Piece by Piece: Mosaic New Mexico Artist Collective Exhibit
October 23 - December 2
Traditionally, mosaic is a style of art where a larger image is created by arranging and attaching bits of clay, glass, stone or other materials directly to non-flexible surfaces with cement and mortar to last through the ages. Today, polymer cements, silicone, and other glues are frequently used as adhesives. In New Mexico, many work on walls of stucco as well as dense foam covered with fiberglass mesh. Grout (a cement product) is applied between small pieces to set them into place.
Mosaic has limitations and infinite possibility, as do all medias of art. It is an inherently labor intensive process. Long ago, artistic designers employed craftspeople to cut and lay the stone or glass in mortar. The process today can involve an entire community or collaborative endeavors. Alternatively, some artists work primarily alone or with partners to create their images. Most often, helpers are involved, one way or another.
Mosaic New Mexico Artist Collective
Mission: To provide a forum that will allow members to develop as artists through sharing knowledge, ideas and techniques, as well as participation in exhibits and gallery shows, educational opportunities, community projects and alternative venues for presentation of member’s work to the public at large. This is to be achieved by developing a professional image within the New Mexico art community and building lasting relationships with local businesses and other organizations that support the arts.
Members: Mosaic New Mexico welcomes a diverse group of New Mexico mosaic artists exploring mosaic techniques. These forms include but are not limited to: stained glass, fused glass, cast glass, glass tile, kiln formed ceramics, ceramic tile, found objects, sculpture and wall pieces. Any New Mexico artist working with mosaics is encouraged to join, whatever their level of experience. At this time, Mosaic New Mexico membership will be limited to New Mexico artists only.