Photography © 2013 Anabella Wewer


Mission Statement

The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia enthusiastically promotes mosaic art in the Philadelphia area.

Vision Statement

Build a wide and diverse community of mosaic makers and lovers of all ages and abilities.  By building this community we will preserve the tradition and skills of mosaics, build respect for mosaic as an art form, and push the boundaries of innovation through contemporary mosaics. 

A little about us...

The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) began as a conversation during the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) Conference in Austin, TX in 2011. A group of dedicated mosaicists and mosaic lovers dreamed of a forum for mosaic artists in the Philadelphia area. Their dream became a reality and we had our first meeting in June 2011.This small group evolved into the Board of Directors and soon after became a  501(c)(3) non-profit.  The Society has since grown in membership, developed an active Facebook page for information sharing, hosted workshops with nationally renowned artists and was the host city for SAMA 2015 conference right here in Philadelphia!  We have meeting every other month Starting in September and during that time have educational components, a mini-salon to share our artwork, an Artist Trading Card exchange and so much more.  We are excited about the fantastic growth that has occurred so quickly and are pleased that so many friendships have been created within this wonderful creative community.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting or event and hope you will consider becoming a member! Let’s break something together!


Board of Directors

Carol Rydel, President

Laura Lyn Stern, Vice President, Secretary

Veronica Kairos, Treasurer

Alissa Blumenthal, Board Member

 Suzanne Daub, Board Member

Maureen Grossi, Board Member

Ricki Lent , Board Member

Robyn Miller, Board Member

Amy Wassum, Board Member

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Advisory Board

Jessica Cherry, Artist

Michael Hemsley, Esq.

Ellen Owens, Adjunct Professor, Director of Learning Programs Penn Museum

Carol Stirton-Broad, Educator  

Nancy Frank, Artist


To All MSoP Members: If you are interested in volunteering or a board position, please express your interest by contacting and share with us in a short paragraph your life skills and/or experience for this position.