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!


The West Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Reception has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 18th from 2pm to 4pm at The West Tennessee Regional Art Center

1200 Main Street

Humboldt, TN 38343


Save the Dates!

East TN Regional Spring   Conference

Saturday, April 14th at the University of TN, Knoxville, Art and Architecture Building from 9am to 5pm. 

Registration is online!  


West TN Regional Spring Conference 

Saturday April 21st at the The University of Memphis, Communication and Fine Art Building from 8am to 3pm. 

Registration is online!


TAEA Member Exhibition "Connections"

The Eighth 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 Eighth Annual TAEA Member Art Exhibition is a juried show open to all current 2017-2018 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 March 21, 2018.