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 ..
REGISTRATION is OPEN – SCROLL DOWN FOR FORM! Once again, SAMA is proud to partner with The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, November 2-5, 2017 at Navy Pier! SAMA Volunteers from all over the country will be demonstrating mosaic techniques, tools and materials with thousands of visitors during this event. For 2017, we ..
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 ..
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, ..
Savage Curiosities An exhibition of works on paper and mosaics by Karen Ami and Pamela Irving Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago, September- October 2017 Some background Since meeting 8 years ago, Karen and Pamela quickly identified a kinship. Both artists come from a fine art background with majors in art history, ceramics and sculpture. For ..
2016 Matching Gift Challenge September 30th is the end of SAMA’s fiscal year and to ensure the organization finishes strong, not one but TWO generous donors are challenging the mosaic art community to demonstrate their support of SAMA by making a financial contribution. For EVERY Dollar given to SAMA through September 30, 2016, our Challenge Donors ..