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:

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:

We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!

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

ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter Travel Award Winner

The ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce that Dianne Weinthal is the 2019 recipient of the Chapter’s Student Travel Award

Dianne is a first year Masters of Library and Information Science student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is focused on photography as artwork, as visual resource, and as digital information. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Stanford University in 2014, where she also completed the Stanford Fellowship in the Arts program at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

This will be Dianne’s first time attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference. She will be presenting her paper Institutional Interoperability: The Andy Warhol Photography Collection at Stanford University as Case Study at the New Voices in the Profession session. This paper draws on her recent professional experience as Assistant Archivist for the Andy Warhol Photography Collection at the Cantor Arts Center.

The Student Travel Award supports and encourages student involvement in ARLIS/NA activities by helping to defray the costs of attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference. Congratulations Dianne!

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.