Book Awards

Competition for the 2017 Book Award

The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Sixteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York in February 2017. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.
For the February 2017 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Books may have one or more authors.
  • Multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge also can be considered.
  • Edited volumes/anthologies of individual articles that are consistent in terms of both theme and quality will also be considered.

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range.

Publishers, authors, and others must contact Charlene Villaseñor Black by October 1, 2016 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s) and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2016.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black, Department of Art History, 100 Dodd Hall, 405 Hilgard Ave., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Book Award Recipients