Category Archives: Outsider Art

Don’t forget #OutsiderArtFair featured artist Dean Millien’s show tonight!

Don’t forget Dean Millien’s show tonight at Conartist Gallery! Dean Millien was featured at LAND Gallery during Outsider Art Fair 2012.


We’re going to #OutsiderArtFair featured artist Dean Millien’s show next week! are you?

We’re going to #OutsiderArtFair featured artist Dean Millien’s show next week! are you?

Curator Juliana Driever writes on Konbit Shelter at #OutsiderArtFair for A Blade of Grass blog

Curator Juliana Driever writes on Konbit Shelter at #OutsiderArtFair for A Blade of Grass blog

Possum Trot Figure makes an Appearance at this year’s #outsiderartfair

American Primitive Gallery (B5)


This doll once belonged to Possum Trot, a roadside attraction, operated for more than twenty-five years by Calvin and Ruby Black. During the Depression, Calvin Black and his wife opened a rock and mineral shop on Highway 15, a stretch of highway in the desolate Mojave Desert. To boost business and attract clientele, the Blacks created art environments, including a model train and carousel, but most famously, dolls—that posed in tableaux, drove carriages across the building’s roof, kicked, and waved arms. Made from fragments of telephone poles, adorned with clothes from the local dump, the dolls became the focus of a devised piece, entitled “Fantasy Doll Show,” in which the dolls did a “song and dance,” for passerby. To many, the dolls have come to embody the persistence and endurance—especially in pursuit of the American dream.

Dalton School 6th Grader Lili Watts with her work at #outsiderartfair


Galerie Bourbon-Lally of Haiti at this year’s #outsiderartfair


Check out Make Skateboards at #outsiderartfair

Make Skateboard’s of Brooklyn, NYC, makes an appearance at this year’s Outsider Art Fair.

Check out some highlights from their booth:



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