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Affiliated Society News for January 2020

posted by CAA — Jan 07, 2020

Happy New Year! Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions. See January’s news below.

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Community College Professors of Art and Art History

Please join the Community College Professors of Art and Art History at this year’s CAA Conference in Chicago for two events on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

From 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM in the Lobby Level Continental B room, join us for our annual Business meeting and project share. Bring an idea or project to share with your community college colleagues. Following our business meeting (in the same room) is our session, Taking a New Look: Creating Change in the Studio and Art History Classrooms. Co-Chaired by Susan Altman and Monica Anke Hahn, hear Richard J. Moninski, Tyrus R. Clutter, Rachael Bower and Ross McClain talk about creating meaningful change in their studio and art history programs.

Any questions? Reach out to Susan Altman at: We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Women’s Caucus for Art

Women’s Caucus for Art: Intersectionality

The WCA Annual Conference runs concurrently with CAA Chicago and will focus this year on the theme of Intersectionality. In addition to a full slate of workshops, presentations, and activities at Columbia College, (link to schedule here), WCA will host two events on-site at CAA:

Thursday, February 13, 12:30pm: book presentation and discussion of Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity, with editors Rachel Epp Buller and Charles Reeve and contributor Niku Kashef

Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm: WCA/CAA panel on Amplifying Inclusion: Intersectional Feminism in Contemporary Curatorial Practice, with presenters Tanya Augsburg, Priscilla Otani, Karen Gutfreund, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, with discussant Maria Buszek.

CAA members are also invited to attend WCA exhibitions in Chicago. The Young Women’s Caucus organized Intersectional History at WomanMade Gallery and the National WCA exhibition, Collectively Shifting, is hosted by The Bridgeport Art Center.

New Media Caucus

The New Media Caucus is happy to welcome the following continuing and new board members following a successful 2019-2020 Election Cycle.

Chair of Communication Committee

KT Duffy
Assistant Professor of Art, Northeastern Illinois University

Board Members

Farhad Bayram
Assistant Professor, Indiana State University

Victoria Bradbury
Assistant Professor, The University of North Carolina – Asheville

Meredith Drum
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech

Zach Duer
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech

Sue Huang
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Chelsea Thompo
Visiting Professor, Grand Valley State University

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting artists and scholars engaged in new media art. More information about the NMC and our mission can be found at

Society for the History of Collecting

We are looking forward to our debut sessions at CAA in February and will be using our inaugural business meeting to host a conversation about opportunities for research and funding in the field (the Friday lunchtime slot).

We are also excited to announce that the Americas chapter is expanding with Sophia McCabe spearheading a West Coast initiative.

In NY our upcoming events include a curatorial walk-through with Inés Katzenstein of Sur moderno at MoMA (January 8) and a collaboration with Master Drawings New York on Saturday, January 25. Talking Drawings—a conversation amongst four women collectors of works on paper will be moderated by Dr Jennifer Tonkovich of The Morgan Library & Museum. More information can be found here.

Society of Architectural Historians

Are you planning to attend the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago? If so, please join SAH’s conversation about two of our most exciting current initiatives, SAH Archipedia and the SAH Data Project, at the SAH Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 12:30–1:30 pm. Pauline Saliga, SAH Executive Director, will discuss the recent launch of SAH Archipedia. This growing, open-access, mobile-friendly online resource will soon provide new opportunities to publish interpretive research about the history of the built environment. Sarah M. Dreller, SAH Postdoctoral Researcher in the Humanities, will answer questions about the purpose, scope, and timeline of the SAH Data Project, a Mellon-funded study that is assessing the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The project will launch a key component of the data-gathering effort, online surveys for students, faculty, and program chairs/administrators, right before the CAA Annual Conference.

Early Registration is open for the SAH 2020 Annual International Conference in Seattle, Washington, April 29–May 3. Nearly 700 SAH members from around the world are expected to convene at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel to present new research on the history of the built environment, network, and participate in roundtables, seminars, workshops, tours and more. Early registration closes March 3, 2020.

SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2021 Annual International Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner organizations to submit a session proposal for the Montréal conference. 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. The submission deadline is January 14, 2020.

Visual Resources Association

The Visual Resources Association (VRA) has planned two events for the 2020 Chicago conference and we welcome CAA conference attendees to join us for a full session and open business meeting turned interactive forum.  

Both events take place on Wednesday, February 12th, starting with a VRA Business Meeting scheduled midday (free and open to the public), which we have turned into a discussion forum opening with a presentation entitled “From Archive to Classroom: The Use of Omeka and Companion Tools in the Curation of Digital Stories and Exhibits” involving Matt Taylor, Director of the Media and Design Studio, and Rebecca Zorach, Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Art History, as well as their students from Northwestern University. It will be followed by what will surely be an engaging discussion about online exhibitions and other current trends in the field of visual resources 

In the afternoon, a formal session has been organized entitled, “Hands-On to Eyes-On: From Material Collections to Digital Exhibitions chaired by Bridget Madden, Associate Director of the Visual Resources Center, in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. A distinguished panel of artists, art historians, librarians, museum and information professionals will discuss the hands-on use of materials and museum collections to allow students to apply their knowledge in real-life contexts (full slate below). The presenters will discuss: the use of a materials collection in teaching art history survey courses to studio art and design students; fashion and textile resources transitioning from physical to digital collections for enhanced access; and a two-term curatorial practice course sequenced to design and install a museum exhibition. In all cases, the collections used in teaching are prioritized and sustained, not treated as occasional visits or demonstrations. The role of professional staff supporting these collections and facilitating their use by faculty and students is integral. It will be shown how effective these collaborations can be, including how they can lead to more engaging, active learning experiences in the classroom. The session will take place at 4pm at the Hilton Chicago in the Wilford C room as follows: 

1) “Materials in Context: Experiential Learning in Art History” at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with Allan T. Kohl, Librarian in charge of Visual Resources and Library Instruction, presenting a collection curator’s perspective, partnered with Jessica M. Dandona, Associate Professor of Art History, providing a faculty perspective. 

2) “Materiality Made Visible” will be presented by Melanie E. Emerson, Dean of the Library + Special Collections, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

3) “Exhibition in Practice” at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, will be presented with Leslie Wilson, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, providing  “A Perspective from the Classroom” and Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, talking about “Execution in the Museum.”   

The Visual Resources Association is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments (  

For additional information, please contact Maureen BurnsVRA CAA Affiliate Society Representative at 

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

There is a date change to the original announcement of the FATE Biennial Conference.

18th Biennial Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference will be hosted by University of North Carolina CharlotteMark your calendars for April 15-17, 2021 and make plans to be there! 




Mid-America College Art Association

Invite for new prospective board members:

The Mid-America College Art Association is seeking motivated artists, and art faculty, to become members of an energetic team who provide avenues for fellowship in the arts on the collegiate level. All media are welcome, we give preference to artists that have expertise in Art Finance, Art Non-Profits, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Art History, Art Administration and Art Therapy, Art Education, Art Interdisciplinary, Art Performance. Please send inquiry and  letter of interest and CV to Heather Hertel, MACAA President:

view our website:    Instagram: midamericacollegeartassoc



In October, SECAC met for the 75th time in Chattanooga, hosted by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga672 members representing 330 institutions participated in 140 sessions. Highlights of the conference included keynote address by Sharon Louden at the Hunter Museum of American Artthe 2018 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship Exhibition at the ConTemporary Cress Gallery,the SECAC Juried Exhibition, at Stove Works satellite gallery, and the SECAC Mentoring Program. 

At the annual business meeting, SECAC President Sandra Reed of Marshall University introduced new members of the Board of Directors: Arkansas, Kevin Cates, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Florida, Jeff Schwartz, Ringling College of Art and Design; Louisiana, Rachel Stephens, The University of Alabama; Mississippi, Elise Smith, Millsaps College; Tennessee, Christina Vogel, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; and At-Large Seat #1, Dennis Ichiyama. Also new to the board are Michael Borowski, Virginia Tech, representing Virginia, and Sunny Spillane, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, serving as an officer in the new role of Secretary. 

SECAC 2020 will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, October 2134Regularly-updated information, and links to calls are published here. The SECAC submissions site is here. 


  • The SECAC Artist’s Fellowship was awarded to Adrian Rhodes, University of South Carolina, for Blood and Honey. 
  • Yumi Park-Huntington, Framingham State University in Massachusetts, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in Art History Before 1750 for Monumental Structure, Sacred Landscape, and Cosmology at the Late Formative Period Peruvian Site of Jequetepeque-Jatanca. 
  • Stephen MandravelisThe University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in Art History Since 1750 for Access to Avenues of Art: Mapping the Cultivation of Rural Art Markets through the American Agriculturalist, 1850-1880. 
  • The SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Jenny Hager, University of North Florida. 
  • The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials was given to William U. Eiland for Clinton Hill, Georgia Museum of Art, 2018. 
  • The Georgia Museum of Art received the SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Historical Materials for Crafting History: Textiles, Metals, and Ceramics at the University of Georgia. 
  • The 2019 SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design was presented to Meena Khalili, University of Louisville. 
  • The 2019 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication was awarded to Peter Scott Brown, University of North Florida, for The Riddle of Jael: The History of a Poxied Heroine in Medieval and Renaissance Art and Culture. 

Visit SECAC Awards for details. 

Twenty-two graduate students received Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards: Melissa Airy, University of Iowa; Olivia Armandroff, University of Delaware; Alyssa Bralower, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lauren Cesiro, Binghamton University; Dominik Eckel, DFK Paris / University of Cologne; Isabel Fontbona Mola, University of Girona, Spain; Dilmar Mauricio Gamero Santos, Temple University; Naghmeh Hachempour, Georgia Southern University; Dana Hogan, Duke University; Julia Katz, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Ximena Kilroe, CUNY; Julia Kirshaw, Florida State University; Tess McCoy, University of New Mexico; Melissa Miller, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Jonathan Morgan, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts; Danielle Powell, University of Central Florida; Chris Slaby, College of William & Mary; Sara Anne Stepp, Univeristy of Kansas; Barbara Tyner, Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Mexico City; Marina Tyquiengco, University of Pittsburgh; Or Vallah, University of Washington; and Jennifer Vess, University of Iowa. 

At the SECAC 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror Amelia Briggs, Director of David Lusk Gallery, awarded First Place to Anne Herbert, Alabama School of Fine Arts, for Event HorizonSecond Place: to Chung-Fan Chang, Stockton University, for Guangwu’s LandThird Place to Natalie Harrison, Samford University, for Pastel Tapestry 1and Honorable Mention to Mary Laube, The University of Tennessee, for Queen Min’s Hair. The Co-Directors’ Award was presented to Ann Moody, University at Buffalo, for Lickety-Split. 

American Society of Appraisers

Upcoming educational offerings:

·         February 3, 2020 | Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal | Tucson, AZ

·         February 5, 2020 | Introduction to the Chinese Art Market, Challenges and Opportunities | Webinar

·         March 2, 2020 | Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal | Carlsbad, CA

·         March 16-17, 2020 | Appraising Fine Arts Overview | Chicago, IL

·         March 20, 2020 | Personal Property Appraisal Report Writing Update | Reston, VA

·         May 14-15, 2020 | Fair Market Value: Appraising Personal Property for Non-Cash Charitable Contributions and Estates | Reston, VA

·         May 30-June 14, 2020 | 9th Annual Summer Appraisal Camp | Purchase, NY

·         October 29, 2020 | The Decorative Art and Mechanics of Antique Clocks | Webinar

Historians of Netherlandish Art

CAA CONFERENCE CHICAGO, February 12-15th, 2020:

HNA RECEPTION: Friday, February 14th, between 5:30 and 7 pm. Private Dining Room 4,  located on the third floor of the Hilton


Thursday February 13th, 10:30-12:00 pm

Hilton Chicago – Lower Level – Salon C-5: 10

Landscape through a Sociopolitical Lens: Representing the Environment in the Early Modern Netherlandish World

Historians of Netherlandish Art

Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Harvard Art Museums and Sarah Walsh Mallory, Harvard University

SESSION run by HNA members:

Thursday, February 13th, 6:00-7;30 PM

Hilton Chicago –  3rd Floor – Wilford C

Re-Assessing the Northern European Male Nude

Martha Hollander, Hofstra University and Lisa Rosenthal, University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


JHNA has just published a special guest-edited issue on the art of Gerard de Lairesse (Winter 2020, vol. 12:1). The editors include Eric Jan Sluijter (University of Amsterdam Emeritus); Elmer Kolfin (University of Amsterdam); Jasper Hillegers (Salomon Lilian Gallery, Amsterdam); and Marrigje Rikken (Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem).

JHNA has received a grant from the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) to support the development of a hot spot feature for images in the article by Melanie Gifford on Rubens’s Fall of Phaeton, National Gallery of Art, Washington, which appeared in the Summer 2019 issue (vol. 11:2).  Watch for this digital feature in Gifford’s essay in 2020 as well as in other essays to come.

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