2019 American Mosaic Summit: Nashville
April 23 – 28, 2019
Proposal DEADLINE September 15, 2018
2019 Presentation Program
Each year, hundreds of SAMA members benefit from incredible presentations by both nationally known and international guests, such as Emma Biggs, Toyoharu Kii, Pamela Irving, Gary Drostle, Helen Bodycomb, James Hubbell, Lucio Orsoni, Marco Bravura, Ilana Shafir, Sonia King, Karen Ami, Sherri Warner Hunter, Sophie Drouin, Laurel True, Rachel Sager, Isaiah Zagar, Lillian Sizemore, Jo Braun, Carrie Reichardt, Antonella Gallenda, Giulio Menossi, Verdiano Marzi and Bernice Steinbaum. Every year, SAMA strives to enhance the level of program excellence for its members. We are looking for program presenters and workshop instructors who are dedicated to educating, inspiring and promoting excellence in mosaic arts.
We plan for up to nine presentations/ panel discussions to the full group of registered attendees to occur in the evening of Wednesday, April 24, and throughout the day on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2019. Presentations and panel discussions are typically 40-50 minutes in length. Attendees represent an active and enthusiastic segment of our membership whose experience with mosaic art spans from enthusiasts and beginners to established business owners and mosaic masters. The goal of the program is to provide attendees with knowledge and inspiration that is not readily available to them in their region and that helps them reach their individual goals toward excellence in mosaic arts.
Invited Presenters are offered a modest honorarium and given one complimentary conference registration in gratitude for participating in our Conference.
Due to growing concerns over the difficulties experienced by our Instructor/Presenters traveling from outside the US to travel into the country to contribute to our conference program, SAMA will work to submit and comply with the nonimmigrant worker petition process so our Instructor/Presenters can obtain nonimmigrant work VISAs for their time contributing content for our conference. This will apply for Workshop Instructors and Presenters only. Mosaic Arts International Artists who are not also instructors or presenters for the conference are not required to travel to the US to exhibit their work and will not qualify under the classification of the petition we are submitting. So that we are ahead of our target filing dates, we ask that all instructors planning to submit proposals email Dawnmarie Zimmerman as soon as possible, informing her of your intent to submit a proposal, so we can get a head start on the petition application.
A feature of these forms is a “Save & Continue Later” button at the bottom of the form. Make sure you save the link provided when this button is used so that you can return to your proposal. We recommend, printing this page to assist in the preparation of requested information BEFORE attempting to complete the form for submission. We recommend writing text area in advance and copy/pasting entries in form at the time of submission.
Course Proposals are Due September 15, 2018. SAMA’s Education and Executive Committees will review the proposals and notifications will be returned by October 1, 2018. Accepted Instructors will be provided an agreement outlining workshop pricing and instructor fees by October 20, 2018.