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Tennessee Art Education Association Fall State Conference 

October 26 - 28, 2017 


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2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Olivia Gude 

Professor Gude works with art teachers to foster the collaborative creation of new curriculum and assessment models in urban and suburban school districts. 

Artist and educator Olivia Gude is the Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the recipient of the 2014 National Art Education Association’s Manuel

Barkan “article of the year” award for New School Art Styles: The Project of Art Education. Gude’s research focuses on developing new paradigms for visual art curriculum; her articles include Postmodern Principles: In Search of a 21st Century Art Education, Principles of Possibility: Considerations for a 21st Century Art and Culture Curriculum, and the published Lowenfeld Lecture, Art Education for Democratic Life. For eighteen years Professor Gude directed the Spiral Workshop, a teen art program and curriculum research project. Curriculum and resources developed at Spiral can be found at and the National Art Education Association e-

Professor Gude works with art teachers to foster the collaborative creation of new curriculum and assessment models in urban and suburban school districts, including the Chicago Public Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County School District in Georgia, Fort Worth Independent School District, Naperville School District, New Trier High School, Tampa public schools, the Los Angeles United School District, and the Singapore Ministry of Education. She served as a member of the Visual Arts writing team for the Next Generation National Visual Arts Standards. Professor is a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education and of the Educational Advisory Board of the PBS series Art 21.

In 2009 the National Art Education Association awarded her the Viktor Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. 

Curious about the Conference Schedule? We are still finalizing some of the details but we are excited to share all of the fun and excitement.

Be sure to join us for the Awards Banquet on Thursday night to honor the 2018 TAEA Awardees. 

The Conference begins bright and early Friday morning with pastries, fruit, and coffee/tea breakfast, followed by our opening presentation by TAEA Past-President and Conference guru, Donna Anderson. The Membership Meeting, presented by Janis Nunnally will take us right up to the first round of Super Sessions. 

What are Super Sessions, you ask? Super Sessions mini-presentations or workshops about any number of topics. You'll get your choice of which sessions to attend so you'll be sure to find a topic that's right up your alley. 

Following a lunch meeting with your division leaders (Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Higher Ed, or Museum), you'll be in the studios doing what we all love best, making ART! For 4 hours! 

After studio clean-up, we will hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Olivia Gude and party hard at the reception following! 

Don't go to crazy at the party on Friday because its another early start on Saturday! After breakfast, Dr. Olivia Gude will speak to us again (yay!), followed by a special presentation about Creating an Arts Education Future. Then, its what you've been waiting for! DOOR PRIZES! You'll have to turn in an evaluation sheet before you can win. 

After lunch, you've got 4 more hours of workshops and art making! 

It's going to be fantastic! Won't you join us?

Saturday’s Spotlight Event

Creating an Arts Education Future

Use your voice in creating an arts education future for all Tennessee students. In this session participants will explore various ways to connect with decision makers and the community through four interactive stations each working with a different area of art education advocacy. Stations that will be explored include sharing student success stories, creating belief and position statements, crafting an influential message, and establishing priorities for art education in Tennessee. Please bring your clipboard that was provided in your bag.

  • Amanda Galbraith is an Art Teacher with Bartlett City Schools and is a 2017- 18 SCORE Tennessee Educator Fellow.
  • Kathy Dumlao is the current President-elect of the Tennessee Art Education Association and Director of Education & Interpretation at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
  • Heather Casteel is the Visual Arts Content Specialist for Knox County Schools, a member of TAEA's board, and Chair of the Tennessee Council of Visual and Performing Arts Supervisors.
  • Dr. Angela Christopher is a Senior Graduate Instructor with the Art of Education. Prior to joining AOE, she was an assistant professor of graduate art education at Memphis College of Art.
  • James Wells is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager with Crayola. He works with districts in building their creative capacity through leadership and arts integration training. 


The Memphis College of Art 

1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38104


Registration opens Monday, August 14th! 



• Early registration: $225 

• Late registration: $250


• Early registration: $310*

• Late registration: $335

Student or Retired Member:

• Early registration: $175

• Late registration: $200

NO on-site registration


*The non-member price includes the price of a TAEA Membership ($85)....  So why not join NAEA/TAEA today and enjoy the many other benefits? Check out what you'll receive at Join YOUR Community!  Then come back and register with your new member ID number!

Registration includes ALL of the following:

• Thursday night Awards Banquet ($25 additional cost)

• Reception/Party at MCA Friday night
• Featured “Amurica Trailer” Photobooth
• Vendor provided Demos and Workshops
• Breakfast and Lunch on Friday and Saturday
• Super Session Presentations
• Hands-on Workshops by World-class Presenters
• Keynote Speaker
• Artisans Market
• Access to Vendors
• Most Studio Supplies
• Swag Bags! 




  The Tennessee Arts Commission is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Art Education Association Fall Conference  

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Art Education Association Fall Conference 

  West regional conference scholarships generously provided by ArtsMemphis

West regional conference scholarships generously provided by ArtsMemphis