ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

Competition for the 2024 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

Deadline: August 1, 2024

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA), an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA), is pleased to sponsor the Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award. The award will be presented to the editor, lead author, or authors of an especially distinguished exhibition catalogue of Latin American or Latinx art, from the Pre-Columbian era to the present, published under the auspices of a museum, library, or private collection. The award is generously funded by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation and consists of a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the CAA annual meeting in February 2025. The name of the recipient(s) will also appear in both ALAA and CAA newsletters. The new submission deadline is August 1, 2024.

For the 2024 Award, we will evaluate exhibition catalogues on Latin American or Latinx art from the Pre-Columbian era to the present that meets the following criteria:

  • Single or multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge.
  • Catalogues written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Publication date between September 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Publishers, authors, and others should email the selection committee chair (rosario.granados@blantonmusuem.orgbefore the August 1 deadline to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. In your email, please include Title, author(s), publication’s date, and a general description of the exhibition catalogue. If the catalogue appears eligible, the committee chair will then provide mailing addresses for all three committee members so the publications can be sent directly to each one of them. All catalogues should be postmarked by August 1 to ensure submissions are considered.

Please note that exhibition catalogues that have received any financial support for their publication by the Thoma Foundation are not eligible. Also, authors may not submit the same material for two award categories. If, for example, a major essay from an exhibition catalogue is submitted for the Article Award, the catalogue itself may not be submitted for the Exhibition Catalogue Award or vice versa. It is the responsibility of the author to determine which category best fits the submission.

Exhibition Catalogue Award Committee
Rosario Granados, Chair
Gabriela Germana,
Aubrey Hobart,

2024 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Awards

Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures (Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press / Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2022)

Curated by Joanna Szupinska

Edited by Rebecca Epstein

With contributions from Rebecca Epstein, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Julian Myers, Chon A. Noriega, Sally Stein, Joanna Szupinska, Roberto Tejada, and Susanna V. Temkin

2024 Exhibition Catalogue Award Honorable Mention

Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory (Oakland: University of California Press, 2023)

Curated by María Esther Fernández and Laura E. Pérez

Edited by Laura E. Pérez and María Esther Fernández


Past Exhibition Catalogue Award Recipients