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TAEA Mission

To promote quality visual arts education in Texas by promoting visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum through professional development of knowledge and skills, representation of the art educators of Texas, service and leadership opportunities, and research and development of policies and decisions relative to practices and directions in visual arts education; to sustain and advance professional development; to encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge and skills.
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TAEA Awards Nominations Now OPEN!

Who do you know in TAEA that has made outstanding contributions to the organization at all or many levels?  Who shared that awesome idea with you?  Who went the extra mile to keep art education in the forefront of our state and national leaders minds and agendas?Who do you turn to for support, ideas, advocacy? 
Show your appreciation, nominate them for an award today!
It only takes a few minutes to get the process started online.  

Click "here" to begin a nomination!  Nominations accepted until April 30, 2015.  Click "here" for more information on TAEA awards.


TAEA Scholarships and Grants Application Open

Applications for TAEA Scholarships and Grants will be accepted until June 1, 2015.  Apply today!


Joseph F. Doyle III Spirit of VASE Scholarship Fund

Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) mourns the passing of Joey Doyle, State VASE Director. Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) was a special focus for Joey's work in art education. Many members and community have expressed a desire to honor Joey. You are invited to contribute to the Joseph F. Doyle III Spirit of VASE Scholarship Fund. Joey believed in VASE and giving back all he could to the students who participate in order to grow them as learners and as artists. Funds collected will be used to make an scholarship award to a deserving student at State VASE 2015. We thank you for helping to continue Joey's presence and work among the students of VASE in the future. To make a donation, click the Donate Now button below.

Awards2015 Awards

Nominate a deserving person who you would like to see recognized for their accomplishments in art ed.
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View the latest issue of Trends or any of the archived issues going back decades.
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Find out important dates for YAM, VASE, and other TAEA events for 2014-2015.
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VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. See past winners, register, and more.
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2015 TAEA Conference2015 Conference

Be sure to join us November 12-14, 2015 in Galveston.

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March is National Youth Art Month and Texas has been a leader in Youth Art Month since 1961.
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Support art education in your Texas community!

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TAEA Star - Fall 2014TAEA Star

Download the latest edition of the TAEA Star and learn more about submitting articles.
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YAM Book 2014-20152014 YAM Book

This great resource (Adobe PDF) will help you to celebrate National Youth Art Month.
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VASE Juror TrainingVASE Jurors

Apply to complete online training to be a VASE Juror.

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GalleryStudent Gallery

View student artwork from VASE, TEAM, and YAM.

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TAEA presents student artwork at the fall conference and at the Texas Education Agency.
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Visit the website of the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA).
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Visit the NAEA website to learn more about the NAEA and the 2015 Convention.
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2015 TAEA Conference ProposalsConf. Workshops

TAEA members may submit a proposal to present a workshop at the 2015 TAEA Conference.
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Big Art DayBig Art Day

Join in this statewide event on March 5, 2015. Help us promote art in Texas!

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2013 Electronic GalleryElectronic Gallery

View the TAEA Electronic Gallery and showcase your artwork at the TAEA Conference and on our website.
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TAEA has launched a program for elementary art teachers and students, modeled on VASE.
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Watch for year-round updates from TAEA via your TAEA App.

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Professional PaletteProfessional Palette

Find a mentor using this tool created to help educators connect to master teachers.
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Sketchbook InitiativeSketchbook Initiative

It's time to Get Your Hands Dirty.

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