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Add or Update Your Email Address for the Online Board of Directors Election
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In November, CAA will notify you by email when it publishes the statements and biographies for the six candidates participating in the 2012-16 board election. To make sure you receive this message, log into your CAA account to add or update your email address. More

What makes the most beautiful color? Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors approaches each pigment with the goal of bringing out the best it can offer while preserving the working properties most helpful to painters. True to the tradition of centuries of great painters, colors are made by hand in small batches.

Recent Deaths in the Arts
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Among the many notable figures in CAA's semimonthly roundup of obituaries are two legendary artists, June Wayne and Richard Hamilton, and the experimental filmmakers George Kuchar and Jordan Belson. Two texts—on the art historian Karl Kilinski II and the curator Karin Christine Nelson—were written especially for CAA. More

New Directories of Graduate Programs Coming
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This fall CAA will publish new editions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts. As comprehensive resources of schools across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, the guides list over 650 programs in fine art and design, art and architectural history, curatorial studies, arts administration, and more. More

Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at AULA

Our nationally ranked program is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement and the pursuit of social justice. Learn more about concentrations in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Writing for Young People; cross-genre and dual genre options; and our Post-MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing by visiting

Advertise in the Fall 2011 Art Journal
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Reach an estimated 35,000 readers of CAA's quarterly publication devoted to modern and contemporary art with a display advertisement in the Fall 2011 issue. Deadline: October 7, 2011. More

Conference Registration Opens
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Registration for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles has opened. You can take advantage of these incredibly low rates: $160 for regular members and $95 for student and retired members. Early registration ends on December 16, 2011, after which prices increase. More

Clark Fellowships 2012-2013

The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline: November 1

Mentors Needed for Career Services
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For the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CAA seeks established professionals in the visual arts to volunteer as mentors for two Career Services programs: the Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Participating as a mentor is an excellent way to serve the field and to assist the professional growth of the next generation of artists and scholars. More

Sign Up for Annual Conference Mentoring
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As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors during Career Services at the Annual Conference. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced art professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies. More

CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from the most recent Affiliated Society News.

Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology
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The new AHPT website, launched in August 2011, allows members to share and use technological resources for education in the visual arts. Projects, publications, and conference information are also available. More

Historians of Netherlandish Art
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HNA has published a new issue of its open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art. Appearing twice a year, the journal examines Netherlandish art and related work produced during the early modern period (1400–1750). More

International Association of Word and Image Studies
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IAWIS has published a bilingual volume containing papers from the eighth International Conference of Word and Image, held in Paris in 2008. Edited by Véronique Plesch, Catriona MacLeod, and Jan Baetens, Efficacité/Efficacy: How to Do Things with Words and Images focuses on three central inquiries. More

Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology
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The San Francisco-based Leonardo/ISAST has appointed Jeffrey N. Babcock as interim executive director. A current member and former chairman of the organization's board, Babcock has over thirty years of experience as a senior nonprofit arts and academic executive, consultant, event and media producer, and entrepreneur. More

Women's Caucus for Art
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WCA has announced five recipients of its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award: Whitney Chadwick, professor; Suzanne Lacy, artist; Trinh T. Minh-ha, filmmaker, composer, author, and professor; Ferris Olin, curator, librarian, and professor; and Bernice Steinbaum, gallerist and advocate for female artists. More

Fair Labor in the Arts Creates Online Petition for Sotheby's Art Handlers
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Fair Labor in the Arts, a broad-based coalition of people from the art world, has created an online petition to support Sotheby's art handlers in New York, who have been on strike since July 29, 2011. More

"Wither" the Liberal Arts College?
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In Liberal Arts at the Brink, Victor E. Ferrall Jr., former president of Beloit College, bluntly and convincingly argues that liberal-arts colleges, from famous leafy schools like Swarthmore and Bowdoin to lesser-known regional schools like Bethel and Hiram, are in trouble. The increasing career orientation of students entering higher education has led many of these schools to add vocational majors such as nursing, education, and leisure studies, watering down their historic missions. 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.

Sketching Out a New Course for Architects
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Two blocks from the stately columns, arches, and sculptures of Grand Central Terminal, a rogue band of architects is engaged in a retrograde venture: they're teaching a new generation how to draw and paint the elements of classical architecture—all those columns, arches, and sculptures—with nothing more than pencils and paints on paper. No computers. Ever. More

Children Were Prehistoric Cave Artists Just Like Adults
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The amazing inscriptions on ancient cave walls represent some of humanity's first known creative work, but it wasn't just master artists who were allowed to paint. Kids as young as two or three were painting caves 13,000 years ago. That's the finding of the Cambridge archaeologist Jessica Cooney, who identified children's paintings in the French cave of Rouffignac. More

Embodied Fantasies: International Conference 2011

SVA. 28-30 October: Transdisciplinary conference hosting scholars and artists from the fields of architecture, art history, visual art, history of science and psychology among others.

The Young Gallerists
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To describe the retrospective of Richard Hambleton's art that was recently held at the Phillips de Pury and Company galleries as a zoo doesn't even take into account the woman who strapped a bug-eyed monkey puppet to her chest. About two thousand partygoers were crowding two floors at the auction house on Park Avenue, including wealthy Upper East Siders and a parade of models from New York Fashion Week, many sipping from flutes of champagne. More

Art Gallery Directors Play a Larger Role Than Meets the Eye
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Walk into any gallery in the city and there's an unknown force at work, a person whose efforts are the reason you're seeing what you're seeing. This persons' job is multitiered: curator, artist wrangler, art handler, art fair producer, travel agent, chauffeur, Chicago ambassador, logistics coordinator, task master extraordinaire. This person's title is gallery director. More

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This Copyright Confusion Ought to End
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What is it about the US Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) that causes people to do such strange things? Los Angeles' murals are disappearing under layers of graffiti because state officials believe VARA prevents them from touching the murals. This despite the fact that VARA contains an explicit exception for modifications that are the "result of conservation." More

Fred Wilson: I'm Willing to Re-site Indy Project
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For the first time, artist Fred Wilson has said that he is willing to re-site E Pluribus Unum, a site-specific sculpture he has proposed for downtown Indianapolis. Wilson designed the artwork, which was commissioned by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, for a plaza in front of the Indianapolis City-County Building. This summer, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, which is the project’s lead funder, and Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard announced that they would no longer support siting the sculpture there, and the project entered several months of limbo. More

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