Next MSoP Gathering: May 21, 2017
May
21
1:30 pm13:30

Next MSoP Gathering: May 21, 2017

Image by Rise' Skobeloff : detail of "Golan Thistle"

Image by Rise' Skobeloff : detail of "Golan Thistle"

Our next meeting will be the opening of our Members Exhibition and MSoP's Sixth Birthday Celebration!

DATE: May 21, 2017

TIME: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

PLACE: Salus University, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa.

Come and Celebrate!

Refreshments will be Served!

Guests are Welcome to Attend !

 

MSoP General Meeting March 19, 2017
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

MSoP General Meeting March 19, 2017

  • Keneseth Israel
Image: Featured Artist Brenda Gustin

Meeting will be at Keneseth Israel , 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, Pa.

Featured artist : Brenda Gustin

Education Presentation: Jessica Liddell of Bella Mosaics

Photo Booth (bring a piece to be photographed)

Artist Trading Card theme: Movie or Book Title

General Meeting January 22, 2017
Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting January 22, 2017

  • Avalon Tile

Our next general meeting will be held on Sunday January 22, 2017 from 1-3:30 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at Avalon Tile , 2030 Springdale Road , 08003

Our featured artist is Stacey Heller.

Regina Coyle , Susan Kelly and Carol Helmsley will demonstrate cutting stained glass and share tips on cutting tesserae.

The Artist trading card theme for the month is "Portraits".

Hope to see you there !

Next Meeting: Nov.6
Nov
6
1:00 pm13:00

Next Meeting: Nov.6

  • Benchmark School

The next MSoP meeting will be held on Sunday November 6th at the Benchmark School. The address is : 2107 North Providence Road, Media, Pa. 19063. Judith Hokky is our featured artist and the topic for the meeting is "Tips and Tricks". The theme for the Artist Trading Cards is "Contrast" . See you there!

Yulia Hanansen Workshop October 22-23, 2016...Save the Dates
Oct
22
Oct 23

Yulia Hanansen Workshop October 22-23, 2016...Save the Dates

We are excited to invite Yulia Hanansen, an internationally acclaimed mosaic artist to teach at MSoP. She is a second-generation mosaic artist and has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. The mission of her Mosaic Sphere Studio is to build public awareness about the quality of mosaics, and to exhibit the superb qualities of mosaic techniques.

"Flower Exploration in Mosaic Art: Contemporary Renderings"
When: 2 days, October 22-23.
Description: This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about contemporary renderings of flowers in a mosaic technique. The workshop will start with a presentation that discusses in detail ancient and modern representations of flowers and floral elements. A demo will be given on techniques, stylizations, and layouts. As a hands-on part students will create their own mosaic interpretation of a flower based on a photograph or a sketch using a traditional layout or Yulia’s signature brush-stroke technique. During the workshop students will also explore a color palette, flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass modules. Images will be provided or bring your own upon approval of the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Non-members are welcome to sign up!

PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE FROM YULIA 10/7/16:
Students will need to bring their own glass. Due to the crisis in the glass industry I am not able to supply any glass for the workshop.  Please let the student know that they will have to bring their own glass. I hope they’ll understand. The workshop fee will be reduced to $20 as I’ll bring the rest of the supplies and handouts.

Costs : $350. (MSoP members), $390.(nonmembers) plus $45. materials. Workshop will be held in Willow Grove , Pa.

To Register: Send a check, M.O. or  PayPal Attn: Yulia's Workshop

MSoP, PO Box 9012, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108

 

More information about Yulia Hanansen: Here

MSoP General Meeting: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sep
25
1:00 pm13:00

MSoP General Meeting: Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • 3510 Scotts Lane, Building 30 Philadelphia, Pa 19444 USA
Artwork by Robyn Miller

Artwork by Robyn Miller

I hope you have all had a great summer and are looking forward to the arrival of cooler temperatures ! Our September meeting is set for the 25th, 1-3:30 p.m., and will be held at Fresh Artists in East Falls (freshartists.org). Their address is 3510 Scotts Lane, Building 30, Philadelphia, Pa. 19444. The topic this month is "Odd Ball Materials" and our (first!) "Focus Artist" presenter will be Robyn Miller. 

This months ATC Topic: "Show Us Your Style!"

Artist Trading Card (ATC) ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" or  4" x 4" ). This is a miniature work of mosaic art that is created by you before the meeting, in the comfort of your own creative space, wrapped and traded during the mid-meeting break. Please place your name on the back of your artwork, so the receiver can thank you. 

We welcome a new season of gathering and look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations in mosaic you've created. Please bring in a mosaic you created to share. 

You are welcome to bring goodies to share as well: cookies, cake, fruit etc. After the meeting, we will be able to linger a bit and chat with our friends. See you soon! 

2016 Members' Exhibition Opening Reception
Jun
26
Aug 27

2016 Members' Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Gratz College

We are so proud to announce the 4th Annual Mosaic Society of Philadelphia Members’ Exhibit! Thirty six artists are participating, and the Artists Reception coincides with MSoP’s birthday celebration! Join us at Gratz College on June 26 at 1 p.m.!

( The original June 12 event at Gratz is rescheduled to June 26 )

Exhibiting Artists:

Allison Lit
Anabella Wewer
Ann Shaver
April Press
Barbara Bix
Carol Hemsley
Carol Rydel
Carol Shelkin
Carol Stirton-Broad
Connie McMenamin
Diane Moss
Gail Jones
Gwen Waltz
Helene Rosenfeldt
Jessica Cherry
John Fansmith
Judith Hokky
Judith Robbins
Judy Mcconomy
Laura Lyn Stern
Louise Banks
Marzina Stanley
Meagan Corrado
Nancy Frank
Nick Pentzell
Pris Ewing
Rise Skobeloff
Roberta Cooks
Robyn Miller
Rona Pietrzak
Sarah Skobeloff
Sharon Ritz
Susan M Kelly
Susan Starr
Veronica Kairos

General Meeting: MOVIE! Sunday, May 15, 2016
May
15
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting: MOVIE! Sunday, May 15, 2016

  • Avalon Flooring | Conference Room

"[El Anatsui] has become a global star and achieved that status by working at home, finding a grand and modest beauty there, and spreading that beauty everywhere." —New York Times

 

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Kelley Knickerbocker Workshop: Working in Greyscale
Apr
18
10:00 am10:00

Kelley Knickerbocker Workshop: Working in Greyscale

Working in Greyscale Workshop

More information about Kelley Knickerbocker: Here

Time: April 18, 2016 10:00 - 5:00pm Monday

In conjunction with STRATA VARIOUS April 16 - 17  | It is NOT a requirement to have taken Strata Various. This workshop stands alone or in combination with the TWO offered workshops! 

To Register: HERE

The Benchmark School |  2107 N Providence Rd | Media, PA

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General Meeting: March 13, 2016
Mar
13
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting: March 13, 2016

  • Fleisher Art Memorial
A Founding Member of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, Carol teaches at Main Line Art Center and offers classes in her studio. 
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General Meeting: CANCELED DUE TO SNOW
Jan
24
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting: CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

  • Ritz Home Theater

Photo: The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia

Materials: Odd Ball Materials: concrete, wire, stone, glass, plates, beads, bone...

Location of Meeting: 1919 Country Club Drive Cherry Hill, PA Time: 1-3:30pm

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General Meeting: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Nov
15
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting: Sunday, November 15, 2015

  • Centre for the Arts

Location: Centre for the Arts  308 Mill Street Bristol, Pa

Artist Trading Card Exchange (ATC): November Theme: PATTERNS! 

Artist Trading Card ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" or  4" x 4" ). This is a miniature work of mosaic art that is created by you before the meeting, in the comfort of your own creative space, wrapped and traded during the mid-meeting break. Please place your name on the back of your artwork, so the receiver can thank you. 

We welcome a new season of gathering and look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations in mosaic you've created. Please bring in a mosaic you created to share. 

You are welcome to bring goodies to share as well: cookies, cake, fruit etc. After the meeting, we will be able to linger a bit and chat with our friends. 

Presenter: Laura Lyn Stern: Laura is a long time MSoP member and art teacher at Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy on the Main Line. We are thrilled to have her back as one of our favorite presenters! We are all looking forward to her art lesson! 

Topic: Low Relief

Yulia Hanansen; TWO Workshops!   (Take either or take both.)    Flower Mosaic Workshop | Layered Glass Workshop
Oct
24
Oct 26

Yulia Hanansen; TWO Workshops! (Take either or take both.) Flower Mosaic Workshop | Layered Glass Workshop

  • Willow Grove Community Center in GIANT FOOD STORE

~ WORKSHOP CANCELED ~

NEW: Registration Deadline October 12, 2015

 

We are excited to invite Yulia Hanansen, an internationally acclaimed mosaic artist to teach at MSoP. She is a second-generation mosaic artist and has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. The mission of her Mosaic Sphere Studio is to build public awareness about the quality of mosaics, and to exhibit the superb qualities of mosaic techniques.

Flower Mosaics Workshop #1

When: Mon. Oct 24 & 25, 10am - 5pm ( Approximate time - this will be updated, but will be a full day.) 

Where: Willow Grove Giant Community Center inside Giant Food Store

How much: $340 MSoP members $390 non-members additional $50 materials fee

Layered Glass Workshop #2 (add on or stand alone - discount for doing both, see below)

When: Mon. Oct 26 10am - 5pm ( Approximate  time - this will be updated, but will be a full day.) 

Where: Willow Grove Giant Community Center inside Giant Food Store

How much: $200 members additional material fee $25  |  $225 non-members   additional $25 materials fee

Take either or take both!

Discount for doing both: $500 members  Additional material fee $75 | $550 non-members   additional $75 materials fee

Descriptions: 

Flower Mosaics:  This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about contemporary renderings of flowers in a mosaic technique. The workshop will start with a presentation that discusses in detail ancient and modern representations of flowers and floral elements. A demo will be given on techniques, stylizations, and layouts. Students will create their own mosaic interpretation of a flower based on a photograph or a sketch using a traditional layout or Yulia’s signature brush-stroke technique. During the workshop students will also explore a color palette, flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass modules. Instructor will contact students about images, materials and tools

Layered Glass:  This workshop is a liberating experience where you learn about the freedom of using tesserae in layers. It is a great alternative to a precision fitting of tesserae in a traditional mosaic. Explore how form and volume can be emphasized with "brush-stroke" tesserae, and how to create an exciting flow and direction in your mosaic.This workshop starts with a visual presentation on layered mosaics. Hands-on practice concentrates on technical and optical effects that can be produced with this technique. Individual instruction is supplemented with demos including a demo on cutting brush-stroke (boat) tesserae. Instructor will contact students about images, materials and tools

Registration Form

More information about Yulia Hanansen: Here

Questions? mosaicsocietyofphila@gmail.com

General Meeting: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sep
20
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Location: Schoolhouse Senior Services Center 600 Swarthmore Ave. Folsom, PA 19033 Map

General Meetings are where MSoP business gets conducted, information is shared and we learn new things from great presenters. This meeting is already looking pretty interesting, with updates and information for the coming year,  classes offered, trips, art opportunities, gathering and most of all...meeting people with the same interests!

Carol Shelkin, Presenter  

Carol Shelkin is a world renown mosaic artist who offers workshops and Mosaic Art Retreats in such places like: Barcelona, France, Mexico, Costa Rica along with offering workshops locally in her home town of Philadelphia, its' suburbs and nationwide. 

Topic: Color and Design: With certain colors you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to decompress. By selecting the right color scheme in art, you can create elegance, warmth or calm. Color can be your most powerful design element if you learn to use it effectively.

More information about Carol Shelkin: Here

ATC Exchange: Theme: Contrasting Colors! Create a mini mosaic Artist Trading Card ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" or  4" x 4" ). This is a miniature work of mosaic art that is created by you before the meeting, in the comfort of your own creative space, wrapped and traded during the mid-meeting break. Please place your name on the back of your artwork, so the receiver can thank you. 

We welcome a new season of gathering and look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations in mosaic you've created this past summer. Please bring in a mosaic you created to share. 

You are welcome to bring goodies to share as well: cookies, cake, fruit etc. After the meeting, we will be able to linger a bit and chat with our friends.

And don't forget — 2015 membership fees are due!

THREE CAROL'S AND A CLAIRE: Mosaic Quartet September 4 - 28, 2015
Sep
4
Sep 28

THREE CAROL'S AND A CLAIRE: Mosaic Quartet September 4 - 28, 2015

Exhibition

Announcing four of our members: Carol Shelkin, Carol Stirton-Broad, Carol Hemsley and Claire Brill are in a group mosaic art show at Sweet Mabel Folk Art and Fine Craft. You will see a variety of styles at Sweet Mabel's new location on 235 Haverford Avenue, Narberth, PA

Sweet Mabel is a colorful and fun gallery where art doesn’t have to be serious. They have folk art from all over, pottery, glass, jewelry, fiber, lamps, clocks… with a lot made from found objects. (Jewelry made from typewriter keys, purses from truck tire inner tubes, bowls crafted from ticket rolls etc.) Everything in the store is made in the US or Canada.

Jun
14
9:45 am09:45

MSoP's Gathering at Grounds for Sculpture!

Meet-up 9:45am at the Welcome Center for members of MSoP to receive a free entree!

All members are invited to celebrate our 4th year together at Grounds for Sculpture. We will be gathering at a 42-acre sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, NJ. Deadline  for the free entry for members is JUNE 7, 2015. After this date, members' fee for the event is $5, guest fee is at regular price of entrance.

Contact: mosaicsocietyofphila@gmail.com if you'd like to join us!

126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

May
3
1:00 pm13:00

RELOCATION OF GENERAL MEETING: Sunday, May 3, 2015

We are so sorry for the inconvenience we might cause, but because of unforeseen circumstance, we needed to relocate our General Meeting. Thank you for your understanding. 

Schoolhouse Center

600 Swarthmore Avenue

Folsom, PA 19033

The May meeting will feature a panel discussion titled "How to Promote Your Work Using Social Media (or Mucking Through the Media Maze)". Platforms discussed will be Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

ATC (Artist Trading Cards): Theme: SAMA Inspired! 

After the Society of American Mosaic Artists' (SAMA) Conference in Philadelphia last month, we have all been inspired! If you participated in the Gift Bag (exchange of materials used in mosaic) use the items to create a small mosaic (no larger than 4"x4") to trade. If you didn't participate, use your own special materials. Wrap it up as a gift and bring it to the meeting to exchange. 

Mar
22
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting

  • Community Art Center

There will be no formal meeting in March. Instead, we will share a potluck lunch, have time to share the stories from the SAMA conference, and just enjoy each other and the community we've built together! Please bring some food to share with all!

Artist Reception
Mar
12
5:00 pm17:00

Artist Reception

  • Philadelphia City Hall

The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Art in City Hall, is happy to announce the Artist Reception for Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic, it's third members' exhibition. The combined celebration with City Hall's The Mosaic Muse will be held at the Art Gallery at City Hall, on the first floor corridor. The most convenience entrance is Broad and Market Streets. We hope to see you there!

Pictured: Elemental Landscape, Claire Brill

SAMA Conference
Mar
11
Mar 15

SAMA Conference

Details are starting to emerge for the 2015 Society of American Mosaic Artists Annual Conference. Visit the SAMA website for updated information!

 

Mar
10
Apr 9

Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic — at Main Line Art Center

  • Main Line Art Center

MSoP is partnering with three venues for this amazing celebration of mosaic art, Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic, the Society's third Members' ExhibitThe portion at the Main Line Art Center will be shown March 10 through April 9, 2015. 

Participating artists:
Adele Berkowitz, Alice Bowman, Amy Bruckner, Barbie Henig, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Carol K. Hemsley, Daniel Schutzman, Denise Pettit, Eileen Pass, Gwen Waltz, Hermiona Bergmann, Janet Belmont Conn, Jo White, Judy Katz, Judy Styles, Lynn Fitzgerald, Mara Schiffman, Merryl Buttari, Michelle Bross, Nancy Hankin Schwartzman, Nora Frank, Rhoda Kapner , Rona Pietrzak, Ronnie Michael, Susan Etkin

Main Line Art Center is welcoming MSoP's 2015 exhibit in its Welcome Lobby, which is accessible Monday through Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 p.m.

Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic is a celebration of contemporary mosaic art, concurrent with City Hall’s The Mosaic Muse, and the annual conference of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, being held in Philadelphia on March 2015. Members of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia were invited to submit their works in mosaic in any medium, any style, 2D or 3D, for this celebration of mosaic art.
 

Main Line Art Center is a welcoming and inclusive creative home where everyone is encouraged to create, experience, and discover the value of art. Committed to making art more accessible, the Art Center has over 75 years of experience presenting art programs for individuals of all ages and abilities, including a unique series of Accessible Art programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, at-risk youth, and low income families. Throughout the year, Main Line Art Center presents innovative, contemporary art exhibitions in their award-winning gallery, as well as exhibitions that celebrate community. 

Feb
17
Mar 26

Fragments, Shard and Pieces: Images in Mosaic — at Ludington Library

  • Ludington Public Library

Please join us for the third MSoP Members' Exhibition — Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic! MSoP is partnering with three venues for this, its third Members' Exhibition. The exhibit at the Ludington Library, part of the Lower Merion Library System, will be shown February 23 through March 26, 2015. 

Participating artists:
Anabella Wewer, Andie Orlowitz, Ann Shaver, April Press, Barbara Bix, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Carol K. Hemsley, Carol Shelkin, Donna Lutzky, Helene Rosenfeldt, Jessica Cherry, Jo White, Judy Katz, Katia McGuirk, Laura Lyn Stern, Lynn Barrist, Mara Schiffman, Meagan Corrado, Michelle BrossNick Pentzell with Gwen Pentzell, Patricia Buchanan, Pris Ewing, Rise Skobeloff, Robyn Abrams, Sharon Ritz, Susan Kelly, Susan Starr, Veronica Kairos

Ludington Library is welcoming MSoP's 2015 during its normal operating hours, Monday through Thursday 9 am to 9 pm; Fridays 9 am to 6 pm; Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays Noon to 5 p.m.

Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic is a celebration of contemporary mosaic art, concurrent with City Hall’s The Mosaic Muse, and the annual conference of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, being held in Philadelphia on March 2015. Members of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia were invited to submit their works in mosaic in any medium, any style, 2D or 3D, for this celebration of mosaic art.

The Ludington Library is one of six public libraries serving the residents of  Lower Merion, located just west of Philadelphia. The Lower Merion Library System has been nationally recognized as having the largest circulation of of any library in the country.
 

Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic — at City Hall
Feb
9
Mar 27

Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic — at City Hall

  • Philadelphia City Hall

Please join us for the third MSoP Members' Exhibition — Fragments, Shards & Pieces: Images in Mosaic. MSoP is partnering with three venues for this amazing celebration of mosaic art, The exhibit at Philadelphia's City Hall will be shown February 9 through March 27, 2015. The artist reception is March 12, 2015 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Participating artists:

Allison Lit, Amy Bruckner, Anabella Wewer, Andie Orlowitz, Ann Shaver, April Press, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Carol Hemsley, Carol Shelkin, Carol Tinkleman, Claire Brill, Deborah Wilkinson, Donna Lutzky, Eleanor Parr-DiLeo, Ellen Tiberino, Isaiah Zagar, Helene Rosenfeldt, Jessica Cherry, Jessica Liddell, John Fansmith, Judy Katz, Judy McConomy, Katia McGuirk, Laura Lyn Stern, Mara Schiffman, Meagan Corrado, Merryl Buttari, Nancy Frank, Pris Ewing, Rachel Kaufman, Ricki Lent, Risé Skobeloff, Roberta Cooks, Robyn Abrams, Robyn Miller, Rona Pietrzak, Ronnie Michael, Sharon Ritz, Stacy Heller, Susan Kelly, Susan Starr, Suzanne Daub, Terrie Lee Steinmeyer and Veronica Kairos 

The Gallery at City Hall is located in Room 116, City Hall, and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. It is most easily accessible from the NE entrance of City Hall, at East Market Street, closets to Macy's and the Lowes Hotel Philadelphia.

Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic is a celebration of contemporary mosaic art, concurrent with City Hall’s The Mosaic Muse, and the annual conference of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, being held in Philadelphia on March 2015. 
 

The Art in City Hall program presents exhibitions that showcase contemporary artwork by professional and emerging Philadelphia visual artists, and is a program of City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

 

 

Jan
25
1:00 pm13:00

General Meeting - UPDATED!

  • Mainline Art Center

Please see our blog for updated information on the meeting! We have a new speaker, Dawnmarie Zimmerman, Executive Director of SAMA, and a raffle!!

We will also be discussing hanging systems, including T-nut and Wedi, wooden frames, how to frame glass, reciprocal hangers, as well as online and walk-in framing and supply resources.

The Artist Trading Card (ATC) theme is shiny/reflection.

Nov
17
Jan 14

Call to Artists - Fragments, Shards & Pieces — Images in Mosaic

Fragments, Shards and Pieces: Images in Mosaic is a celebration of contemporary mosaic art, concurrent with Philadelphia City Hall’s The Mosaic Muse, and the annual conference of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, being held in Philadelphia on March 2015. We invite 2014 members of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia (MSoP) to submit their works in mosaic in any medium, any style, 2D or 3D. With our growing membership, we have a great opportunity to showcase the different aesthetics, styles and methods of contemporary mosaics.

MSoP is partnering with three venues, giving members the option to submit work to be shown in up to three locations, furthering our commitment to designing exhibitions that showcase our members’ personal aesthetics, style and use of materials.

The prospectus is available now. The entry deadline for application has been extended and there are now TWO deadlines: January 14, 2014 to exhibit in the show at City Hall, and February 1 to exhibit at Ludington Library and Main Line Art Center.