TASA Conference 2017 Pre-registration

We are hoping you will be able to join us for the TASA conference in Fort Worth, TX, October 19-21, 2017, as well as enjoying the Arts Google weekend in Fort Worth. The weekend conference will be held in conjunction with the Arts Google weekend, and will include gallery and studio visits, a tour of the new Art facilities at UT Arlington and tours of the art district museums. The official conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth, Downtown (866-551-9747). The Reservation Deadline for the conference rate is September 20 (TASA Conference Rate: $119.00 plus sales tax, single or double room, per night. Note that state and local taxes are 15%). And last but not least, the early registration deadline for the is September 14, after that date fees will increase.

Conference Fees increase after September 14th

To pay by check, download the TASA 2017 Conference Registration form (PDF) (Auto-Fill Form) 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 SEPT. 14.

For credit cards, please use the Eventbrite button below. Besides clicking on the Eventbrite button below to pay, please also download the TASA 2017 Conference Registration Auto-Fill Form, 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 Paul Hanna Lecture Proposals - Conference 2017, download form (PDF)

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 (individual membership).


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.

Specific details and deadlines will be updated as they are available. Please check back.


We invite art historians, artists, art theoreticians, critics and philosophers to submit proposals that would be of interest to TASA members. We encourage the use of PowerPoint or other visual aids. Extemporaneous presentations are preferred over formal readings. Presenters have 20 minutes, plus a brief 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 (individual membership).

2017 Conference Chair

Scott Robinson
Tarrant County College
Humanities Divisional Dean
300 Trinity Campus Cir.
Fort Worth, TX 76102