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The Museum Artists Foundation's mission was a fundraising and advocacy arm for the art community.

The Museum Artists Foundation (MAF) existed from 2004 - 2009. It left its fiscal agent, so no longer has a 501c3 status. The San Diego Visual Artists Guild (a licensed for-profit business) now acts in its place and continues the work of the MAF, most recently in assisting the Pink Party 2010 and the Synergy Art Foundation, promoting programs of the Oceanside Museum of Art, Art San Diego Contemporary art Fair, and the Sculpture in the Garden program of the San Diego Botanic Garden.

The following were recent achievements of the Museum Artists Foundation.

The following were some of the goals of the Museum Artists Foundation.

  • Based on the overwhelming success of Commesso: Made in America "Gemstone Fine Art.", creating a larger comprehensive nationwide touring art museum show to assist museums in their education, public relations, and development activities.
  • Becoming a "Circle" member of local art museums and assisting in underwriting art programs and exhibitions.
  • Obtaining a building, in the San Diego area, to be used as a gathering place for artists and affiliated organizations.
  • Creating an endowment fund.
  • Raising funds for fine art related publications. Projects under consideration include printing a Catalog of Regional Artists, "American Masters of Stone", and "The Living History of the Guild".
  • Raising money through a strict policy of sharing with other organizations by means of joint fundraising activities.

For more information, contact:

Dennis Paul Batt, former executive director MAF: dennispaul55@gmail.com

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