largest online learning network with more than 3,000 courses in design, photography, web development, marketing, and business is now available to CAA members at a significant discount. Members will have access to the full online premium program for $99 annually (regularly $360 annually).
- Legal Services – We have secured the services of a major Maryland/DC law firm, Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston, which works with other Learned Societies, to assist CAA members at a reduced rate ($275/hour). Whether you need help reviewing a book contract, employment agreement, gallery agreement, or fair use legal opinion, as a CAA member, you can now call on a law firm that knows the field.
- Making Fair Use Real – CAA is a leader in the field of fair use of visual images in education and visual arts publishing. We have worked to educate the field and publishers about the permissions that may not be needed for copy written images to support your academic writing. Teaming up with the Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston law firm, we have secured a New York-based insurance agency, C & S Int’l Insurance Brokers Inc., to issue Errors and Omissions insurance policies to protect you and your publisher. It can save you thousands of dollars in permissions for your academic publications.
- Humanities Commons – More than a year ago, we partnered with the MLA (Modern Language Association) to create web-based discussion and resource hubs known as Humanities Commons (public) and CAA Commons (CAA members only). The platforms offer our members the chance to easily share research and resources with scholars in their field and in other fields.
- More Publisher Discounts –It seems we just can’t get away from owning books. We have heard from members that they would like more book discounts. Several publishers/distributers have come forward to offer discounts to CAA members. University of Chicago Press is now offering 20%, Artbook|D.A.P. is offering 25% off online sales, and MIT Press will offer 25% off to members. Sign into your CAA member account on October 1 to view discount codes. More publishers will be announced soon.
- CAA’s Cultural and Academic Network – We know that you rely on the Annual Conference to promote your programs, network in the field, and attract new faculty and program participants. Starting this year at the Los Angeles Annual Conference (February 21–24, 2018), we will completely revamp CAA’s Candidate Center and offer your college or university a better opportunity to promote programs, connect with alumni and colleagues, and to interview prospective faculty members, all at a very affordable price. Say goodbye to the “hotel room” interview!
- An Office in New York City – Many members have told us that when they travel to NYC on business, either to see exhibitions or to conduct interviews, they would like a place to conduct an interview, catch up on email or make a few phones calls. We now have an office for out-of-town members to use at the CAA offices at 50 Broadway.
We are also presently working to secure affordable dental, vision, and health care for our members who presently do not have coverage. We see how difficult the healthcare market is for employees, for employers, and for just about anyone, and we want to do our share to help our members with this challenge. In addition, we are talking to other professional organizations about joint memberships at reduced prices. We hope to have more information to announce later this fall.
All of the other CAA membership benefits remain intact. You will continue to have access to our insightful scholarly publications, such as The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Art Journal Open, and caareviews. You will still get access to JSTOR, CAA’s online jobs portal, and additional Taylor & Francis publications. Your discounts to art fairs and art magazines and your corporate discounts (car rental, convention hotels, and airfare) will all continue without change. In a new agreement, the International Fine Print Dealers Association will offer our members half-off admission tickets to their Fine Art Print Fair every year. Shortly, newsletter subscribers will also find a new Monday newsletter dropping into their inbox that focuses more on advocacy, jobs, and opportunities. CAA Conversations, our video interview series, will soon grow to include podcasts focusing on issues in the field of visual arts and teaching. Outside of member benefits, the CAA/Getty International Program thrives, as do our Distinguished Awards, publishing grants, and the Professional-Development Fellowship Program. We are, as is often the case, grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the continued support of RAAMP – the program to provide resources to academic art museums. Additionally, we continue to bring the Code of Fair Use in the Visual Arts to academic communities throughout the US and abroad.
We will continue to advocate for the field on the local, national, and international level, never afraid to take a stand on tough issues. We see the budget battle for federal funding for the NEA, NEH, IMLS, and all agencies that support the arts and humanities as a critical to our members. The content in the Annual Conference and in our publications remains exceptionally high. We are at the beginning stages of a rebranding process, which we plan to unveil at the 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. We are working on new standards and guidelines which aid art historians, artists, and designers. We have been doing all of this while we have worked to streamline the administrative staff and keep the association as nimble as possible to meet the needs of the members.
It goes without saying: Your input is important—Keep it coming!
Dear CAA members,
For the past year we have watched conversations grow in discussion groups on CAA Connect, our online social community for members. We see how our members want to stay in touch and develop ideas around the visual arts and their work outside of our Annual Conference. Our CAA-Getty International Program Scholars, for example, have a discussion group with 280 posts and twenty library items. Our Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) group has over 100 resources posted.
Now it’s time to expand the network. CAA is joining forces with the Modern Language Association (MLA) to become part of their Humanities Commons platform, and CAA will also have its own CAA Commons network as part of the partnership. The two networks (Humanities Commons and CAA Commons) will serve different purposes for our members, but we believe each will be of value. Humanities Commons is an open-access network where one can create a professional profile, discuss common interests in groups, develop new publications, and share work. The Humanities Commons network is open to anyone. CAA Commons will be the CAA member portal on the same network, where CAA members only can start discussion groups, contribute to discussion groups, and post resources for professionals in the visual arts.
CAA is not alone in joining Humanities Commons. Other members include The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), and the Modern Language Association (MLA), of course. Going forward we expect many more associations and organizations to join the network, creating a dynamic, interdisciplinary forum that CAA members can explore and use to expand the reach of their professional work.
Features of CAA Commons and Humanities Commons
- Join discussion groups or create your own on CAA Commons or on Humanities Commons
- Browse the Core Repository or deposit your own work: A collection of papers, images, and materials with open-access
- Create your own WordPress Website
Logging in to CAA Commons and Humanities Commons
Which email should I use to create an account?
If you do not have a Humanities Commons or CAA Commons account, you must create one. The CAA Support page can guide you through creating an account. Please note when creating an account, you must use your primary CAA member email address. If you do not remember this email address please log in to your CAA account to check.
I already have a Humanities Commons account
If you already have a Humanities Commons account, then you will automatically be added to the CAA Commons platform and have full access.
Please note that you DO NOT use your CAA Member ID to log into Humanities Commons or CAA Commons.
For more information about creating an account and extensive FAQs about CAA Commons and Humanities Commons, please visit the CAA Support page.
By joining CAA Commons, you are accepting the Terms & Conditions of the platform.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Chief Executive Officer
Humanities Commons, Modern Language Association
After nearly a decade of partnership with CAA to offer our members access to their professional resources, Fractured Atlas has decided to discontinue their Open Arts Network as of August 31, 2017.
Through their Open Arts Network program, Fractured Atlas artists and arts organizations access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, to help them function more effectively as businesses. However, due to the changing landscape for the arts community and much reflection, the organization has decided to end the Open Arts Network.
What does this mean for you?
- If you are currently enrolled in the Open Arts Network program (or do so before August 31, 2017), you will get to keep your discount as long as you maintain an active, paid membership.
- After August 31, 2017, you will not longer be able to access the special Open Arts Network subsidized rate.
- Additional questions? Please refer to Fractured Atlas’s help article for more information.
We understand that this is an important resource for many of our members and CAA is actively searching for another healthcare solution to meet our members’ needs. We will keep everyone informed of any updates. If you have any additional questions or wish to share ideas on how our organization can best serve you, please reach out to Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
CAA warmly thanks the many contributions of the following dedicated members who joined the organization in 1967 or earlier.
1967: R. Ward Bissell, D. Sherman Clarke, Christie Fengler-Stephany, Dorothy Gillerman, Eric Hirshler, Renata Holod, Claire Kelleher, Alison Kettering, Dale Kinney, Marjorie Kinsey, Franklin K. B. Toker, Deborah Waite, Gabriel Weisberg, and David Wilkins.
1966: Madeline Caviness, Gilbert Edelson, Jonathan Fineberg, Ann Sutherland Harris, Sara Henry, Cecelia Klein, Henry Klein, Anne-Marie Logan, Peter Moak, Anne Morganstern, James Morganstern, Peter Schabacker, David Sokol, Marcia Werner, and Barbara White.
1965: Jean Borgatti, Norma Broude, Wanda Corn, Elaine Gazda, Diana Gisolfi, Dorothy Glass, Andree Hayum, Ellen Kosmer, Lillian MacBrayne, Jerry Meyer, Ann Lee Morgan, Myra Rosenfeld-Little, Ted Stebbins, Eugenia Summer, MaryJo Viola, Michele Vishny, and Wallace Weston.
1964: Richard Betts, Ruth Bowman, Vivian Cameron, Kathleen Cohen, Paula Gerson, Ronald Johnson, Jim Jordan, William Kloss, Rose-Carol Long, Phyllis Anina Moriarty, Annie Shaver-Crandell, and Alan Wallach.
1963: Lilian Armstrong, Richard Brilliant, Vivian Ebersman, Francoise Forster-Hahn, Caroline Houser, Susan Koslow, E. Solomon, Lauren Soth, Richard Spear, Virginia Stotz, Roxanna Sway, Athena Tacha, and Roger Welchans.
1962: Jo Anne Bernstein, Jacquelyn Clinton, Shirley Crosman, Frances Fergusson, Gloria Fiero, Jaroslav Folda, Harlan Holladay, Seymour Howard, David Merrill, John Paoletti, Aimee Brown Price, Thomas Sloan, Elisabeth Stevens, Anne Betty Weinshenker, and William Wixom.
1961: Matthew Baigell, Margaret Diane David, Bowdoin Davis, David Farmer, J. Forbes, Isabelle Hyman, Clifton Olds, Marion Roberts, and Conrad Ross.
1960: Shirley Blum, Kathleen Brandt, Eugene Kleinbauer, Edward Navone, Linda Nochlin, and J. Pollitt.
1959: Geraldine Fowle, Carol Krinsky, James O’Gorman, and Ann Warren.
1958: Samuel Edgerton, Carla Lord, Damie Stillman, and Clare Vincent.
1957: Marcel Franciscono, Bruce Glaser, Jane Hutchison, and Susan McKillop.
1956: Svetlana Alpers, David Driskell, John Goelet, Joel Isaacson, and Jack Spector.
1955: Lola Gellman, Irving Lavin, and Suzanne Lewis.
1954: Franklin Hazlehurst, Thomas McCormick, Jules Prown, Irving Sandler, and Lucy Freeman Sandler.
1953: Dorathea Beard, Margaret McCormick, and Jack Wasserman.
1951: Wen C. Fong.
1950: Alan Fern.
1949: Dario Covi and Ann-Sofi Lindsten.
1947: Ellen Conant and Ilene Forsyth.
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An annual membership to Lynda.com is $360 and we are hoping to offer it for far less—like more than $200 less. As members, would you take advantage of the deal?
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Here at CAA, we are constantly thinking of how we can enhance our members’ career and professional development needs. We know for many of you, it’s a large part of why you’ve decided to join the CAA community. That is why we have added MOO as a member benefit partner. MOO is an award-winning print and design company specializing in premium business stationery and promotional materials. We think our members will find lots to be happy about using MOO.
Starting today, every CAA member can receive 20% off MOO products.
We liked that MOO is passionate about helping people of all abilities design the best looking and highest quality print products.
Simply log in to your CAA account for instructions and the sign-up link. What are you waiting for? Get a MOO-ve on taking advantage of this great benefit!
Not a CAA member? Join today.
On March 29, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced funding for 208 humanities projects totaling $21.7 million. These grants include programs that support international collaboration, engage students in interdisciplinary courses, and help veterans.
Among the recipients are the following CAA members, all of whom received a $6,000 Summer Stipend to work on their various research projects:
- Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire of the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, Delaware, for “Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopedia and the Color Printing Revolution: A Translation and Critical Study”
- Jennifer Germann of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, for “A Study of the Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray, an 18th-century British Artwork”
- Laura Morowitz of Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, for “Art Exhibitions in Vienna, Austria, during the Nazi Occupation”
- Allie Terry-Fritsch from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, for “Cosimo de’Medici, Fra Angelico, and the Public Library of San Marco”
- Anne Verplanck of Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg for “The Business of Art: Transforming the Graphic Arts in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction”
These awards come just weeks after President Donald J. Trump’s administration released a budget proposal calling for the elimination of the NEH, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Education’s international education programs, the Institute for Museums and Library Services, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Our attention now turns to Congress, which can fund these programs despite the administration’s proposals. We have been heartened that these programs—which have been supported by presidents of both parties—have seen growing support in Congress in recent years. Indeed, over the past two years, the Republican-controlled Congresses have supported increases for the NEH.
We want to get as many former members to rejoin in the month of April as we can. We’ve heard you, through surveys and our Annual Conference, through emails and phone calls. We know that the economy of higher education is changing. We know it can be hard to find a department position or a museum gig or publish your groundbreaking work. Rejoining the largest professional organization supporting art historians and visual artists is one step you can make to help you thrive in the field. Our impact as an organization and as a profession depends on our membership.
Rejoin during the month of April and we will take 25% off your CAA membership (offer excludes Life Membership level). That means you will be able to attend our next Annual Conference in Los Angeles in February 2018 for a reduced rate. You will receive our publications (Art Journal or The Art Bulletin) delivered to your home. You will have access to the online career center, with over 430 jobs and opportunities listed. You will get discounts on car rentals, health insurance, magazine subscriptions, and more.
But most importantly, you will be a member of the professional organization setting the lead on issues of fair hiring practices, academic freedoms, publishing standards, and connecting visual arts professionals across subjects, practice, and geography regions.
Offer valid from April 1-April 30, 2017 to individuals whose membership has lapsed in the past five years. Log in to your CAA account to view the discount code. Code will be visible after log in from April 1-April 30, 2017.
College Art Association
Notice of 105th Annual Business Meeting
Annual Conference Convocation
February 15, 2017
The 105th Annual Business Meeting of the members of the College Art Association will be called to order at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th, at the Convocation of the 2017 Annual Conference, in West/East Ballroom, 3rd Floor, New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10019.
CAA President, Suzanne Preston Blier, will preside. The Annual Business Meeting will be held in two parts.
The Agenda for the first part of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:
- Call to Order and President’s Report – Suzanne Preston Blier
- Report by Annual Conference Chair and VP for Annual Conference – Judith Rodenbeck and N. Elizabeth Schlatter
- Report by Executive Director – Hunter O’Hanian
- Presentation of Annual Awards for Distinction – Suzanne Preston Blier
- Keynote Address – Mary Miller
After the Keynote Address, the Meeting will be recessed and will reconvene on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in the East Ballroom, 3rd Floor at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10019. The Agenda for the second part of the Annual Business Meeting is as follows:
- Approval of Minutes of 104th Annual Business Meeting, February 3, 2016 [ACTION ITEM] – see http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2016-annual-business-meeting-minutes.pdf
- Financial Report: Teresa Lopez, Chief Financial Officer
- Old Business
- New Business
- Results of Election of New Directors: Suzanne Preston Blier
- MY CAA – Open discussion with members, board and staff regarding future growth of the Association.
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 2017. A proxy, with your vote for directors, must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. EST Thursday, February 16, 2017.
The 106th Annual Business Meeting of the College Art Association will take place on February 21, 2018, in Los Angeles.
Roberto Tejada, Secretary
College Art Association
December 12, 2016