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the SLMM
premise

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,

SLMM founder

latest news

New Pages

Check out two new pages on the site for members to share.

 

Special Projects features collaborations and ways our members are connecting virtually.

 

The Creative Writing page will be a devoted space for words and writing, and we look forward to your contributions.

web gallery project

Theme:

none — Artist's Choice

Click the button above to view our latest Web Gallery Project!

resources

Calendar of Events

View the SLMM Calendar here to see upcoming events and information, and discover opportunities to connect.

Newsletters

Check out the most recent Spring 2022 Newsletter, Vol. 114.

 

You can view the newsletter archives here.

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.