CAA Annual Conference

CAA returns to New York in 2015 for its 103rd Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton New York from Wednesday, February 11 to Saturday, February 14. As the world’s best-attended international art conference, CAA’s meeting will facilitate networking opportunities and enable you to exchange ideas and information with colleagues from across the globe.

The Following are the Textile Related Sessions:

WEDNESDAY 02/11/2015

CAA Committee on Women in the Arts

Women in the Marketplace: The Rise of the Artisan Cooperative

Time: 02/11/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, Trianon Ballroom
Chair: Claudia Sbrissa, St. John’s University

Trailblazing for Creative Careers
Jenn Dierdorf, A.I.R. Gallery; JoAnne McFarland, A.I.R. Gallery
Dynamic Symbiotic Entrepreneurship: SPINNA Circle’s Novel Collective Women’s Empowerment Platform
Rupa Ganguli, SPINNA Circle and Clothing Connect
Sewn on the Street: We Look Good, but We’re Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
Rebecca K. Layton, Rekh & Datta
Invisible Visible: Women Creative Communities in the Arab World
Cecilia Mandrile, University of New Haven and University of the West of England
Craft Power: Enhancing the Power of Women through Traditional Arts
Melissa Hilliard Potter, Columbia College Chicago; Miriam Schaer, Columbia College Chicago

Pacific Arts Association 

Mission Accomplished? The Legacy of Religious Missionary Movements on the Art of Oceania

Time: 02/11/2015, 12:30 PM—2:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 2nd Floor, Regent Parlor
Chair: Carol Mayer, University of British Columbia

Connecting Souls: Kamoro Art and Missionary Patronage in West Papua
Karen Jacobs, University of East Anglia
Early Missionary Activity on Erromango and Its Impact on Local Material Culture
Barbara Lawson, Redpath Museum, McGill University
Between the Cross and the Cloth
Fanny Wonu Veys, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

THURSDAY 02/12/2015

CAA Distinguished Scholar Session Honoring Robert Farris Thompson

Time: 02/12/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 3rd Floor, East Ballroom
Chair: Grey Gundaker, College of William and Mary

Zé Diabo, Mimito, and Detinha de Xangô: Three Religious Artists in Brazil
Charles Daniel Dawson, Columbia University and New York University
The Master and Mangaaka: The Art of Art History
Wyatt MacGaffey, Haverford College
Confronting Intellectual Pidgin in African Aesthetics
Rowland Abiodun, Amherst College
Fierce Females/Subversive Fibers: Interventions and Innovations in the Contemporary African Diaspora
Leslie King-Hammond, Maryland Institute College of Art; Lowery Stokes Sims, Museum of Arts and Design

FRIDAY 02/13/2015

Design Studies Forum 

Rethinking Labor

Time: 02/13/2015, 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 2nd Floor, Beekman Parlor
Chair: David Brody, Parsons The New School for Design

Edward Hopper, Hotel Management, and the Work of Art
Leo G. Mazow, University of Arkansas
Women, Work, and Revolution: A Do-It-Yourself Practice
Sara Desvernine Reed, Virginia Commonwealth University
Superstudio and the “Refusal to Work”
Ross K. Elfline, Carleton College
From Collectives to Corporations: Sheila Hicks’s Fiber Commissions, 1964–1977
Sarah Doane Parrish, Boston University
The Ghost Potter: Tracing the Paradoxical Roles of the Hand and Labor in the Production of Contemporary Tableware
Ezra Shales, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

SATURDAY 02/14/2015

Blurring the Boundaries: Allusion, Evocation, and Imitation in Ancient and Medieval Surface Decoration

Time: 02/14/2015, 2:30 PM—5:00 PM
Location: Hilton New York, 2nd Floor, Gramercy B
Chairs: Sarah Lepinski, National Endowment for the Humanities; Susanna McFadden, Fordham University

The Playful Use of Mimesis and Surface in Hellenistic Mosaics at Pergamon
Kristen Seaman, Kennesaw State University
Re-examining Repetition: Tracing Narcissus across Multiple Boundaries
Elizabeth M. Molacek, University of Virginia
The Medium Is the Message: Materiality, Surface, and Illusion in Fourth-Century Opus Sectile at Rome
Stephanie Hagan, University of Pennsylvania
Illusion and Allusion: The Language of Ornament at Sardis
Vanessa Rousseau, Macalester College
Changing Meaning over Time: Similarities and Differences in Late Antique and High Medieval Depictions of the traditio legis
Armin Bergmeier, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Weaving on the Wall: Evoking Textiles in the Mural Decorations of Medieval Spain
Patricia D. Blessing, Stanford University