Pacific Arts Association Journal Update

Pacific Arts, Journal of PAA

It is with great sadness that we informed our members last May of the untimely and sudden death of Jordan Wright, publisher of the Pacific Arts Association Journal.

Without Jordan’s assistance, the editors feel that two volumes a year are impossible to produce at this time. The Executive Committee agreed, and so the decision was made, that Issue New Series #7 (please see www.pacificarts.org), published earlier this year will be the sole volume for 2008. We do have material for another issue, and plan to produce NS #8 by mid-year 2009, which will be the sole volume for next year.

Carol Ivory and Virginia-Lee Webb will shortly be stepping down as editors of the New Series. Anne Allen will continue as the journal transitions after NS 8. At this time, the Executive Committee is exploring future options; the future of the journal depends on the input and participation of the membership. We need and welcome suggestions, ideas, and/or proposals from members about the next steps. We strongly urge members’ expressions of interest in participating in the editing duties/process. We also encourage articles and reviews (exhibit, book, or video) for future issues.

If you have paid 2008 dues and have not received your journal, please contact Molly Huber at mhuber@artsmia.org. Unfortunately, there will be a delay in sending your copy out until further resolution of Mr Wright’s estate.

We thank the members, and especially the authors awaiting publication of their submissions, for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to move forward.