Tennessee Art Education Association Fall State Conference 

October 26 - 28, 2017 



The Memphis College of Art and Design

1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN, 38104

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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 http://spiral.aa.uic.edu and the National Art Education Association e- http://naea.digication.com/spiral/

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. 


Teachers always look forward to visiting the vendors, watching demonstrations, experimenting and learning new ways to use art media, seeking new materials and suppliers, and taking away new ideas and samples to introduce to their students.

EXHIBIT SPACE: The exhibit space rates are $300 for one booth and $275 for each additional booth. There are additional fees for add-ons. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Final payment is due on Friday, October 13, 2017.  No refund will be granted if cancellation is made after this date.

VENDOR SCHEDULE:   (Vendors may close down for breaks and lunch)

  • Thursday, October 26; 3-5pm: Vendor Set-up
  • Friday, October 27; 8am-6:30pm: Vendors open
  • Saturday, October 28; 9am-12:30pm: Vendors open
  • Saturday, October 28; 12:30-2:30: Vendor tear down

SAMPLES & DOOR PRIZES: We hope that you, as an exhibitor/vendor, will also be willing to donate samples and door prizes as incentives for our members to continue to patronize your business. If you would like to ship these samples and door prizes in advance, please feel free to send them to my school address below. Make sure that you designate it as TAEA Donation and send it to my attention.

Reserve your booth as soon as possible by registering and paying online at the following link: http://www.tnarteducation.org/vendor-registration

Please contact me if you have any questions. Let us know how we can best facilitate you to make this a memorable and profitable experience.

Melody Weintraub, M.A.T.

TAEA West Tennessee Regional Chair

2017 TAEA Fall Conference Committee - Vendor Coordinator

Phone: (901) 765-4628

Email: myweintraub@briarcrest.com