Our Organization

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Advertising Program

The Society of American Mosaic Artists is pleased to offer a paid display advertising program in several of its electronic publications: Groutline—Quarterly e-Journal: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Banner Ads SAMA Website Andamento—Monthly e-newsletter New Lower Rates! You Can’t Afford NOT to Advertise! We’ve adjusted our 2013 rates for across-the-board 20% savings, making advertising to SAMA …

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For general questions and inquiries about SAMA Email:     info@americanmosaics.org Voicemail: 724.238.3087 Fax: 724.238.3973 Mailing Address:  Society of American Mosaic Artists P.O. Box 624 Ligonier, PA 15658-0624 Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-4:00pm EST  

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Our Mission

SAMA IN ITS SECOND DECADE SAMA VISION The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) champions mosaic arts regionally, nationally and internationally. SAMA MISSION SAMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts.  To achieve this mission, SAMA organizes programs, events, and activities designed to: Attract and retain members who …

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Closed Contract Positions (no openings currently available) SAMA VIRTUAL OPERATIONS ASSISTANT  (temporary position) This temporary part-time contract position is for a Virtual Operations Assistant (VOA), serving SAMA’s Executive Director and Conference Program team. The contract will begin immediately upon appointment and extend through April 30, 2015 with possibility for extension or renewal. The VOA will …

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The Society of American Mosaic Artists is governed by a member-elected volunteer Board of Trustees responsible for the policies, programs, and fiduciary well-being of the organization. The board and dedicated member volunteers are supported by our Executive Director, Dawnmarie Zimmerman,  who is responsible for strategic guidance to the Board, management of staff and independent contractors …

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The Beginning

SAMA History

The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in mosaic arts. The association was formed in 1998 by founding members Janet Kozachek, Allison Way Hank, Jeri Burdick, Sonia King, Connie Wannamaker and Sven Warner. Lia Catalano, George Fishman and Nathaniel Wallace were early additions …

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Bill Buckingham Legacy Fund

Established October 2009 Click Here to Donate Now! In its first decade, SAMA has made significant strides in pursuit of our mission to educate, inspire, and promote excellence in fine mosaic art. What is SAMA doing for YOU? We’re working hard to raise the public profile of mosaic art, establish a tight-knit community of mosaic …

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Bill Buckingham

In Memoriam: Bill Buckingham

The SAMA family and the international mosaic community have lost one of our greatest champions, leaders, artists, teachers, supporters, and most importantly, friends in the passing of Bill Buckingham on Friday, October 8, 2010.  Bill’s inspirational fight with cancer and his refusal to let the disease interfere with his passions makes his sudden passing very …

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