I wanted, in this section, to call people's attention to art magazines and other publications that you really should know about--if you have an interest in art.
Raw Vision began publishing in 1989 with the aim of bringing the unknown geniuses of the art world some public attention. And I do mean geniuses. I wish there were more publications like this in other areas like music. How many geniuses do we never hear or see. But I digress.
Often what you see in galleries and museums is art that comes out of higher art education and there is nothing wrong with that. To be sure there are galleries and museums who do feature outsider art but more feature artists with a high level of art education or who fit into certain...paradigms. The outsiders featured in Raw Vision make their own rules, unencumbered by conventions, styles, artistic fads, worrying about what is "hot" and will get you noticed.
They are artists because they have to do it.
I don't want to put too fine a point on this because I am a huge fan of many artists who have advanced education. Some of those artists pride themselves on breaking rules as well. To me, it is about exposure. Raw Vision gives artists who are outside the magical circle of museum and institutional art a voice and they get people's eyes on these artists.