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 Arts International 2017 :: Call for Artists!

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, ..

Savage Curiosities: An exhibition of works on paper and mosaics by Karen Ami and Pamela Irving

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 ..

Double your Donation through September 30, 2016!

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 ..

SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 American Mosaic Summit

  Vendor & Sponsor Program OPEN! American Mosaic Summit Accommodations  Program & Pricing Available: January 4, 2017 Registration Opens: January 14, 2017 12noon EST! Note: all dates above are our targets for these key events.   Bookmark this page on the SAMA Website to monitor updates or changes for any of the key dates listed.   Do ..

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 ..

2016 American Mosaic Summit Program Announced!

The 2016 American Mosaic Summit – San Diego April 4-8, 2016, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, California SAMA is thrilled to announce the program details for the 15th Annual American Mosaic Summit, to be presented at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, California, April 4-8, 2016. As the longest running gathering of mosaic ..