The 2021 Season of One Hundred Moments in Mosaic will include an online gallery and installation at the Coverings Orlando 2021 Expo in July!
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!
One of SAMA’s most impactful programs for members is returning for its fourth season to once again include an online gallery on the SAMA Website and a debut appearance at the Coverings event in Orlando, Florida!
We are inviting SAMA Members to make a 2D mosaic on a 6″ x 6″ EZframe, shipped to you directly from our 100 Moments in Mosaic Project Partner supplier, WitsEnd Mosaic, and return it to SAMA HQ by June 22, 2021! We are not limiting the number of participants but will close registration on June 1, 2021. Participation is exclusive to all active SAMA Members.
SAMA is proud to partner with Coverings: The Global Tile & Stone Experience in Orlando Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, July 7-9. Our installation will be an inspirational focal point for the anticipated 26K+ attendees!
The project will be also be presented in an Online Gallery featuring each work and will include an opportunity for artists to sell their work directly from the SAMA website.
The result of our last three seasons of the One Hundred Moments in Mosaic Project was an amazing, non-juried collection of work representing the full spectrum of SAMA’s diverse membership. The work of seasoned professionals displayed alongside enthusiastic newcomers to the mosaic making process, culminated in over 100 moments of life rendered in mosaic by artists from all over the world. Viewers in Chicago at SOFAExpo over the past three years, Boston in 2018 and Nashville in 2019 were enthralled with the diversity and creativity of our passionate SAMA Members!
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Theme and materials of mosaics must be appropriate for viewing by school-age children and a General Audience. The Coverings event will be heavily trafficked by a wide array of people but heavily those working in the Tile, Glass & Stone decorative and architectural design trade. 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 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 an online 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 in Mid-November, 2021.
Frame kits will be shipped within 5 days of receipt of payment.
REGISTRATION FOR SEASON IV IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
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 Coverings Orlando, July 7-9, 2021; on SAMA’s Website June 30 – October 31, 2021.
Return Shipping of your mosaic to you from SAMA HQ Mid-November, 2021 (if not sold or for sale).
Artists will be responsible for:
adhesive and tesserae for mosaic
Shipping of mosaic to SAMA HQ in Ligonier, PA by June 22, 2021, in order to be prepped for display during the event ($15.50 at US Post Office).
Artists must provide a short artist statement about the work, title, materials list, sales availability and pricing via email by June 15, 2021.
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 ordering a kit, 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 June 1, 2021, and there will be NO REFUNDS for cancellations received after June 1, 2021. All retained fees after cancellation will be considered tax-deductible donations to SAMA.
When your Kit Arrives
Open your Priority Mail box with care so that you can re-use to ship to SAMA for installation.
Most importantly… you need to ASSEMBLE YOUR KIT BEFORE you start to Mosaic! You will damage your mosaic trying to assemble the hardware after the work is completed.
The D-Ring Hanger must be attached to the center hole in the aluminum frame. It is essential that everyone’s D-Ring be in the same position on the frame to aid in speedy installation! We have limited time for installation and this will make the process mathematically accurate for hanging!
YOU WILL ONLY HAVE 3 Nuts and 3 Screws! The instructions provided are for all sizes of the EZ Frame. The 6″ x 6″ frames only require 2 corners and the center D-Ring for hanging.
Review images to see how Frame should be assembled.
Please read the packing and return shipping instructions provided in the kit carefully. Further Questions can be emailed to our Executive Director, Dawnmarie Zimmerman
For thirty years, Coverings has been the preeminent event for the ceramic tile & natural stone industry in North America. Visitors from every facet of the tile & stone industry find that Coverings is the one event that drives their success, year after year. All in one venue, see thousands of dazzling products, connect with suppliers from around the globe and discover ground-breaking techniques, tips and tricks. If it’s new in tile & stone, it’s at Coverings.
July 7-9, 2021
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida USA