Art & Design Poster Auction Fundraiser: March 26–April 4, 2019

The ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce our very first Online Auction and Fundraiser, taking place during the Annual Conference! Our chapter received a very generous donation of 28 framed art & design posters by Claes Oldenburg, Saul Steinberg, Edward Hopper, and Frank Loyd Wright to name a few. 

The online auction will go live on the first day of the 47th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference on Tuesday, March 26th, and close on Friday, April 4th, 2019. Conference attendees will get a chance to bid in person at the Chapter business meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, on Wednesday, March 27th at 8am. The online auction will allow for both conference attendees and those who are unable to attend to bid for these same items on the web, so that all interested will be able to support the chapter through their generous bids.
To view the auction items and for more info, visit: https://www.biddingowl.com/ARLISSoCal

The proceeds from any sales will be returned to the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter to support travel awards, membership, professional development, and other organizational initiatives.

Individuals, organizations, family, friends, and non-members are all welcome and encouraged to participate. However, please note that due to the size and weight of the framed posters, all items must be arranged for pick up locally in Los Angeles.

Joint California chapters events at 2019 ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City

To all Northern and Southern California members attending the ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City, our chapters will meet for two joint events:

To help us plan, please fill out this RSVP form: https://goo.gl/forms/8atPprMEG7fvNhgf1

We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!

Kay Teel, Northern California Chapter Secretary/Treasurer
Jennie Freeburg, Southern California Chapter Vice-Chair

New issue of Canvas, the SoCal Chapter newsletter

The Winter 2019 issue of Canvas, the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter newsletter, is here!

Inside you’ll find…
• An update from 2018 Chair/2019 Past-Chair, Stacy R. Williams
• A member spotlight with Toni Rodriguez of the Tom of Finland Foundation
• Reports from travel award winners Lorie Kim and Megan Sallabedra
• A look forward to the upcoming 47th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City
• An update from the ARLIS/NA Board Chapters Liaison, Catherine Essinger
• Details about the Visual Resources Association 2019 Annual Conference that will take place in Los Angeles
• Photos from events at Sterling Ruby Studio, LACMA, UCLA Film & Television Archive, CalArts Library, and The Broad

Thank you to all who contributed!

Now accepting applications for 2019 Travel Awards!

The 47th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 26–30, 2019. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the art libraries and archives field as well as to gain insight on growing trends and important issues.

The Southern California Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently offering two travel awards to support and encourage involvement by helping defray the costs of attending the conference. We encourage all to apply!

For more information visit our Travel Awards page.

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!