SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - An exhibition of folk, primitive, natïve and visionary art opens Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. at 373 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains. 

The show is being presented by collectors Barbara Brown and Patricia Wadsley of Outsider Artists.net.

The exhibit features work by emerging and established artists from North America and around the world. Outsider Art is "raw, eye-catching and vibrant," says Wadsley.

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The term "outside" was scfirst used in 1972 by art critic Roger Cardinal to describe artists who live and work far outside urban mainstream art centers and are therefore not bound by the conventions of traditional art and the rules of the market place. 

Today Outsider Art is going strong. New artists, tucked away in distant parts of the country and the world, are still choosing to make art their own way. The majority of the work that is being shown at this exhibit has been created by artists located in rural areas of North America; there are also pieces from Canada, France, Spain, Israel, and Poland.

Collectors Barbara Brown and Patricia Wadsley hope to bring these artists to a wider audience.  

Refreshments will be served. 

For additional information please contact Barbara Brown or Patricia Wadsley at (845) 605-2048 and at info@outsiderartists.net