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"The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history."

The Mission's values, as defined by CASETA, which was organized in 2003, are as follows:

"Early Texas Art": art produced by artists who were born in and/or lived and worked in Texas through 40 years prior to the present date.

"Promote": creating serious interest, as well as enjoyment and appreciation of Early Texas Art among scholars, collectors, museums and the general public through the funding of programs, research, publications and through assistance in placing archives and artwork with public institutions whose missions are complementary to CASETA's goals.

"Study": learning at all levels in order to discover new knowledge and interpretation of Early Texas Art.

"Appreciation": recognizing that Early Texas Art is significant or important.

"Preservation": recognizing the urgent need to save and conserve the art heritage of Texas in such a way that it is available to future generations for their enjoyment and study and taking proactive steps through advocacy to ensure that this occurs.

"Texas Visual Arts": a creative work by an early Texas artist including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, watercolor and sculpture.

"Texas History": a continuous inquiry into our relationship with the past.

CASETA's Ethics Policy

Conflict of Interest: Any member of the Board who has a financial, personal, or official interest in, or conflict (or appearance of a conflict) with any matter pending before the Board, of such nature that it prevents or may prevent that member from acting on the matter in an impartial manner, shall voluntarily recuse him/herself and shall for the duration of the pending matter vacate his or her seat and refrain from discussing and voting on said matter.

The Board may appoint from time to time any number of persons as non-voting advisors to the Organization, with titles the Board may deem appropriate, to act either singly or as a committee or committees. Each advisor shall hold office during the pleasure of the Board, and shall have only such authority or obligations as the Board may from time to time determine.

No advisor to the Organization shall receive, directly or indirectly, any salary, compensation, or emolument therefrom for any service rendered to the Organization by such advisor, unless authorized by a concurring vote of two-thirds of all Board members....