February 4, 2011

College Art Association's 99th Annual Conference: Free events for artists, open to the public

Services to Artists Committee members Sharon Louden and Brian Bishop stopped by to check out "The Promotion Project, " my presentation at the CAA ArtExchange last year in Chicago.

This week in NYC, as the 99th College Art Association Annual Conference convenes, art students from across the country will be taking the week off while their professors, seated behind folding conference tables, drinking pitchers of ice water, hold forth during hundreds of presentations and panel  discussions on topics as diverse as Tibetan stylistic taxonomies and the art of pranks. Attendance at most of the talks requires conference registration ($400 for non-members, $270 for members)--except for the ArtSpace events. Organized by the Services to Artists Committee, the ArtSpace events, located in the Murray Hill Suite, Second Floor, at the Hilton New York, are free and open to the public.

On Thursday at 12:30 Sharon Louden, Ed Winkleman, Peter Drake, William Carroll and I will be discussing how artists should be thinking beyond traditional gallery representation, so please stop in and say hello.

The following is a complete list of CAA's ArtSpace presentations. Note that blogger Tyler Green will be discussing public space on Saturday at noon. As a new member of the Services To Artists Committee, I'll be hosting several events, which I've highlighted in red. Follow my Twitter feed for some live coverage throughout the conference.

Wednesday, February 9

9:30 AM–NOON
The Aesthetics of Sonic Spaces
Chairs: China Blue, The Engine Institute; and Jill Conner, Parsons The New School for Design

Spectral Temporal Aesthetics and Human Perception
China Blue, The Engine Institute, Inc.

Sound as Sculptural Sensation
Michael Brewster, Claremont Graduate University

Witnessing Space
Andrea Polli, University of New Mexico

Developing an Aesthetic: Soundwalking as a Tool for Understanding Urban Sonic Spaces
Jonathan Farrow, City College of New York, City University of New York

Looking at Sound: The Exhibition Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary
Carey Lovelace, International Art Critics Association

12:30 PM–2:00 PM
CAA Services to Artists Committee
[Meta] Mentors: Great Art Cities

Chairs: Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Melissa Potter, Columbia College Chicago; and Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University

Dublin, Ireland/London, England
Nigel Rolfe, Royal College of Art

Tehran, Iran
Morehshin Allahyari, IRUS Art: Intercultural Collaborative

Cleveland, Ohio
Holly Morrison, Virginia Commonwealth University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peter Dykhuis, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University

Seattle, Washington
Rebecca Cummins, University of Washington

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ana Maria Tavares, University of Sao Paulo

2:30–5:00 PM
CAA Services to Artists Committee
Health and Safety in the Artist Studio

Chairs: Mark Gottsegen, AMIEN and ICA Art Conservation; and Brian Bishop, Framingham State University

Considerations for Dim and Dark Rooms
Jennifer Steensma Hoag, Calvin College

A Twenty-First Century Ceramics Shop and the Safety Retrofit
Brian Gillis, University of Oregon

Greening the Studio
Claudia Sbrissa, St. John’s University

The New Color of Art Is Green
David Zenk, Gund Partnership; and Monona Rossol, Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Inc.

Thirty-Five Years of Health and Safety
Mark Gottsegen, AMIEN and ICA Art Conservation

Thursday, February 10

9:30 AM–NOON
Data as Art Medium
Chair: Jeff Thompson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Data and Its Expression
George Legrady, University of California, Santa Barbara

From Kandinsky to the Database (Point, Line, Plane: Variable, Array, Table)
Brian Evans, University of Alabama

Web as Index and Archive
Penelope Umbrico, Bard College and School of Visual Arts

Art that Decodes: Making Sense of Data Process
Heidi May, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and University of British Columbia

12:30 PM–2:00 PM
CAA Services to Artists Committee
Making a Living as an Artist: With or Without a Gallery

Chair: Sharon Louden, Louden Studio

Sharon Butler, Eastern Connecticut State University
William Carroll, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Peter Drake, New York Academy of Art
Ed Winkleman, Winkleman Gallery

2:30–5:00 PM
CAA Services to Artists Committee
Be Our Guest: Time and Space to Create at Artist Residencies

Chair: Caitlin Strokosch, Alliance of Artists Communities

Kathy Black, Vermont Studio Center
Linda Marston-Reid, Bellagio Center
Margaret Murphy, Fine Arts Work Center
Mario Caro, Res Artis

Friday, February 11

9:30 AM–NOON
Painting: Practice as Strategy
Chair: Thomas Berding, Michigan State University

Painting and Vigilance
Shona Macdonald, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Painting as Artifact
Sue E. Hettmansperger, University of Iowa

Neither Pure nor Flat: Developing Frameworks for Painting
Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Abstraction at Work

Caught in Flux
Matthew Kolodziej, University of Akron

Serious Pleasure: The Stockholm Syndrome, or Learning to Love My Captors
Su Baker, University of Melbourne

Discussant: Thomas Berding, Michigan State University

12:30 PM–2:00 PM
CAA Services to Artists Committee
[Meta] Mentors: Global Networks that Connect Artists, Curators, and New Audiences Internationally

Chairs: Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Melissa Potter, Columbia College Chicago; and Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University

International Collaboration (US, Russia, Asia, Eastern/Central Europe)
Fritzie Brown, CEC ArtsLink

Alternative Models of Access
Julieta Aranda, e-flux

Artist Opportunities in the UK
Sue Gollifer, ISEA International and University of Brighton

International Critique
Gregory Volk, Virginia Commonwealth University

Art, Activism, and Ideas
Marisa Jahn, Pond and REV

2:30–5:00 PM
Annual Artists’ Interviews

Krzysztof Wodiczko will be interviewed by Patricia Phillips, Rhode Island School of Design. Mel Chin will be interviewed by Miranda Lash, New Orleans Museum of Art.

7:00–9:00 PM

The Services to Artists Committee sponsors ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the Annual Conference. The event is free and open to the public; a cash bar is available.  The space on, above, and beneath a six-foot table is available for each artist’s exhibition of prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and small installations; performance, sound, and spoken word are also welcome.

Saturday, February 12

9:30–11:00 AM
Public Art Dialogue
Agency/Agencies for Public Art
Chairs: Eli Robb, Lake Forest College; and Mary Tinti, New England Foundation for the Arts

Wendy Feuer, New York City Department of Transportation
Anne Pasternak, Creative Time
Sarah Reisman, Percent for Art, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

11:15–11:45 AM
Artist Presentations

Su Stockwell, independent artist, London; and Robert Ransick, Bennington College

NOON–2:00 PM
Public Art World vs. the Art World

Chairs: Sharon Louden, Louden Studio; and Norie Sato, Sato Service

Richard Griggs, Public Art Fund
Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art and Public Art Review
Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill
Lester Burg, MTA Arts for Transit
Brian Tolle, independent artist, New York

2:15–2:45 PM
Artist Presentations

Ethan Greenbaum, independent artist, Brooklyn; and Timothy Nolan, independent artist, Los Angeles

3:00–5:00 PM
Is Public Space Museum Space?

Chairs: Sharon Louden, Louden Studio; and Norie Sato, Sato Service

Glenn Weiss, Times Square Alliance
Porter Arneill, Kansas City Municipal Art Commission
Richard Klein, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Tyler Green, Modern Art Notes and Artinfo.com
Holly Block, Bronx Museum

Related posts:
Ed Winkleman: Get Your Intelligent Art Conversations Here
Artnet: CAA Takes Manhattan By Storm 



Looking forward to meeting you at the conference.