The SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication

 Awarded for outstanding research shown in the recent publication (within the last two years) of a book, article or series of articles. A precise description of research accomplishments and the nominee's research agenda should accompany the nomination. Nominators are responsible for providing a copy of the publication to be considered.

To nominate an individual for the SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, send a letter of nomination specifying the nominee and the intended award with the nominee’s CV to Sandra Reed at by February 6, 2017; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2017 (upload or postmark). The nominee's SECAC membership status should be current at the time of nomination.

To nominate a group of collaborators, an organization, or an institution, the nominator should send a letter of nomination specifying the intended award nominee(s) and the intended award to Sandra Reed at by February 6, 2017; all supporting materials are due by March 1, 2017 (upload or postmark). In the case of a collaborating group or organization, at least one person must be a current SECAC member; a CV for this individual should accompany the nomination letter. In the case of an institution, the institution must be a current SECAC institutional member at the time of nomination.

The nominator is responsible for the delivery of one of the original nominated publications to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, College of Arts and Media, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701. This publication, and all supporting materials, will be circulated among the SECAC Awards Committee members.

Supporting materials should include a precise description of the nominees’ research accomplishments and the nominees’ research agenda. Additional supporting materials should not exceed 10 pages; this limit excludes the nomination letter, CV, precise description of research accomplishments, the nominee's research agenda, and nominated publication. These materials may be provided by either the nominator or the nominee, however, all materials are to be submitted together. Choose one of the two methods for submission of supporting materials.

(1)    by upload to Google Drive or Dropbox and shared with

Prepare documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs. JPEG files should be no larger than 2MB each, 1500 ppi on the longest side, and not exceed 20 in number, or

(2)   by mail, for awards including a book or catalogue, to Sandra Reed, Director, School of Art & Design, Marshall University, 927 Third Avenue, Huntington WV 25701.

Nominators will be notified of results on or about August 15, 2017. For questions, contact . 


Past Recipients

  • 2016 - Sandra Zalman, Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015
  • 2015 - Bibiana Obler, Intimate Collaborations: Kandinsky and Münter, Arp and Taeuber, Yale University Press, 2014
  • 2014 - Carol Crown and Cheryl Rivers, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: vol. 23: Folk Art, University of North Carolina Press, 2013
  • 2013 - Liana De Girolami Cheney, "Leonardo da Vinci's Uffizi Annunciation: The Holy Spirit", Artibus et Historiae, no. 63.
  • 2013 - Susan Richmond,  Lynda Benglis: Beyond ProcessLondon ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
  • 2012 - Robert Craig, The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta’s Scholar-Architect. University of Georgia Press, 2012
  • 2012 - Janet Snyder, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France. Ashgate, 2011
  • 2011 - Akela Reason, Thomas Eakins and the Uses of History, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010
  • 2010 - Kathryn Porter Aichele, Paul Klee, Poet/Painter, Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006
  • 2010 - Perri Lee Roberts; Andrew Ladis; Georgia Museum of Art, Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections: The South, Georgia Museum of Art, the University of Georgia, 2009
  • 2009 - Carol Crown, Sacred and Profane:  Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art
  • 2008 - Tracy Miller‚ The Divine Power of Nature: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci
  • 2008 - Robert Craig, Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building
  • 2007 - Amy Kirschke‚ University of North Carolina at Wilmington‚ Art in Crisis: W.E.B Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory‚ Indiana University Press‚ 2006
  • 2006 - Editors of Reading Vasari
  • 2006 - Helen Langa‚ Radical Art: Printmaking and the Left in 1930s New York
  • 2005 - Liana Cheney‚ Self-Portraits by Women Painters
  • 2004 - William Levin‚ The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence
  • 2004 - Pamela Simpson & Cynthia Mills‚ Monuments to the Lost Cause
  • 2003 - The Georgia Museum of Art for its body of publications
  • 2001 - Heather McPherson‚ The Modern Portrait in Nineteenth Century France
  • 2000 - Pamela Simpson‚ Cheap‚ Quick and Easy: Imitative Architectural Materials‚ 1870-1930
  • 1998 - Charles R. Mack & Lynn Robertson‚ The Roman Remains: John Izard Middleton’s Visual Souvenires of 1820-1823