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SAMA 2011-Austin, Texas

Posted by becky_ia (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 28, 10 at 1:11

WHOOHOO! �All the info is up on the website and registration opens November 1. �I'm going to TEXAS!!!!

You do have to be a registered member of SAMA and membership fees are $65 a year. �The conference fee is $225 and then of course, if you take classes, all extra. �

But the presentations alone are worth going for and with your $225 they are included! �Sophie Drouin, Rhonda Heisler, London artist Gary Drostle (going to discuss his latest huge project...right here in IOWA...the 500 sq ft floor mosaic depicting the "River of Life"!), Australian artist, Pamela Irving, Sherri Warner Hunter (love her!) and the Panel Discussion with George Fishman, Jean Ann Dabb, Emma Biggs, Jennifer Lewis, Sonia King, Jo Braun and Nancie Mills Pipgras.

You get to attend the mosaic salon and see many, many marvelous mosaics that are for sale and then the BIG show (artist reception) will have the most fabulous pieces on display to drool over! �The entire time you are mingling with "all the famous" mosaic is sooooo much fun! �

And on Sunday there is the Austin Mosaic Tour to see Ocean(egg)graphy by Dianne Sonnenberg and includes visiting the home of James Edward Talbot to see Casa Neverlandia plus much much more.

Then there will be the fabulous vendors with all the new "stuff", and the mosaic marathon everyone can help with, and the Brown Bag Exchange and the goodie bags....just goes on and on! �It is five days of total submersion into the mosaic world!

All well worth the cost. �If you are thinking about going....JUST DO IT! �I would love to meet up with any of you there!


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RE: SAMA 2011-Austin, Texas

Well, I registered yesterday for the Austin SAMA conference. Anyone else going?


RE: SAMA 2011-Austin, Texas

I'm so disappointed that I can't go to SAMA Austin this year. If they hadn't moved the month from March to February, I'd have gone. This is my 4th year to have a mosaic booth at Women's EXPO of SWFL and it falls on the same wkend. I was looking forward to going to Austin, but I promote my workshops & classes locally at this event and this year will be selling jewelry at my booth. Have fun & enjoy! Had so much fun last March at SAMA Chicago!

RE: SAMA 2011-Austin, Texas

Yes, I remember meeting you on the train when we were going for the visit to the Chicago Mosaic School! Oh, I am so sorry you won't be attending again, but certainly...your Women's EXPO sounds wonderful too! And since we can't be at two places at once, darn it!

I am not sure why they changed the time it is held...possibly due to some other conference in March held there? Anyone else planning Texas?


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