OutsiderArt.info and the International
Outsider Exhibition of Modern Art (IOEMA) celebrates works from
around the world. Our only goal is to expose the greatest array of art to the
greatest array of people. I like to think of the site as an electronic 14 Rue Clauzel and sometimes, when it is late and dark, I hear
Pere Tanguy laughing!
The key to everything we do lies in the great artwork created by the artists we
are so honored to exhibit; without them, we would wander the earth vacant, shaking
an empty fist at the moon.
The design of the site is simple to purposefully focus on the artwork. There is an
absence of descriptive text. Clicking on the artists' own website link on their
gallery page will get a visitor dimensions, medium and the like.
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 online exhibition of artwork. I do not sell artwork
I don't recruit artists; they find their way here on their own, stumbling
in through the dark internet fabric. I have no board, committee, judges or
jury. Looking at an artist submission, if I like the work or think that my
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 a submission is 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. Occasionally, an artist is removed from the site
after time. Some of the artists are physically, emotionally or mentally
challenged, some are not and some tear cellophane into slivers of light.
They are self taught or some have MFA's and a few a little of both. A
couple are inspired, a half a dozen or so visionary, some fiercely
battling good and evil. 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.
Our artists are free to sell their work through email or any way else
commission free. I don't sell art but encourage direct sales through the
artists or their agents. We hope to open a physical gallery or showplace
in 2014 in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.