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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. 

 

Presenters:

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

CALL FOR PAPERS /

PRESENTATIONS

MACAA STUDIO SHIFT 

10.26-28 2016

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio

 

*Proposals Deadline: February 29th 2016 *MACAA membership is required at the time of acceptance.

*Abstracts (250 words) should be sent directly to the applicable session chairs along with CV.

*Registration fee is required by all.

MACAA Session Program “Streams” & Sessions 
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FEATURED CONTENT

"STUDIO SHIFT." 2016 MACCA Conference / The University of Cincinnati, October 26-28th

Elements and Principles of 4D Art

and Design 

(Oxford University Press, February 2016)


This textbook provides a thorough foundation of the elements and principles of 4D art and design for majors and non-majors alike. The book also details over one hundred exercises and interviews with contemporary artists.
“Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is excellent. The writing style is approachable and the content is broad. With wide-ranging examples from gaming and performance to fine art to activism, the book establishes critical and creative foundations for approaching 4D.” –Glenda Drew, University of California, Davis


“I am very excited for this text. It is exactly what my students need. Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design covers very basic attributes of fine art and design in a descriptive way. These basic attributes are then combined with great contemporary art and solid in-class exercises. The text is well written and engaging.” –Cyane Tornatzky, Colorado State University


“This book is punctuated with ideas for class exercises, a variety of time-based art examples, and interviews with artists and designers. It is flexible and can be applied to a diverse range of time-based methods and goals. I am not aware of any other existing textbook that achieves all of this.” — Kate Shannon, Ohio State University, Mansfield