Save the Date! ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Fall Business Meeting on October 19

ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Fall Business Meeting – Friday, October 19, 2018

Save the date and join us for a day of tours and discussion with your Southern California colleagues!

  • UCLA Film & Television Archive Tour in Santa Clarita
    Visit the second largest moving image archive in the United States after the Library of Congress, and the world’s largest university-based media archive.
  • CalArts Film Library Tour in Valencia
    The CalArts Library supports student and faculty artist/scholars with a collection of over 200,000 physical items and approximately 300,000 electronic resources, as well as unique archival and rare-book collections.
  • Talk by Kathy Carbone: Critical Interventions: Contemporary Art Practice in the Archive
    Kathy Carbone is the institute archivist, performing arts librarian, a faculty member in the Herb Alpert School of Music, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she teaches courses in music research methodologies and archives and art-making. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she teaches a course on archives and art practices.
  • Chapter Business Meeting
  • Reception at the Salt Creek Grille

More details coming soon!

ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter visit to Sterling Ruby Studio

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $5/members, $10/non-members, free for students
Please RSVP at: http://tdy.cl/se/WxtSQAg
Address and parking details will be sent via email prior to the tour

Sterling Ruby (American. b. 1972) received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He works with a wide range of aesthetic and material strategies, from sculptures made of saturated, glossy, poured polyurethane, bronze and steel, to drawings, collages, richly glazed ceramics, spray-paint paintings, photography and video, as well as textile works that include quilts, tapestries, garments, and soft sculptures.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Ruby Studio

Joint California Chapters Meeting and Reception in NYC

The Northern and Southern California chapters will be holding a joint meeting and a joint reception at the ARLIS 2018 annual conference in NYC on Monday, February 26th. We hope to see many of you at one or both gatherings!

If you will be attending the conference, please take a moment to review the details below and then answer this super-short and super-helpful survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/dYZZPosIWEl2YwKA3

Joint Chapter Meeting:
Date: Monday February 26, 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Hilton, Murray Hill East, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Joint Chapter Reception:
Date: Monday February 26, 2018
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: Taco Dumbo, 19 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10103

We will have three large communal tables reserved at the front of the restaurant and signs for easy identification. Special thanks to Jennifer Kishi for taking care of all of these arrangements.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions to either Abby Dansiger, Northern California Chapter Chair, at adansiger@famsf.org or Jennifer Kishi, Southern California Chapter Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, at jenkishi@gmail.com.

ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Awards

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Awards Committee, it is our pleasure to announce the following award recipients:

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Student Travel Award:

Megan Sallabedra, a first year MLIS student in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies with a BA in History of Art and Visual Culture from UC Santa Cruz, and an MA in Curatorial Practice in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California. Megan expects to earn her MLIS in 2019 and this will be her first ARLIS/NA conference. She has worked for the past several years in the field of fine arts in a range of roles – from organizing exhibitions and related programming at the exhibition space 356 Mission in Los Angeles, to selling art books at Ooga Booga, managing private art collections and public art projects at Lendrum Fine Art, to advanced research and writing on contemporary artists and practices as part of her own ongoing professional interests. She set her sights on a career trajectory in an art library setting after taking on a project with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Balch Art Research Library – prioritizing, digitizing and cataloging their holding of artist files, and she currently works part time as a Graduate Reference Assistant in the UCLA Arts Library.

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award:

Lorie S. Kim, a first-year student in UCLA’s MLIS program, specializing in Archival Studies. For her undergraduate degree in visual culture at the University of Southern California, Lorie wrote a senior research thesis on “The Convergence of Eastern and Western Design and Its Effects on the Development of Global Fashion.” Along with her academic studies, she has seven years of professional experience in the arts, which inspired both her aspirations for graduate studies in Library and Information Science and her professional pursuit of art librarianship and archival work. As an Exhibitions Intern in the Exhibitions Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for approximately two years, she assisted with all levels of exhibitions coordination, including maintaining the museum’s collections database and supporting a range of collections management projects. More recently she interned at the Los Angeles location of the Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery where her projects included digitization of curator Paul Schimmel’s archive of press material and organizing the libraries’ giveaway book collection. She then served as the representative for Los Angeles in the gallery’s global five-person Library Team, as the Los Angeles contact for Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ activities, as the Los Angeles gallery’s bookshop manager, and as the coordinator of Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ local Book & Printed Matter Lab, a small exhibition space for publication-related presentations and public programming. She now serves as a cataloger at ARCANA, an art bookstore in Culver City. This will be Lorie Kim’s first ARLIS/NA conference and she plans to attend the ‘Consulting with Artists: Creating, Describing, and Disseminating the Visual Arts’ workshop and the behind-the-scenes tour of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Please join us in congratulating Megan and Lorie and please help us welcome them to ARLIS/NA when you meet them in New York City!

New issue of Canvas

The Winter 2018 issue of Canvas is here!

Inside you’ll find…
• An update from 2017 Chair/2018 Past-Chair, Simone Fujita
• A member spotlight with Robert Gore of the UCLA Arts Library
• Reports from travel award winners Lucy Campbell, Karly Wildenhaus, and Emily Coxe
• A recap of last year’s 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans and a look forward to the upcoming 46th Annual Conference in New York
• An update from the ARLIS/NA Board Chapters Liaison, Catherine Essinger
• Details about “Engaging The Iterative: Pedagogical Experiments Across Art And Design Disciplines,” an ARLIS/NA-sponsored panel at the CAA Conference in Los Angeles
• Photos from events at ArtCenter Library, USC Libraries’ ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, and Brand Library & Art Center

Thank you to all who contributed!