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Did You Know High School VASE is going virtual?


2021 TAEA Virtual Experience

Registration is open! Were you unable to attend the Fall 2021 TAEA Conference in Round Rock, Texas? You're in luck because TAEA is offering a virtual experience to help you get the CPE credits you might need and to give you exceptional professional development in the comfort of your own home.

The 2021 TAEA Virtual Experience is open Friday, December 10, 2021 - Monday, February 28, 2022. Registration is open Monday, November 29, 2021 - Tuesday, February 22, 2022.


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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Safety Recommendations During COVID19 Epidemic

Students and art educators should have a safe and secure classroom/teaching environment with adequate safety protocols to support the health and well-being of all participants. The Texas Art Education Association's Executive Board has compiled suggested guidelines to follow based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Education Agency (TEA), and National Art Education Association (NAEA) recommendations.

Each school district will differ in their mandates and teachers should adhere to their school or school district's protocols. Classroom cleaning and sanitizing supplies should be provided by the school or district.

Suggested safety protocols for art rooms should include but not be limited to:

  1. Reduced class sizes to maintain proper social distance of 6ft
  2. Facial masks or approved face shields should be worn
  3. Hand sanitizer and proper hand washing facilities made available
  4. Individual student supplies
  5. Cleaning and sanitizing of tools, materials, furniture and spaces between uses and/or classes
  6. Additional measures as necessary

Texas Art Education Association's Executive Board gathered information from:


This edition of our newsletter features: President's and Interim President's Messages, and much more!
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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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Junior VASE serves the same purpose as VASE, but at the junior high / middle school level.
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TAEA has launched a program for elementary art teachers and students, modeled on VASE.
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VASE Juror TrainingVASE Jurors

Apply to complete online training to be a VASE Juror. Click here for application step-by-step instructions.
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Watch for year-round updates from TAEA via your TAEA App.

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Visit the NAEA website to learn more about the NAEA and the 2022 Convention.
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Annual Members Art ShowMembers Art Show

View the latest artwork from TAEA's own artists in the 2021 TAEA Annual Members Art Show.
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2022 Spring Retreat2022 Spring Retreat

Join us April 1-3, 2022 for the Distinguished Fellows ARTful ARTfools TAEA Spring Retreat in Glen Rose, TX.
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Virtual Experience

Be sure to join us for TAEA's virtual conference. Content is available Dec. 10 - Jan. 28.
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Support art educators through mentoring and professional development presentations.
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Book StudyBook Study

Join us now as we launch another book study!

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Find out important dates for YAM, VASE, and other TAEA events for 2021-2022.
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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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Districts of DistinctionDistricts of Distinction

TAEA announces the 2019 Districts of Distinction. Congratulations to these 20 districts!
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Youth Art Month Book2021-2022 YAM Book

This great resource (PDF) will help you to celebrate National Youth Art Month.

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TAEA presents student artwork at the fall conference and at the Texas Education Agency.
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View the latest issue of Trends or any of the archived issues going back decades.
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Big Art DayBig Art Day

Join in this statewide event, and help us promote art in Texas! Register your TAEA Big Art Day event today.
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Youth Art MonthYAM

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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