2017 SAMA @ SOFA Project Registration

REGISTRATION is OPEN – SCROLL DOWN FOR FORM! Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier! SAMA Volunteers from all over the country will be demonstrating mosaic techniques, tools and materials with thousands of visitors during this event.  For 2017, we ..

Thank You Detroit!  The 2017 American Mosaic Summit Review

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 ..

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 ..

Elaine M Goodwin reports on the opening of her new gallery

The opening of my new gallery in Burgundy, France—Gallery D’Art Elaine M Goodwin—was wonderful! Over 150 guests came to celebrate at the vernissage on 4 November. People travelled from near and far in Europe and ranged from collectors and the cognoscenti, to the delightful and warmhearted people of my new village of Couches. See my website for ..

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, ..

Congratulations to SAMA Artists!

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

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 ..