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CAA 106th Annual Business Meeting Minutes

posted by CAA — Dec 10, 2018

College Art Association 106th Annual Business Meeting

Part One – Room 502 A + B
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Convocation, 6:00 PM 
 Part Two – Room 403B, Los Angeles Convention Center,
Friday, February 23, 2018:  myCAA, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Part One

CAA’s President, Suzanne Preston Blier, welcomed attendees to CAA’s Convocation and to the Association’s 106th Annual Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting will be held in two parts.

The Convocation proceeded with President Blier’s opening comments followed by the Annual Awards for Distinction ceremony. The Keynote Address was given by Charles Gaines of Cal Art, School of Art.

Part Two

I. Call to Order
President Suzanne Blier called to order Part Two of the Annual Business Meeting. With 400+ proxies, there was a quorum for reconvening the Annual Business Meeting.

II. President Blier called for approval of the minutes from the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. The approval of the minutes of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting was moved and second.  The minutes were approved.

III. President Blier called on Teresa Lopez, CAA’s Chief Financial Officer, to give the financial report for fiscal year 2017.

Ms. Lopez noted that the Association ended fiscal year 2017 with a deficit of $176,152. The CAA staff, with Board participation, was developing a budget to eliminate deficits in future years. Reducing the full-time staff from 27 to 22 employees would assist in reducing deficits in future years.

As of June 30, 2017, the Association had 8,712 individual members and 1,229 institutional members (including 718 subscribers handled via Taylor & Francis), for a total of 9,941 members.

Lopez reported that the fair market value of CAA’s investment portfolio increased from $9,398,571 on July 1, 2016 to $9,838,150 on June 30, 2017.

Copies of the audited financial statement for FY 2017 were made available as handouts and a pdf was posted on CAA’s website.

IV. President Blier called for old business. There was none.

V. President Blier called for new business. There was none.

VI. Results of Board Election: President Blier announced the results of the election to the Board of Directors. The following were elected as directors:

Laura Anderson Barbata
Audrey Bennett
Dahlia Elsayed
Alice Ming Wai Jim.

President Blier congratulated all the candidates and thanked them for their willingness to serve CAA.

VII. President Blier and CAA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian opened the discussion to all attendees.  There was no discussion.

VIII. The meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Melissa Potter, Secretary


November 15, 2018


Next CAA Annual Business Meeting in 2019

The 107th Annual Meeting of the College Art Association will take place during Convocation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM and on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, in New York City.

Filed under: Board of Directors, Governance