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The Society for Art of Imagination (AOI) is an international artists' society whose stated mission is to promote art of vision and craftsmanship. It has branches all over the world, and the American branch is a registered charity. SAI is affilited with many other visionary art groups, including the Fantastic Art Centre in South Africa

AOI was founded in 1961 by a group of artists from England who called themselves the Inscape Group, among them Diana Hesketh, Peter Holland, Brigid Marlin, Jack Ray and Steve Snell. Some of AOI's Honorary Art Members are Ernst Fuchs, H. R. Giger, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffmann, Alex Grey, Laurie Lipton, De Es, Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Ingo Swann.

AOI holds annual art shows all over the world. It recently accepted a partnership role in the new Paradiso project, a museum and culture park in Vienna that is affiliated with the Ernst Fuchs Museum. AOI also publishes the magazine Inscape. Artists are welcome to join.

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