We are hoping you will be able to join us for the TASA conference in McAllen, TX, October 25-27, 2018, as well as enjoying the Dia de los Muertos festivities in McAllen. The conference will also include workshops on the South Texas College campus, papers and panels, and excursions to the Museum of South Texas History and to see the Border Wall at the Hidalgo Pump House.

The official conference hotel is the Casa de Palmas Renaissance Hotel (956-631-1101). The Reservation Deadline for the conference rate is TBA (TASA Conference Rate: $TBA plus 15% state and local taxes, single or double room, per night). And last but not least, the early registration deadline for the is OCTOBER 5; after that date fees will increase.

Conference Fees increase after OCTOBER 5

To pay by check, download the TASA 2018 Conference Registration Auto-Fill Form (PDF) and mail with payment (check made out to TASA) and mail to the address listed at the bottom of the form. If your institutional membership check is “in the mail,” and you want to avoid the Institutional Representative Conference Late fee, be sure to EMAIL this form as an attachment after filling it out (see below) BEFORE or on OCTOBER 5.

For credit cards, please use the Eventbrite button below. Besides clicking on the Eventbrite button below to pay, please also download the TASA 2018 Conference Registration Auto-Fill Form (PDF), and on your computer, open it in Acrobat Reader (free download from https://get.adobe.com/reader/), fill it out, save as (rename) and attach to an email back to Linda Fawcett at lfawcett@hsutx.edu.

This is especially important if you will be attending the conference as your school’s Institutional Representative and want to avoid the late fee that might result if your school has renewed its Institutional membership but did not let me know you were coming as your school’s Institutional Representative by the pre-registration deadline. Simply say: “Inst Rep” as your conference fee status with Institutional Membership as “PD.” And be sure to also say if you will be attending the Saturday night Banquet and if you need a veggie meal (helps with plate count).  Thanks!


Call for Exhibition Entries, download forms: Faculty Entry Form (PDF) (WORD)   Student Entry Form (PDF) (WORD)

Every year at the TASA Annual Conference attendees are invited to participate in the TASA One Foot Exhibition. Submissions for this show must be limited to one square foot for 2D work or one cubic foot for 3D pieces.

The deadline for the receipt of artwork by South Texas Gallery Building B Art Gallery is October 5, 2018. Pickup will be during the conference on Oct. 27. Other important information is on the downloadable entry forms directly above.


We invite art historians, artists, art theoreticians, critics and philosophers to submit proposals that would be of interest to TASA members particularly topics that address environmental issues, or the concept of ‘pathways’ as interpreted by the presenter.  We encourage the use of PowerPoint or other visual aids. Extemporaneous presentations are preferred over formal readings. Presenters have 30 minutes, plus a question and answer period at the end. Non-members who teach in Texas colleges and universities qualify for submission of a proposal by simply joining TASA ($30 individual membership).


Call for Paul Hanna Lecture Proposals, McAllen Conference 2018, download form (PDF) (WORD)

The Paul Hanna Lecture exists to provide a forum through which a selected studio artist can make a presentation at the annual TASA conference. The lecture may include PowerPoint prefer and other visual aids. An honorarium will be awarded. A TASA committee will review proposals. Notices of acceptance and rejection will be sent. Non-members who teach art in Texas colleges and universities may qualify for submission of a proposal by simply joining TASA ($30 individual membership).