SAMA’s Mosaic Legacy in San Diego

The Mosaic Marathon is an integral part of SAMA’s annual conference. In addition to workshops, presentations, and distinguished keynote speakers, the Mosaic Marathon brings together our members for an opportunity to create a large-scale mosaic. The result is a lasting piece of art that is donated to a local charity or needy establishment in our ..

Mosaic Arts International 2016 debuts March 31, 2016 in San Diego, CA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (downloadable pdf of release) The 15th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the ..

3 SAMA Members Share Spotlight at Detroit Area Exhibit

Darcel Deneau, Joan Schwartz and Ruth Tyszka will all be featured in an upcoming three-women exhibition, “Just Desserts” featuring  dynamic new mixed media work including mosaics, sculpture and installations. The exhibit explores the traditional role of desserts in everyday life and how that relates to the individual and society. The imagery of dessert is the ..

JeanAnn Dabb, Long-time Supporter of SAMA, Loses Battle with Cancer

JeanAnn Dabb was a professor of art history at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA for over 20 years, teaching courses in ancient and medieval art, the history of mosaics and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, earning several teaching awards.  She also exhibited her own art and curated art exhibitions extensively.  But to SAMA, ..

Member Kim Emerson featured in San Diego Tribune

SAMA MEMBER KIM EMERSON DESCRIBES HER PASSION FOR INTEGRITY IN MOSAICS IN SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE   Kim Emerson has created mosaics for almost every purpose in the past 25 years. Here, she describes her recent project, River of Life at Rady Children’s Hospital, a mosaic that starts on the floor of the main lobby ..

The Power of Mosaic Art: Social Practice and Community Transformation

FROM: Laurel True BENEFITING: ART CREATION FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN INC EVENT DATE: Sept 30, 2015 Hello Friends, Family, Students, and Colleagues The video link below tells a bit of the story I have been part of for the past 5 years in Jacmel with youth artists from Art Creation Foundation For Children. But it’s not ..

SAMA Member Contributes to “Creative Placemaking” in Riverhead, NY

Mosaic artist, Linda Purrazzella (Hampton Mosaics) of Southampton, NY presented “Community Intertwined” at the second annual JumpstART, where the arts took center stage in downtown Riverhead on August 7, 2015. Public arts installations were visited all evening and Linda, herself, presented a hands-on mosaic demonstration at River & Roots Community Garden Pathway at Grangebel Park. Inspiration ..