Saturday, March 23, 2013


TAEA annually exhibits K-12th grade student work at the TASB/TASA convention. It will be in Dallas this year. It is a great opportunity to capture your district school-board members' and superintendent's attention.  Since it is in August, you'll have to save pieces from this school year to meet the August deadline. All entries need to be submitted through your district supervisor since there is a limit.  Also, if you are interested in having your students demonstrate contact Samantha Melvin. samantha.melvin@

Lesson Plans needed!

Have great ideas for lesson plans, post them at, look under resources, best practices and lesson plans.

EMPOWER Visual Thinking

TAEA 2013 Convention
EMPOWER: Visual Thinking

Make plans to attend this years TAEA convention in Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole hotel downtown, Nov. 21-24, 2013
Keynote Speakers: Magda Sayeg, Liz Ward, Melanie Stimmel Van Latum (

CEDFA update

This year's Texas Fine Arts Summit will be in Austin on June 13 and 14. The Summit will address the New TEKS and Professional Development. Presentations will be by the committee members who served to write the TEKS. Everyone who has attended this annual event before has walked away gratified by the quality of information and the leadership. If you can, plan early to receive a discount. The Hilton Airport Hotel in Austin is hosting the

Be Visual!

Be Visual! Support Texas Art Education
Program from TAEA is going strong and on schedule.

TAEA was represented at the NAEA convention March 2013, in Fort Worth with alot of success. Lots of events...

  • Be Visual Day @ NAEA- Saturday, March 9th (great sucess)
More events to come... let's Be Visual!
  • Be Visual Day @ State VASE- Saturday, April 6th (can't wait)
  • Big Art Day! Statewide event engaging all art educators, their students and communities in a single day event. (coming to an area near you Spring 2014)

If have any ideas... regarding Be Visual! submit to the Idea Gallery.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Prepare now to send Art for Captial YAM Exhibit

YAM Capitol Exhibit and Awards Ceremony 2013


If you missed the deadline for submitting a flag design, don't worry. You can still be a part of the event by submitting art. The exhibit that will take place in the Rotunda of the State Capitol from March 20th to March 24th. Registration of all work is by one district representative. Contact colleagues or your arts coordinator to submit work. Deadline for submission is January 12, 2013. Check the TAEA website for more information. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

YAM Art: What is Happening In Your Area

Don't forget to send any documentation to Samantha Melville about YAM events at your school or in your city. She is in charge of this year's scrapbook.

Vice-President Youth Art Month
Samantha Melvin