CAA News
Nov. 3, 2010

Contingent Faculty Members: Nationwide Survey on Working Conditions
CAA News
CAA urges contingent faculty in the visual arts to take the Coalition on the Academic Workforce national survey on faculty compensation and working conditions. Your participation can help CAA and others to advocate for workforce change in higher education.More

CAA Offers an Artists' Workshop in Alabama
CAA News
Space One Eleven in Birmingham, Alabama, is hosting the final CAA National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists in the 2009–10 program on Saturday, November 20.More

Conference Information and Registration Booklet Mailed
CAA News
The Conference Information and Registration booklet, which contains details on the upcoming 99th Annual Conference and Centennial Kickoff, was mailed last week. Look for it soon, or visit the continually updated conference website.More

Discounts on Airfare and Train Travel
CAA News
American Airlines gives a 5 percent discount to those traveling to the CAA Annual Conference, and Amtrak offers 10 percent off the lowest available rail fare to New York between February 5 and 16, 2011.More

Register Now for Professional-Development Workshops
CAA News
CAA will present a variety of professional-development workshops, from "Job Hunt 101: Essential Steps in Securing a Job in the Arts" to "Living Your Way: Planning for Retirement," at the New York conference. View the full list of topics and register now.More

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members

See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work. More

Books Published by CAA Members

Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles by CAA members.More

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members

Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators. More

People in the News

This section lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three areas: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations. More

Grants, Awards, and Honors

CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award. More

Institutional News

Read about the latest news from CAA institutional members.More

Scholars Say International-Property Accord Needs Senate Approval
Wired
More than seventy academics, mostly legal scholars, are urging President Barack Obama to open a proposed international intellectual-property agreement to public review before signing it. The likely route for that is bringing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to the Senate for ratification. The deal, according to many critics, favors big media at the expense of the general public.More

Visual Artists Seek a Percentage of Resale Riches
The Globe and Mail
The Canadian Arts Representation (CARFAC), which lobbies for visual artists' rights, has been pressing politicians to add a five-percent resale right to proposed amendments to Canada's copyright legislation. But so far it has not succeeded in getting it included in Bill C-32, which is going to second reading.More

Copyright Lawsuit Centers on Silhouette Cowboy
San Antonio Express-News
A photographer is suing the state of Texas over roughly 4.5 million vehicle-inspection stickers that appear to incorporate, without his authorization, an image of a saddle-toting cowboy he created in 1984. David K. Langford wants the court to block the Department of Public Safety from further use or issuance of the stickers, the design of which he says is based on his copyrighted photo, Days End 2.More

NLRB Steps Toward Grad Unions
Inside Higher Ed
The National Labor Relations Board, in a two-to-one decision, has edged away from its recent history of rejecting unionization rights for graduate teaching assistants at private universities. In the decision, the NLRB found that the graduate students at New York University who are currently trying to unionize with the United Auto Workers deserve a full hearing on the merits of their organizing drive.More

Smithsonian Explores Impact of Gays on Art History
The Associated Press via ABC News
When artist Jasper Johns was mourning the end of his relationship with Robert Rauschenberg, he took one of his famous flag paintings, made it black, and dangled a fork and spoon together from the top. Hidden symbols in Johns's In Memory of My Feelings tell part of story, curators said. Color from the relationship is gone. A fork and spoon elsewhere in the painting are separated. Here we have a coded glimpse into a six-year relationship that was rarely acknowledged — even in Rauschenberg's 2008 obituary.More

Call to Defend the Humanities
Inside Higher Ed
Arguing that the humanities are facing a crisis of funding and attention, Cornell University's president, David Skorton, used his "state of the university" address to say that he was starting a national campaign on behalf of the humanities. Much of his talk was about plans at Cornell to hire more than one hundred humanists at various career stages over the next decade, but he also wants to start a national campaign on the issue of the humanities generally.More

Street Art Way below the Street
The New York Times
A vast new exhibition space opened in New York this summer, with a show eighteen months in the making. On view are works by 103 street artists from around the world, mostly big murals painted directly onto the gallery's walls. It is one of the largest shows of such pieces ever mounted in one place, and many of the contributors are significant figures in both the street-art world and the commercial trade that now revolves around it. In the weeks since, almost no one has seen the show. The gallery, whose existence has been a closely guarded secret, closed on the same night it opened. More

Welcoming the Street Art Revolución
The Los Angeles Times
Only a few weeks after Shepard Fairey finished work on a mural covering the side of an Urban Outfitters store in San Diego, someone else made his or her mark on top of it, sullying its crisp black, white, and red graphics with a sprawling blue tag. The Fairey mural had been commissioned as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's exhibition Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape. The graffiti response was anonymous and unsolicited. Not exactly the kind of dialogue the museum had in mind, but also not entirely unexpected. More