Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, Ph.D., Lecturer of Art History at the SUNY Oneonta Art Department since September 2016, has been appointed Chair of the CAA International Committee for 2018-2020.
A Member of the CAA International Committee since 2017, Dr. Baluyut also served as Soliciting Editor for the CAA International News in 2017-2018 and was responsible for shepherding a variety of articles, including Chye Shu Wen, “Southeast of Now: Introducing A New Journal on Contemporary and Modern Asian Art” (May 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/05/25/southeast-of-now-introducing-a-new-journal-about-contemporary-and-modern-asian-art/); Brian Curtin, “A Seminar Introduces a New Design Program in Bangkok” (September 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/09/26/the-ghost-in-the-machine-theories-and-practices-of-non-objective-photography/); and Colette Apelian, “Africa at the Quai Branly Museum and the Mohammed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art: Challenges for Exhibitions of African Art” (November 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/11/16/africa-at-the-quai-branly-museum-colette-apelian/).
With 10,000 art historians, visual artists, and museum professionals as members, the College Art Association (CAA) Advancing Art & Design is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts in the United States, promoting the fields of art history, visual arts/culture, design, and museum studies and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. As one of the ten Professional Committees, the CAA International Committee seeks to foster an international community of artists, scholars, and critics within CAA; to provide forums in which to exchange ideas and make connections; to encourage engagement with the international student community; to develop relationships between CAA and organizations outside the United States with comparable goals and activities; and to assist the CAA Board of Directors by identifying and recommending advocacy issues that involve CAA and cross national borders. See http://www.collegeart.org/committees/international.