IDSVA at the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Above: IDSVA students, 2016 Photo: Athena Axiomakaros.
Above: IDSVA students, 2016 Photo: Athena Axiomakaros.

IDSVA students distinguish themselves with exceptional involvement at this year’s CAA conference, held in New York, NY from February 15 to 18.

Look for IDSVA during the following CAA sessions:

Jason Hoelscher (IDSVA student, Cohort ’12; Georgia Southern University) will chair the session Sensory Implication and Somatic Engagement, and present the paper “Reductive Art, Refractive Information and Emergent Simplicity.”

Megan Koza Mitchell (IDSVA student, Cohort ’16) will chair the CAA session Defining Your Online Presence for the Arts Professional. As Chair of CAA’s Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, she coordinates and runs the Student and Emerging Professionals Lounge, SEPC Mock Interviews, and the following Brown Bag Professional Development Workshops: Interview Strategies and Elevator Speech, Interview Follow Up and Networking Techniques, Application 101, Internships and Fellowships, Finding a Mentor, Alternative Careers in the Visual Arts, and Teaching Portfolios.

Jonathan Morgan (IDSVA student, Cohort ’15) will present the paper “Craftspersonhood: The Forging of Selfhood through Making” in the session The Maker Mentality, chaired by Ruth Dusseault.

Jennifer Rissler (IDSVA student, Cohort ’14; San Francisco Art Institute), will co-chair the session Feminist Pedagogy Through Activist Arts Practices with Laura Elizabeth Sapelly, for the Committee on Women in the Arts.


If you are interested in becoming part of the IDSVA community, our current admissions deadline for May enrollment is January 31, 2017. Please contact Molly Davis at [email protected] or call T 207 771 8887. You can also visit IDSVA’s admissions page for information about the application process and requirements for admission.


January 11, 2017