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Affiliated Society News for January 2018

posted by CAA — Jan 16, 2018

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions. For more information on Affiliated Societies, click here.

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

We hope to release 2018 Annual Conference registration, hotel and lodging information, and scholarship applications within the next month. Stay tuned for announcements via membership emails, the website, social media, and the AAMG listserv!

In the meantime, save the date!

June 21 – 24, 2018
Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami)



In October, SECAC met for the 73rd time in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Columbus College of Art and Design. One hundred and seven sessions were held, and 502 members representing 277 institutions attended. In its seventh year, participation in the SECAC mentoring program nearly doubled with 50 members meeting as mentors and mentees. Highlights of the conference included the SECAC 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition at CCAD’s Beeler Gallery and a keynote address at the Columbus Museum of Art by Tyree Guyton and Jenenne Whitfield of the Heidelberg Project.

At the annual business meeting SECAC President Jason Guynes of the University of Alabama introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Georgia, Jeff Schmuki, Georgia Southern University; South Carolina, Sarah Archino, Furman University; Virginia, Jennifer Anderson, Hollins University; West Virginia, Heather Stark (continuing), Marshall University; and At Large #2 Al Denyer (continuing), University of Utah. A. Lawrence Jenkens of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was unanimously elected 1st Vice President of SECAC, a post he will hold for three years before becoming President. A Constitutional Amendment to add a third At-Large position to the SECAC Board was carried unanimously. At the end of the meeting, President Guynes passed the gavel to 1st Vice President and President-Elect Sandra J. Reed of Marshall University who will serve as SECAC President for three years.

SECAC 2018 will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 17-20. A call for session proposals is now on the SECAC website, Calls for presentations, juried exhibition entries, and award nominations will be published on the website in early 2018.


The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship, a $5,000 prize, was awarded to Stacey M. Holloway, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her proposed exhibition, Not to Be Otherwise, will be on view at SECAC 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ashley Elston, Assistant Professor of Art History, Berea College, won the fourth annual William R. Levin Award, a $5,000 prize, for her project Layered Media in the Sacred Art of Early Modern Italy.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Beauvais Lyons, Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 

The 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Christine Filippone, Associate Professor in Art History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, for Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America, Routledge Press, 2017.

The Awards Committee recognized two winners of the 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement: Reni Gower, Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Carol Prusa, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida Atlantic University.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design was awarded to Meaghan Dee, Assistant Professor and Chair of Visual Communication Design at Virginia Tech.

The Awards Committee recognized two winners of the 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials: the Georgia Museum of Art (University of Georgia) for Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950, curated by Sarah Kate Gillespie; and Edward Irvine, Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for Art From Flour: Barrel to Bag, at the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina.

The 2017 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials was awarded to the Georgia Museum of Art (University of Georgia) for Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana.

Nine graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards in the amount of $220: Cyndy Epps, Georgia Southern University; Kimiko Matsumura, Rutgers University; Kathleen Pierce, Rutgers University; Daniel Ralston, Columbia University; Courtney N. Ryan, Georgia Southern University; Florencia San Martin, Rutgers University; William J. Simmons, University of Southern California; Madison Treece, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Angela Whitlock, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.

Juror Tyler Cann, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Columbus Museum of Art, selected three prize winners for the SECAC 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition: Best in Show, Brooks Dierdorff, University of Central Florida, for What Else Do You Need?, Inkjet on vinyl mesh, stained glass, styrofoam coolers, 42” x 14” x 11”; Second Prize, Erica Mendoza, University of Tennessee Knoxville, for #WasterHerTim-2013to2017, Hand-embroidered ex-boyfriend clothing, approximately 91” x 63”; and Third Prize, Kofi Opoku, West Virginia University, for Face of Homelessness (Chuck), Video, 5’ 47”. Prizes were $1,500, $750, and $500, respectively.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

  • The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is sponsoring a session the 2018 CAA conference in Los Angeles entitled “Engaging the Iterative: Pedagogical Experiments across Art and Design Disciplines.”
  • The 46th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will be held in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown from February 25 through March 1, 2018. This year’s conference, which is the preeminent event for the ARLIS/NA organization of art and visual information professionals, carries the theme Out of Bounds, and emphasizes sessions that expand the boundaries of art librarianship, featuring speakers who borrow ideas from outside the library profession to solve problems, spark new initiatives, or broaden audiences for library activities.

Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH)

The Association for Critical Race Art History’s Bibliographic resource launched on January 9, 2017, and received over 1000 hits on the first day.  In conjunction with the publication of the bibliography, reading groups were formed in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. to bring together art historians engaged with issues of the representation of race and ethnicity and their histories.  To date, 42 people have participated in the reading groups, which have covered a wide array of topics including hybridity, empire, borders, primitivisms, and the contemporary status of identity politics.  The reading groups were organized by Caitlin Beach (NY), Layla Bermeo (Boston), Margarita Karasoulas (Washington, D.C.), Marci Kwon (Bay Area), and Sean Nesselrode Moncada (NY).  The organizers would like to thank Jacqueline Francis and Camara Dia Holloway, co-founders of the Association for Critical Race Art History, for their support and guidance in this endeavor.

Association for Latin American Art (ALAA)

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA) is pleased to announce our Emerging Scholars of Latin American Art sponsored session at the upcoming College Art Association Conference. This session showcases the scholarship of graduate students and early career scholars of Latin American art, from the pre-Columbian to contemporary period. The session, chaired by Lisa Trever (UC-Berkeley) and Elena FitzPatrick Sifford (Louisiana State University), takes place on Thursday, February 22 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in room 402 and includes the following papers:

“Singular Plural: Serials, Rulership, and Time in the Architectural Ornament of Teotihuacan, Mexico” (Trent Barnes, Harvard University)

“‘These things do not exist’: Painting Grotesques in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” (Savannah Esquivel, University of Chicago)

“Migrant Constructions: Mahjar Monuments and the Crafting of Transnational Identities in Modern Argentina (1910–1955)” (Caroline “Olivia” M. Wolf, Rice University).

Renaissance Society of America

The Renaissance Society of America is holding its Annual Meeting in New Orleans on 22-24 March 2018. More than 200 of the 550 sessions at the conference feature topics relating to art and architecture, 1300-1700. See the RSA New Orleans web page for more information.

Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA)

The Board recently awarded travel stipends to two members of HGSCEA, Tomasz Grusiecki and Max Koss, to help defray the costs of their participation in CAA’s annual conference this coming February. The Board is also deliberating on the submissions to this year’s HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Prize competition. The winner will be announced at the reception and dinner in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. As always, the dinner is free to current members, who should mark their calendars if they plan to attend. An invitation with more details will be sent soon.

HGSCEA’s sponsored session at the annual conference, “Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe,” is being chaired by Allison Morehead on Saturday, February 24, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Rebecca Houze, Patricia Berman, Bart Pushaw, and Kristin Schroeder will read papers on Hungarian, Nordic, and German art and design. For more information, go to the HGSCEA website ( and the conference website (

The annual business meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 22. It will take place in Room 506 of the Convention Center from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

The New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus is pleased to welcome our newly elected board members Rene Ferro (Chair of the Events and Exhibitions Committee), Jim Jeffers, (Treasurer), Jessye McDowell (Chair of the Communications Committee), Nadav Assor, Stephanie Tripp, Carrie Ida Edinger, Patrick Lichty, Jennifer Zayela, Byron Rich, Johanna Gosse and Liat Berdugo.

We also thank Bill Miller and Joyce Rudinsky for their years of invaluable leadership to our organization and Carlos Rosas, Meredith Hoy and Daniel Temkin for their service over the years as members of the Board.

As part of the Annual CAA conference, the New Media Caucus will be hosting multiple panels, workshops and our annual Member Showcase. You can find the New Media Caucus events information at

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA)

National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) Activities at CAA-LA 2018 include our NCAA-CAA Affiliate Session: Transforming Communities Through the Arts, (Thursday, February 22, 10:30a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and the annual NCAA Reception (Thursday, February 22, 5–7 p.m., rm. tba). NCAA welcomes new and current members, and all interested parties. Please join us.

2018 NCAA Annual Conference: Purposeful Relationships: transforming communities through art and design, will be hosted by the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris University, Grand Rapids, MI, September 26-29, 2018. Registration available online in late spring 2018 at

New NCAA Board Members and Officers:

NCAA President: Lynne Allen, Boston University, Treasurer: Cathy Pagani, University of Alabama, Secretary: Peter Chametzky, University of South Carolina

New NCAA Board Members: Colin Blakely, University of Arizona, Jade Jewett, California State University, Fullerton, Charles Kanwishcher, Bowling Green State University

Historians of Netherlandish Art

HNA events at the College Art Association annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018:

This year our HNA sponsored session, “All in the Family: Northern European Artistic Dynasties, CA. 1350-1750 will take place on Wednesday, February 21st, from 4-5:30 pm in Room 404A at the LA Convention Center.

Join us for the yearly HNA reception on Friday February 23rd, from 5:30-7 pm. in the San Bernadino Room at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

HNA Conference, Ghent, 2018

Registration is open for the quadrennial HNA conference in Ghent, May 23-26, 2018:

We are pleased to announce 3 new board members: 

Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor at Tulane University

Marisa Bass, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History of Art Department of Yale University

Freyda Spira, Associate Curator of Northern Renaissance and Baroque works on paper at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

and our new HNA Administrator:

Caroline Fowler, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University


Don’t forget to check out our newly launched websites including HNAR, our online review of books, where past reviews will be available. The final print issue of the HNA Newsletter and Review of Books was published in November 2017. Issues produced since May 2002 are now available in pdf format on the site for viewing and download. Please take a look:,,, and

Publication opportunity:

The next formal deadline for submission of articles to the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art ( is March 1, 2018 (for publication in 2018 or 2019), although we welcome submissions at any time.

Society of Architectural Historians

Early registration is open for the Society of Architectural Historians’ 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of Saint Paul. Roundtable discussions, workshops, networking receptions, keynote talks, SAH’s annual awards ceremony, and public architecture tours in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region will supplement the program. Early registration ends February 20. Tours-only and public events registration opens on February 21. Visit

SAH is accepting session proposals for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28, 2019. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. SAH membership is not required to submit a proposal; however, you will be required to join SAH if your proposal is accepted. The submission deadline is January 16, 2018. Visit

SAH has partnered with the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) to offer Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. These new grants are part of the GAHTC’s nearly $500,000 in funding to build new content for its free, digital platform of teaching materials. Learn more at

European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum (EPCAF) 

A new group of counselors has joined EPCAF. Their bios, along with those of the new director of research and president are below. Karen Kurczynski’s review of the conference, “Multiple Modernisms: A Symposium on Globalism in Postwar Art,” was recently published at


Lily Woodruff is Assistant Professor of Art History at Michigan State University. Her first book, Disordering the Establishment: Participatory Art and Institutional Critique in France, 1958-1981 focuses on the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, Daniel Buren, André Cadere, and the Collectif d’Art Sociologique.

Director of Research:

Emmanuel Guy is Assistant Professor of Art and Design History at The New School, Parsons Paris. His book focuses on Guy Debord’s Game of War, and he curated among other exhibitions, “Guy Debord. Un Art de la Guerre” at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 2013.


Amy Bryzgel is Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She is the author of Performance art in Eastern Europe since 1960, and Performing the East: Performance Art in Russia, Latvia and Poland Since 1980.

Brianne Cohen is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her book, Preventive Publics: Contemporary Art and the Idea of Europe, examines the art of Harun Farocki, Thomas Hirschhorn, and the collective Henry VIII’s Wives.

Liam Considine is Visiting Assistant Professor of art history at Pratt Institute. His book, New Realisms: Pop and Politics in France, 1962-1968, examines the impact of Pop art in France across painting, cinema and graphic design during the 1960s.

Sophie Cras is Maître de conférences at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. An English translation of her book, L’économie à l’épreuve de l’art. Art et capitalisme dans les années 1960.

Deborah Laks is Scientific Coordinator at the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, and teaches at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sciences po, and École du Louvre. She is the author of Des déchets pour mémoire. L’utilisation de matériaux de récupération par les nouveaux réalistes (1955-1975).

Jasmina Tumbas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo. Her first book is titled The Erotics of Dictatorship: Art, Sex, and Politics under Yugoslav Socialism.

FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)

Upcoming for CAA 2018: An Inclusion and Empathy Roundtable discussion and podcasting session will be hosted during FATE’s Business Meeting at the conference: Th, Feb 22, 12:30 – 1:30p, Rm 402A, LA Convention Center.

02/22/2018: 6:00PM–7:30PM, Room 409A: “Let’s Dance, But Don’t Call Me Baby: Dialogue, Empathy, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond”

FATE’s CAA Affiliate Representative, Naomi J. Falk, and Richard Moninski, will co-chair FATE’s Affiliated Society session. Feeling welcome, acknowledged, and heard encourages learning. Fostering inclusiveness and empathy on behalf of minority students legitimizes perspectives. Examples of readings, projects, tools, and exercises for building inclusive, encouraging, and productive dialogues included. More info? Please contact: Naomi J. Falk,

Feb 10, 2018: FATE Regional Event: Skill Swap Workshop @ SHSU, 10:00am – 5:00pm at Sam Houston State University, WASH (Workshop in Art Studio + History), 2220 Ave. M, Huntsville, TX, 77340. $20.00 covers breakfast, zine and demo materials, lunch, and takeaway information. Coordinators: Jessica Simorte & Valerie Powell, Register by Jan 10:

Other Regional events, incl. Apr 2018 in Columbus:

Positive Space podcast:

Episode 21, features Jessica Mongeon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Foundations at Arkansas Tech University, discusses student habits, using technology in the classroom & strategies for creating inclusive learning environments at a time when social & political issues often alienate many. Unpacking trends in foundations pedagogy, Emily Ward Bivens, professor of Time-Based Art at the University of Tennessee, discuss the benefit of introducing students to performative activities, mentorship and the challenge/adventure involved in juggling the role of artist, educator, and administrator. Recent episodes also include Colby Jennings, Heather Szatmary, and Chung-Fan Chang.

Membership: Starting the 2018/2019 membership period, FATE has made changes to the Individual Membership fees including a new Adjunct Faculty Membership rate for part-time and contingent faculty members:

International Sculpture Center

The 2018 International Sculpture Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from October 25-28, 2018. The Call for Panels will open in January 2018. We will be seeking a diverse program with a wide range of topics in contemporary sculpture. For updates and to apply, visit

Tickets to the Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Alice Aycock and Betye Saar are on sale. The gala will be held on April 18, 2018 at Tribeca Rooftop, NY, NY. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit, or contact the ISC events department at

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