Today’s Featured Professional Member is Jacki Gran, she is currently a SAMA Board member and Sponsorship Chair and Special Exhibitions Chair as well as former President of SAMA.
Jacki writes: I began creating mosaic art 18 years ago. I have a background of painting, stage sets and party decorations but once I found mosaics it was all I wanted to do. I took numerous workshops, with a variety of teachers, at SAMA’s annual conferences. I also traveled around the US, Italy and Mexico to attend workshops from teachers I admired. I have received so much from SAMA that I felt compelled to give back. I have served on the Board of Trustees as well as chaired several committees. Volunteering and developing friendships in SAMA has given me more than I can ever express. I continue to create in my home studio and help friends learn the amazing serenity gained from mosaics.