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For our members and the larger visual arts community, CAA is disheartened by recent and continued actions on departmental closures in Art and Art History departments. The following links offer resources to use as we continue to determine the actions going forward:

In 2020, CAA signed on to advocacy with the ACLS: http://www.collegeart.org/news/2021/02/01/caa-signs-on-to-acls-statement-on-recent-kansas-board-of-regents-actions/

Earlier Advocacy posts and response:
https://www.collegeart.org/news/2018/09/17/caa-to-issue-best-practices-for-addressing-proposed-changes/

https://www.collegeart.org/news/2018/11/12/caa-guidelines-arts-and-humanities/

The 2018 survey of universities with departmental closures:
https://www.collegeart.org/news/2018/11/08/colleges-facing-cuts-to-arts-and-humanities/

Since 2018, several other institutions have closed and continue to close. Today our constituency has been affected by this ongoing situation over the past 13 years. CAA cannot stop any institution of art, design or art-history from the decision, necessitated by financial situation or otherwise, to close. To best support our community, as a part of our ongoing repositioning and digital transformation, CAA has identified the importance and continued growth of an e-learning model and publications to recognize and support those currently and who continue to be affected.

CAA has a robust and active group of committees, Board of Directors, and other members who all continue to work together and move forward upcoming guidelines and best practices, to survey and respond to the ongoing needs of our constituencies. The advocates within our organization help strengthen the organization as a part of the community of large.

Mbanza Kongo (São Salvador), capital of the Kingdom of Kongo, mid-18th century

MEET THE GRANTEES

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.

 

Spring 2021 Grantees

Annette de Stecher, Wendat Women’s Art, McGill-Queen’s University Press 

Cécile Fromont, Images on a Mission in Early Modern Kongo and Angola, Pennsylvania State University Press

Sylvia Houghteling, The Art of Cloth in Mughal India, Princeton University Press 

Pamela Karimi,  Alternative Iran: Radical Spatial Strategies in Contemporary Art Practice, Stanford University Press  

Meredith Martin and Gillian Weiss, The Sun King at Sea: Maritime Art and Galley Slavery in Louis XIV’s France, Getty Research Institute 

Ying-Chen Peng, Artful Subversion: Empress Dowager Cixi’s Image Making in Art, Yale University Press   

Yael Rice, Agents of Insight: Artists, Books, and Painting in Mughal South Asia, University of Washington Press  

Sarah-Neel Smith, Metrics of Modernity: Art and Development in Postwar Turkey, University of California Press  

Bert Winther-Tamaki, Tsuchi: An Environmental History of Contemporary Japanese Art, University of Minnesota Press 

Support CAA using Amazon Smile

posted by June 22, 2021

Did you know that you can make a gift to CAA using Amazon Smile? Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to the organization selected by customers — at no cost to you. Our charity link will automatically direct you to Amazon, where you will be asked to confirm that you would like your Amazon purchases to support CAA.

As a 110-year-old organization, we are proud to serve a global community of artists, designers, students, and scholars through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. During this pivotal moment it is more important than ever that we support our visual arts community. We hope that you will join us in our mission and help us bring our programs and publications to life by using Amazon Smile today.

CAA is extending our call for nominations for jury participation. CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on our Awards for Distinction, Publication Grant, Fellowship, and Travel Grant juries. Terms now begin August 2021.

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, 2021. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service. Materials are due to CAA by July 14, 2021.

Amanda Williams speaks at Convocation at CAA's 108th Annual Conference in Chicago.

Amanda Williams speaks at Convocation at CAA’s 108th Annual Conference in Chicago

Awards for Distinction Juries

CAA has vacancies in the following juries for the annual Awards for Distinction for three years (2020–2023). Terms begin in July 2021.

  • Art Journal Award, one vacancy
  • Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for non-catalogue books in the history of art, two vacancies
  • Jury for the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, two vacancies
  • Jury for the Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award and the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art, one vacancy
  • Distinguished Feminist Awards for Scholars and Artists, two vacancies
  • CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation, one vacancy

Publication Grant Juries

CAA has vacancies on our Wyeth Foundation Publication Grant jury for three years (2021–2024) and the Terra Foundation for American Art Publication Grant jury for one year (2021 –2022).

  • Wyeth Foundation Publication Grant in American Art, two vacancies
  • Terra Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, three vacancies

Professional Development Fellowship Juries

CAA has vacancies on our Professional Development Fellowship juries for three years (2021–2024). Terms begin July 2021.

  • Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts, two vacancies
  • Professional Development Fellowship in Art History, two vacancies

Travel/Support Grant Juries

CAA has vacancies on our jury for three years (2021–2024). Terms begin July 2021.

  • CAA Support Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards, one vacancy

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: cbuckley@collegeart.org. Nominations must be sent as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment.

For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact Tiffany Dugan, CAA Director of Constituency Engagement: tdugan@collegeart.org.

Deadline: July 14, 2021 

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CWA Picks: May 2021

posted by June 04, 2021

The May Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts highlight a selection of events, exhibitions and calls for work that include feminist and womxn artists, and address issues about social justice, climate change and the ongoing global pandemic. Several of the exhibits expand and rework traditional narratives of American history, providing a more inclusive account of our country’s past and its current state. 

Sonya Clark: Heavenly Bound

April 10 – September 12, 2021

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Sonya Clark’s Heavenly Bound, currently on view at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, explores the Underground Railroad and its connection to those seeking freedom throughout history and today. The piece includes a series of large-scale photographs of abolitionists, a night sky made up of the artist’s hair, a parachute installation and a book of cyanotype constellations, which all reference the treacherous journey that self-emancipated Black Americans experienced during their escape.

 


Personal and Political: Women Photographers, 1965–1985

May 1 – November 28, 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Adriana Lestido, Mother and Daughter from Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, 1982. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Personal and Political: Women Photographers, 1965–1985 includes the work of many well-known American photographers including Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin alongside recently acquired works by lesser-known artists working internationally such as Adriana Lestido and Paz Errázuriz. The exhibit focuses on a specific time in photographic history when women were becoming professional photographers at a higher rate than ever before. 

 


 

Sharon Harper: Returning Light

April 9 – June 25, 2021

Rivalry Projects

Installation view

Sharon Harper’s Returning Light, currently on view at Rivalry Projects, includes several series of photographs that investigate the cycles of light, providing a more macro view of time and space. Through the imprint of light Harper’s work instills a sense of awe and points toward the changing climate and landscape of our world. 

 


 

Ground/work

Aug 1, 2020 – Oct 1, 2021 

Clark Art Institute

Ground/work includes the installation work of Kelly Akashi, Nairy Baghramian, Jennie C. Jones, Eva LeWitt, Analia Saban, and Haegue Yang. Each of the site-specific pieces considers the relationship between sculpture and nature as well as notions of time, scale and transformation.  

 


 

Judy Chicago Art Education award

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Judy Chicago Art Education Award is open to scholars, artists, and educators whose projects engage with the Judy Chicago Research Portal. The award includes a $2,500 prize along with a certificate to be presented in July 2021 in Belen, New Mexico.  

 


 

Allison Katz: Artery

May 22 – October 31, 2021

Nottingham Contemporary 

Allison Katz’s exhibition, Artery includes paintings, ceramics and posters created in the past 18-months during a time of ongoing national lockdowns. The title of the exhibit speaks to the artist’s interest in networks and systems of connection as well as the spaces in between what is shared and private. Katz’s work will be on display at Nottingham Contemporary through October 2021 and will then be revisualized for the Camden Art Centre in January 2022.

 


 

On Hannah Arendt: What is Authority?

April 26 – June 6, 2021

Richard Saltoun 

What is Authority? exhibits work from Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus, Lerato Shadi and sound artist Laima Leyton. The exhibit is part of a year-long series of shows inspired by Hannah Arendt’s writings about power structures. 

 


 

Girl You Want

ArtYard

May 1 – August 1, 2021

Genevieve Gaignard, Black is Beautiful, 2016. Installation view in ArtYard’s gallery, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter, Los Angeles, photo by Paul Warchol

Girl You Want, curated by J. Vanessa Lyon, includes the work of Genevieve Gaignard, Julia Greenburger, Jen Liu, Josh Rabineau, Wendy and Beatrice Red Star, Karinne Smith, Ivy Stewart, and María Vargas Aguilar. The exhibit is a broad exploration of what it means to be a girl and traverses the space between girlhood and adulthood. 

 


 

Promise, Witness, Remembrance

April 7 – June 6, 2021

Speed Art Museum

Installation view, Promise, Witness, Remembrance, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Xavier Burrell

Promise, Witness, Remembrance was created under the direction of Breonna Taylor’s family along with a committee of artists, mental health professionals and community members. The exhibit pays tribute to Taylor’s life, reflecting on her killing in 2020 and the subsequent protests that took place both locally in Louisville and globally. The artists in this exhibit explore the disconnect between what the American dream has promised and the reality for many of its citizens.

 


 

Turkey Land Cove Foundation

Artist Residency

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Turkey Land Cove Foundation (TLC) offers a residency opportunity in Martha’s Vineyard for women who are in any stage of a project from development to completion. TLC specifically supports applicants who could not otherwise personally finance a residency. Room and board along with travel expenses are provided.

 


 

Mom Egg Review

Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 15, 2021

For the 20th annual issue, Mom Egg Review is requesting submissions that respond to the idea of “Mother Figures.” Artwork and Literary pieces including poetry, nonfiction, short fiction, and hybrid works should be submitted by July 15, 2021 for consideration. You do not need to be a mother to participate.

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CAA is pleased to announce the 2021 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.

The nine Terra Foundation grantees for 2021 are:

Julie Ault, ed., Hidden in Plain Sight: Selected Writings on Asian American Art by Karen Higa, Dancing Foxes Press  

Melissa Dabakis and Paul Kaplan, eds.Republics and Empires: Italian and American Art in Transnational Perspective, 1840-1970, Manchester University Press 

Alice DusapinWolfgang Stoerchle: Success in Failure, octopus/Christophe Daviet-Thery 

Richard Hertz, Jack Goldstein and the CalArts MafiaLes presses du réel, translation from English to French 

Amy Von Lintel and Bonnie RoosExpanding Abstract Expressionism: Women Artists and the Middle American West, Texas A&M University Press 

Margaretta Markle Lovell, Painting the Inhabited Landscape: Fitz H. Lane and The Global Reach of Antebellum New England, The Pennsylvania State University Press 

Friederike Schaefer, Claiming Space(s). Locating Suzanne Harris’ Dance Practice and Ephemeral Installations within New York City in the 1970s, De Gruyter

The International Author Conference Subventions confer two non-US authors of top-ranked books travel funds and complimentary registration to attend CAA’s 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago, February 16-19; they also received one-year CAA memberships.

The two author awardees for 2021 are:

  • Alice Dusapin
  • Friederike Schaefer

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TERRA PUBLICATION GRANT

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CAA joins 22 other organizations in signing on to a statement by the American Historical Association registering concern about a new policy issued by India’s Ministry of Higher Education/Department of Higher Education that “requires Indian scholars and administrators to obtain prior approval from the Ministry of External Affairs if they want to convene online or virtual international conferences, seminars, or trainings.” The AHA states that this policy is likely to “affect a wide range of scholarly exchanges that are critical to the free international expression of ideas” and “strongly maintains that government agencies should not intervene in the content of scholarly exchange.” 

 

AHA Opposes New Policy on Virtual Scholarly Exchanges in India (February 2021) | AHA (historians.org) 

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Meet CAA’s New Board Members

posted by February 22, 2021

From left to right: Lara Evans, Roland Betancourt, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Kelly Walters, and Kelvin Parnell

The results of the 2021 CAA Board of Directors Election were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting on Friday, February 12 at 2:00 PM as part of the 109th CAA Annual Conference.

We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year. The 2020-21 Nominating Committee selected six candidates for election for four-year terms and two Emerging Professional candidates, who were eligible for a two-year term.⁠ Voters were asked to select four of the six candidates for four-year terms, and one candidate in the Emerging Professional category.

CAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

We congratulate Lara Evans, Roland Betancourt, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, and Kelly Walters on their election by CAA membership for four-year terms and Kelvin Parnell on his election for a two-year term as an Emerging Professional board member.

Learn more about the new members:

 

Lara Evans

Interim Director, Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

Roland Betancourt

Professor of Art History, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

 

 

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Associate Professor, Studio Art, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

 

Kelly Walters

Associate Director, BFA Communication Design Program, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY

 

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES (TWO-YEAR TERM, 2021-2023)

 

Kelvin Parnell

Ph.D. Candidate, Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 

The CAA Board of Directors is comprised of professionals in the visual arts who are elected annually by the membership to serve four-year terms (or, in the case of the Emerging Professional Board members, two-year terms). The Board is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the Association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures. For more information, please read the CAA By-laws on Nominations, Elections, and Appointments.

Thank you to all those who voted!

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CAA offers Annual Conference grants supporting international members, students, emerging scholars, practitioners, and artists. This year, we offered support grants to attend the 109th Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2021, virtually.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE CAA MEMBER SUPPORT GRANTS

CAA has awarded a limited number of grants to international members, students, emerging scholars, practitioners, and artists who are CAA members participating in the conference to support their ability to take part in the Annual Conference.

2021 Annual Conference Support Grantees

  • Kristina Davis
  • Silas E. Fischer
  • Maria Garth
  • Keith D. Lee
  • Mai Yamaguchi
  • Xiaojing Yan

SUPPORT GRANTS FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 

CAA has awarded a limited number of grants to cover Annual Conference Registration for CAA 2021 to members in need. Annual Conference registration grants are supported by funds raised by the Presidents Council of CAA and the “Pay it Forward” initiative.

2021 Annual Conference Registration Support CAA Student Member Grantees:

  • Nicole Cochrane
  • Sophia Maxine Farmer
  • Alexa McCarthy
  • Andrea Morgan
  • Lauren Rosenblum
  • Sheri Michelle Schrader
  • Christine Suzanne Slobogin
  • Mariya Tsaneva

 

2021 Annual Conference Registration Support CAA Member Grantees:

  • Chava Krivchenia
  • Claudia Marion Stemberger
  • Daniela Naomi Molnar
  • Dell Marie Hamilton
  • Hong Zeng
  • Jasmine Graf
  • Roma Madan Soni
  • Silvia Massa
  • Tania Gutierrez-Monroy

 

ROYAL TALENS NORTH AMERICA – CAA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION GRANTS

For more than 100 years, Royal Talens has been stimulating creative expression by developing high-quality brands and products that inspire artists throughout the world. We seek to initiate and support efforts to increase cultural equity and inclusion in the arts community. We would like to announce the newly created Royal Talens CAA Cultural Equity Grant to provide support for studio art educators of color residing in the US or Canada to attend the national conference in 2021.

2021 Royal Talens North America –  CAA Annual Conference Registration Grantees:

  • Massa Lemu, Assistant Prof at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Lizzy Martinez, Instructor at University of Missouri St. Louis
  • Kirk Maynard, Adjunct Instructor at Drew University, Madison NJ

 

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In Memoriam: Roland Reiss

posted by January 12, 2021

Roland Reiss in front of by Unrepentant Flowers (April 2018), photo by Eric Minh Swenson

We are deeply saddened that Roland Reiss, whose practice spanned Abstract Expressionism, the plastic arts, and representational painting, died on December 13 in Los Angeles at the age of ninety-one.

Jorin Bossen has spoken on the life and career of Roland Reiss:

“Roland saw everything through the lens of art. Even in his last year he produced stacks of drawings each week examining the simple proposition of a circle positioned next to a square. This investigation of thought and possibility extended into the way that he undertook teaching. Teaching was an interactive process—an exchange of ideas. He knew how to point his students in the general direction we needed to be heading. Through new techniques, unfamiliar materials and mediums, seemly-unrelated exercises, and personal chats students often found ourselves in new and unexpected artistic territory. One that we didn’t know existed but filled us with hope, fear, and excitement. For Roland teaching was art.”

Read the Artforum article remembering Roland Reiss.

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