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Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members

posted by August 15, 2011

Check out details on recent shows organized by CAA members who are also curators.

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

August 2011

Babette Bohn and Robert R. Coleman. The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art. Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, May 14–August 7, 2011.

Jeanne Brasile. Intuitive Realities: Working Space 11. Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, July 2–July 31, 2011.

Nathalie Campbell. Heat Island. Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, June 18–July 31, 2011.

Anne-Marie Eze. Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice. Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, May 3–June 19, 2011.

Sandra Q. Firmin. Artpark: 1974–1984. University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, September 25–December 18, 2010.

Alia Nour and J. David Farmer. Reconnecting East and West: Islamic Ornament in Nineteenth-Century Works from the Dahesh Museum of Art and Syracuse University. Dubai Community Theater and Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18–July 18, 2011.

Nada Shabout. Interventions: A Dialogue between the Modern and the Contemporary. Al-Riqaw Art Space, Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2010–May 28, 2011.

Nada Shabout and Wassan al-Khudhairi. Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art. Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2010–October 1, 2011.

Rachel Sloan. Drawn to Modernism: Selected Gifts from Wright S. Ludington. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, April 16–July 24, 2011.

Books Published by CAA Members

posted by August 15, 2011

Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars—browse a list of recent titles below.

Books Published by CAA Members appears every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

August 2011

Edith Balas. Bird in Flight: Memoir of a Survivor and Scholar (Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011).

Francesca G. Bewer. A Laboratory for Art: Harvard’s Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900–1950 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2010).

Kathryn Brush, ed. Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier (London, ON: Museum London and the McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, 2010).

Kathleen K. Desmond. Ideas about Art (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

Sandra Q. Firmin. Artpark: 1974–1984 (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

Dale Allen Gyure. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010).

Dale Allen Gyure. The Chicago Schoolhouse: High School Architecture and Educational Reform, 1856–2006 (Chicago: Center for American Places, Columbia College Chicago Press, 2011).

Andrew D. Hottle. June Blum: Black and White Paintings, 1963 through 2010 (Cocoa Beach, FL: Blue Note Publications, 2011).

Li Zhiyan, Virginia L. Bower, and He Li, ed. Chinese Ceramics from the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010).

Laurette E. McCarthy. Walter Pach (1883–1958): The Armory Show and the Untold Story of Modern Art in America (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011).

Richard Minsky. The Book Art of Richard Minsky (New York: George Braziller, 2011).

Judith W. Page and Elise L. Smith. Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England’s Disciples of Flora, 1780–1870 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Aimée Brown Price. Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, vol. 1, The Artist and His Art (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010).

Aimée Brown Price. Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, vol. 2, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010)

Tanya Sheehan. Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth Century America (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011).

Nino Zchomelidse and Giovanni Freni. Meaning in Motion: The Semantics of Movement in Medieval Art (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011).

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California, is now available for download. Featuring essential details for participation in the Book and Trade Fair, the booklet also contains options for sponsorship opportunities and advertisements in conference publications and on the conference website.

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus will help you reach a core audience of artists, art historians, educators, students, and administrators, who will converge in Los Angeles for CAA’s 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, taking place February 22–25, 2012. With three days of exhibit time, the Book and Trade Fair will be centrally located in the Los Angeles Convention Center, where most programs sessions and special events take place. CAA offers several options for booths and tables that can help you to connect in person with conference attendees.

In addition, sponsorship packages will allow you to maintain a high profile throughout the conference. Companies, organizations, and publishers may choose one of three packages, sponsor specific areas and events such as Convocation, ARTspace, and the Distinguished Scholar Session, or work with CAA staff to design a custom visibility package. Advertising possibilities include the Conference Program, distributed to over five thousand registrants, and the conference website, seen by thousands more.

The priority deadline for Book and Trade Fair applications is Friday, October 28, 2011; the final deadline for all applications and full payments, and for sponsorships and advertisements in the Conference Program, is Friday, December 9, 2011.

Questions about the 2012 Book and Trade Fair? Please contact Paul Skiff, CAA assistant director for Annual Conference, at 212-392-4412. For sponsorship and advertising queries, speak to Helen Bayer, CAA marketing and communications associate, at 212-392-4426.

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2012 Annual Conference. Free and open to the public, ARTexchange will be held on Friday, February 24, 5:30–7:30 PM, in a central location at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A cash bar will be available.

ARTexchange is an annual event showcasing the art of CAA members, who can exhibit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and digital works using the space on, above, and beneath a six-foot folding table. Artists may also construct temporary mini-installations and conduct performance, sound, and spoken-word pieces in their space. In the past, many ARTexchange participants found the event to be their favorite part of the conference, with the table parameter sparking creative displays.

To be considered for ARTexchange in Los Angeles, please send your full name, your CAA member number, a brief description of the work you want to exhibit (no more than 150 words), and a link to your website to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs. Artists presenting performance or sound art, spoken word, or technology-based work, including laptop presentations, must add a few sentences about their plans. Accepted participants will receive an email confirmation. Because ARTexchange is a popular venue with limited space, early applicants will be given preference. Deadline extended: January 6, 2012.

Participants are responsible for their work; CAA is not liable for losses or damages. Sale of work is not permitted. Participants may not hang artworks on walls or run power cords from laptops or other electronic devices to outlets—bring fully charged batteries. For the first time, CAA will provide wireless internet to ARTexchange participants free of charge.

Top image: The artist Dennis Olsen chats about his work with a fellow printmaker, Pantea Karimi, at ARTexchange in 2011 (photograph by Bradley Marks)

Bottom image: The interdisciplinary artist Rachel Hines performs a work called Interview during ARTexchange in New York (photograph by Bradley Marks)

2012 Annual Conference Website Goes Live

posted by August 05, 2011

The website for the 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, taking place February 22–25, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is now live. Get a taste of conference highlights and read about what you receive with registration, such as access to all program sessions and admission to the Book and Trade Fair.

You may also begin thinking about your travel plans: American Airlines, Amtrak, and Avis provide promotional codes for special reduced rates, and CAA offers three travel stipends for attendees, including twenty awards through the newly established CAA International Travel Grant Program, generously funded by the Getty Foundation. Companies and organizations interested in exhibiting in the Book and Trade Fair will find application materials, booth descriptions, and preliminary schedules.

Between now and February, CAA will update the website regularly, with new information on the Awards for Distinction presentation, special receptions, postconference tours, and more. Later this month, CAA will publish the names of the three conference hotels and list room rates and reservation instructions. The titles of program sessions, events in ARTspace, biographies of the Convocation speaker and Distinguished Scholar, participants in the Annual Artists’ Interviews, and topics of professional-development workshops will come later this fall.

Online registration will open in early October 2011, with the lowest rates available for members and nonmembers alike between then and early December.

To conclude the Centennial year, CAA encourages members to nominate colleagues for ten of the twelve Awards for Distinction for 2012, to be awarded next February at the 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California. The different perspectives and anecdotes from multiple personal letters of recommendation provide award juries with a clearer picture of the qualities and attributes of the nominees.

In the letter, state who you are; how you know (of) the nominee; how the nominee and/or his or her work or publication has affected your practice or studies and the pursuit of your career; and why you think this person (or, in a collaboration, these people) deserves to be recognized. You should also contact up to five colleagues, students, peers, collaborators, and/or coworkers of the nominee to write letters.

All submissions must include a completed nomination form and one copy of the nominee’s CV (limit: two pages); book awards do not require a CV. Nominations for book and exhibition awards should be for the authors of books published or works exhibited or staged between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011. No more than five letters per candidate are considered.

Please read the descriptions of the twelve awards, the names of all past recipients, and the full instructions for nominations. You may also write to Lauren Stark, CAA manager of programs, for more information. Deadline: August 31, 2011. The deadline for the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award and the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award passed on July 31.

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