The outsourcing of American doesn't belong solely to the manufacturers of this country. It effects artists as well. Just go into most homes you'll find lithographs printed in China or Taiwan, or an "original" painting done from production line painters from these country's and that're pretty darn good at what they do. Certainly good enough for the average home buyer to consider especially when the cost is a few dollars compared to what good full time artists here in America need to charge in order to survive.
What artists are to do to compete is a big question.