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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..