The deadline for submission has been extended to November 20, 2015.
Brad Collins is at present finishing a book on the history of Pop art for Phaidon Press. Bradford R. Collins received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College (1964) and his Ph. D. in art history from Yale University (1980). At Yale he specialized in 19th century European art, particularly French painting. His interest in that area culminated in 13 Views of Manet's 'Bar,'" which he edited and to which he contributed one of the essays. The book was published by Princeton University Press in 1996. Since the late 1980s Dr. Collins has shifted his focus to contemporary art, particularly American art of the 1950s and 1960s. He has written scholarly articles on Abstract Expressionism, Clement Greenberg, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. On the subject of Warhol, he has written seven articles in preparation for a monograph that he plans to write after the completion of the book he is now finishing, a history of Pop Art for Phaidon Press. His publishing plans also include a much-needed history of contemporary art. Methodologically, Dr. Collins emphasizes the meanings of art in context: socio-economic, artistic, and particularly biographic.
Stephanie Heydt joined the High Museum of Art as the Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art in January 2009. Prior to the High Museum, Heydt was the curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida and the Jakob Rosenberg Fellow in American Art at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. She has received numerous fellowships including the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Patricia and Philip Frost predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and an Adelson Fellowship in American Art at Boston University. Heydt also served as an assistant curator at the Terra Museum of American Art (now the Terra Foundation for American Art) in Chicago and has lectured and published on 19th- and 20th-century American art and culture. Her recent exhibitions have included Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College (2012), Go West!: Art of the American Frontier (2013), the American Encounters series (2012 - 2015, co curated between the High, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art), and Embracing Elegance, 1880 - 1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection (2011). She holds degrees in the History of Art from Cornell University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) , and Boston University (Ph.D.).
David Houston is the Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, College of the Arts, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. He was co-director and chief curator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for eight years before moving to Arkansas in 2011 to help open Crystal Bridges, the museum founded by the Walton Family Foundation, which was started by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. Houston played a vital role in acquisitions that have shaped the Crystal Bridges collection, and was instrumental in the grand opening of the museum that attracted attendance far surpassing expectations. He has also been the director of two collegiate art galleries, at the University of New Orleans and Clemson University, and has been a professor and lecturer of art. He has published more than 20 articles in academic journals and has served on numerous art panels, boards and committees.