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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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Thank You From Tim Lowke

It is hard to believe that my time as President of TAEA is almost to an end. Come Saturday, November 14, 2015, it will be time to transition into the next cycle of TAEA leadership led by Suzanne Greene and all those elected this fall.

I am very proud of the work we have done together over the past two years. We successfully carried out the first Leadership Scholar Cohort Program, the first TAEA Leadership Institute, moved the Be Visual and Big Art Day Initiatives along. Additionally, we made a transition to a new VASE Director, did some needed work on the VASE program, worked on finances through conference, membership, and worked on the TAEA Foundation. We gave scholarships, grants (one that is featured here) and launched the Dale Battle Memorial Conference Scholarship to get more visual arts educators to our conference. In between all of this, there were two excellent conferences, awesome regional conferences, great advocacy through our Youth Art Month (YAM) program and connections made with TASB/TASA. There have been articles in the TASB publication touting the benefits of art education and TAEA along with an article in the TASA School Business magazine discussing the role of art education. As a cycle of leadership and current membership, we have done much to advance the mission of the association.

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2015 TAEA Conference2015 Conference

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

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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 2015-2016.
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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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March is National Youth Art Month and Texas has been a leader in Youth Art Month since 1961.
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iconBe Visual

Support art education in your Texas community!

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TAEA Star - Fall 2015TAEA Star

Download the latest edition of the TAEA Star and learn more about submitting articles.
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YAM Book 2015-20162015-2016 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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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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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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TAEA presents student artwork at the fall conference and at the Texas Education Agency.
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Sketchbook InitiativeSketchbook Initiative

It's time to Get Your Hands Dirty.

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