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SECAC 2020 Award Recipients
SECAC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 award cycle.
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.
Heather Stark, Marshall University
Naomi Falk, University of South Carolina
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.
K.L.H Wells, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for Weaving Modernism: Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York, Yale University Press, 2019
SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials
Awarded in recognition of an exhibition (within the last two years) of historical materials, which by its design, installation, and/or catalog is considered exemplary.
Jared Ledesma, Associate Curator, Des Moines Art Center for Queer Abstraction at the Des Moines Art Center, June 1–September 8, 2019
2020 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.
Recipient: Anthony Bingham, Praise House
Honorable mention: Alice Pixley Young, Ghost Grove
The William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art
Thanks to the generosity of William R. Levin, Professor Emeritus at Centre College, Danville, KY, SECAC offers two awards, of a minimum amount of $5000 each, to art historians who are members of the organization.Dr. Levin endowed the first award in 2013 to encourage and recognize research in art history; his generous gift in 2018 endowed a second award. The first of these awards supports Research in the History of Art Before 1750; the second is now designated to support Research in the History of Art Since 1750.
Recipient of Levin Award for Research of the History of Art before 1750
Recipient: Hallie Meredith, Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University for her project “Fragmentary and Unfinished Art: Documenting Undocumented Late Roman Art and Process.”
Recipient of the Levin Award for Research in the History of Art since 1750
Recipient: Monica Steinberg, Assistant Professor at University of Hong Kong for her project “Inventing Lives: Fictional Artistic Practice in the Shadow of Cold War Hollywood.”
SECAC President’s Awards
The following awards are presented by SECAC President Sandra Reed (Professor of Art School of Art & Design, Marshall University) in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of distinguished SECAC members.
Certificate of Merit
Given to members of long and true standing who have entered into retirement
Betty Crouther, Associate Professor, Art History, retired - Department of Art & Art History - The University of Mississippi
Award of Distinction
Given to recognize former officers of the organization
Kerr Houston, Editor, Art Inquiries, 2018, 2019, and 2020 issues - Professor of Art History - Dept. of Art History, Theory and Criticism
Maryland Institute College of Art
Award of Exemplary Achievement
The organization's most prestigious award, given in recognition of personal and professional development as well as long-standing service to SECAC
Kevin Concannon, Professor of Art History and Director, retired - School of Visual Arts - Virginia Tech
Service to the Arts
Given in recognition of lasting impact on SECAC and its members
William R. Levin, Professor Emeritus of Art History - Centre College
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awards
To recognize the exceptional work of those individuals historically underrepresented in SECAC, higher education, and arts institutions, applications are now being accepted for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Awards, which cover the cost of conference registration plus two years of SECAC membership for five recipients.
Millian Pham Lien Giang, The University of Alabama
Georgina Gluzman, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad de San Andres
Sadia Kamran, Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan
Joo Kim, University of Central Florida
Rikiesha Metzger, Maryland Institute College of Art
Daniel Esquivia Zapata, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá