Wright Elected to the CAA Board

Charles Wright, WIU Chair of Art

Charles Wright, WIU Chair of Art

Congratulations to Charles Wright, chair of art, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the College Art Association at their annual meeting in Los Angeles in February. Wright along with colleagues from Harvard, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Research Center join the CAA Board.

The CAA Board “. . . is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures.”

Wright has been elected to the College Art Association’s board of directors for 2012-2016. Wright joined CAA when he was an MFA student at Washington University and has remained active with the association ever since, chairing its Professional Practices Committee for the past three years.

He was named chair of Western Illinois University’s Department of Art in July 2007, having previously served as chair of the Department of Art at Coastal Carolina University. At both universities, he guided the art program through national accreditation.

For the past seventeen years, he has worked with arts organizations locally and nationally, and is a member of the American Association of Museums, the National Council of Arts Administrators, Tri State Sculptors, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

A widely exhibited artist, Wright produces large-scale sculptures with steel, wood, Plexiglas, and stone, and his work is included in private and public collections in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

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