2015 SOFA/SAMA Exhibition

2015 SOFA/SAMA Exhibition

Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 3-6, 2016 at Navy Pier!

Our 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Kim Wozniak will be leading our volunteers at our Educational Demo space at the fair.  The volunteers will be working throughout the weekend to mosaic an egg shaped sculpture, sharing the experience with school groups, gallery owners, artists and fair goers to demonstrate the magnetic process of mosaic art!

To accompany the “Big Egg”, we need several smaller eggs to display on the walls of the Educational Demonstration space.

We are inviting SAMA Members to make an Egg shaped mosaic in 2D or 3D, no larger than 8″ x 10″ and Ship to Kim Wozniak by October 31, 2016!   It’s that easy!  Well, we do have a few more details and Terms of Participation…


Theme and Materials of Egg shaped mosaics must be appropriate for viewing by school age children and a General Audience.  The space 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 an enthusiastic audience.  Let’s put our BEST on display! (overtly offensive or explicitly themed work may be pulled at SAMA and/or SOFA’s discretion)

The mosaic can be made from any materials and can be executed in flat as well as sculptural or bas relief forms with finished edges and hanging hardware so that it can be displayed on a wall surface.

The mosaic will not be available for sale during the SOFA event, however, a listing of all participating artists will be made available to booth visitors with artists contact information for further inquiry.

Click on Egg to download template

Click on Egg to download template

Shipping to and from Kim Wozniak in Pulaski, WI must be pre-paid by the artist.  The size we are requesting should accommodate work to be shipped (well padded) in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping box.

The mosaic must arrive in Pulaski, WI by October 31, 2016 in order for it to be display during the event.

Artists must provide a short artist statement about the work and Materials list by October 21, 2016.

Participation is available to SAMA Members Only and the Participation Fee is $15.  (invoiced upon completing registration form).

We are CURRENTLY FULL with Submissions within our space allowance.  THANK YOU for your Interest!  Stay Tuned for images from SOFA!


Further Questions can be sent to our SOFA Team Leader, Kim Wozniak!


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.