Grassroots Art Center

A Call for Conscience!

by Dr. Richard J. Bay

Associate Professor of Art & Art Education

Radford University, Radford VA

I am not sure many of you will appreciate what I want to write about now, but there is a reason, so please read on. I am getting more and more upset at the way 'Outsider Art' is presented and promoted. Is it becoming a circus? Have we lost sight of what we see? Have we lost the respect due these individuals? Have we forgotten that the Outsider world is truly ending? There are many wolves in sheep's clothing touting to be 'OUTSIDER ARTISTS.' Look at eBay, around you; the real 'OUTSIDERS' for the most part (Those who truly have their lives invested in their creation) are literally dying as a generation.