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We love what we do and are excited by each new discovery we make in our chosen field of tribal art. The last thirty years have been an exciting time in the field and I do not hesitate in believing the next thirty years will be as interesting. However, for over 15 years I have had a fascination with the visceral quality of folk art and the ability it has to evoke many of the passions I have for tribal art. Additionally, it makes me smile, and maybe broadens my view of art in general. I have introduced Just Folk Art to my web site, which offers fun, whimsical and interesting art forms that capture the spirit of the creative impulse and offer instant aesthetic gratification.
ArtLex defines folk art as "Art made by people who have had little or no formal schooling in art”. Folk artists usually make works of art with traditional techniques and content, in styles handed down through many generations, and often of a particular region. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, metalwork, costume, tools, and other everyday objects all may be folk art. Characteristically, folk art is not influenced by movements in academic or fine art circles, and for the most part, folk art excludes works executed by professional artists and sold as "high art" or "fine art" to the society's art patrons. Other terms that overlap with folk art are naïve art, popular art, outsider art, traditional art and even working class art. As one might expect, all these terms have different connotations; however, they are all at times used interchangeably with the term folk art, for which a satisfactory definition has proven hard to come by."
We define folk art to include found objects presented in new, creative formats, challenging the viewer to reformulate his/her idea of ordinary, functional objects. The only rule is that the object must sell for under $10,000, and it must fit within the framework noted above. If, however, we find something really special that is over $10,000 and it excites us, it will be on the website. My goal, is, however, to find less expensive objects. If it is fun, interesting, and catches our eye, you will probably see it online in Just Folk Art. We think Just Folk Art is a great fit with our other online galleries, Shango and Eklektos. We hope you do as well.
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