"Dedicated to the Preservation of Representational Art"
"We are here to provide the forum in which you can display your art in regional and national competitions. Through our newsletters we will inform you about current events and future exhibitions throughout the country."
(the following represents just a few points from their 12 point mission statement)
"To promote a return of training, standards and excellence in the visual arts
To repudiate the idea that development in art requires destruction of boundaries and standards, pointless emphasis on "newness" or pursuit of the bizarre and ugly as an end in themselves, and to expose as artistic frauds those works conceived only to elicit outrage."
"The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper from the middle ages to the present..."