Tour #3

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 artists, instructors, materials vendors, enthusiasts and collectors in the world, the American Mosaic Summit will once again be the highlight of the Mosaic Artist’s year!

Presentations by Sonia King, Karen Kettering Dimit, Margo Anton & Richard Davis, Sheila Campbell & Lilian Broca, Katherine England, and Jana Shenefield, Director of the archives at the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.  SAMA is proud to present a screening of the award winning documentary, “Bernice: Queen of the Arts” with an introductory discussion with the Queen herself, Bernice Steinbaum.

Our Evening with the Pros presenters will delve into topics for those looking to up their professional presence with topics on pricing, legacy programs and teaching mosaics to adults with a special presentation discussing the work of the 2016 Mosaic Arts International – Mosaic In Situ Exhibition.

One of the most extensive Education Programs SAMA has ever produced will occur over 3 days in San Diego!  This will be the largest mosaic art education event of it’s kind!

The Mosaic Marathon will be lead by Dawn Mendelson and Jolino Beserra.  This dynamic duo has designed a special mosaic forSt. Madeleine Sophie’s Center and all conference attendees and guests are invited to participate in the fabrication of this incredible project!

With so much mosaic beauty to see in gorgeous Southern California, it was really difficult to narrow down our Mosaic Tour  line-up! But our team has redesigned three Magical Mosaic Tours in San Diego including the work of Niki de Saint Phalle, James Hubbel and Kim Emerson.  We will also offer a special opportunity to travel north to Los Angeles to tour the home of George Ehling, with Lillian Sizemore!

The Mosaic Art Salon & Auction will return for it’s 9th year with a special added element – an additional SAMA Fundraising Auction of exclusive Educational Experiences!

For attendees looking to contribute to SAMA and minimize conference costs, SAMA is introducing the first Volunteer Work Exchange Program.  Volunteer up to 15 hours in order to qualify for a complimentary conference registration!  Participants must apply on the SAMA Website.  Spaces are limited!

All of this plus the Vendor Marketplace, Tesserae Exchange, Sponsor Gift Bag, Networking Events, and MORE!  The 2016 Conference Team has been very hard at work and have some special added features still in the works like SAMA’s first ever Conference Program Mobile App (due to launch in February)!