Art education has the unique perspective to highlight and investigate the complex relationships between artistic and educational opportunities that advantage some and disadvantage others. Artistic vision provides powerful conceptual and analytical tools for engaging with divergent perspectives within a pluralistic society. Expanding beyond an emphasis on race and gender to other intersections of difference highlight Texas's vast and diverse artistic expressions. Art is a space through which we can focus on the multiplicity of expressions of self and others and address the world’s inequities through a lens that not only engages with the consequences of ignoring justice but also provides the possibility to imagine solutions. Art is a creative force to enact change. The editors for Trends invite submissions that focus on diasporas, divergence, difference, intersectionalities, and representation. 

  • We encourage submissions that address how we, as art educators: 
  • Work against reinforcing stereotypes. 
  • Move away from the homogenization of curricula. 
  • Provide opportunities to engage with cultural heritages. 
  • Encourage exploration of uniqueness. 

Some questions you might consider are: 

  • How does my artistic/pedagogical practice impact all learners? 
  • What policies, resources, and other supports are needed to create equitability across different populations? 
  • What might art pedagogies, research, and practice adversely impact any identifiable population? 
  • How might adverse impacts from being culturally illiterate be avoided? 
  • What precautions should art educators take to move forward? 
  • How do we monitor our work to ensure comparable high outcomes for all students? 

Deadline: Original manuscripts must be received by June 15, 2023 as a Microsoft Word document. Please submit electronically via email to 

For questions or more information, please contact Dawn Stienecker or Kathy J. Brown at