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Affiliated Society News for May 2018

posted by CAA — May 22, 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.

International Sculpture Center (ISC)

ISC is offering new graduates the professional resources they need to launch their careers – Student/Young professional membership – at discounted rate of $45. For more info, visit

ISC is now accepting applications for our Fall/Winter residency @ Mana Contemporary. Apply today

Registration opens in June for the 28th ISC Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change and is available to ISC members, non-members, students, and all those with an interest in sculpture. Come join us in Philadelphia for engaging panel discussions, networking events, and exciting tours & optional activities.

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)

The Association of Art Museum Curators and AAMC Foundation is honored to present a series of three webinars on research, advances, and issues surrounding the topic of provenance.  With the establishment of substantial research databases and resources, great progress has been made in researching artworks that may have been subject to unlawful appropriation during the World War II era. As museums work to make their collections accessible online, there is both the need and potential to extend these advances to other categories of objects. The first webinar will acknowledge the impact of the pioneering work in WWII era research and provide updates on the current status within the field. The second session will offer a review of work currently being undertaken for non-WWII era looting and specifically looking at fields, including but not limited to, African Art, Asian Art and Antiquities. In the final session, we will emphasize the interest and need for progress in collaboration across diverse fields, present information on sharing data, and digitization and resources in communicating knowledge. The three webinars will build from seminar to seminar, but do not require attendance at each one to gain value from an individual session. Scheduled over three Tuesdays this June 2018, registration is available at a purchase of a single session or package of all three.  Members and non-members alike can register directly online, with group rate packages available to participate. Access to webinar recordings will also be available for viewing with purchase. The first webinar on June 12 is Advances in WWII Era Research; the second on June 19 is Going Beyond WWII Era Research; and the third on June 26 is Sharing Research, Asking New Questions.  Register to participate today.

Association of Print Scholars (APS)

The Association of Print Scholars hosted its third annual Distinguished Lecture at the CUNY Graduate Center on January 26, 2018. The curator Rémi Mathis, of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, delivered the lecture titled “A Means to an End: The Process of Understanding French Prints.”

During the CAA conference in Los Angeles, many members joined us for our affiliated society panel, “Now you see it, now you don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints,” chaired by Dr. Yasmin Railton of Sotheby’s Institute of Art. We also hosted a member’s reception at the East Los Angeles based workshop Self Help Graphics and toured their exhibition on Día de los Muertos.


APS is pleased to announce our 2019 CAA panel “Printing Color: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language,” chaired by Christina Michelon. Michelon is a Luce /ACLS Fellow in American Art and a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she is completing her dissertation “Interior Impressions: Printed Material in the Nineteenth-Century American Home.” Her work has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution, the Winterthur Museum & Library, the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Chipstone Foundation. “Printing Color: Reproducing Race Through Material, Process, and Language” seeks to investigate the racialized dimensions of print and printmaking. The medium has played a central role in the ideological founding of “race” and its hierarchies through visual representation. However, print’s materials, processes, and the language we use to describe them interface with conceptions of race in ways that require further study. Please be on the lookout for our upcoming CFP.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

The Board of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the SHERA-sponsored panel for the 50th Annual ASEEES Convention in Boston, MA, December 2018. Dr. Hanna Chuchvaha’s panel “The Passion for Collecting: Collectors and Their Collections in Imperial Russia, 1800-1917” will include papers on Zinaida Volkonskaia’s Allée de Souvenirs (Laura Schlosberg), Print Collections of Female Crafts in Late Imperial Russia (Hanna Chuchvaha), Reform and Rehang in the Tretyakov Gallery, 1913-1917 (Isabel Stokholm) and will be of interest not only to art historians but also to scholars of museology, women’s studies, and visual culture.

Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

Book Launch Events: “Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents” (April 28 Beirut and May 23 New York)

AMCA is pleased to announce launch events in Beirut (Sursock Museum) on April 28 and in New York (MoMA) on May 23 to celebrate the publication of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018), edited by Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers, and Nada Shabout. Both events bring to life Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents and the book’s diverse content, multiple collaborators, and rich source materials that aim to further the study of modernism in a global frame.

This anthology offers an unprecedented resource for the study of modernism: a compendium of critical art writings by 20th-century Arab intellectuals and artists. The selection of texts—many of which appear for the first time in English—includes manifestos, essays, transcripts of roundtable discussions, diary entries, exhibition guest-book comments, and letters. Traversing empires and nation-states, diasporas and speculative cultural and political federations, the documents bring to light the formation of a global modernism that includes debates on originality, public space, spiritualism and art, postcolonial exhibition politics, and Arab nationalism. The sourcebook is framed chronologically, and features contextualizing commentaries and essays to assist readers in navigating its broad geographic and historical scope. A newly commissioned essay by Ussama Makdisi provides a historical overview of the region’s intertwined political and cultural developments during the 20th century.

Speakers included:

Zeina Arida, director of the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum in Beirut

Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor in the Department of The History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University

Anneka Lenssen, assistant professor of Global Modern Art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Sarah Rogers, independent scholar.

Nada Shabout, professor of art history in the College of Visual Arts and Design and the coordinator of the

Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas.

Explore source documents for Modern Art in the Arab World

AMCA has made a number of primary documents in Arabic and French available online. Click here to explore.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)

Call For Papers

The Feminist Art Project’s Day of Panels will be co chaired by Christen Clifford and Jasmine Wahi. The Day of Panels will be held at the Hilton in NYC at CAA on Feb 16th, 2019. The 2019 symposium will focus on rape and representation. The co-chairs are looking for papers, video and art that dwell in the sexual wounds of rape and sexual assault and look for the light of sexual justice. We seek a wide array of proposals on possible topics such as rape and representation, the meanings of sexual justice, gender and power in the art world, intersectional feminisms and responses to assault.

How has sexual assault affected feminist art practices? Who has power and why? What institutional changes need to happen to work towards sexual justice? Feminist art has long dealt with the oppressions and violations of colonialism, slavery, and couverture. TFAP 2019 is dedicated to the exploration of sex, power and justice through intersectional art and activism, academics and healing, and creating a shared space:  bringing intellect and emotion together to demand bodily autonomy.

The day of panels will feature panels, video art, and a digital gallery.

Paper, panel and performance proposals should include a short (100 word) abstract /description of work, 100 word bio, and any relevant links. Header should read: TFAP 2019 Paper

Video and Image submissions should include links (and passwords, if appropriate) and up to 5 images. Please use email headers: TFAP 2019 Video or TFAP 2019 Image. All images should be labeled: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TFAP.jpg

Please send proposals to

By June 14th.

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries (AAMG)

By popular demand, we’ve expanded the registration capacity for the AAMG Bootcamp Workshop. To add the workshop to your existing conference registration, please email

What: AAMG Bootcamp for Academic Museums

Where: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

When: Thursday, June 21, 9am – 3pm

with Jill Hartz and Barbara Rothermel Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Only open to AAMG and UMAC members; $100 (lunch and materials included)

This intensive professional development workshop covers key concepts and practices in academic museum management. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, the workshop offers opportunities to learn about innovative and best practices and share challenges and achievements. We’ll cover mission and governance, advisory boards, strategic planning, our teaching role, working with faculty and students, community relations, and collections management and planning.

Instructors: Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon / President Emeritus, AAMG Barbara Rothermel, Director, Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College / Vice-Chair, UMAC

Association of Historians of American Art

Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art has received an $8,500 grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. A peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to American art and visual culture in all media, from the colonial period to the present day, Panorama welcomes submissions in various formats, including feature length articles (7,000-10,000 words), research notes (maximum of 2,500 words), book and exhibition reviews, and “Bully Pulpit” suggestions—texts that trace a conversation or debate on a topic that is of general interest to the field.

New Media Caucus (NMC)

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is pleased to announce the inaugural Advisory Board. Voted in by the Board of Directors, the members of the Advisory Board will assist with the core missions and the growth of the caucus. We welcome Hasan Elahi, internationally recognized media artist and Associate Professor of the University of Maryland; Sue Gollifer, pioneer of early computer art, Director of ISEA International and academic staff at the University of Brighton in the UK; and Guna Nadarajan, theorist, curator, and Dean and Professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. We look forward to working with, and learning from, our esteemed colleagues.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

The Society of Architectural Historians has received a three-year, $120,000 grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for general operating support. The grant provides SAH with vital unrestricted income needed to fulfill its educational mission and support day-to-day operations.

The Society of Architectural Historians announced the 2018 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video at its 71st Annual International Conference awards ceremony on April 20, at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The SAH Publication Awards honor excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues. The SAH Award for Film and Video is an annual award that was established in 2013 to recognize the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. SAH will begin accepting nominations for the 2019 awards on June 1, 2018.

SAH is accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards, designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

SAH is accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. The submission deadline is 11:59 pm CDT on June 5, 2018. View the full call for papers at

International Association of Art Critics United States (AICA-USA)

AICA-USA‘s 2018 annual meeting was Saturday, May 19 at The Brooklyn Rail Headquarters at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The meeting coincided with a panel discussion featuring David Salle and Carroll Dunham.

AICA-USA board member Phong Bui says: “Ever since Susan Harris was the guest critic for the Rail’s November 2016 issue, which featured a luminous selection of our writer colleagues who are AICA members and board members, we have kept the collaboration alive with many AICA writers contributing regularly to our Art Seen reviews, such as Barbara and Alfred MacAdam, Lilly Wei, Eleanor Heartney, Amei Wallach, and Susan herself as an ongoing effort to keep the collaboration alive.

On the occasion of our forthcoming event featuring David Salle and Carroll Dunham on their respective publications, How to See and The Collected Writings of Carroll Dunham, I thought it would be a timely occasion to create a panel discussion coinciding with Industry City’s Open Studios, which invites the local artist community to participate.”

David Salle in Conversation with Carroll Dunham, moderated by Phong Bui
Panelists: Josephine Halvorson, Adam Pendleton, Martha Schwendener, and Amei Wallach
Rail HQ
253 36th Street, Suite C304
Industry City in Sunset Park
Saturday, May 19
Coffee and bagels: 10:30am
Conversation: 11am–12:30pm
AICA-USA Business Meeting: 12:30–1:00pm


On May 8 and 9, 2018, AICA-USA members gathered in Washington D.C. for a two-day visit. 2017 AICA-USA Distinguished Critic Lecturer Paul Chaat Smith led members through his much-lauded exhibition, Americans, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. AICA-USA member John Elderfield and his colleague Mary Morton led members through the exhibition Cézanne Portraitswhich they co-curated at the National Gallery of Art.

The group also toured Lynn Cooke’s exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery. AICA-USA was fortunate to have been granted ten VIP passes for entry to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which members enjoyed without having to undergo the typical long wait time for entry passes.

Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History (ATSAH)

Recent member’s publications

Charles Burroughs, “Botticelli’s Stone: Giorgio Vasari, Telling Stories, and the Power of Matter.” Artibus et Historiae 76 (2017): 297–325.

Liana De Girolami Cheney, “Giorgio Vasari’s planetary ceiling: A Neoplatonic Voyage.” In Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition, ed. Sarah J. Lippert (London: Routledge Research in Art History, 2018): 158-169.

Karen Hope Goodchild, “Masaccio, Andrea del Sarto, Il Lasca, and the Sausage School of Florence.” Source. Volume 36, number 3/4 (Spring/Summer 2017): 178-187.

Sarah J. Lippert, ed. Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition
(London: Routledge Research in Art History, 2018).

ANNOUNCEMENT AWARDS for Students and Scholar

In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, ATSAH plans to offer two awards: one prize for the best article by an emerging scholar (no higher than Associate level). The topic may range from classical to Pre-Raphaelite art, reflecting the aims of ATSAH. The second is a small travel grant for junior scholar presenting a paper an ATSAH session. The board of ATSAH selects these awards.

For further data, contact:
Liana Cheney, PhD, President of ATSAH,


Lawrence Jenkens, 1st Vice-President and ex-officio chair of the SECAC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the election of the following members to the SECAC Board of Directors for a three-year term of appointment that begins immediately: For Alabama, Wendy DesChene, Professor of Art, Auburn University; for Kentucky, Eileen Yanoviak, Director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana; for Louisiana: Jill R. Chancey, Assistant Professor of Art History, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana; for North Carolina: Kathryn Shields, Associate Academic Dean, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina; and for the Third At-large Seat: Claire L. Kovacs, Director, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Community College Professors of Art and Art History (CCPAAH)

The Community College Professors of Art and Art History will have two opportunities to submit presentations for our panels next year. Please watch the news from CAA to submit a proposal for our session at next year’s conference in New York. We will also have an opportunity to submit for our panel at the FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) Conference in Cincinnati next spring. Watch both of their websites for more information and the details for submissions. For more information contact Susan Altman,

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019. The call for sessions closed on May 18, but conference organizers will soon be seeking paper proposals for panel discussions and workshop events surrounding the conference theme, Foundations in Flux.

Positive Space is FATE’s bi-monthly podcast providing opportunities for those passionate about art foundations to discuss and promote excellence in the development and teaching of college level foundations in art & design studio and history classes.

In Episode 30, of FATE’s Positive Space podcast we discuss creative detours, the mystery of art, becoming comfortable in your own skin, and the habit/repetition, and courage it takes to make things, with artist & educator, Gary Setzer, Associate Professor, Division Chair of the First Year Experience at the University of Arizona.

Episode 29 is a discussion about experimentation. Everyone talks about it, but practical examples of how to implement experimentation within our creative studios/classroom spaces are rarely deeply examined. Lily Kuonen, Associate Professor & Foundations Coordinator at Jacksonville University, discusses her artwork which she describes as PLAYNTINGS (play + paintings) and how the element of playful experimentation has become a crucial aspect of her teaching pedagogy.

Episode 28 was recorded live at the FATE panel at the 106th Annual College Art Association Conference held in Los Angeles, moderated by Naomi Falk, the FATE CAA Representative.

If you have podcast ideas, contact us!

Positive Space has a phone number: 904-990-FATE. Give us a call & record a message today or visit:

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:

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