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 ..

Why I am a SAMA Member: Krystie Rose Millich

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 ..

Mosaic treasures leave Bell Buckle for their new homes

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..