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CAA News Today Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions

posted by Alyssa Pavley — Jan 28, 2013

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for six individuals to join the Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term: July 1, 2013–June 30, 2016. An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

The journal seeks four field editors for books in four areas: African art, theory and historiography, Egyptian and ancient Near Eastern art, and American art. In addition, two field editors are needed for exhibitions in two areas: on the West Coast covering art after 1800 and in New York and internationally, covering exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Candidates may be artists, art historians, critics, curators, educators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

Working with the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in his or her field of expertise, and those field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions.

The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference. Members of all CAA committees and editorial boards volunteer their services without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Alyssa Pavley, CAA editorial assistant. Deadline: April 15, 2013.

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