SECAC has an annual awards program to recognize exemplary work by its members. Nominations are accepted and reviewed by member committees, and awards are announced at the annual SECAC meeting. SECAC is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the awards program for 2016-2017. In addition to the awards listed below, the SECAC President is authorized to designate recipients for the Award of Distinction (recognizing former officers), the Certificate of Merit (members who are entering retirement), and the Award for Exemplary Achievement (exceptional individuals who have demonstrated significant personal and professional development and long-standing service to SECAC).
The SECAC Awards Committee reviews and selects recipients for six SECAC Awards. The deadline for the nominations for each SECAC Award is Monday, February 6, 2017 (postmark). SECAC encourages nominations and self-nominations for all SECAC Awards.
The deadline for the Levin Award for Research in Art History is March 1, 2017 and the deadline for the SECAC Artist's Fellowship is August 1, 2016. The deadline for Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards varies each year and is set by the annual conference director. There are no deadlines for nomination for the President’s Awards, which are designated by the President. Separate processes exist for each of these awards. Follow the link under the description of each award for full instructions. SECAC encourages nominations and self-nominations for awards in all of these categories.
For questions, contact SECAC First Vice President and Chair of the SECAC Awards Committee, Sandra Reed, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommendations to the SECAC President and Vice-President for the awards mentioned in the first paragraph above may also be sent to Sandra Reed.
The SECAC Artist's Fellowship
The SECAC Fellowship was established in 1981 for the purpose of supporting member artists and to encourage individual creative growth - the development of new ideas for exhibitions and creative projects. Through this program's SECAC can more completely serve member artists and institutions.
The William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art
Levin endowed this award in 2013 to encourage and recognize research in art history.
The SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching
Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching by a SECAC member who demonstrates an exceptional command of his or her discipline through the ability to teach effectively, impart knowledge, and inspire students. A brief description of the nominee's teaching philosophy should be included.
SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication
Awarded for outstanding research shown in the recent publication (within the last two years) of a book, article or series of articles. A precise description of research accomplishments and the nominee's research agenda should accompany the nomination. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.
The SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
Awarded to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their creative work as demonstrated through regional, national or international exhibitions or presentations. The nominee's artist's statement should be included.
The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials
Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalogue is considered exemplary. Support materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.
The SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials
Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of contemporary materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalogue is considered exemplary. Support materials should include an abstract that summarizes the concept and execution of the nominated exhibition. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.
The SECAC Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in Graphic Design
Awarded to recognize, encourage, and reward individuals who have been particularly successful in their design practice as demonstrated through regional, national, or international professional activities. Support materials should include a portfolio: web-based portfolios and digital submissions are acceptable.
In addition to these professional achievement awards, SECAC also presents upon occasion three special awards designated by the president. These include:
The Organization encourages nominations for awards in all of these categories.
Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards
The Gulnar Bosch Travel Awards provide limited travel funds for select graduate students whose papers or works have been accepted for juried presentation so that they can attend the SECAC Annual Meeting. It was Gulnar Bosch's intent through a bequest to SECAC that interest generated from funds invested by SECAC would be used to encourage graduate student participation in SECAC and their future involvement in the organization.