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Competition for the 2015 Book Award


The Association for Latin American Art Book

award was established in 2001 and is funded

by the Arvey Foundation.


The Association of Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Thirteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York in February 2015. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.


For the February 2015 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:


* Publication date between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

* Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

* Books may have one or more authors.

* Multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art

historical knowledge also can be considered.

* Edited volumes/anthologies of individual articles that are consistent in terms of both theme and quality will also be considered.


The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range.


Publishers and authors must contact Patricia Sarro by October 1, 2014 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s) and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2014.


Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Patricia Sarro

Department of Art

Youngstown State University

Bliss 4073

Youngstown, OH 44555

pjsarro@ysu.edu