It all began with a call for volunteers. The SAMA conference was coming to my town, Washington, D.C., and they needed help. Little did I know that meeting would change my life. To this day, I have friends who I met as a consequence of that volunteer call. I remember walking into the exhibition ..
The Society of American Mosaic Artists held its 16th annual conference, The American Mosaic Summit, May 2-6, 2017 where 287 conference attendees enjoyed The Motor City—Detroit, Michigan! A huge THANK YOU went out to Joan Schwartz, Conference Chair, who was the driving force bringing SAMA to Detroit, along with Ruth Tyszka, Darcel Denau, and the ..
Mosaics found me back in 2004 with a simple bag of glass and a pair of nippers from a friend. Extremely passionate from the start, and with a background in art, I immersed myself in the study of traditional mosaic technique using many different styles and materials. I started Rainbow Mosaics in 2005, and was ..
My ‘mosaic story’ starts the same as so many others… I had been an artist as a child, from the time I was very little through high school. However, after high school I hadn’t felt I was in a position to pursue art full-time, so I worked in other areas like social work, business, public ..
Vendor & Sponsor Program OPEN! American Mosaic Summit Accommodations Program & Pricing Available: January 4, 2017 Registration Opens: January 14, 2017 12noon EST! Note: all dates above are our targets for these key events. Bookmark this page on the SAMA Website to monitor updates or changes for any of the key dates listed. Do ..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (downloadable pdf of release) The 15th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the ..
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 ..
Piece by Piece: The Art of Mosaic December 17, 2015 to January 15, 2016 CityArts Factory – Gallery 29 – Orlando, Florida Curated By: Cherie Bosela Opening Reception: December 17, 2015, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Mosaic is one of the oldest forms of art and has made a considerable resurgence in the past decade. ..