Traditional Fine Arts Organization,
About TFAO and tfaoi.org
- Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) fosters education
in, and nurturing understanding of, American
representational art among student and adult populations through publication, grants
to nonprofit arts organizations and related activities.
- Expanding and archiving online exhibit information by
- Conservation of art collections
- Exhibition and touring of private collections
- We provide grants to nonprofit
institutions for programming. (right: Abby Rockefeller,
1900, Photograph, George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Public
domain, via Wikimedia Commons* Ms. Rockefeller's exceptional philanthropy
is enormously aspirational. Our current grant making ability
is quite miniscule in comparison.)
- In recent years it has become increasingly difficult
for university students to justify a major or minor in art history from
an economic point of view. Since familiarity with the liberal arts is beneficial
for a well-rounded education, we provide an alternate in-depth resource
which may be accessed at leisure during an individual's lifetime. All programs
are provided without charge.
- Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc. is recognized
as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
Articles of Incorporation were approved by the Arizona Corporation Commissioner
on August 5, 2003 as an Arizona nonprofit corporation. On
our website, Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc. is alternately referred
to as TFAO or TFAOI. For further information about us please see our site guide, rankings
and usage page, how we maintain pages
and our vision of the future. To review financial
information, please click here and for
volunteer time contribution information click here.
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Summary of accomplishments and history
- Every day, thousands of individuals
including students, scholars, teachers and others view educational and
informational materials on our site, which is structured as a digital library.
- Our website is the world's most valued and visited site
devoted to American representational art. Inspiration for the focus of
TFAO was provided by a myriad of artists living and deceased, Peter and Elaine Adams, John
and Barbara Hazeltine, Gerald J. Miller
and Jean Stern. (left: JP Hazeltine,
Director and President).
- In 2003 we acquired an online publication devoted to
education and understanding of American representational art founded in
1997 named Resource Library Magazine. In 2004 we changed the name
of the publication to Resource Library,
which remains the current name. The publication, since inception provided
without charge as a public service, contains 1,300+ articles and essays
written by hundreds of named authors, plus
thousands of other texts, all providing educational and informational content
to students, scholars, teachers and others. Published materials related
to exhibitions frequently contain texts from exhibition brochures or catalogues,
magazine or journal articles, gallery guides, wall panels, labels, audio
tour scripts, checklists and news releases, plus related images. Resource
Library also provides free publicity to hundreds of American nonprofit
art venues including museums and cultural centers,
the source of almost all of Resource Library's content.
- Click here to view an estimate of our total quantity of image and text files.
Some text files contain many thousands of words.We also publish
Calendar of Exhibitions and Reports and
How to find content on our site:
- Conduct keyword searches within TFAO's
website and Resource Library,
a collection of articles and essays honoring the American experience through
its art, using the advanced search feature of these search engines:
- Or, before entering keywords in a basic search, enter
- Also see Indexes and information
retrieval for more information.
- Please send email to:
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Links to sources of information outside
of our web site are provided only as referrals for your further consideration.
Please use due diligence in judging the quality of information contained
in these and all other web sites. Information from linked sources may be
inaccurate or out of date. TFAO neither recommends or endorses these referenced
organizations. Although TFAO includes links to other web sites, it takes
no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other
sites, nor exerts any editorial or other control over them. For more information
on evaluating web pages see TFAO's General
Resources section in Online
Resources for Collectors and Students of Art History.
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