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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on our Professional Development Fellowship juries for three years (2019–22). Terms begin July 2019.

JURY VACANCIES FOR SPRING 2019

  • Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Art: two members
  • Professional Development Fellowship in Art History: one member

Duties and Qualifications

The fellowship juries award $10,000 each to one visual artist completing an MFA and one art historian completing a PhD in the coming year. Candidates for the art history jury must be actively publishing scholars with demonstrated seniority and achievement; candidates for the visual arts jury must be actively producing artists with a track record of exhibitions. Institutional affiliation is not required. Jury members review applications once per year and confer by conference call.

Candidates must possess expertise appropriate to the jury’s work and be current CAA members. They should not hold a position on a CAA committee or editorial board beyond May 31, 2019. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service.

HOW TO APPLY

Nominations and self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) outlining the individual’s qualifications and experience and a CV (an abbreviated CV no more than two pages may be submitted). Please send all materials by email to Cali Buckley, CAA grants and special programs manager; submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments.

For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs and publications.

Deadline: May 13, 2019

Attendees at the 2019 Annual Conference in New York. Photo: Ben Fractenberg

Each spring, members have the opportunity to provide critical service to the field and gain an inside view by volunteering to work on a CAA editorial board, committee, or jury.

Any member may self-nominate for the following positions or (after ascertaining interest) nominate another member. For more information, please click on the links below.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Committees—Seeking New Members
Committees: Design, Diversity Practices, Intellectual Property, Women in the Arts, Education, International, Museum, Professional Practices, Services to Artists, Student and Emerging Professionals
Deadline: September 18

CLOSED OPPORTUNITIES

Art Journal Open—Editor-in-Chief
Deadline: April 1

caa.reviews—Editor-in-Chief
Deadline: April 1

caa.reviews—Four Field Editors
Design History, Eighteenth-Century Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Theory and Historiography
Deadline: April 15

The Art Bulletin—Editorial Board Members
Deadline: April 15

Annual Conference—CAA Council of Readers
New this year, we’re asking members to serve a crucial role in shaping conference content.
Deadline: April 18

Annual Conference—Annual Conference Chair
Deadline: April 29

Annual Conference—Awards for Distinction Juries
Deadline: May 13

Millard Meiss Publication Fund—Jury Members
Deadline: May 13

Professional Development Fellowships in Art History and Visual Art—Jury Members
Deadline: May 13

Announcing CAA Publication Fund Award Winners

posted by March 13, 2019

2019 TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION GRANT WINNERS

CAA is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. This program, which provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, is made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.

The ten Terra Foundation grantees for 2019 are:

  • Anni Albers, On Weaving, translation in French, Les Presses du Réel
  • Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World, Duke University Press
  • François Brunet, La naissance de l’idée de photographie [The Birth of the Idea of Photography], translation from French into English, Ryerson Image Center
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, translation in Korean, Youlhwadang Press
  • Eddie Chambers, ed., The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, Taylor & Francis
  • Julia Drost, ed., Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the U.S., translation from French to English, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris
  • Natilee Harren, Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network, University of Chicago Press
  • Elaine de Larminat, Houses and Homes. Photographier la maison américaine, Le Point du Jour
  • Jody Patterson, Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in New Deal New York, Yale University Press
  • Laurence Schmidlin, La spatialisation du dessin dans l’art américain des années 1960 et 1970, Les Presses du Réel

The International Author Conference Subventions confer two non-US authors of top-ranked books travel funds and complimentary registration to attend CAA’s 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, February 12-15; they also received one-year CAA memberships.

The two author awardees for 2019 are:

  • Elaine de Larminat
  • Laurence Schmidlin

See a list of recent recipients

2018 WYETH AWARD WINNERS

Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA. For the grant, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The 2018 grantees are:

  • Bellion, Wendy, The Great Fall: Iconoclasm in New York City since the American Revolution (Penn State University Press)
  • Boone, M. Elizabeth, “The Spanish Element in Our Nationality”: Spain and America at the World’s Fairs and Centennial Celebrations, 1876-1915 (Penn State University Press)
  • Coffey, Mary, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race (Duke University Press)
  • Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (University of Washington Press)
  • Diack, Heather, Marks of Contingency: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Jentleson, Katherine, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America (University of California Press)
  • Monahan, Anne, Horace Pippin, American Modern (Yale University Press)
  • Senf, Rebecca A., Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (Yale University Press)
  • Strathman, Nicole D., Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography (University of Oklahoma Press)
  • Taylor, Sue, Grant Wood’s Secrets (University of Delaware Press)

See a list of recent recipients

FALL 2018 MEISS FUND RECIPIENTS 

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for Fall 2018 are:

  • Amstutz, Nina, Caspar David Friedrich: Landscape, Science, and the Self, (Yale University Press)
  • Campbell, Aurelia, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, (University of Washington Press)
  • Chanchani, Nachiket, Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains: Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas, (University of Washington Press)
  • Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract, (University of Washington Press)
  • Gerschultz, Jessica, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian École: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Power, (Penn State University Press)
  • Mahon, Alyce, The Sadean Imagination: The Marquis de Sade, Terror, and the Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press)
  • McDowell, Tara, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess, (MIT Press)
  • Tsultemin, Uranchimeg, A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia, (University of Hawai‘i Press)

See a list of recipients from 1975 to the present

CONTACT

Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, CAA grants and special programs manager, at 212-392-4435.

Filed under: Books, Grants and Fellowships

Meet the 2019 Travel Grant Recipients

posted by November 26, 2018

CAA offers Annual Conference Travel Grants to graduate students in art history and studio art and to international artists and scholars. Meet this year’s recipients below.

CAA TRAVEL GRANT IN MEMORY OF ARCHIBALD CASON EDWARDS, SENIOR, AND SARAH STANLEY GORDON EDWARDS

Established by Mary D. Edwards with the help of others, the CAA Travel Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards supports women who are emerging scholars at either an advanced stage of pursuing a doctoral degree or who have received their PhD within the two years prior to the submission of the application.

Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University

Session: Migration and Colonial Modernities

Paper: Infrastructures of “Legitimate Violence”: Notes on The Prussian Settlement Commission’s Border Villages

Kaja Tally-Schumacher, Cornell University

Session: Perimeter, Periphery, Partition: Exploring Boundaries in Gardens and Landscapes

Paper: A Spectrum of Life: Exploring Blurred Boundaries in Human and Plant Bodies in Roman Gardens

CAA GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS

CAA awards Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants to advanced PhD and MFA graduate students as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to the Annual Conference.

J’han Brady
American University

Gabriela Germana
Florida State University

Anthony Hamilton
Illinois State University

Donato Loia
University of Texas at Austin

Marval Rechsteiner
Queer Art Network

Anna Van Voorhis
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

CAA INTERNATIONAL MEMBER CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS

CAA awards the International Member Conference Travel Grant to artists and scholars from outside the United States as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to the Annual Conference.

Élodie Dupey
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Ana Mannarino
Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Chalice Mitchell
Independent Artist, United Kingdom

SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION CAA CONFERENCE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS

Recognizing the value of first-hand exchanges of ideas and experience among art historians, the Kress Foundation is offering support for international scholars participating as speakers at the 2018 CAA Annual Conference. The scholarly focus of the papers must be European art before 1830. Kress recipients will be announced in January 2019.

CAA-GETTY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

Every year since 2012, the CAA-Getty International Program has brought between fifteen and twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conference. This program is funded on an annual basis by the Getty Foundation. Click here to meet the CAA-Getty International Program participants.

Attendees at the CAA 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Photo by Rafael Cardenas

The CAA Professional Development Fellowships in Visual Art and Art History jury is currently looking for members.

The deadline is October 26, 2018.

CAA Professional Development Fellowships in Visual Art and Art History

The fellowship juries award $10,000 each to one visual artist completing an MFA and one art historian completing a PhD in the coming year. There are currently two vacancies on the jury awarding the fellowship in art history and three vacancies on the jury awarding the fellowship in visual art. Candidates for the art history jury must be actively publishing scholars with demonstrated seniority and achievement; candidates for the visual arts jury must be actively producing artists with a track record of exhibitions. Institutional affiliation is not required.

Jury members review applications once per year and confer by conference call. All jurors serve for a three-year term. Candidates must be CAA members and should not currently serve on another CAA editorial board or committee. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service. Jury members may not themselves apply for a grant in this program during their term of service. This is a volunteer position without compensation.

Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome.

Please send a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, along with a CV (two pages maximum) to nyoffice@collegeart.org.

Attendee at 2018 CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Photo: Rafael Cardenas

In August, we announced that CAA received a major anonymous gift of $1 million to fund travel for art history faculty and their students to special exhibitions related to their classwork. We’re pleased to now be accepting applications for the newly created Art History Special Exhibition Travel Fund. 

The fund is designed to award up to $10,000 to qualifying undergraduate and graduate art history classes to cover students’ and instructors’ costs (travel, accommodations, and admissions fees) associated with attending museum special exhibitions throughout the United States and worldwide.  The purpose of the grants is to enhance students’ first-hand knowledge of original works of art.

Applications are due by January 15, 2019.

APPLY NOW

Related: Someone Just Gave Budding Art Historians $1 Million So They Can Afford to Actually Go See the Art They’re Studying

GUIDELINES

  • These awards support student and instructor travel costs incurred while visiting museum special exhibitions in the United States and worldwide.
  • Graduate and undergraduate art history classes are eligible to apply for funds to attend temporary museum exhibitions (not exhibitions on permanent display) in the United States and other countries. Exhibitions on any artist, period, or area of art history are eligible for funding.
  • Awards are made directly to institutions whose membership in CAA is in good standing. Applicant instructors must be individual members of CAA in good standing. Funds may only be used to travel to exhibitions that correspond directly to the content of the class.  Ideally, classes will be no larger than fifteen students and planned to benefit from the special exhibition (for instance, a seminar on the subject of the exhibition).
  • Awards may only be used for admission fees, travel and lodging expenses for the instructor and class members. Every attempt to attain group rates must be made.

Completed applications must include the following:

  • An application form
  • Instructor’s curriculum vitae
  • A course description and syllabus that identifies and explains the exhibition as part of the pedagogical aim of the course
  • An explanation of the instructor’s expertise in the subject matter of the exhibition
  • A tentative itinerary of travel and lodging
  • A budget detailing transportation and lodging expenses associated with traveling to and from the exhibition and lodging and admission costs, including an explanation of how any travel and accommodation funds in excess of the award will be raised
  • A letter of support from the instructor’s department chair or dean

 AWARDS

Awards will not exceed $10,000 per class, per exhibition.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Recipients of the award will be guaranteed a session at the subsequent CAA Annual Conference after their travel has ended. CAA will make the session available, but costs associated with attending the conference, including registration, membership, travel, and accommodation, will be the participants’ responsibility.

TIMELINE

The deadline for application materials is January 15, 2019.

APPLY NOW

2018 CAA Annual Conference. Image: Rafael Cardenas

We are pleased to announce CAA has received a major anonymous gift of $1 million to fund travel for art history faculty and their students to special exhibitions related to their classwork. The gift will establish the Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions, a new program to be administered and juried by CAA.

“This incredibly generous gift will not only support art history scholars and students for years to come, it is a powerful message to the visual arts field that their work is as important as ever,” said Hunter O’Hanian, CAA’s executive director. “The new Fund also reinforces CAA as the preeminent organization supporting and advancing professionals in the visual arts and design.”

Groundbreaking in its scope, the Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions is intended exclusively to enhance the first-hand knowledge of original works of art. The Fund will support travel, lodging, and admission for art history students and faculty in conjunction with special museum exhibitions in the United States and throughout the world. Awards will be made exclusively to support travel to exhibitions that directly correspond to the class content. However, exhibitions on all artists, periods, and areas of art history are eligible.

Awards of up to $10,000 will be granted on a per project basis by a jury formed by CAA to oversee the Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions.

Applications will be accepted by CAA beginning in fall 2018. All application criteria and information will be listed on the CAA website.

Brenna K. Murphy, Grief Work (Shroud). Detail. Cotton yarn and artist’s hair, 100 ft x 40 in. 2017 Professional Development Fellow in Visual Art.

The Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with $10,000 unrestricted grants to help them with various aspects of their work.

One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free, one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.

CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. Past recipients include artists and thinkers such as Marin Sarve-Tarr (2015), Maggie Cao (2014), La Toya Ruby Frasier (2006), Risë Wilson (2002), Chitra Ganesh (2001), Miguel Luciano (2000), Miwon Kwon (1996), and Blake Stimson (1995), among many others.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year 2019, following the year of application (2018 for the current fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in their contribution to art history and the visual arts.

A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2018 and announce the recipients in January 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY FOR THE PHD FELLOWSHIP

APPLY FOR THE MFA FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINES

PhD Fellowship: October 1, 2018

MFA Fellowship: November 16, 2018

CONTACT

For more information about the CAA fellowship program, please contact Aakash Suchak, grants and special programs manager, at asuchak@collegeart.org.

We’re pleased to announce the opening of three publications grants for 2019, the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, and the Millard Meiss Publication Fund.

Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant

The 2019 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art circa 1500–1980. The grant considers submissions covering what is the current-day geographic United States.

The deadline for letters of intent is September 15, 2018. Awards of up to $15,000 will be made in three distinct categories:

  • Grants to US publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
  • Grants to non-US publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
  • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.

Learn more about the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant.

Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant

Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA.

For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Eligible for the grant are book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 15 of each year. Learn more about the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant.

Millard Meiss Publication Fund

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history.

The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Learn more about the Millard Meiss Publication Fund.

Nomusa Makhubu, University of Cape Town, chair of the “Border Crossings: The Migration of Art, People, and Ideas” alumni panel at CAA 2018. Photo: Rafael Cardenas

The CAA-Getty International Program, generously supported by the Getty Foundation, provides funding to between fifteen and twenty art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend CAA’s Annual Conferences. The goal of the project is to increase international participation in CAA, to diversify the association’s membership, and to foster collaborations between North American art historians, artists, and curators and their international colleagues.

ABOUT THE 2019 GRANT

The 2019 CAA-Getty International Program will support fifteen art historians, museum curators, and artists who teach art history to attend the 106th Annual Conference, taking place in New York City from February 13-16, 2019. The grant covers travel expenses, hotel accommodations for eight nights, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships. The program will include a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history on February 12, at which grant recipients will present and discuss their common professional interests and issues. Attendance at the preconference is limited and by invitation only. This year the grant also will fund five alumni from the CAA-Getty International Program to participate in the preconference colloquium and speak at a session during the conference. As they have in previous years, representatives from CAA’s membership will host program participants during the conference week.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Applicants must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. They must have a good working knowledge of English and be available to participate in CAA events from February 12-16, 2019. Only professionals who have not attended a CAA conference previously, and who are from countries underrepresented in CAA’s membership are eligible to apply. The grant excludes scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Australia, whose countries are well represented in CAA. It further excludes scholars who have received funds from American foundations or research institutes to participate in conferences or residencies in the United States. Applicants do not need to be CAA members. This grant program is not open to graduate students or to those participating in the 2019 conference as chairs, speakers, or discussants.

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the application specifications and complete the application formPLEASE NOTE: In order to apply, you need an temporary Member Number, which you get by contacting Member Services. If you have questions about the process or are unsure of your eligibility, please email Janet Landay, project director of the CAA-Getty International Program.

Applications should include:

  • A completed application form
  • A two-page version of the applicant’s CV
  • A letter of recommendation from the chair, dean, or director of the applicant’s school, department, or museum

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, August 27, 2018. Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered. CAA will notify applicants by Friday, October 5, 2018.