A Vision of the Future for Traditional Fine Arts Organization



Filling in areas of knowledge

Even though TFAO's online digital library has amassed information about many facets of American representational art, some areas remain underdeveloped:

Dozens of American Representational Art topics require further information.
Although biographical information on thousands of deceased artists is available though America's Distinguished Artists, the biographies for many included artists are inadequate and some artists are yet to be included.
All catalogues can be further developed.
A special feature of TFAO's website is that comprehensive instructions for acquisition and management of its contents are visible to volunteers and readers via its online pages. This feature is helpful to other organizations interested in developing sites on related topics such as architecture and conceptual art. Instructions may be further refined for clarity and completeness.

Strategic plan

Click here and here to view our 2021-25 strategic plan.


Succession of management and ownership

TFAO is researching the long term potential for a separate nonprofit organization to acquire its operations to provide for future years:

further in-depth education in American art for the public;
long term online continuity for content provided without charge;
innovations in management and volunteer relations.

As a result of TFAO's research, a suitable university, museum, library or other nonprofit organization of high integrity and passion for education concerning American art may be found, which will enable new leadership, management and ownership to be provided. TFAO seeks an institution that will build on TFAO's accomplishments, proceed in the future with enhanced creativity and professionalism, and provide necessary financial resources. TFAO's online Catalogues, National Calendar of Art Exhibitions and Reports and Studies are features which TFAO intends to be preserved and enhanced by an acquirer.

The president of TFAO has served as editor of Resource Library and provided volunteer leadership since the founding of the organization in 2003 and was also editor of Resource Library Magazine from 1997 until it was acquired by TFAO in 2004. The president has accomplished major personal objectives sought for the benefit of the public and seeks to lessen volunteer service to TFAO in order to devote increased time and effort to other causes. The president is willing to provide substantial training to new management.



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