Following is an article written by an anonymous volunteer titled "Options for Art Exhibit Programs by Religious Institutions." Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) received permission on May 5, 2014 to publish the article.


Options for Art Exhibit Programs by Religious Institutions

by an anonymous volunteer


Religious institutions establish art exhibit programs for many reasons. Some are: evangelization, furthering appreciation of art for its intrinsic beauty, exposure to the public of artists who create religious art, and promotion of fellowship among congregation members who enjoy artistic endeavor.

Availability of gallery space, funds, volunteers and staff all contribute to the scope of exhibit program possible. This article will first explore options for modest endeavors, then progress to steps towards establishing an organization with characteristics of a traditional art museum.


Exhibits in shared space
Exhibits in smaller galleries
Exhibits in large spaces
Exhibits with a modest budget
Simple elegance for invitational exhibitions
Exhibits with a revenue component
Themes for exhibits
Naming the exhibiting entity

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