Behind the Mosaic Podcast: Episode 5 – Andryea Natkin
Episode 5 begins the celebration of the artists featured in the upcoming 2018 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition Series. The 17th annual exhibition produced by the Society of American Mosaic Artists opens February 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Fine Art and The Architectural & Site-Specific Mosaic segments of the exhibition will be hosted by the Boston Society of Architects at their gallery, BSA Space. These juried member exhibitions are a pinnacle of achievement for contemporary mosaic artists. Each year, hundreds of artists from around the world submit their best recent works and a panel of distinguished jurors from inside and outside the mosaic art community select a small fraction of work for the exhibition. The juror’s also select specific works that are in their view, extraordinary in the field of entries. the 2018 Best in Show was awarded to Andryea Natkin for her work, “Primordial Traveler.”
In this episode, Dawnmarie chats with Andryea about the long and winding road her life as a student and traveler and explorer has fed her thirst for making art. Andryea earned her BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute Chicago before studying mosaics. Her work has been included in several prestigious exhibitions and art publications in the US and abroad. We are thrilled that we were able to capture her reaction when Dawnmarie informed her that the piece that wouldn’t leave her alone for years, was selected as 2018 Best in Show.
About the Behind the Mosaic Podcast Series
The Society of American Mosaic Artists is a nonprofit that is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts. We have produced publications, exhibitions, and conferences which include educational experiences and public service projects for over 17 years.
In that time, we have seen incredible growth in the awareness of mosaic as an art medium and even more so, an evolution of the medium itself in the hands of North American artists. Our newest program offering is a Podcast available to the public to further SAMA’s mission through discussion of sustainable mosaic technique, the creative process, and the diverse applications of the medium. A resource intended for artists, mosaicists, collectors, and enthusiasts of all kinds. Behind the Mosaic is a series of audio studio visits with the most inspirational people in the mosaic art community, hosted by SAMA Executive Director, Dawnmarie Zimmerman.