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The specific purpose of Collage Artists of America is to promote interest and participation in, and the study, appreciation and support of, collage, assemblage and related mixed-media art by providing resources such as educational programs, instructional workshops and art exhibits to its members and the public.

CALENDAR - 2014

April 14: Squared Exhibit submission deadline.

May 1: CAA Open Juried Online Exhibit [SQUARED] opens

May 16: CAA Annual Meeting; Elections for 2014–2016 Board of Directors

June 14: CAA Juried Member Exhibit at CSUN, Northridge CA

Sept 26: CAA Member Meeting

October: CAA Juried Member Exhibit (TBD)

November 21: CAA Member Meeting

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Pickwick Gardens Conference Center, Regency Room
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank CA 91506
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CAA Presents Squared –  Juried Open Online Exhibit

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May 1 - July 1, 2014

Collage Artists of America opens its 2014 Exhibit Schedule with a Premier Event

squared is not CAA's first juried open show, but it is CAA’s first online-only open exhibit. Collage is a historical and universal art form that continues to be created by artists worldwide. The squared exhibit is open for entry to collage artists everywhere, CAA members and non-members alike. Online submission deadline has been extended until April 14, 2014. The Juror for this exhibit will be Bonese Collins Turner. More info and the Prospectus on our main Exhibits page.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on May 16, 2014, 10:30am – 1pm. This is our annual meeting including elections for 2014–2016 Board of Directors. More info to come.

CAA Presents Swept Away – Member Juried Exhibition

October 23 – November 17, 2013

CAA's most recent exhibit, Swept Away, was held at the Malibu Lumber Yard (MLY) Gallery.

View images of all the winning entries

CAA Scholarship Award

Brittney HoogervorstTo maintain ties to the community and to promote the study of collage, Collage Artists supports an annual scholarship for a deserving art student.

San Diego-area native Brittney Hoogervorst is the first recipient of the Collage Artists of America Scholarship at California State University Northridge. The young artist creates sculptural works that turn abandoned objects and materials into literal and conceptual assemblages. Combined with texture, pattern, layered images, and surface treatments, the resulting altered combine-like pieces explore issues about the suburban home, a theme born of the dysfunctional families around which she grew up.

Brittney’s artist statement notes “Abandoned household furniture and objects, like organisms, carry an honest record that can both haunt and invoke nostalgia. Suburban neighborhoods live behind facades and by wrapping, covering, and altering the surface of my sculptures I create a facade for them as well. Through sculpture I explore the disguises that mask dysfunctional families.”

The scholarship, now formally named for CAA, was presented on May 3, 2013 at the school’s annual awards ceremony sponsored by the CSUN Arts Council. CAA chose to award its annual scholarship at CSUN because the school offered better oversight of its program than other institutions, and CAA had the ability to set applicant requirements and make the final recipient decision.

For more details and images, download the May 2013 Newsletter article (PDF).