The party may be over in Lake Oswego, but the effects will be long-lasting according to Sonia King, mosaic artist, “Cutting Edges” Juror and founding Board Member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. She sent us the following yesterday:
“The Cutting Edges exhibit showed the infinite possibilities of mosaic art to a wide, general audience. It acted as a magnet, pulling mosaic artists from the United States and Canada together. It was a relaxed and intimate gathering, encouraging a lively exchange of thoughts about the state of mosaic art, technical issues, materials and more. As artists, we work alone in our studios and don’t often have the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed and casual environment, talking about our work, making unsuspected connections, affirming our common bond: No matter what differences there may be in our styles and materials and techniques, we all stick small pieces into adhesive on a larger substrate. I hope more events of this kind will reach out to the public and bring our community of mosaic artists closer together.”
Artist/Juror Sonia King, Exhibit Organizer/Curator Lynn Adamo
And just a few more pieces of eye candy from the Exhibit . . . . .
“Night Shirt” (detail) Julie Richey
Smalti, gold smalti, stained and dicrhoic glass, millefiori.
“Stone Circle” Dugald MacInnes (Scotland)
Scottish slate and Venetian gold leaf smalti.
“Progression III” Rhonda Heisler Stained glass.
Links to others mentioned in this post:
Sonia King, www.mosaicworks.com
Lynn Adamo, www.ourhousedesign.com
Kath Jones, www.cinnamonhilldesign.com
Kim Emerson, www.kimemersonmosaics.com
Jo Braun, www.jo-braun.com
Sophie Drouin, www.sophiemosaics.com
Society of American Mosaic Artists, www.americanmosaics.org
Enjoy — Nancie