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 2021

Theme: Place-Conscious Art Education: Wandering, Encountering, Dwelling

Trends 2021 invites essays and artworks that explore emplacement in and through art and education. In anthropology, the notion of "place" has traditionally been associated with bounded localities and contained cultures. In recent times, however, there has been a move toward rethinking place as relational, involving entanglements. Researchers argue that we cannot dismiss the fact that people form relationships with certain places in concrete and important ways.

Art education should investigate relationships between people and places and consider when, how, and under what conditions they are formulated. This involves posing questions about the role of emplacement and displacement, as well as asking how both people and places might constitute each other. In other words, place and space should not be thought of merely as passive backgrounds for people to act upon or "do something" to, but as active partners in the construction of the self. What is place? What does it mean to belong to a certain place? How is place articulated, written, enacted, or performed? Do others shape how bodies react to place? How do scents, sounds, sights, objects, etc. construct place?

Trends 2021 welcomes submissions that explore emplacement, the process of setting something in place or being set in place, by attending to these questions and others, in relation to bodies, minds, and the materiality and the sensoriality of environments that include art. Experimentation with creative processes that explore notions of emplacement in relation to identities, memories, and surroundings are encouraged.

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 Trends Author Guidelines).

Submissions must follow the 2020 Trends Author Guidelines.

Deadline: Original manuscripts must be received by August 15, 2021 as a Microsoft Word document. Please submit electronically via email to .

For questions or more information, please contact Andres Peralta 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.

2021 Co-Editors

Andres Peralta

Andres Peralta
Assistant Professor, Art Education
School of Art, Texas Tech University


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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.