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2022 Regional Directors and Dates

High School VASE

Region Dates Regional Director / Contact Info  
1 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love the passion that TAEA spreads to educate and advocate for visual arts. I love that, through networking, I have met so many wonderful like-minded people. Mostly I love that over the years, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as an art educator and leader. I have immense gratitude to be a part of TAEA.
Lisa Saenz-saldivar
2 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA gives its members the opportunity to build a professional network of colleague who share the same passion for art education. As we learn from each other we become stronger advocates for our art students and programs in our schools.
Alejandra Pena
3 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: When I participated in VASE as a student over twenty years ago, it was the event that marked the beginning of my calling to be an art educator. VASE takes students through the creative process in which the young artist experiences visual problems, forms creative solutions, creates goal plans, meets deadlines, and evaluates feedback. These skills are highly sought after in the professional world. In addition, the gorgeous student artwork I am honored to see is incredibly moving. I have seen VASE create a spark for many students as it did for me.
Sarah Ardner
4N Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: What I love about TAEA is their passion to advocate for the visual arts. This community of incredible people work together to provide support, professional development, and inspiration to art educators, administrators, and artists. I look forward to conference each year because of the abundance of art education knowledge and the opportunity to meet and create friendships with so many who share your passion from across the state.
Leah McWhorter
4S Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: What I love about TAEA is that it gives opportunity to every child, at every level, to participate in state-wide competition. I love seeing my own students get inspired and get the feeling of accomplishment from the chance to compete and view other competitors' work. It's a great way to bond with your students, as well as the comradery the students experience with each other.
Kayla Matthews
4W Add / Delete Deadline:
1/10/2022
Event: 2/5/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that VASE is a place for students from all backgrounds and levels to get a chance to showcase their talent and get instant feedback that allows them to grow as artist and students. My students' confidence and their creativity grow after they attend a VASE event every time! TAEA is the same for teachers. I love working with and learning from so many amazing art teachers across Texas. It really is a place of continual learning.
Theresa Burgess
4E Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love the unique opportunity that VASE provides students, educators, and the art community as a whole. Students are given the chance to not only showcase their artistic and creative skill sets at various levels, but they are also provided the opportunity to talk and write about their artwork. The interview portion of VASE is such a unique experience for students to not only talk about the process of creating and the meaning behind their artwork, but to also gain instant feedback and grow as artists. The regional and state events truly embody the meaning of community. From teachers and administrators to students, parents, and volunteers — everyone comes together in one location to support and encourage young artists. It's an all-encompassing experience that fosters a true love for the visual arts, and it just can't be found anywhere else!
Stephanie Albert
6 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love the passion that the organization's members have about art education and their dedication to provide quality professional development and advocacy for art in our schools, art students, and teachers in the state of Texas and across the nation. VASE is an incredible opportunity that gives every student the opportunity to shine and feel valued about something they love, ART!
Kim Marshall
7 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA is a supportive, passionate, intelligent, professional, insightful, hard-working, knowledgeable, collaborative, energetic, and innovative network of incredible people that make us all better educators, administrators, and artists. Thank you TAEA! I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing professional organization.
Sandra Newton
8 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: ART MATTERS! I believe TAEA/VASE are distinguished programs that provide Texas art students recognition, motivation, passion, and experiential learning. These organizations take considerable care and attention to benefit all involved: students, administrators, teachers, schools, communities, families, and the art world at large. As a passionate art enthusiast, and a promoter of sharing visual ideas to offer unique experiences, inspire dialogues, and create catalysts for culture, I believe this to be worthwhile and life changing work.
Mario Munguia Jr
9 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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10N Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA / VASE has always been the standard of excellence in the art education community for students and art teachers throughout the state of Texas. Each year it helps to motivate and encourage students and teachers to reach for their highest level of artistic quality and expression.
Leonard Buscemi
10S Add / Delete Deadline:
1/10/2022
Event: 2/5/2022
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10E Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA helps educators advocate for the visual arts. Being a member of TAEA has allowed me the opportunity to network and train with fellow art educators and become a better teacher for my students. The opportunities for both educators and students alike created by TAEA would not be available otherwise, and for that I am grateful. The experience students gain through competing in VASE encourages them to grow in ways that can only happen through multiple voices.
Jennifer Holliday
11N Add / Delete Deadline:
1/10/2022
Event: 2/5/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that VASE gives students a chance to show their hard work to the community and their peers. With any other extracurricular activity there is typically a show, performance, or game, and with visual art, sometimes these students have to wait until the end of the year to showcase what they've done; and even then it can be a small audience. With VASE, a huge number of artists — from students to teachers to judges and community members — come out and give these students the recognition they deserve. VASE really helps grow visual arts programs through these interactions.
Mikaela Bachmann
11S Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love everything about TAEA. Art education has always been my heart and soul, and through TAEA I have been able to feed my soul with art-minded friends and artistic events. I have been able to use the resources they provide to help my students and colleagues grow and explore. I hope to use my time as Region 11 Representative to set up even more opportunities for creative interactions amongst us. I love VASE because of what the kids get out of it! I love to hear them talk about the amazing artwork they see at the event, the advice they got from the juror or another student, and how inspired they are to get back in the studio and make more art. VASE really gives students a chance to put their voices into their work and share it with everyone. Bonus, the teachers are usually just as inspired as the kids!
Dallas Williams
11W Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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12 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I am so thrilled and eager to be a part of TAEA and VASE as a teacher as well as your Region 12 Director! I truly believe in giving and receiving support from fellow educators and students alike to encourage each other to be better artists and to receive constructive feedback at all levels. The TAEA conference is always the highlight of my year, knowing I will learn so much from my peers. I am always happy to help you navigate your way through the VASE experience from beginning to end.
Julie Smith
13N Add / Delete Deadline:
1/10/2022
Event: 2/5/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: Strength comes in numbers, and every member of TAEA is made a stronger advocate of art education through our professional organization. The annual convention offers myriad instructional ideas, techniques, and resources for the enrichment of any K-12 art program. VASE is the crown jewel of TAEA — a unique event which pairs art students with members of their local art community and offers instant, thorough feedback and reaction to student artwork. There is not another visual art competition quite like it.
Zachary Jackson
13S Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA provides tremendous support to art education. Through our TAEA community, we can enhance our profession, grow our passion, and share our success. VASE provides our art students with their own "Friday night lights" where they can shine as superstars, enjoy accolades from spectators, and support from fellow students.
Thomas Rogers
14 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: What I love about TAEA is that you immediately become a part of a community of artists and teachers that serve as an endless source of inspiration and encouragement. TAEA and VASE have provided an outlet for me and my students to branch out of our rural community and collaborate with other schools in our district and beyond.
Stephanie Cox
15 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: As a teacher, Regional Director, and juror, I love the opportunity that VASE allows for our students to promote themselves and their art talent. The time and work invested in VASE each year is rewarded to us when we see the confidence that is instilled in our students through their hard work.
Suzanne Horner
16 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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Denise Olson
17 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I can honestly say that bringing students to VASE has shown them that their art is better than what they imagine or believe it to be. It gives students the opportunity to engage with other students that have the same interests and learn from others about art.
Juanetta Bocko
18 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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Laree Morris
19 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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20E Add / Delete Deadline:
1/12/2022
Event: 2/12/2022
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20W Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: The opportunities that TAEA provides for professional development, advocacy for art education in the community, and continuous support of fellow art teachers. I look forward to conference every year because it sparks creative ideas to take back to the classroom and renews my love for what I do to help students foster imagination, creativity, and their passion for the visual arts.
Ambra Hernandez

Junior VASE

Region Dates Regional Director / Contact Info  
1 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/26/2022
Event: 3/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA has given me the opportunity to build on my leadership skills and meet great Art Educators who are always willing to help and give guidance. JRVASE gives our middle school students the opportunity to self-express and be imaginative and creative. I am extremely happy being part of the TAEA team.
Armando Garcia
2 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/19/2022
Event: 3/19/2022
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3 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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4S Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA was created by art educators for art educators. It's a place just for us.
Sherry White
4N Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA has provided a platform for Visual Art Educators to come together to collaborate, encourage, and inspire each other through all of the Art resources provided, Conferences/PD's, and leadership opportunities. As an Art Teacher, all of my experiences, with TAEA, have translated into the Art room! I especially love that TAEA has founded VASE which has given our students a voice. Seeing the excitement on a student's face of accomplishment through recognition at VASE is the ultimate reward! I am blessed to be part of such an amazing team who serves our biggest fans, our Visual Art Students! Thank you TAEA!
Christina Moreno
4W Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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Jaime Townsend
6 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that JRVASE gives my students the opportunity to share and talk about their art with other artists and art educators.
Colleen Cardenas
7 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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Norma Mcclung
8 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/26/2022
Event: 3/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA is a great way for teachers to collaborate with one another from across the state. It is also a very positive advocate for the arts. Participation in Junior VASE gives the students an opportunity to showcase their creative abilities, and it is an outstanding learning experience.
Tabitha Houchens
10N Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I like that TAEA is about Partnership, Participation, and Promotion. Being involved in TAEA has allowed me to grow as an art teacher and artist. Being able to collaborate with other art teachers is essential because I don't know it all. I love how willing and open the community is. JRVASE allows our students the opportunity to grow as artists, and it helps them stretch their abilities. It allows our students an opportunity to showcase their work.
Heather Talan
10S Add / Delete Deadline:
4/7/2022
Event: 5/7/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love the large learning community. TAEA connects art teachers from all over the state to share the collective wealth of experience and knowledge. JRVASE gives my learners the opportunity to see peers work from the region and shine in a way they don't otherwise have. All of my learners leave JRVASE with a new sense of accomplishment and belonging.
Shannon Nop
11N Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: What I love most about JRVASE is getting to see all the different works of art happening within our region! I love getting to know other art teachers, collaborating with them, and mostly seeing how excited the students are at our events!
Dashia Richey
11S Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA is a community of like minds. I love going to the conferences and being surrounded by all the creativity and amazing ideas. VASE is an amazing platform for the students to display and converse about their art. It provides a safe place to be creative and artsy. I am always in awe of the wonderful creations.
Shannon Morris
12 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love how VASE truly pushes the envelope of originality and creativity for our students. The feedback and experience our students get from this experience is beyond valuable and will influence them far into their future.
Julie Cervantes
13N Add / Delete Deadline:
4/7/2022
Event: 5/7/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love JRVASE and the opportunity that it gives students to grow as artists. It is such a great experience to build their confidence.
Stephanie Ludlow
13S Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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14 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: What I love most about TAEA / VASE is being able to help my regional art teachers bring their students together and foster a community that feels comfortable sharing their art with others and nurturing a lifelong joy for creating.
Ashley Lowrance
15 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/26/2022
Event: 3/26/2022
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Stacci Hamilton
16 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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Denise Olson
17 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love the support I get as an art educator from fellow art educators. We all understand the importance of art in our schools and advocate together for visual arts.
Catherine Argueta
18 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/30/2022
Event: 4/30/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love how supportive and encouraging everyone is. We are able to rely upon each other to gain new projects, techniques, and lasting friendships. I look forward to seeing everyone each year because it feels like a family!
Robbyne Teel
19 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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20E Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love TAEA because I believe in its mission and believe together, art teachers are stronger — stronger in the classroom, stronger in our districts, stronger in the Texas legislature. Because of TAEA, art teachers become better educators through professional learning, advocacy, collaboration, and support. I hold TAEA deep in my heart. As a member since 2000, I have met numerous amazing art educators forming many lasting friendships and bonds. TAEA is a strong voice for art educators in the state of Texas, and I hope you will become our newest member!
Maureen Doebbler
20W Add / Delete Deadline:
4/7/2022
Event: 5/7/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love TAEA for the ability to share ideas and see "best practices" by great people that are STUDENT CENTERED. Being involved with TAEA is like the right hand of being an Art Educator in TEXAS and beyond!
Larry West

TEAM

Region Dates Regional Director / Contact Info  
1 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/30/2022
Event: 4/30/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I'm truly fortunate to be a part of a program that fosters creativity and visual expression. What I love most about TAEA, is being able to share student artwork from across the state with my students in this area. It's incredible to see not only the skills of young artists but, also common themes and new or contemporary concepts that unite our youth. I'm excited to see what this year brings.
Cynthia Vela
4N Add / Delete Deadline:
2/26/2022
Event: 3/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I absolutely love being part of an organization that allows me to lead others to be successful! My passion is assisting teachers to have the most successful and creative classroom possible. This organization provides passion and support for the arts where every single student can be happy and ecstatic about what type of composition they are creating. This group has so many avenues of support, resources, and new opportunities for teachers to learn and foster growth within the arts.
Brandi Lawrence
4S Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA gives us a way for Art educators to band together and advocate for our jobs and our students. TAEA has always been an integral part of my Art Education process and I'm the better teacher for it!
Barbara Koy
6 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/30/2022
Event: 4/30/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA has given me a circle of friends who have the same passions and goals as myself — to make art accessible to all of our students! They encourage and push me to be the best art educator I can be, and they have taught me to share that passion with others in my district as well as across the state.
Teri Clark
7 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/2/2022
Event: 4/2/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: One of the many reasons I love TAEA is the ability to connect, support, and share with amazing artists, art educators, and schools all over the world. Each TAEA conference is unique and gives a vast variety of art styles, ideas, and media shared through personal experiences and inspiring stories of fellow artists and art educators. TAEA also recognizes student artworks and achievements through TEAM, Junior VASE and High School VASE. Each of these are wonderful art competitions that allow students of all ages and locations to submit and share their personal artwork with the world. I'm very proud to be part of TAEA.
Amanda Dunn Meelkop
10 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/30/2022
Event: 4/30/2022
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Annette Trammell
11 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/23/2022
Event: 4/23/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I'm crazy about TEAM because elementary artists get the opportunity to shine and share how they created their masterpieces. Doing so builds up their confidence and lets them receive valuable feedback to help them grow.
Adriann Yannis
12 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/19/2022
Event: 2/19/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: I am so thrilled and eager to be a part of TAEA and VASE as a teacher as well as your Region 12 Director! I truly believe in giving and receiving support from fellow educators and students alike to encourage each other to be better artists and to receive constructive feedback at all levels. The TAEA conference is always the highlight of my year, knowing I will learn so much from my peers. I am always happy to help you navigate your way through the VASE experience from beginning to end.
Julie Smith
14 Add / Delete Deadline:
4/1/2022
Event: 4/30/2022
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Heather Henderson
15 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/5/2022
Event: 3/5/2022
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Vanessa Martinez
15 Add / Delete Deadline:
2/5/2022
Event: 3/5/2022
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17 Add / Delete Deadline:
3/9/2022
Event: 4/9/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: As a long time advocate for art education, TAEA has been an amazing resource for me. Not only is it a great source of education, outreach, networking, and community for me, but it also provides great opportunities for students. TAEA / VASE provides experiences for students to be involved in presenting and talking about their artwork in a way that will keep them active and engaged in art for years to come.
Noelle Edwards
18 Add / Delete Deadline:
1/26/2022
Event: 2/26/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: TAEA is a great way for teachers and students to make connections with each other and learn about different art opportunities. TEAM and VASE competitions allow students to participate and grow as artist at all levels. This opportunity allows students to build their confidence and show their art skills. As an educator, TAEA has given me a chance to collaborate with professionals throughout the state.
Yvonne Asakawa
20 Add / Delete Deadline:
4/14/2022
Event: 5/14/2022
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What I Love About TAEA: My students and I love participating in TEAM because it serves as a meaningful way to validate students' artistic visions while instilling pride in all those involved.
Mary Gilley


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