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Mosaic Art Exhibition 2018



The Somerville Museum is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary mosaic works featuring the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) artists. The Mosaic Exhibition will run from February 22 –April 7, 2018 with an opening reception on Sunday February 25, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm.


The exhibition will feature the work of 60 artists from the six New England states. In addition, Cynthia Fisher, Isabel Margolin, and Lisa Houck, three internationally known mosaic artists from New England, will show their work in an Invitational Exhibit. The show will also include a Salon, where NEMS members can exhibit and sell their small mosaics.


“You’ll see a wide variety of mosaic techniques and styles at this mosaic art exhibition,” say exhibit co-chairs, Karen Edlund and Cynthia Fisher. “Contemporary mosaicists practice techniques dating back to the Romans and Greeks, but use a wide variety modern materials (gems, jewelry, shells, found objects, china, glass tiles, smalti, stained glass, pebbles) to create contemporary designs.


In addition, a series of hands-on workshops will be held during the exhibition - open to all.


A catalog will be available for purchase with full-color images of all the mosaics in the exhibition.


The exhibit selection committee (Nikki Sullivan, Cynthia Fisher, and Pam Stratton) recognized five NEMS members for their excellence. The award winners are:




Michael Ferreira: Abstract Driftwood 1

Best in Show

Michael Ferreira, Abstract Driftwood 1

Beth Klingher: Dance of the Elephants

Artistic Distinction

Beth Klingher, Dance of the Elephants


Lianne Noddin: Ear



  Emerging Artist

  Lianne Noddin, Ear

Carrie Fradkin: Flowing Through



  Carrie Fradkin

  Flowing Through


   Deb Also: Ascension

  Outstanding Technique

   Deb Aldo, Ascension



There will be 3 People’s Choice awards. These awards will be voted on during the show, with announcement of winners at the end of the show.




In keeping with our dedication to promoting contemporary mosaic art, NEMS artists have set up a series of workshops at the museum - open to all.

The workshop schedule includes:


Mosaic Playtime with Emily Bhargava (for kids ages 3-6)

Saturday February 24, 2018 | 10:00-11:00 am | $10/child


Mosaic Madness with Emily Bhargava (for kids ages 7-11)

Sunday February 25, 2018 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | $15/child includes all materials


Mosaic Taster Class for Beginners with Suzanne Owayda of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply

Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm | $160 includes all materials


Mosaic Tapestry with Amy Marks

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm | $150 plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor on day of workshop


Picassiette – Mosaic Art Using Broken Ceramics with Richard Youngstrom

Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $160 includes all materials

The Wonderful Potential of Smalti with Pam Stratton
Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm | $185 includes all materials

For more information and to register for these workshops, go to



The mission of the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) is to promote contemporary mosaic art while preserving traditional techniques. NEMS is committed to building a diverse and welcoming community of artists of all ability levels, as well as lovers and supporters of mosaic art.

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