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Judith Bernstein (photograph by Ben Fractenberg)

The Services to Artists Committee (SAC) was formed by the CAA Board of Directors to seek broader participation by artists and designers in the organization and the Annual Conference. SAC identifies and addresses concerns facing artists and designers; creates and implements programs and events at the conference and beyond; explores ways to encourage greater participation and leadership in CAA; and identifies ways to establish closer ties with other arts professionals and institutions. To this end, committee members are responsible for the programming of ARTspace and its related events.


Initiated in 2001 at the 89th Annual Conference in Chicago, ARTspace has grown into one of the most vital and exciting aspects of the yearly meeting. A conference-within-the-conference, ARTspace presents programming designed by artists for artists and is free and open to the public. Working in tandem with two affiliated programs, the Media Lounge and ARTexchange, ARTspace promotes dialogue about visual-arts practice and its relation to critical discourse. It also provides professional-development seminars and roundtables as well as opportunities for the creative exchange of ideas.

ARTspace offers an informal, dynamic setting with morning coffee hours, sessions and panels, and other social events. Past presentations have covered artists’ residencies, health and safety issues, and artists’ materials. Other diverse, timely panels have addressed arts funding, politics and art, censorship, and criticism. For the Annual Artists’ Interviews, renowned artists, usually those with long-standing connections to the host city, are invited to discuss their work publicly with a respected colleague.


Anna Ogier Bloomer, NY School of Visual Arts, Co-chair (2023)  
Jacquelyn Strycker, Otis College of Art and Design, Co-chair (2023) 
Farhad Bahram, Indiana State University (2023) 
Hannah Barnes, University of Southern Maine (2024) 
Stephanie Brown, Artist, Stamps School of Art & Design (2024) 
Nadia DeLane, Parson’s School of Art & Design (2024) 
Dahlia Elsayed, CUNY La Guardia Community College, CAA Board liaison, ex officio 
Tia Factor, Portland State University (2023) 
Hollis Hammonds, St. Edward’s University (2022) 
Robert Howsare, West Virginia Wesleyan College (2023) 
Sue Huang, University of Connecticut (2023) 
Christina Kemp, Artist (2024) 
Kang Leekyung, Idaho State University (2023) 
Alison McNulty, Parsons School of Design, The New School (2022) 
Heather Pontonio, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (2022) 
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, School of Visual Arts & Design, University of Central Florida, CAA Board liaison, ex officio 
Richard Serrano, Art This Week Productions (2022) 
Toberon Waxman, Trans Collection at University of Manitoba (2024)