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TAEA Forward - The 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

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2022 Annual TAEA Conference

The 2022 Annual TAEA Conference is shaping up to be awesome! Make plans to join us this fall in McAllen, November 10-12, 2022. Watch the promo video, then click the button below to learn more about conference hotels, Artisan's Market, the Silent Auction, and more.

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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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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 Message, Summer Workshops, 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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VASE Juror HomepageJurors Homepage

Judging at a VASE event? Find all you need on the VASE Jurors Homepage — training, logins, etc.
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TAEA Conference 2022Save the Date!

Join all your TAEA colleagues November 10-12, 2022 in McAllen, Texas for our next conference.
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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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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 2022-2023.
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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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2022 TASB RegistrationTASB Registration

The TASA / TASB show is a part of the TAEA YAM initiative. Registration closes 9/9/2022.
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Districts of DistinctionDistricts of Distinction

TAEA announces winners of the District of Distinction recognition. Congratulations all!
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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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Visit the National Art Education Association website to learn more about the NAEA and the 2023 Convention.
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