My ‘mosaic story’ starts the same as so many others… I had been an artist as a child, from the time I was very little through high school. However, after high school I hadn’t felt I was in a position to pursue art full-time, so I worked in other areas like social work, business, public ..
Attention SAMA Members! The Exhibition Entry Period for Mosaic Arts International 2017 exhibition series is now open! There are 2 separate prospectuses: one for each of the two separate juried exhibitions in the Mosaic Arts International series. An artist may apply to both the Mosaic Arts International: Fine Art and the Mosaic Arts International: Site-Specific exhibitions, ..
Mosaic treasures leave Bell Buckle for their new homes SAMA’s Sherri Warner Hunter held an open house on Sept.17 at SWH Art Studio Inc. in Bell Buckle, TN. The occasion was the completion of three, large, commissioned projects, after two years of hard work. She thanked her numerous assistants, interns, Hi-Tech Fab, Cataldo Auto Repair ..
New mosaic mural in Helena celebrates ceramic education SAMA’s LAUREL TRUE has designed and created a public community mural in downtown Helena, MT. The mural, 7 by 15.5 feet long, is located in the pedestrian plaza of the Great Northern Town Center, and celebrates the Archie Bray Foundation’s 65th anniversary as “a fine place to ..
Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 3-6, 2016 at Navy Pier! Our 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Kim Wozniak will be leading our volunteers at our Educational Demo space at the fair. The volunteers will be working throughout the weekend to mosaic an egg ..
The Delphi 2016 Online Art Glass Festival Winners have been announced and include SAMA members. Also shown are 2014 and 2015 winners. Top row, left to right: 2016 Mosaics, 2nd Place: Julie Mazzoni, The Lesson 2016 Mosaics, 3rd Place: John Sollinger, Brookside 2015 Mosaics, 1st Place: John Sollinger, Of Eden Second row, left to ..
Savage Curiosities An exhibition of works on paper and mosaics by Karen Ami and Pamela Irving Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, September- October 2017 Some background Since meeting 8 years ago, Karen and Pamela quickly identified a kinship. Both artists come from a fine art background with majors in art history, ceramics and sculpture. For ..
2016 Matching Gift Challenge September 30th is the end of SAMA’s fiscal year and to ensure the organization finishes strong, not one but TWO generous donors are challenging the mosaic art community to demonstrate their support of SAMA by making a financial contribution. For EVERY Dollar given to SAMA through September 30, 2016, our Challenge Donors ..