In the Summer of 2017, we put out an open call to members to create a 6” x 6” mosaic, using their own materials and an original design. The result was an amazing, non-juried collection of work representing the full spectrum of SAMA’s diverse membership. The work of seasoned professionals was displayed alongside enthusiastic newcomers to the mosaic making process, culminating in 100 moments of life rendered in mosaic by artists from all over the world. SAMA presented the collection as part of the educational resource space at The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, IL in the Fall of 2017 and again at the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, BSA Foundation’s BSA Space throughout the Spring of 2018.
The 2018 – 2019 season of One Hundred + Moments in Mosaic will include three exhibitions!
Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 1-4, 2018 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 2018, we will again feature the One Hundred + Moments in Mosaic project as part of our educational space at the expo.
After the SOFA Chicago event this Fall, the project will be reinstalled at a public venue in Nashville, TN from January – May 2019 to coincide with the 2019 American Mosaic Summit and the Mosaic Art International 2019 exhibition series.
The final exhibition planned for this season will be an Online Exhibition featuring each work and will include an opportunity for artists to sell their work directly from the SAMA website.
We are inviting SAMA Members to make a 2D mosaic on a 6″ x 6″ frame that we will provide and return it to SAMA HQ by October 26, 2018! We are not limiting the number of participants but will close registration on September 27, 2018. Participation is exclusive to all active SAMA Members.
So, you send us one mosaic and we will present it in two major cities and online! It’s that easy! Well, we do have a few more details and Terms of Participation…
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Theme and materials of mosaics must be appropriate for viewing by school-age children and a General Audience. Both the Chicago and Nashville spaces will be heavily trafficked by a wide array of people. This is SAMA’s special opportunity to educate, inspire and promote excellence in mosaics to enthusiastic audiences. Let’s put our BEST on display!
Overtly offensive or explicitly “adult-only” themed work may be pulled at SAMA and/or the venue’s discretion.
The mosaic can be made from any materials and can be executed in a flat as well as sculptural or bas-relief forms, however, the mosaic should not exceed more than one inch beyond the 6″ x 6″ frame and no alterations to the hanging hardware should occur. Protrusions beyond one inch, and off-center or diagonal hanging alterations will result in the work being returned to the artist prior to installation.
The mosaics will only be made available for sale through a gallery, that will be established for that purpose, on the SAMA Website. Artists who chose to make their work available for sale will agree to donate 30% of sales to SAMA. An Artist may also choose to present a work as Not For Sale (NFS) and the work will be returned to the artist at the end of the exhibition in Nashville, in May 2019.
Once you complete your registration you will be emailed an invoice for $150 participation fee which can be paid online or via mailed-in check. Frame kits will be shipped
within 5 days as soon as possible upon of receipt of payment from our project partners, Wits-End Mosaic.
NOTE: Due to the incredible response in the first weeks of the registration period, there is a delay in fulfilling orders. The response has been incredible and unfortunately, we were not properly prepared to meet the demand in these first weeks. The frame kits for the project are custom ordered and made in the United States especially for SAMA and the customers of WitsEnd Mosaic. Our registration numbers exceeded our initial order and they are working hard to get all orders fulfilled ASAP. We are very sorry for this miscalculation and the delay in fulfilling orders.
The $150 fee includes:
One 6″ x 6″ aluminum frame including substrate insert and D-ring hanger.
Shipping of the frame kit to the artist in a reusable USPS Flat Rate Medium Priority Mail Box. (BE MINDFUL OF REUSE WHEN OPENING YOUR BOX!)
Display of Mosaic at SOFA Chicago, November 1-4, 2018; on SAMA’s Website and in Nashville, TN, mid-January – end of May 2019
Return Shipping of your mosaic to you from Nashville in early June 2019 (if not sold or for sale).
YES, those dates are correct… the work will be on display in November, then again from mid-January through the end of May 2019!
Artists will be responsible for:
adhesive and tesserae for mosaic
Shipping of mosaic to SAMA HQ in Ligonier, PA by October 26, 2018, in order to be prepped for display during the event ($13.65 at US Post Office).
Artists must provide a short artist statement about the work, materials list, sales availability and pricing via email by October 20, 2018.
For Members Outside the US:
Additional Shipping Charges will apply and will be communicated directly once we receive your registration and calculate your shipping options.
Participation is available to SAMA Members Only
By completing this form, you are committing to the terms we have outlined and promise to pay the $150 participation fee. Once participation fees are paid, only 50% will be refunded if you cancel before October 1, 2018, and there will be NO REFUNDS for cancellations received after October 15, 2018. All retained fees after cancellation will be considered tax-deductible donations to SAMA.
Further Questions can be emailed to our Executive Director, Dawnmarie Zimmerman
REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN!
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The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. On par with Art Basel and TEFAF Maastricht, SOFA is produced by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago’s major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
With a strong educational emphasis, SOFA CHICAGO includes an acclaimed lecture series and special exhibits exploring the artworks on view and surveying new trends in the art world. A VIP program includes exclusive events tailored to high-profile gallery clients and collector/museum groups.
SOFA has evolved into a dynamic international marketplace and community – a confluence of perspectives where art, design and people intersect.