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Mosaic Invitational Exhibit is Open!

The Mosaic Invitational is open, and absolutely beautiful!  

The Mosaic Invitational is open in the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries on the Southern Oregon University Campus  Oregon Center for the Arts through October 16. Scheduled hours are M-F 10-4 with extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend (October 1-4)
Come join us on First Friday Art Walk for a special artist reception on October 2, 5:00-8:00 PM. There will be wine and light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. In addition to the mosaic show, the Schneider Museum of Art will be open for the First Friday art walk, as well as the galleries in the Marion Ady  building and student art studios will be open for visitors.  There will be loads to see and do at SOU during the art walk! Start or end your art walk on campus this month!
Julie Richey                                             Azzurro
Over forty recognized mosaic artists will be featured at the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries at the Oregon Center for the Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus. This extraordinary show will be on display for a month and will coincide with the CAM Summit to be held the first weekend of October. Mosaics in glass, ceramic, cardboard, shells, stones, found objects, cement and a variety of other materials will be featured to showcase the wide variety of artworks being created around the world.
Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 2, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU for a chance to meet the artists, view and purchase the extraordinary work and sample wine and light refreshments.
Atsuko Laskaris
Atsuko Laskaris Wonders
KAte Kerrigan Alpine Glow
Kate Kerrigan
Jill McAlvage Smith
Jill McAlvage Smith
Put the Lime in Da Coconut
Kristina Brennen
 We Give Thee Thanks 
Participating Artists include:
Barbara Benson Keith, Jo Braun, Kristen Brennen, Mark Brody, Ilona Brustad, Rebecca Campbell, Irina Charny, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Jeremy Criswell, Tina Ellis, Chris Emmert, Sharra Frank, Anju Jolly, Kath Jones, Kate Kerrington, Sonia King, Kelley Knickerbocker, Jennifer Kuhns, Atsuko Laskaris, Luci Lytle, Jill McAlvage Smith, Dawn Mendelson, Mimi Near, Terry Nicholls, LeeAnn Petropoulos, Gila Rayberg, Laura Rendlen, Julie Richey, Karen Rycheck, Marian Shapiro, Carol Shelkin, John Sollinger , Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Jeff Spindler, Mireille Swinnen, Carol Talkov, Brooks Tower, Joi Tripp, Claire van der Zwan, David van der Zwan, Susan Wechsler, Geoffrey A. Wilson, Wesley Wong
For more information, please contact Sue Springer [email protected]

There’s still time to attend the

  CMA Summit

Irina Charny Where Am I?
Mosaic artists are gathering in Ashland for the second annual Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA) Summit at Southern Oregon University, October 1-4, 2015.  Some events are free and open to the public.  The purpose of the CMA Summit is to gather our online community of mosaic artists for four days of face-to-face interaction with other enthusiasts and show the general public the very best of mosaic art today.
You do not need to be a member of CMA to register for the Summit.  For those who register there will be several events, including workshops, networking meals, and a mosaic marathon to create a mosaic for donation to a local cause, and plenty of opportunity to learn, network and make friends.  Internationally renowned mosaic art instructors – Laura Rendlen, John Sollinger, Carole Choucair Oueijan, Susan Wechsler, Karen Rycheck and Mireille Swinnen will offer workshops for beginners to the advanced.  Dawn Mendelson will lead the construction of mosaic artwork for North Mountain Park and Nature Center in Ashland.  In addition there will be lots of relaxed time at meals to meet and enjoy other artists who are passionate about mosaics.and much more!
The Southern Oregon University community is invited to our various presentations in the practice of mosaic making.  Keynote speaker Brooks Tower speaking on Philosophical Conundrums in The Practice of Mosaic, Dawn Mendelson talking about creating community, Sue Springer, presenting a talk on Moving to The Next Level; Professionalism And Presentation, Kelley Knickerbocker will help us figure out what happens to our creativity.  These presentations will take place in the Stevenson Union, SOU.
The general public is invited to join us for a very special evening with Lilian Broca, who will speak before presenting her documentary, Return to Byzantium: The Art And Life of Lilian Broca at the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, SOU, on Friday, October 2 at 8:00 pm.  During the First Friday Art Walk immediately preceding Broca’s presentation will be the artist reception for the mosaic exhibit at the Thorndike gallery in the Art Building.  Also, the public is invited to attend the mosaic exhibit and auction at Belle Fiore Estates and Winery on Thursday, October 1, noon to 6 pm.
CMA is dedicated to mosaic artists worldwide who want to share ideas, develop their technique, creativity, and imagination.  We foster interaction between novices and masters of the trade and artform through a variety of formats, including online discussions, support and advice, announcements of opportunities for work or learning, sharing of mosaic images.
go to for more information and to register.
I hope to see you at the Summit!
Susan Springer
Illahe Studios

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