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!



We Want Your Super Session Proposals.

This year the Tennessee Art Education Association is requesting proposals for presentations at its annual conference from Pre-K-16 art educators, pre-service teachers, museum educators and the academic and administrative communities.  Super Sessions presentations should address one of the four areas of TAEA’s mission:  learning, community, advocacy, and research and learning, in addition to connecting directly to the conference theme, “Every Artist Tells a Story.” The conference is designed to present outstanding teaching models and provide an opportunity to learn new skills, to renew the attendee’s personal love of the arts through networking, creating works of art, and learning new teaching strategies. Presentations and hands-on workshops will focus on interdisciplinary curriculum development, innovative instructional strategies, arts assessment, arts advocacy, and arts integration. Museum and cultural institutions will be asked to present arts integrated lessons that address core academic subjects and the arts.

If you are a current member of TAEA and would like to present a 50-minute session addressing one of the above areas, now is your chance during the 2017 TAEA State Conference at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, October 26th-28th, 2017.  The Super Sessions will be held on either October the 27th or 28th.   

Submission details are on the Proposal.

View and Download the Super Session Proposal

Concept Based Unit Design 4-Day Workshop

The Southeastern Center for Education in the Arts is hosting a four day session in Chattanooga on concept-based unit design.

You can sign up for the one day event specific to art which will be next week with Dr. Joel Baxley from Southeastern Center for Education in the Arts.

For more information, visit the Fine Arts PLC site below. Registration opens May 26, 2017.

The Tennessee Art Education Association

Regional Student Art Competition

for East, Middle, West is wrapping up! Coming soon...View galleries of student artwork for each region.

Check East, Middle, or West Tennessee's Regional Pages for dates, deadlines, and applications.



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