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As a membership organization, CAA depends on the dedication and commitment of the active members to ensure the vitality of its programs. Each year, hundreds of members serve on CAA committees, juries, and editorial boards, which oversee governance, honors and awards, publications, and professional services. Except where noted, the CAA president appoints members of committees, juries, and editorial boards in consultation with the appropriate vice president.

Serve on a CAA Committee

CAA invites members to apply for service on one of its nine innovative, productive Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees, which address crucial issues in the visual arts and propose solutions that advance CAA’s goals and the profession as a whole. Deadline: September 30, 2016.

Committee Types

CAA has two kinds of committees: those established by its By-laws, and those established by the Board of Directors. Additionally, ad hoc committees can be appointed from time to time by the president to address short-term needs of the association. By-law committees are integral to CAA governance and may only be modified by vote of the full membership. All other committees function at the discretion of the board and have specific responsibilities. They supervise ongoing projects and may recommend the initiation of programs and the adoption of statements which will further CAA’s goals. The board is, however, the final supervisor of each committee’s activities.

Among these, two are freestanding (Annual Conference, Publications), while the others fall into clusters. There are nine Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees; three editorial boards, and sixteen juries (twelve awards juries, two publication-grant juries, and two fellowship juries). Structure and administration differ for all committees, editorial boards, and juries, as does the scope of their responsibilities.

By-Law Committees

Executive Committee
Finance and Budget Committee
Nominating Committee

Committees and Juries Established by the Board of Directors

Annual Conference Committee
Audit Committee
Awards for Distinction Juries
Fellowship Juries
Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees

Publications Committee

Publication Grant Juries


For more information on CAA’s committees, please write to Vanessa Jalet, CAA executive liaison.

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