The Society of Layerists in Multi–Media (SLMM) is a network for artists who express a holistic perspective in any style or medium. Layering is not a label for a specific technique, such as collage. It is a way to think about creating art as a synthesis of ideas from many sources: the sciences, philosophy, metaphysics, experience, and imagination. The layers in Layered art are the references and meaning that the artist brings to the work rather than the materials used to create it. As a society, we are focused on the intentions of the artist.
Layering is an evanescent metaphor that grows like moss from living and learning. Often there is a sense of something "other" than the visible in Layered art. The kinship among Layerists is their openness to inspiration from all aspects of their lives and their shared perception of an underlying connectedness to everything.
— Mary Carroll Nelson,
Seasons of Life (above)
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In Loving Memory
We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Mary Carroll Nelson, the beloved founder of the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, who passed away peacefully September 11, 2022. Mary Carroll was an amazing artist, teacher, author, and mentor and she will be greatly missed. Read more about Mary here.
View our newest exhibition, celebrating 40 years of SLMM.
Calendar of Events
View the SLMM Calendar here to see upcoming events and information, and discover opportunities to connect.
Check out the most recent Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter, Vol. 115, which includes a beautiful tribute to the life of Mary Carroll Nelson.
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It's a great time to stay connected! Enjoy the benefits of another exciting year — the deadline for membership renewals each year is July 1st. Be sure to submit your renewal for the 2022–2023 term if you haven't already!
Learn more about SLMM, what membership has to offer, and how to join.
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SLMM is a 501(c)3 non–profit organization founded in May 1982 in the state of New Mexico.
No awards or ribbons are given.