College Art Association Book and Trade Fair


  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

In 2016, CAA will return to Washington, DC for the first time in twenty-five years for its 104th Annual Conference. The four-day event will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Wednesday, February 3 through Saturday, February 6.

Thursday–Friday, February 4–5, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Saturday, February 6, 9:00 AM–2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall C and B South, Exhibition Level

The Book and Trade Fair hosts more than 120 publishers, art materials manufacturers, and services in the arts. Stop by to explore their wares and projects and talk to them about yours. Meet an editor, find a great book, test a new ink, chat with authors, and more!

  • See the newest art books, journals, and magazines
  • Attend book signings
  • Test the latest materials and tools and watch demonstrations
  • Discuss your book ideas with experienced art editors
  • Meet the editors of The Art BulletinArt Journal, and caa.reviews
  • Learn about new survey textbooks and teaching aids for your classroom
  • Try out those brushes you’ve been eyeing and test the newest portable easel
  • Investigate digital-image resources for your classroom or library
  • Pick up brochures for programs in advanced degrees and foreign studies
  • Join a national arts-advocacy organization
  • Apply for a residency program
  • Learn about academic testing and research firms
  • Meet with representatives from professional associations