Images above are selections of student work from the TAEA Best of the Best Retrospective Exhibition.



Fostering Creativity

AdvocatING for the Arts


Connecting Educators Across Tennessee



All memberships must be submitted and purchased through NAEA. 

Active Membership: $80*

Student Membership: $40

First-Year Teacher Membership: $70*

Associate Membership: $70

Retired Teacher Membership: $45

Institutional Membership: $215

*All rates above include a fee of $15 for TAEA membership. 

  • As a TAEA member, you have access to free Online Professional Development, including NAEA monthly webinar series, as well as live and archived webinars, sessions, and workshops.

  • Access to timely resources, including the new National Visual Arts Standards that support teaching and learning.

  • Access to the NEW NAEA Art Standards Toolbox App, a FREE app available exclusively to NAEA members and offers a suite of tools for National Visual Arts Standards-based planning, assessment, archiving, and more!

  • Print and digital subscriptions to Art Education journal and NAEA News—NAEA's premiere bi-monthly publications, plus access to digital archives.

  • Discounts on NAEA National Convention registration fees and other professional learning events including SummerVision

  • Discounts on premiere publications and advocacy merchandise in NAEA’s Online Store

  • Connect with colleagues through the Member Directory, showcase your art through a complimentary personalized e-Portfolio powered by Digication, and/or display your students' artwork in a Classroom Gallery provided by Artsonia

  • Eligibility for prestigious national awards and grant opportunities

  • Eligibility to establish a National Art Honor Society in your middle or secondary school

  • Discounts on a variety of insurance programs including Professional Liability Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Auto & Home Insurance, and Additional Plans & Benefits



A quick look at what's happening across Tennessee!



East TN Regional Spring Conference

Saturday April 13th, 9am-5pm


The University of Tennessee Art and Architecture Building 

1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 

TAEA Teacher Exhibition

The Ninth Annual TAEA Member Art Exhibition - “Connections”, will feature artwork created by Tennessee art educators, offering teachers the opportunity to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional environment.  The art educator exhibition also provides an excellent venue to show the relationship or “Connection” of exemplary student art with that of their instructors and the high quality programming that the TAA provides in its summer enrichment experiences.

The Ninth Annual TAEA Member Art Exhibition is a juried show open to all current 2018-2019 TAEA members.  No more than two (2) entries per member may be entered and must be in the form of high-resolution JPGs (minimum 300 dpi). Please crop to show artwork only (crop out mat, etc.).  Please label each image with the full name of the artist, title, medium and size of the piece. For example: John Smith-“Sunrise”-painting-30x40. E-mail images to: and also to  (Please include phone number and mailing address with email submission!).  All entries must be received by April 26, 2019.

The “First Place” winner will receive an award of $200 and the artwork will be published on the TAEA Website.  Additional cash awards for first, second, and third place in the exhibition will be awarded. Questions, please call Jim Dodson at 865-256-2580 or e-mail

Save the Date!

The Annual Fall State Conference is October 24th-26th

Watkins College of Art

2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228

Registration will open Summer 2019