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…and a Peek at Our New Image Gallery

As part of our site redesign and expansion, the Foundation is focused on making work by self taught artists as accessible as possible. To that end, we will not only have enhanced and exciting pages devoted to individual artists, but will also have an image gallery featuring works from many artists in a single place. Users will be able to search the gallery for artworks using selection criteria including material, date, collection, and–of course–maker.

I’ve attached an image showing how the gallery should look. Enjoy!

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A Sneak Peek at Our New Homepage…

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New Logo, New Name, New Direction

Exciting things are afoot here at the Foundation. As many of you know, we are in the process of creating a new website that features extensive image galleries, temporary virtual exhibitions, up-to-the-moment news about the field of outsider and self taught art, and expanded artist pages and educational resources. To accompany our new site, we have a new name and a brand new logo.

Beginning in September, we will be the Foundation for Self Taught Artists. This name change shows our expanding commitment to self taught artworks and artists from around the globe as well as the United States.

Here is a peek at our new logo; enjoy!

Images of American Folk Art Museum works now available on ARTstor

Eugene Andolsek / Untitled / India ink on graph paper / 16 x 21 in. / American Folk Art Museum, gift of the artist

As of late February, high resolution images of the American Folk Art Museum‘s permanent collection are available on ARTstor.

ARTstor, a digital library of images, currently lists more than 1,500 photographs from the museum, whose collection includes both traditional American folk art and work by self-taught artists.

As a scholar, I am thrilled that a collection of self-taught material has made it to the ARTstor catalog. I have long had trouble locating good photographs of works in our field, and this partnership will make self-taught art more accessible to both teachers and students.