The Canadian Aviation Artists' Association (CAAA) was established
in 1996, in response to a recognized need by artists and enthusiasts
interested in aviation art, to form a group to advance the quality
and appreciation of this growing art form. Since that time, the group
has grown into a mature organization with semi-independent regional
groups spread across Canada. The CAAA includes the majority of working
aviation artists in Canada. It also includes a number of museums,
galleries, collectors, historians and aviation firms in its membership.
Several of the foremost aviation artists in the United States and
Britain are also CAAA members. In 2002 the CAAA was awarded the prestigous
"Belt of Orion" award by Canada's Aviation Hall
of Fame for services rendered to the cause of Canadian aviation history.
mission: To promote the advancement of aviation art in
subscribing to the CAAA mandate may join in one of three categories
Those who have a serious interest in creating aviation art. This
includes artists who work in a variety of mediums but principally
- Individuals other than artists who have a strong interest in aviation
member - Includes organizations and/or their representatives
such as galleries, museums,aerospace industry and
aerospace organizationsm, both civil and government, with a strong
interest in aviation art.
Annual membership dues: $50
(Cdn) - Artist members (slightly higher for international members).
$35(Cdn) Associate/Institutional members. If you are interested in
joining please contact the membership secretary Liane Connolly at:firstname.lastname@example.org
with other aviation artists or enthusiasts.
and regionally based activities including art exhibits, special
events, meetings and aviation art oriented activities.
to Aerialviews the quarterly CAAA newsletter.
for personal artistic advancement through participation in exhibits,
critiques and the CAAA mentoring program.
with artists who share your aviation interest.
A national convention is held yearly for all CAAA members. In odd-numbered
years this is held in Ottawa in conjunction with the Canada Aviation
Museum's ARTFLIGHT juried international aviation art exhibition.
In even numbered years the convention is held at different locations
throughout Canada. The convention includes lectures and demonstrations
by established artists in the field, formal critique sessions, tours
of museums, aerospace facilities, airbases and other aviation venues.
In addition, there is a juried aviation art exhibit open to the public
and a members-only show that gives artists of all abilities an opportunity
to display their work. If they wish members may also take advantage
of the CAAA mentor program in order to develop their artistic skills.
The 2004 CAAA national conference will take place in Calgary, Alberta.
Regional groups organize regionally based exhibits, meetings, or "mini-conventions",
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