Call for Papers & Book Prize. Deadlines: Dec 2011/Jan 2012

Phillips Book Prize

The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art
Deadline: Jan 15, 2012

The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art offers an
annual prize for an unpublished manuscript presenting new research in
modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Preference is
given to applicants whose research focuses on subjects related to The
Phillips Collection’s areas of collecting.

The winning author will receive $5,000, and his or her manuscript will
be published by the University of California Press as part of a series
of first books sponsored by the Center for the Study of Modern Art.

Scholars who received their Ph.D.s within the past five years are
strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is January 15, 2012.

To apply, submit a cover letter, a CV, an abstract of the proposed book
(one page maximum), and a book proposal (eight to ten pages). The book
proposal should include a project overview, chapter outlines, a plan
for revisions and completion of the manuscript, and a description of
the book’s position in the literature of modern or contemporary art.
Three current letters of recommendation are also required.

Please submit the materials electronically to:

Program Coordinator
Center for the Study of Modern Art
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-2151 x286

Alternative Venues (Publishing Opportunity)

Deadline: Dec 1, 2011

Call for Papers-Publishing Opportunity

Alternative Venues: Artists’ Solo Shows and Other Exhibits beyond the
Academy and the Salon, 1700-2000

I am putting together a volume of essays devoted to the subject of
single-artist, thematic, and single-object exhibitions from the
eighteenth century through the twentieth, organized and displayed
outside of academic jurisdiction, in most cases by the artist
her/himself. It is tentatively called Alternative Venues. Essays will
explore the functions, meanings, organizational and visual structures,
and/or successes/failures of artists’ solo shows (e.g., Courbet’s
Pavilion of Realism), exhibitions of thematically unified work by a
single artist (e.g., Fuseli’s Milton Gallery), and displays of single
art objects (e.g., David’s Intervention of the Sabine Women). It is my
hope that the collection as a whole will highlight the innovation and
modernity of such exhibitions, while perhaps setting their motivations
and functions into relief against similar displays in the contemporary
art world, where the solo show is the benchmark of artistic success for
the living artist.

Publishing interest has already been expressed by a very reputable
press, famed for such volumes of art historical essays. Please send a CV
and 3-5 page abstract by December 1, 2011 to Andrew Graciano, Associate
Chair and Graduate Director, Department of Art, University of South
Carolina, 1615 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29208 USA or by email at Participants will be notified in January 2012.
Full drafts of accepted essays are due by March 2012. Projected
publication date is early to mid 2013.

Andrew Graciano, PhD
Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Art
University of South Carolina

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP:  Alternative Venues (Publishing Opportunity). In: H-ArtHist, May 8,
2011. <;.


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