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TAEA Forward Strategic Plan

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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Congratulations to our YAM flag winners!

1/23/2020 — TAEA is proud to announce the winners of the TAEA 2020 Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition. This year's winners can be found on the TAEA Youth Art Month Flags page of the website.

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Conference 2020

1/18/2020 — You can now reserve a room for the 2020 TAEA Annual Conference at the Delta by Marriott in Allen, TX. Don't delay as rates are good only if made by Oct. 20th, 2020.

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VASE Registration Is Open

12/14/2019 — Check out the VASE Calendar to see when your high school, junior high, or elementary event will be. Then go to the VASE Overview page to pick your program and fill out the Teacher / Sponsor Registration registration for that program.

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Support Texas Art Education Foundation by Shopping on Amazon!

12/14/2019 — You can add the Texas Art Education Foundation as your charity of choice when you shop at Click More Information to learn how.

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Dinner with Your Favorite Artist (Advocacy)

TAEA StarTAEA Fall Star

Download the Fall 2019 STAR now.

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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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Sketchbook InitiativeSketchbook Initiative

When you create, you inspire others to create with you!

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Watch for year-round updates from TAEA via your TAEA App.

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2019 Book Study2019 Book 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 2019-2020.
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GalleryStudent Gallery

View student artwork from VASE, TEAM, and YAM.

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Membership ShowcaseMembership Showcase

View the latest artwork from TAEA's own artists in the TAEA Membership Showcase.
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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 2020 Convention.
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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 Book2019-2020 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 on March 7, 2019. Help us promote art in Texas!

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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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