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Since 2007, the TFAP@CAA Day of Panels have brought together exceptional groups of artists, art historians, curators, and critics for a free and open to the public day of dialogue during the annual College Art Association (CAA) Conferences. CAA has been a founding program partner of The Feminist Art Project since its inception in 2005. TFAP became an Affiliated Society of CAA in 2016. We are grateful for CAA’s generosity in providing meeting rooms, publicity, technical support, and assistance that gives greater visibility throughout the conference week to women artists, feminist concerns, and supports the mission of TFAP. Additionally, TFAP collaborates with CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts.



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111th College Art Association Annual Conference
February 15 – 18, 2023 | NYC


TFAP@CAA 2023 Days of Panels

Zoom & In-person | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 9:00am – 6:00pm EST

Zoom | Friday, Feb. 24 | 12:00pm – 9:00pm EST

Free and open to the public. Funded by the FORD FOUNDATION.

* In-person sessions will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd floor. Masks required.

Check back for TFAP VIRTUAL REGISTRATION LINKS in JANUARY. Click here to receive an email alert when registration goes live.
* CAA CONFERENCE ATTENDEES: TFAP’s Aesthetics of Access virtual panels are hosted by the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and NOT on the CAA conference platform. Separate registration is needed to join.

Art, Gender, and Disability: Aesthetics of Access explores the methodological framework of “aesthetics of access,” where artists use the materials of access – audio descriptions, captions, tactile objects, sign language and transcripts – as subject matter for their work, moving away from image-first projects, while considering the access needs of their audience.

Tatiana Flores

Amanda Cachia and Constantina Zavitsanos
Jesse Darling (Keynote), Shannon Finnegan, Bojana Coklyat, Jordan Lord, Krishna Washburn, Kayla Hamilton, Jerron Herman, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, Panteha Abareshi, Jillian Crochet, Berenice Olmedo, Feminist Health Care Research Group (FHCRG), Sickness Affinity Group (SAG), Power Makes Us Sick (PMS), and Critical Design Lab REMOTE Access Party



Looking for more information about Art and Disability? Click here to request a free scan of Amanda Cachia’s recent edited volume, Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation. Or watch the book launch held at NYU Center for Disability Studies here.


ART, GENDER, AND DISABILITY: ASTHETICS OF ACCESS is made possible with the generous support of the



TFAP@CAA 2023 Affiliated Society Session

New York Hilton Midtown, Gramercy East

Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 9:00am – 10:30am

Conference registration REQUIRED.

This session will focus on strategies for legacy preservation, research methods, and feminist approaches that can be employed for artists who lacked the support needed to develop robust archives during their lifetime.

Rachel Middleman and Connie Tell
Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, Marie Williams Chant, Ferris Olin, and Celia Vara



TFAP@CAA 2023 Affiliated Society Companion Session

New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse G

Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Conference registration REQUIRED.

In this roundtable discussion, experts will focus on practical and creative approaches to establishing legacies and archives for artists.

Mira Friedlaender
, Rachel Middleman, and Connie Tell

Four women speaking in auditorium.TFAP@CAA 2017 Day of Panels, Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms


In 2007, Anne Swartz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, organized the first TFAP Day of Panels and performances for the CAA conference in NYC. Since then, the TFAP@CAA program has become a staple in the CAA conference itinerary. The Feminist Art Project would like to thank Anne Swartz for creating the annual TFAP@CAA Day of Panels and serving as Project Coordinator 2007-2011. Through Anne’s efforts, the art world, the CAA and WCA communities, and emerging professionals gained access to cutting edge work and ideas of artists, curators, performers and scholars, up close and through a feminist lens. Anne contributed many planning hours, acting as the liaison between TFAP and panel chairs and ensuring that the annual day of panels ran smoothly. Anne’s gift to all of us has been an ongoing forum for feminist issues and discussions of global art and art history. Brava Anne!

In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Feminist Art Project and the legacy of feminism in the arts, Claudia Sbrissa, visual artist, St. John’s University, and Kathleen Wentrack, art historian, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, collaborated on an interactive performance project entitled, Feminism: Remembrance & Legacy at the 104th College Art Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. View Project