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CAA Board Election Ends on Friday, February 24
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The annual Board of Directors election ends on Friday, February 24, 2012. Visit the main board-election page to read the six candidates' statements, biographies, and endorsements—and to watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. The four winners will be announced at the Annual Members' Business Meeting on Friday evening. More

Visit Penn State Press in L.A.

Stop by the Penn State University Press CAA Conference exhibit booth (#312) and pick up a copy of our new Art and Architecture Catalogue. If you're not attending, request a copy here, or download it now. Use code ART12 for a 20% discount on any books from the catalogue.

Winners of the 2012 Awards for Distinction
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CAA has announced the recipients of the 2012 Awards for Distinction, which honor the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large. More

MFA and PhD Fellowship Recipients
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CAA has awarded 2012 Professional-Development Fellowships to five artists and two art historians currently enrolled in graduate programs across the United States and England. The artist recipients are: Selin Balci, University of Maryland, College Park; James Coquia, California College of the Arts; Claudia Mastrobuono, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Ander Mikalson, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Julie Casper Roth, University at Albany, State University of New York. The art-history recipients are: Susanna Berger, University of Cambridge; and Jennifer Reut, University of Virginia. More

Art History in St. Petersburg, Russia

Walk St. Petersburg's fabled streets. See the historic grandeur of Peterhof and Pavlovsk. Through the sprawling collections of the Russian Museum and the Hermitage, learn about Russian folk art, icons, avant-garde, and contemporary trends. Discuss painting, architecture, sculpture, and more with experts in the field. With SRAS, travel is an art form!

February Picks from CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts
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The CWA Picks for February 2012 include museum and gallery exhibitions of work by Alina Szapocznikow, Maya Lin, and Katherine Pyle. The committee also recommends A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art at the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College in Minnesota. More

Thinking about Graduate School?
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The complete versions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts are now available for purchase. Each full volume costs $41 for CAA members and $51 for nonmembers, plus shipping and handling. In addition, all entries within six of eight program types are sold as discrete, perfect-bound, soft-cover books. Alternatively, you can order all entries within each program type as an ebook. More

2012 Advocacy Days for the Arts, the Humanities, and Museums
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CAA urges its members to participate in three upcoming advocacy events taking place in Washington, DC: Arts Advocacy Day, Humanities Advocacy Day, and Museums Advocacy Day. A cosponsor of all three, CAA will send representatives from the staff and from the Board of Directors. More

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Advertise in the June Issue of The Art Bulletin
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Reach an estimated 30,000 readers of The Art Bulletin, the preeminent journal of scholarship in art history and visual studies, with an advertisement in the June 2012 issue. Deadline: March 10, 2012. More

Nominations for 2013-17 Board Service
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations from individuals interested in shaping the future of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017. Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

The Editor's Choice

Register at our site for free online access to articles chosen by the Editors of our visual arts journals throughout February. MORE

Sheryl Oring's 100 Possibilities at the Los Angeles Conference
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For her participatory/performance work called 100 Possibilities, the artist Sheryl Oring will ask 2012 Annual Conference attendees a single question: What is the role of the artist? More

Art and Knowledge

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe demonstrates the vital role of Northern Renaissance artists in the production and sharing of knowledge. Now on exhibition at Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art. Preview the show with videos, an iPad/iPhone app, an interactive tool, and more.

ARTexchange Participants
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Read a list of CAA artist members who will participate in this year's ARTexchange, an open-portfolio event sponsored by the Services to Artists Committee. Organized by Sharon Butler and Julie Green, ARTexchange takes place on Friday, February 24, 5:30–7:30 PM, in Concourse Foyer, Level 1 of the Los Angeles Convention Center. More

Los Angeles Apps for Your Smart Phone
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CAA encourages you to download a handful of free smart-phone apps that may enhance your conference experience in Los Angeles. The apps, which include many museums and gallery guides, will work on Apple and Android mobile devices. More

PhD for Working Art Professionals

IDSVA offers a PhD in philosophy and theory for artists and creative scholars. Study includes residencies at the Venice Biennale, Paris, and NYC, plus distance-learning.

Free Downtown Shuttle Buses
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CAA is providing complimentary shuttle service that will link the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Buses will pick up passengers every ten to twenty minutes, depending on the time of day. The two other conference hotels, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel and the Figueroa Hotel, are located within walking distance to the convention center. More

Exhibitor Sessions on Publishing and on Traditional and New Media
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Publishing is the focus of two conference sessions chaired by exhibitors in the Book and Trade Fair. Representatives from Routledge will chair "How to Get Published and How to Get Read: (Arts) Journals in the Digital Age," and Yale University Press will present "What Do You Want from an Ebook?" A third exhibitor session, "New Media and the Revival of Traditional Media," will surely interest many artists. More

Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art

This summer, artists can explore Bio Art in SVA's residency program at the Fine Arts Nature and Technology Laboratory in the heart of Chelsea. MORE

CAA's Opportunities collects and publishes calls for entries and papers, conference notices, fellowship and grant opportunities, and more. New listings are posted daily; you may also submit your own.

The XL-XS Show
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Maryland Federation of Art
Exhibition Opportunities

The MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts/SMU gives graduate students the time, resources and support necessary to make great art. MORE

VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship Residency
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice
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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Calls for Papers

Seeing Multiple: Graduate Student Symposium: March 2-3, 2012
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Boston University
Conferences and Symposia

Call for Applicants: African Art History Fellowship
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Columbia University
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Lecture Series at Michigan State University
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is pleased to announce our 2011 – 2012 Guest Lecture Series participants. Held annually, the series invites twenty artists, scholars, and critics to campus. Associated programming includes: panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and studio visits with graduate & undergraduate students.  more

Obama's Budget Request for the NEA: The Fine Print
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The Obama administration has released its fourth budget request covering all federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. Americans for the Arts learned that President Barack Obama is proposing an increase of $8 million for the NEA, which was a very positive start. In the past two years, NEA funding has dropped almost $22 million and has yet to recover from the enormous cuts from its high of $176 million in 1992. More

Re-envisioning Asian American Art!

Join the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University for the NEH Summer Institute "Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching"
Apply now!

How to Get Ahead in US Museums
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Senior curators who want to step up and run a museum have to overcome a credibility gap in the eyes of many trustees seeking a director. Agnes Gund, the president emerita of New York's Museum of Modern Art, grew increasingly frustrated while sitting on selection committees because curators were being put "in last place." Four years ago, she did something about it, launching the New York–based Center for Curatorial Leadership. More

Eternal Copyright: A Modest Proposal
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Last week the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) posted a message on, stating: "If you have downloaded music using this website you may have committed a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of up to ten years imprisonment and an unlimited fine under UK law." SOCA's threat is a stirring defense of what we hold dear in this country: the right of a creator to benefit from their intellectual property, whether it be a song, book, film, or game. Yet now, as we've instituted decade-long jail terms and unlimited fines for copyright infringers, it's time to take the next step in extending copyright terms even further. More

Bard Graduate Center
Learning from Things

Our MA and PhD students learn from things—from those of the most exquisite aesthetic value to the ordinary objects of everyday life. MORE

Antiquities Issue Rears Head with Getty Leaders Potts, Cuno In Place
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Over the last five years, the J. Paul Getty Museum has earned a reputation as a leading reformer on a topic that has embroiled American museums in scandal for the past decade: the acquisition of recently looted antiquities. After evidence of the museum's longtime participation in the illicit trade was uncovered by Italian and Greek investigators, the Getty agreed to return forty-nine of its most prized pieces of ancient art, cultivated collaborative relationships with those countries, and adopted a strict acquisition policy, setting a standard that has been adopted by museums across the country. More

New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE

Artists and Digital: Why Social Media Is the New Gallery
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The starving artist is such a cliché, and fortunately it might become a thing of the past. Using social-media tools and platforms, visual artists have new ways to market their work and connect with buyers far and wide. Because these websites are free to use, platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are quickly becoming as important to an artist as the paintbrush and palette. Mashable spoke with a few artists who are using social media to promote their work and who have made a sale or two by connecting with buyers online. More

Fear Heightens Appreciation of Abstract Art
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Are you puzzled by Picasso? Perplexed by Pollock? Do you feel you're missing out on something profound when friends discuss their intense reaction to abstract art? You could do some research to better understand what you're looking at. Or you could turn off the lights and watch a DVD of Psycho. A newly published study finds people are more likely to be moved and intrigued by abstract paintings if they have just experienced a good scare. This suggests the allure of art may be "a byproduct of one's tendency to be alarmed by such environmental features as novelty, ambiguity, and the fantastic," argues the lead author Kendall Eskine, a research psychologist at Loyola University New Orleans. More


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Dutch Artist's Works Found in British Warehouse
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More than four hundred works of art by a celebrated twentieth-century Dutch artist have been found in a British warehouse a decade after they disappeared. Karel Appel, a leading expressionist who died at 85 in 2006, never recovered from the loss of a lifetime's worth of drawings, sketches, notebooks, and other works believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The warehouse was bought by a UK storage and logistics company before Christmas and, in clearing out the contents, staff came across eight boxes filled with Appel's artworks. More

Participants at Arts and Crafts Fairs Find Theft All Too Prevalent
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Unzipping her booth tent the second morning of an arts fair, the mixed-media artist Patricia Hecker of Bloomington, Indiana, knew that someone had been there the night before. Her artwork was okay, but a cabinet had been broken into. "I'm sure someone was looking for money," she said. Fortunately, she had made sure to take all cash and receipts back to the motel the evening before, so there was no loss on that end—just a damaged cabinet. More

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