OutsiderArt.info and the International
Outsider Exhibition of Modern Art (IOEMA) Collection celebrates works from
around the world to expose the greatest array of art to the greatest array
of people. I think of the site as an electronic 14 Rue Clauzel and
sometimes, when late and dark, I hear Pere Tanguy laughing!
The key to everything we do lies in the great artwork created by artists we
are so honored to exhibit; without them, we would wander a vacant earth, an empty fist
pointing at the moon.
Artists find their way here on their own, stumbling
in through the dark internet fabric. We do not recruit. The
submission page is simple. There is no board, committee, judges or jury. If I like the work or think
visitors will, I put the work on the site. I only accept artist
submissions. I only email back on submissions that I will exhibit. I do
not charge a fee but all exhibited artists send an original here for me to
keep. You can see some of the work our
artists have sent here. Once accepted, an artist can expect to
spend time on the front page and then remain on the site and have a
gallery for some time.
Some of the artists are physically, emotionally or
mentally challenged, some are not and some tear cellophane into little slivers of
light. Our artists are self taught, schooled, some with MFA's and a few inspired; a half a dozen or so
are true visionary and some stand fiercely in battle to fight with evil
with color. They stick together what comes their way. Some
paint what they see and hear and feel. Others paint what they want us to
see of what they think they see. Some are mad.
The site design is simple to focus on the artwork and an
absence of descriptive text. Clicking on the artists' own website link on their
gallery page will get dimensions, medium and the like.
Our artists sell their work through email, on their own site or any other
means and keep all the money. We hope to open a physical gallery
in 2015, our 16th year, in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania.
I named the site OutsiderArt.info because I am far Outside The Art World
and want to stay that way. I write, design and maintain this international
outsider exhibition of modern art.