101st College Art Association Conference
13-16 February 2013 – New York


The Big Apple was the place to be for this year’s College Art Association annual meeting. This is one of the most influential art events in the world and attracts thousands of artists, curators and scholars from across the globe.  For 3 days attendees from 99 different countries contributed to more than 804 panel sessions ranging from Transmaterialities to The Empathetic Body: Performance and the Blurring of Private Self in Contemporary Art. It was a stimulating conference. And the CAA badge offers the special perk of free entry to some of the world’s top museums and galleries (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim,  Modern Museum of Art, to name just a few) as part of your conference registration. You can’t beat it.
Representing Intellect were Amy Damutz and Elizabeth Dooley, both based in the U.S., and Kyra Kordoski, who flew in from London. This was Intellect’s second year sponsoring the conference, and the response of attendees to our current portfolio of books and journals was nothing short of phenomenal. The special CAA issue of The Journal of Curatorial Studies created especially for the conference and placed in every attendee’s bag was a huge hit.
While our exhibit was busy all the time, we managed to make time to meet potential authors and editors as well as to attend selected panel discussions.  Sharon Louden, author of the forthcoming Living & Sustaining a Creative Life: 40 Artist Essays, chaired a panel discussion which was standing room only as 500 crowded in to learn How to Make a Living as an Artist—with or without a Dealer. She followed this up with a popular Meet-the-Author session at our stand. Three Meet-the-Editor sessions were held as well to introduce our art journals to a wider audience. Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick spoke with curators and scholars interested in learning more about The Journal of Curatorial StudiesJames Daichendt, editor of the popular journal Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art was able to meet with many interested contributors, as well as discuss his books, Artist-Teacher and Artist ScholarDave Beech and Gretchen Coombs were on hand to introduce Art & the Public Sphere, which received tremendous attention.
Back in North Carolina, Elizabeth and I are busy following up with those we met and those who wanted to learn more about Intellect. That’s what CAA is all about-- connecting with and supporting artists and scholars at the intersection of academia and art. We look forward to receiving new proposals and journal submissions.  You’re encouraged to examine the Publish with Us section of our website or contact me directly at or Elizabeth at with any questions. 

Thanks to Paul Skiff and CAA organizers for pulling together such a successful event. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s

102nd CAA Conference

in Chicago, 12-15 February 2014!


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