SAMA is honored to share this listing of regional groups and mosaic art communities who are living the SAMA Mission! We are grateful for the efforts of these energetic and passionate groups who advance the education, inspiration and promotion of excellence in mosaic arts within their communities.
Austin Mosaic Guild
The Austin Mosaic Guild is a regional mosaic organization for the central Texas area. We hold monthly meetings to further educate our members, promote mosaic art, organize exhibits to promote the work of our members and organize community projects. We began with 12 members in 2008 and have grown to over 50 dues paying members.
Colorado Mosaic Artists
The purpose of Colorado Mosaic Artists is the promotion of mosaic as a fine art and the artistic and technical education of its members and the general public. CMA welcomes and supports all members including professional mosaic artists, dedicated amateurs and mosaic suppliers.
For ease of travel for all members, meetings have been held up and down the Colorado Front Range, with a summer meeting on the Western Slope. Gatherings include a short Business Meeting followed by topical discussions, demonstrations, artistic critiques and mosaic Swap 'n Shop where members sell or trade tesserae and other items. Meetings are usually the second Sunday of each month. Schedule may change so please check back frequently or contact us by email if interested in meetings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary Mosaic Art - CMA
Mosaic Artists of Michigan
Mosaic Artists of Michigan (MAM) began over a decade ago to share, educate, and promote the resurgence of fine art mosaics. The style of each member's work is unique, as the art of mosaic presents a world of endless possibilities in color, texture, shape and expression.
As an art organization, MAM embraces all achievements in the artist's journey, from beginner to professional. Members include professional artists, hobbyists, and patrons. Many MAM members have achieved recognition in the art community from solo and international juried exhibitions, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and public and private commissions.
MAM meets bimonthly on the second Saturday of the month, September through June, and locations vary because MAM members are located throughout Michigan. Meetings often include a workshop or educational component conducted by a member or guest. MAM exhibits throughout the year at galleries, art centers and art spaces throughout the state and engages in philanthropic mosaic projects and installations in the community.
Mosaic Society of Philadelphia
The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) began as a conversation during the Society of American Mosaic Arts (SAMA) Conference in Austin, TX in 2011. A group of dedicated mosaicists and mosaic lovers dreamed of a forum for mosaic artists in the Philadelphia area. Their dream became a reality and we had our first meeting in June 2011. The Society has since grown in membership, developed an active Facebook page for information sharing, hosted workshops with nationally renowned artists and is working on hosting the SAMA conference right here in Philadelphia! We are excited about the fantastic growth that has occurred so quickly and are pleased that so many friendships have been created within this wonderful creative community.
The Society's mission is to enthusiastically promote awareness, appreciation and practice of mosaic art in the Philadelphia area through education and community outreach, exhibitions, and the development of a diverse mosaic community.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting or event and hope you will consider becoming a member! Let’s break something together!
A social and support group for mosaicists in the Houston-area. The group conducts meetings on the second Saturday of each, which are followed by a group lunch. We desire to increase the awareness and appreciation of mosaics through education, inspiration, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts.
Contact us through a message on Facebook!
New England Mosaic Society (NEMS)
The New England Mosaic Society, NEMS, is a volunteer organization that encourages and promotes excellence in contemporary mosaic fine art through education, exhibitions, and community events. Membership is open to mosaic artists at all levels as well as mosaic suppliers.
Membership benefits include:
Member name and contact information included in the online Members Directory
Each member will have a Gallery Page on the NEMS web site and can include images of work, links to personal websites and social media
Members can list their workshops and classes on the NEMS web site
Members can attend NEMS demonstrations showcasing new methods and techniques, presentations by members of the mosaic community, mosaic critiques by well-known mosaic artists
NEMS members can participate in MEMBERS ONLY juried mosaic exhibitions
NEMS members can participate in NEMS-sponsored field trips and mosaic travel adventures.
Members will be notified of upcoming classes, workshops, art exhibits and community project opportunities.
Members will be able to communicate with other NEMS members regularly through the NEMS website bulletin board and at periodic member meetings.
To join, go to http://www.newenglandmosaicsociety.com/membership/
Questions, contact us at email@example.com or by completing the Contact Us form at http://www.newenglandmosaicsociety.com/contact/.
The Chicago Mosaic School Community Group
The Chicago Mosaic School is the only non-profit Mosaic Art school in the world. Since it was founded in early 2005, The Chicago Mosaic School has become the center of education for Mosaic Arts in the United States. As the first school of its kind, CMS provides opportunity for artists interested in the serious study with an academic, materially-oriented approach to art education in the World Master tradition. Now in its ninth year, CMS gives artists, teachers, and enthusiasts a place to explore all facets of mosaics- from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction. The school preserves and promotes mosaic art through school programs, community partnerships, and teacher training programs. CMS offers opportunities to work with many kinds of organizations, schools, and neighborhood groups to collaborate and create mosaic art for public or commercial spaces. We offer open studio, group critiques, art tours,lectures and art openings at The Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics throughout the year. CMS Memberships are available for class discounts, studio time, and other discounts. Don't hesitate to visit us!
If you are a SAMA member and would like to see your regional group or community listed, you may request a listing addition HERE. SAMA does not currently grant Charter Memberships to groups, localized organizations or internet communities.