My 12th SAMA conference
I've just returned from a week in Philadelphia, location of the annual summit of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. I've been a member of the organization since 2001, at the beginning of my mosaic art journey. I've watched the organization grow, along with my fellow members, these nearly 15 years. The quality of work in contemporary mosaic art has taken a steep skyward trajectory. It's exciting to be in the middle of it!
In addition to basking in all the mosaic love and camaraderie of my friends and colleagues, there is always much to be learned through workshops and presentations. A significant draw that keeps me attending conferences is that it moves around the country each year. I've seen more of the country going to SAMA conferences than I'd ever seen before I was a member! Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, Austin, Houston, Tacoma, even Lexington, Kentucky! In addition to cities I had been: San Francisco, San Diego and Mesa, AZ. It's been an incredibly rich 12 years.
Here are some photographic highlights of my trip. Click on images to see larger.