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Since the 1930's Mid-America College Art Association has provided a forum for the artists/teachers of America to discuss and debate the issues of our profession, to share ideas and information of mutual benefit and to affirm the friendships and collegiality that bind us together. We are made up of art faculty, art historians, independent scholars, artists, museum professionals, and affiliate organizations; our conferences also invite graduate students to participate.
CAA 2016 MACAA Session THE YOUNG AND NOT SO YOUNG GUNS OF MACAA:COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION
104th Annual Conference, Washington DC
February 3 through February 6.
Mid America College Art Association (MACAA) announces the newest generation of the organization’s members. This session is designed to give MACAA’s visual artists and scholars an opportunity to present their professional practice at the CAA conference.
Art practice as research in the field of visual arts (studio arts, design, digital media, film) has rapidly grown in academia. The trend of contemporary practice is creating art with conceptual exploration through artistic research.
Panelists will have approximately 20 minutes to discuss their creative endeavors and the audience will become acquainted with MACAA conferencing, programing and symposiums.
Guen Montgomery University of Illinois Scott Thorp Georgia Regents University Jennifer Murray Loyola University Chicago Julie Abijanac Columbus College of Art and Design Heather Hertel Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
MACAA*Mid-America College Art Association
"STUDIO SHIFT."2016 MACCA Conference / The University of Cincinnati, October 26-28th
Call For Session Proposals MACAA 2016 : STUDIO SHIFT
Deadline 12.16.2015 @DAAP October 26-28, 2016
Art and design are constantly evolving, and over the past twenty years there has been escalating interest in socially engaged art and design. The creative practitioner releases some control to the audience in this post-studio environment. But can the artist truly function without a private space for reflection and production? Can the designer or scholar think and write cogently on a laptop in public? This conference will address the past, present and future of creative research space for artists, designers, historians, curators and critics. Other presentation topics will also be considered.
Art and Design also have intertwined histories, including the current trends toward design-orientated fabrication, modeling and aesthetic choices in contemporary art. We seek session proposals that capture the spirit of this healthy conversation between art and design. We also seek proposals that explore the future trajectories of art and design. Abstracts, maximum of 250 words, should be attached to the proposal form.