MAPACA -- Art Panel -- Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions due 6/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

The area of Art welcomes papers that discuss some aspect of the relationship of art to American society and popular culture. Art includes the traditional plastic arts of painting, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as performance art, installation art, earth art, folk and outsider art, "craft" or amateur art, and multimedia and digital art. Professors interested in coordinating sessions of student papers, graduate or undergraduate, are encouraged to submit panel proposals.

Topics include but are not limited to:
• Activist and populist art movements or cooperatives
• Scandals and controversies over art works, exhibitions, and funding
• Art schools, courses, and training
• Art criticism, methodology, theory, and popularly held ideas
• Cultural institutions, the gallery system, and the artist's studio
• Art market, competitions, promotion and patronage, and consumer trends