Visual Arts Administrators of Texas Division

Nealy Holley

Visual Arts Administrators of Texas Division
Nealy Holley

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What I Love About TAEA: I love that TAEA builds relationships with students and adults, both in and out of the classroom. Making connections with people and community are among the most important aspects of teaching art. TAEA allows me to work with and learn from other visual arts educators across the state in a network that is both encouraging and supportive.
Kaileigh Newman

Visual Arts Administrators of Texas Division Elect
Kaileigh Newman

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What I Love About TAEA: I love the connections created across the state of Texas as art educators. TAEA celebrates those who champion the visual arts. It is a group of passionate art educators who believe in the power of visual arts. Through collaboration and innovation, TAEA ensures best practices for our student artists Pre-K through 12th grade. TAEA is the place to be inspired and connect with passionate art educators who will lift you.

Welcome to the TAEA Visual Arts Administrators of Texas. We are working to provide resources for those that support our visual arts educators and students.

The TAEA District of Distinction Program began during the 2018-2019 school year. This program offers Texas school districts, no matter the size, the opportunity to receive recognition for excellence in visual arts education. More information about this program can be found here.

If you have questions, you can contact us at or .

District of Distinction

A few important reminders for you:

  • TAEA contests (VASE, JRVASE, and TEAM) are included on the District of Distinction rubric.
  • For more information about the TAEA District of Distinction program, please contact or .
  • If your district is interested in participating in the TAEA District of Distinction program, please request a folder from or .

For more information, please be sure to check out the Districts of Distinction page.

Visual Art Administrators of Texas (VAAT) Admin Division Meeting at Conference 2024

The VAAT meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14 from 4:00-8:00 PM during the annual TAEA Conference in Galveston. Many topics will be covered appropriate to those who supervise Visual Art programs. This is also one of the items on the District of Distinction rubric. In addition, we are planning separate sessions at the conference for Aspiring Fine Arts Administrators, District of Distinction 101, and the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA).

Conference Documents for Administrators

During the Supervisors Meetings at the TAEA conference, several items were developed that we hope would benefit supervisors in all districts. Below is a list of items shared.

Art Applicant Questions

Art Competitions

Safety in the Kiln Room

Elementary Kiln Room

Middle School Kiln Room

High School Kiln Room

Sr. High School Kiln Room


Texas Art Education Outreach

TAEO promotes and offers successful quality art education support to Texas art educators through mentoring and professional development presentations.

  • Do you have teachers who need assistance?
  • Can a mentor help guide a new teacher?
  • Could you use a quality workshop/in-service presentation?

TAEO can help with presenters and mentors.

Let's help each other to prepare, support, and encourage Texas art educators.

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