The Women’s Museum of California proudly welcomes the Society of American Mosaic Artists for the 15th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts.
Running from April 1 through May 29 this collective exhibition celebrates both established and emerging artists working in this medium today. As many as 60 artists will be represented in the exhibition and the selected works reflect all the variety the mosaic medium has to offer. The exhibition was juried by Elaine M. Goodwin, internationally-celebrated mosaic artist; Sherri Warner Hunter, American mosaic artist, sculptor, and author; and New York and Miami gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum, whose lifelong drive to represent women and artists of color was honored with an award-winning documentary, which will be screened during the SAMA Conference.
Mosaics have a long history, dating all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BCE. From patterns in ancient Greece and Rome to Christian basilicas in the 4th century, from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to images of Christ in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, from the modern day French street artist, Invader, to the decorated pavements of Lisbon. Mosaics have been used in numerous contexts and in multiple cultures around the world. The artists in this exhibit use the ancient language of mosaic art to tell their contemporary stories.
-Melissa Jones, Social Media Coordinator