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Decades in the Making: Highlights from the Toledo Federation of Artists Societies


The Toledo Federation of Art Societies was established in 1917 with three artist collectives and the Toledo Museum of Art as its charter members. In 1918 the first exhibition sponsored by TFAS was held at TMA. Today TFAS is affiliated with more than 40 area art organizations – including artist clubs, galleries, college and university art departments – and hundreds of individual members within a 150-mile radius of the city of Toledo. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of TFAS and the century-long tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best artists in the region by TMA. It will showcase more than 20 works of art in a wide variety of media from the approximately 270 works purchased for the TFAS collection over the last 60 years. Among the featured artists will be Diana Attie (drawing), Edith Franklin (ceramics), Dominick Labino (glassblowing) and Kenneth Thompson (sculpture). 


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