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.




Techne Expanding
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OCTOBER 4 - 6, 2018




Call for Art: 2018 MACAA Members Exhibition (Submission deadline extended to June 10th)

The 2018 MACAA Members' Exhibition will be held at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 3-19, 2018. Postmark deadline for submissions is June 10th, 2018. Download the prospectus here.



 Call for Graduate/Undergraduate Research Presentations: 2018 MACAA PechaKucha Sessions 

MACAA is strongly committed to a wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate and graduate research. We are dedicated to mentoring creative, collaborative scholars who are active and engaged critical thinkers. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a proposal to present their research in PechaKucha format. To present your research at the 2018 MACAA conference Techne Expanding please submit a 200-350 word abstract and a brief CV. All forms of research are supported, there is no obligation to restrict presentations to technology. Submit your proposal here.




2018 SECAC Conference

Birmingham, AL, October 17-20, 2018

Immersive Learning and Creating a Culture of Engagement

Immersive learning–is it just another buzzword? Interdisciplinary, student–driven, collaborative learning, with community partnership are all part of immersive learning. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and a reflection on doing. Engagement requires a two-way process. Let us move away from the buzzwords and focus on ways that art and design students can venture into new territories as part of their studies in direct and meaningful ways. What does engagement look like? How do we do it? This session is to share best practices, pitfalls, and successes, while supporting new ideas. Send proposals to Session Chair, Barbara Giorgio, Ball State University,