Posted on February 8th, 2011

Notes from the Chair

The 2011 CAA Conference

The 2011 CAA Conference is here,  February 9th -12th (Hilton New York, 1335 Ave of the Americas, NY, NY 10019),  and there are a variety of free sessions and events available that would be the perfect option for students on a budget (in terms of time and/or money) who would still like to get a taste of what we have to offer. I have attached a list of sessions, covering topics from copyright to Latin American Art to Public Art and more that you and your students are more than welcome to attend free of charge and without a CAA membership. All events and sessions that are not included on this link and in the attached list will require payment.

Another exciting and free feature of this year’s conference includes a series of programs put together by ARTspace.  Initiated ten years ago by the CAA Services to Artists Committee, ARTspace has grown into one of the most vital and exciting aspects of the yearly meeting. A conference-within-the-conference, ARTspace presents programming designed by artists for artists and is free and open to the public. At the 2011 conference, Saturday, February 12, will be devoted to discussions and events on Art in the Public Sphere. In addition, ARTspace will present a variety of panels and discussions on issues facing studio practitioners today, including the popular [meta]Mentor series, which tackles professional-development issues; a session on artist residencies; a panel on health and safety issues facing artists; and the Annual Artists’ Interviews. Click here for more details.