Why I’m a SAMA Member: Bonnie Fitzgerald

  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 ..

Chiaroscuro Art Exhibition :: Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City Cultural Center, December 8, 2017 – January 9, 2018

Chiaroscuro Art Exhibition Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City Cultural Center 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon December 8, 2017 – January 9, 2018 Wednesday – Monday, 10 am – 4 pm   Mosaic: an ancient art reinvigorated by contemporary artists. Artists are using traditional tools and materials, often combining them with non-traditional materials to create ..

Inspiration from our Members in Puerto Rico

This has been a very difficult couple of weeks for so many.  SAMA’s Board of Trustees and Staff wish all who may have been directly affected by the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas our heartfelt condolences and well wishes. It is in times of tragedy that communities come together, and our SAMA Community is no ..

Thank You Detroit!  The 2017 American Mosaic Summit Review

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 ..

Why I am a SAMA Member: Karen Sasine

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 ..

Why I am a SAMA Member: Krystie Rose Millich

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 ..

Mosaic Arts International 2017 :: Call for Artists!

Attention SAMA Members! The Exhibition Entry Period for Mosaic Arts International 2017 exhibition series is now open!  There are 2 separate prospectuses: one for each of the two separate juried exhibitions in the Mosaic Arts International series. An artist may apply to both the Mosaic Arts International: Fine Art and the Mosaic Arts International: Site-Specific exhibitions, ..

Mosaic treasures leave Bell Buckle for their new homes

Mosaic treasures leave Bell Buckle for their new homes SAMA’s Sherri Warner Hunter held an open house on Sept.17 at SWH Art Studio Inc. in Bell Buckle, TN. The occasion was the completion of three, large, commissioned projects, after two years of hard work. She thanked her numerous assistants, interns, Hi-Tech Fab, Cataldo Auto Repair ..