Trends - The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association

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About Trends

Trends, The Journal of The Texas Art Education Association is published annually and is distributed to all TAEA members at our state conference.

The purpose of this peer-reviewed journal is to expand art education discourse by highlighting research, issues, and concerns that can inform our theoretical and pedagogical practices in and out of the classroom.

The viewpoints contained in Trends, The Journal of The Texas Art Education Association represent those of the writers and not the Texas Art Education Association. TAEA reserves the right to refuse any submissions based on questions regarding copyright, ethics and/ or inaccuracy. The co-editors reserve the right to edit copy for length without loss of integrity to submitted articles. Please refer to the "Author Guidelines" link for further clarification.

Current Call for Manuscripts for Trends 2023

Theme: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Art educators, whether in public schools, community programs, museums, galleries, or other spaces where art happens, require awareness of the divergent and diasporic cultural experiences of the individuals we seek to educate. Limiting educational experiences can promote a homogenized understanding of artistic practices prioritizing one way of doing and knowing art over others. When individuals are provided curricular experiences that expand how they engage with meaning-making through art, they can change their understanding of who they are and how they are linked to others. Approaches to art education that disrupts sameness can help students see differences not as obstacles to be overcome but as opportunities to see the world differently. Addressing "otherness" can benefit art pedagogies by shifting fear of the unknown to understanding the pluralities of cultural identities that people engage with daily.

Art education has the unique perspective to highlight and investigate the complex relationships between artistic and educational opportunities that advantage some and disadvantage others. Artistic vision provides powerful conceptual and analytical tools for engaging with divergent perspectives within a pluralistic society. Expanding beyond an emphasis on race and gender to other intersections of difference highlight Texas's vast and diverse artistic expressions. Art is a space through which we can focus on the multiplicity of expressions of self and others and address the world's inequities through a lens that not only engages with the consequences of ignoring justice but also provides the possibility to imagine solutions. Art is a creative force to enact change. The editors for Trends invite submissions that focus on diasporas, divergence, difference, intersectionalities, and representation.

We encourage submissions that address how we, as art educators:

  • Work against reinforcing stereotypes.
  • Move away from the homogenization of curricula.
  • Provide opportunities to engage with cultural heritages.
  • Encourage exploration of uniqueness.

Some questions you might consider are:

  • How does my artistic/pedagogical practice impact all learners?
  • What policies, resources, and other supports are needed to create equitability across different populations?
  • What might art pedagogies, research, and practice adversely impact any identifiable population?
  • How might adverse impacts from being culturally illiterate be avoided?
  • What precautions should art educators take to move forward?
  • How might personal or community politics affect how we engage with art education?
  • How do we monitor our work to ensure comparable high outcomes for all students?

Guidelines depend on the type of submission: arts-based submissions with minimal text should be accompanied by a 200-500-word description (which might not be published but will be used to review the submission). We also welcome creative written submissions of between 1000-2000 words, as well as traditional research manuscripts (which should follow the 2022 Trends Author Guidelines).

Submissions must follow the 2022 Trends Author Guidelines.

Deadline: Original manuscripts must be received by June 15, 2023 as a Microsoft Word document. Please submit electronically via email to .

For questions or more information, please contact Andres Peralta or Dawn Steinecker at .

Trends, The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association is a refereed professional journal, published annually by the Texas Art Education Association. The journal accepts articles written by authors residing both inside and outside of the state of Texas.

2023 Co-Editors

Dawn Stienecker

Dawn Stienecker
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Art Education
Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin

Kathy Brown

Kathy J. Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art Education
College of Visual Art and Design
University of North Texas


2022 Trends Author Guidelines

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TAEA Copyright Release Form

Accessing Past Issues of Trends

Dear readers, we are delighted that you can now access past issues of Trends. Click here to view past issues of Trends, beginning with March 1957. We are so grateful to Dr. Jack Davis for helping our organization have access to our legacy.