Inspiration from our Members in Puerto Rico

This has been a very difficult couple of weeks for so many.  SAMA’s Board of Trustees and Staff wish all who may have been directly affected by the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas our heartfelt condolences and well wishes. It is in times of tragedy that communities come together, and our SAMA Community is no ..

Sonia King is first mosaicist to land major award from the James Renwick Alliance

Sonia King has been selected as a 2017 Distinguished Artist by the James Renwick Alliance in Washington, DC.     The James Renwick Alliance’s annual Distinguished Artist Series brings notable artists from around the country to provide insight into their medium. The weekend includes a Saturday workshop and free Sunday public lecture at which the ..

Special Workshop Event: Southbank Mosaics: London in Santa Barbara, California

Certificate Design Course for Large-scale Public Mosaics. 9:30-4:30: Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 3, 2017 Workshop Location: Menelli Trading Company 1080 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Lunch break 12:30 to 2 pm at nearby restaurants. The fee for the Southbank Mosaics, London in Santa Barbara, California workshop is $395 if purchased before November ..

2017 Membership Incentive

Join or Renew your Membership before September 30, 2017 and you could win a FREE 2018 SAMA Conference Registration to the…  The 2018 American Mosaic Summit Boston, Massachusetts, March 13 – 18, 2018 As a special treat to celebrate our members, we are going to randomly draw from the listing of members who have joined or renewed ..

2017 SAMA @ SOFA Project Registration

REGISTRATION is OPEN – SCROLL DOWN FOR FORM! Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier! SAMA Volunteers from all over the country will be demonstrating mosaic techniques, tools and materials with thousands of visitors during this event.  For 2017, we ..

Thank You Detroit!  The 2017 American Mosaic Summit Review

The Society of American Mosaic Artists held its 16th annual conference, The American Mosaic Summit, May 2-6, 2017 where 287 conference attendees enjoyed The Motor City—Detroit, Michigan! A huge THANK YOU went out to Joan Schwartz, Conference Chair, who was the driving force bringing SAMA to Detroit, along with Ruth Tyszka, Darcel Denau, and the ..

Why I am a SAMA Member: Karen Sasine

Mosaics found me back in 2004 with a simple bag of glass and a pair of nippers from a friend. Extremely passionate from the start, and with a background in art, I immersed myself in the study of traditional mosaic technique using many different styles and materials. I started Rainbow Mosaics in 2005, and was ..

Elaine M Goodwin reports on the opening of her new gallery

The opening of my new gallery in Burgundy, France—Gallery D’Art Elaine M Goodwin—was wonderful! Over 150 guests came to celebrate at the vernissage on 4 November. People travelled from near and far in Europe and ranged from collectors and the cognoscenti, to the delightful and warmhearted people of my new village of Couches. See my website for ..