Tea Party Artists want to revive American aesthetics with tea party values: strength, honor, self-sufficiency, and courage. Unlike the larger political branch of the tea party, we don’t focus on taxes and the constitution. Instead, we use our eyes and brains to find the good and the bad in the world around us. As independent American artists, we recognize the spoiled vision of window-washers currently has too much power in the artworld, academia, and other arcane social institutions. The American public deserves better. A new ethical, transcendent and patriotic vision needs a chance to take hold, and that’s why we decided to broadcast our views publicly. Tea Party artists stand for the freedom to commit new acts of creativity in contemporary culture.