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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Image: Kim Emerson, “Ocean Dances”, Sun Harbor Marina, San Diego, CA We are thrilled to announce that SAMA’s American Mosaic Summit will be returning to San Diego in April of 2016! This won’t be a repeat of the incredible event held in 2009… it will be BETTER! We are working hard with new venue partners ..