Folk Art by definition, is the art produced by self-taught people - in other words, those who have not studied at art school. However today, the term "Folk Art" is also used to describe craft techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Then, there's Outsider Art, which is art that is created outside of the norm. That is to say, without guidelines or accepted standards. There's also Visionary Art. It seems that there are those among us that have a spiritual force guiding them to create works of art, usually with a strong spiritual message - this is called visionary art.

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Florida Folk
A text-photography documentary about self-taught, outsiders artists living in Florida.
The Folk Art Society of America
A non-profit organization which advocates the discovery, study, documentation, preservation and exhibition of folk art, folk artists and folk art environments.
History of Talavera Pottery
Learn about the origins of Talavera a type of majolica earthenware, a white and glazed type of ceramic.
The Orange Show
A non-profit organization founded to preserve, present, promote and popularize the artistic expressions of ordinary people.

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