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 2022

Theme: Community

Texas is a large state, in many ways, it is a microcosm of the U.S. There are rural areas, urban areas both low income and affluent, dotting the diverse landscape of the state. Although there are many spaces where art education occurs—public schools, museums, community arts centers, colleges, and universities—there are equal numbers of spaces where individuals lack access to the kinds of rich and ongoing experiences with art that may not be available both inside and outside the classroom.

Audiences have learned about and to consume arts and culture much differently than they did a few decades ago—one could make the argument that current trends in education have shifted art engagement even further. Many factors from changing demographics to environmental changes are impacting the nature of art programs, pedagogies, and practices. As audiences change the ways they engage with art, many educators are dealing with shifts in the communities they serve. Many As a result, art educators have come to consider new strategic directions for expansion of programs to better serve changing educational spaces, audiences and communities.

Art educators recognize that the arts are meant to belong to all communities. Community art education, educators, and programs are committed to fostering mutual respect for diverse beliefs and values promoted in the cultural heritage of Texas. Art is part of what unites diverse communities—rural and urban, low-income and affluent—through a celebration of creativity and cultural exchange.

This call for submissions invites a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups in Texas—and beyond—and how they are promoted through community engagement by arts programs, art educators, and art practices. Submissions might include art educators' continual advocacy on the importance of art in developing a sense of self and community, or how art educators, programs, and spaces promote the power of art to shape and extend community awareness.

Submissions might answer questions such as:

  • How do art programs, spaces, educators enrich communities by broadening our understanding of ourselves and others, as an individual, as a member of a community, and as a member of society?
  • How can educational spaces such as public schools, museums, community arts centers colleges and universities develop and implement practices and pedagogies to better serve transitions in communities?
  • How do art educators promote programs inside and outside of schools that support and maintain particular art forms to help communities to adapt to new cultural environments?
  • How does art education function in helping learners navigate changes within their or others' communities?

Trends 2022 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 2022 Trends Author Guidelines).

Submissions must follow the 2022 Trends Author Guidelines.

Deadline: Original manuscripts must be received by April 15, 2022 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.

2022 Co-Editors

Andres Peralta

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

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


2022 Trends Author Guidelines

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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.