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Affiliated Society News for January 2013

posted by CAA — Jan 09, 2013

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Join the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) for its 2013 annual conference, to be held in Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 18, 2013. This year’s conference theme examines exemplary foundation relationships and successful partnerships in other areas of museum and gallery activities. Successful relationships are based upon achieving mutually beneficial goals. Has your museum or gallery engaged in new, unusual, or model partnerships or collaborations with other nonprofit or for-profit organizations that have expanded your reach and influence? What was involved in making your project successful, and what did you and your partners learn from this outreach? This year’s conference will also include résumé workshops, poster presentations, and 20 x 20 presentations to increase participation options for student members. For more information, contact Barbara Rothermel or Sherry Maurer.

Association of Art Historians

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) thirty-ninth annual conference and book fair will take place April 11–13, 2013, at the University of Reading in Berkshire, England. AAH2013 will represent the interests of an expansive art-historical community by covering all branches of its discipline(s) and the range of its visual cultures. Academic sessions will reflect a broad chronological and geographical range. Presentations will address topics of methodological, historiographical, and interdisciplinary interest as well as ones that open debates about the future of the discipline(s). AAH2013 will include visits to local sites of cultural interest and rare access to the university’s collections and archive. Keynote speakers will include Adrian Forty, professor of architectural history, The Bartlett, University College London, “in conversation” with Maarten Delbeke, associate professor of architecture and urban planning, Ghent University, and lecturer in art history, Leiden University. This event has been sponsored by Laurence King Publishing; and Okwui Enwezor, curator and director of Haus der Kunst, Munich. This event has been sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Booking for delegates is now open. AAH hopes to see you there!

Historians of Islamic Art Association

The Historians of Islamic Art Association’s third biennial symposium, “Looking Widely, Looking Closely,” hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 18–20, 2012, was a great success, bringing together a group of nearly two hundred to share and discuss important topics and issues in the field. The association is grateful to the symposium organizers and host staff for their outstanding work.

HIAA has announce the election of five new members to the executive board: Yasser Tabbaa, Melanie Michailides, Margaret Graves, and Oya Pancaroglu will succeed Glaire Anderson, Olga Bush, Stephennie Mulder, and Bernard O’Kane in the roles of treasurer, news editor, H-Islamart editor, and international representative, respectively. Jennifer Pruitt will serve as webmaster, having acted as interim webmaster since mid-2012. HIAA will officially welcome these new officers and acknowledge the invaluable service of the outgoing board members at its annual business meeting, scheduled for February 15, 2013, 12:30–2:00 PM in conjunction with CAA’s Annual Conference.

International Sculpture Center

Each year the International Sculpture Center presents Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools’ faculty and art program. The winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, as well as in a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners’ work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each awardee receives a one-year ISC membership and is eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland. To nominate students for this competition, the nominee’s university must first be an ISC university-level member. University membership, which includes a number of benefits, costs $200 for schools in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and $220 for international universities. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program, please visit the website or write to The time line for 2013 is as follows: (1) nominations open on January 1; (2) university membership forms due on March 18; online student nomination form due on March 25; and online student submission forms due on April 15.

The 2013 International Sculpture Symposium will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, from February 11 to 15, 2013. The opening party will be hosted by Auckland Art Gallery with a traditional Powhiri welcome. Programming will include keynote addresses by world-renowned sculptors and panel discussions with art professionals. Optional activities and tours will include trips to Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park on Waiheke Island; a private tour of Alan Gibbs’s The Farm; an afternoon at Sculpture on the Gulf; Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard; and Zealandia, the Pah Homestead private home collections. This event is sponsored in part by Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Alan Gibbs and the Farm, John and Jo Gow and Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park, Trevor and Jan Farmer, and the Auckland Art Gallery. For more information and updates and to registration, visit the website for updates and join the mailing list for this event. Contact or call 609-689-1051, ext. 302, with any questions about this or other ISC events.

Italian Art Society

The Italian Art Society (IAS) will hold a morning business meeting at the CAA Annual Conference on February 15, 2013, 7:30–9:00 AM in Gramercy B, Second Floor of the Hilton New York. We welcome those interested in Italian art and architecture from the prehistoric period to the present to attend. IAS is accepting contributions to its winter newsletter: exhibition reviews, short articles, and announcements related to Italian art and architecture should be sent to the newsletter editor by January 15, 2013. For additional information on IAS, please visit the website or “like” the organization on Facebook.

Mid America College Art Association

On October 3–6, 2012, the Mid America College Art Association (MACAA) hosted a very successful conference in Detroit, Michigan. The conference included fifty session panels, three roundtables, three workshops, and four hundred participants. Fritz Haeg, Lilly Wei, and Donald Lipski were the keynote speakers. The conference also included a MACAA membership exhibition and a Wayne State University alumni exhibition. Future MACAA conferences are now in the planning stage. Please check the organization’s website for updates.

National Art Education Association

Register now for “Drawing Community Connections,” the next National Art Education Association (NAEA) national convention, to be held March 7–10, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. NAEA invites you to join colleagues representing all teaching levels and backgrounds for this dynamic professional gathering exploring the arts and how they bolster human development. Choose from more than one thousand sessions, workshops, tours, and events focusing on theory, practice, assessment, museum education, interdisciplinary arts education, and more. Register for the convention, book your accommodations, and find program details online.

Spend four art-filled days in Washington, DC, exploring permanent collections, current exhibitions, and the museum itself as a work of art! Summer Vision DC, now in its fourth year, is a professional learning community for art and nonart educators, offered by NAEA in partnership with area art museums. The aim is to showcase best practices in critical response to art while enhancing creativity through visual journaling. Choose from two sessions: July 9–12, 2013, or July 23–26, 2013. Develop new leadership, pedagogical, and artistic skills for the classroom and beyond through this outstanding professional development opportunity. Registration is limited to twenty-five participants per session. Register and find details online.

National Council of Arts Administrators

The fortieth annual meeting of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), titled “Granting Permission,” convened November 7–9, 2012, in Columbus. Ohio. The organization owes a debt of gratitude to Sergio Soave of the Ohio State University, who served as conference chair, and to Columbus College of Art and Design for organizing a first-rate affair.

NCAA also wishes to thank outgoing board members John Kissick of the University of Guelph and Sally McRorie of Florida State University. Two new board members were elected: Steve Bliss of Savannah College of Art and Design and Cora Lynn Deibler from the University of Connecticut (secretary). The returning directors are: Andrea Eis, Oakland University, treasurer; Amy Hauft, University of Texas at Austin; Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University, president; Kim Russo, California Institute of the Arts; Sergio Soave, Ohio State University; Lydia Thompson, Mississippi State University; and Mel Ziegler, Vanderbilt University.

Activities at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York include the annual NCAA reception, which will be a lively and spirited forum for networking on issues related to arts leadership and management (February 14, 5:00–8:00 PM), and an NCAA–CAA affiliate session, “Hot Problems/Cool Solutions in Arts Leadership,” a fast-paced series of five-minute presentations on problem solving and leadership (February 13, 12:30–2:00 PM). NCAA enthusiastically welcomes new members, current members, and any/all interested parties to these events.

Public Art Dialogue

Public Art Dialogue (PAD) will host its third annual Public Art Portfolio Reviews on February 15, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in New York. The reviews, free for PAD members, are an excellent opportunity for artists of any level, including students who are seeking to work in public art, to receive feedback on their portfolios by experts in the field. Each artist will have a twenty-minute meeting with an experienced public art consultant, administrator, artist, or curator. The deadline to register is January 11, 2013, at 8:00 PM EST. To join PAD and schedule a review, please write to

Join PAD as it honors Penny Balkin Bach as the 2013 recipient of the PAD award for achievement in the field of public art. The award ceremony is open to all and will take place at the upcoming CAA Annual Conference, on February 15, 2013, at 5:30 PM at the Hilton New York, Sutton Parlor North, Second Floor.

Radical Art Caucus

The Radical Art Caucus (RAC) is pleased to announce the election of three new copresidents: Travis Nygard, Kaylee Spencer, and Linnea Wren. As RAC prepares for CAA in New York, it welcomes suggestions for programming and events in addition to two already planned sessions. Benj Gerdes and Nate Harrison are cochairing the 2½-hour session, “Video Art as Mass Medium,” and Travis Nygard is organizing the 1½-hour panel, “Environmental Sustainability in Art History, Theory, and Practice.” For the call for papers, please see RAC’s website or contact Joanna Gardner-Huggett, RAC secretary.

Society for Photographic Education

Registration is open for the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) fiftieth annual national conference, “Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum,” which will take place March 7–10, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. Join 1,500 artists, educators, and photographic professionals for programming and dialogue that will fuel your creativity—presentations, industry seminars, and critiques to stimulate and engage you. Explore an exhibit fair featuring over seventy participants showing the latest equipment, processes, publications, and schools with photo-related programs. Participate in one-on-one portfolio critiques and informal portfolio sharing and take advantage of student volunteer opportunities for reduced admission. Other conference highlights include a print raffle, silent auction, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, receptions, and a dance party. The keynote speakers will be Richard Misrach, Martin Parr, and Zwelethu Mthethwa. Preview the conference schedule and register online.

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will hold its forty-second annual conference May 15–18, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, at the downtown historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Titled “Meta-Mosaic,” the event will celebrate the multiple industries within jewelry and metalsmithing in the twenty-first century. Toronto is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewelry industry. This conference will examine a fluid identity within art, craft, and design and inspire attendees to embrace our collective mosaic. Join SNAG for presentations and panels featuring industry luminaries from across the globe, rapid-fire presentations by international designers and artists, over twenty exhibitions, the Third Annual Member Trunk Show Sale, social events, and so much more! Registration opened on January 16. Receive low early-bird rates by registering before March 13 and make your hotel reservations by February 15 for a special rate on top of our already reduced room block rates. Visit the SNAG website for all the details.

Visual Resources Association

Online registration for the thirty-first Visual Resources Association annual conference began on November 27, 2012. The event continues the tradition of offering exceptional professional-development experiences and opportunities that feature inspiring programs, speakers, and special events. The conference will be held April 3–6, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island. Because of Providence’s reputation as the “Creative Capital,” the theme of this year’s conference will be “Capitalizing on Creativity.” Plenary speakers include the art historian, author, and critic James Elkins and the accomplished aerial photographer Alex MacLean. The conference includes relevant and thought-provoking sessions and case studies on subjects covering archaeological and public-art resources, teaching with new technologies, digital asset management, collaborative ventures, facilities design, visual literacy, documenting indigenous art, archival digitization, the digital humanities, and data visualization. The conference hotel is the historic Providence Biltmore, located in the heart of downtown. To learn more about the conference, please visit the VRA website, where you can find information on the host city, the conference program, registration, accommodations, and special events.

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