CFP Sep 12, 2005

Visual Arts in the West (Albuquerque Feb 06)

Albuquerque, NM

February 8-11, 2006, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico (330
Tijeras Ave. NW / 505-842-1234)
For more information, contact the area chair and / or visit the
organizations' web site:

Deadline for proposals: Nov. 15, 2005

Deadline for registering for conference (required of all participants and
attendees): Dec. 31, 2005

To register, visit the SW/Texas PCA/ACA website for the needed information.
Various discounts for air travel, hotel rooms, etc. may be available to
members, participants, and graduate students. For more information, visit
the web
site above.

Papers should be approximately 20-25 minutes long and should be original
works of scholarship that have not been presented or published elsewhere.
Proposals should be no longer than 500 words / 2 double-spaced typed pages
and should
be accompanied by a cv. Please include contact information (address,
telephone, e-mail) that will be valid for the academic year. Days and
times of
sessions are to be determined.

Papers should be about painting, drawing, other graphic media, popular
arts, sculpture, mixed media works and installations, digital media,
architecture, urban planning and design created in the West, by artists
from the West
and / or living in the West, and dealing with subjects, themes, issues and
concerns of the West. The variety of topics and themes is considerable and
include but is not limited to:

• topographical landscape illustration produced during early explorations
• classic painters of the West–Catlin, Moran, Remington and Russell
• California Impressionism
• the Taos artists colonies and early painters in New Mexico
• Regionalist painting of the 1930s in the Southwest, California, and Texas
• painting in the Pacific Northwest
• painting in Alaska and Western Canada
• architecture and urban design of indigenous peoples and colonial settlers
in the West
• early modernist architecture and urbanism in the West
• post-modernist architecture and urbanism in the West / recent trends and
• perceptions and attitudes toward the West / the uniqueness of the Western
terrain, architecture, and people
• Manifest Destiny and the West / politics and art of the West
• depictions of women, Native Americans, Mexican-Americans in Western art /
issues of the "other" in Western art
• depictions of frontier life
• women artists, Native American artists, and Mexican-American artists from
the West
• depictions of the West by artists from the Eastern U.S. and foreign
artists, and how their perspectives of the West are different / how do
ethnic, racial, and socio-economic groups visualize the West
• ecology and environmentalism in Western art and architecture
• portraiture in the West / depictions of famous Westerners
• early modernists who painted the Western landscape
• modern and abstract art in the West
• depictions of the urbanized and suburbanized West
• Earth Art
• public art and memorials in and about the West
• recent trends, developments, styles and new media as they have developed
the West

Proposals should be sent to

Herbert R. Hartel, Jr., Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
899 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Dept. of Art, Music, and Philosophy / Room 325

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