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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

Time to Renew Your Membership

Click here to renew your SLMM membership for 2020–2021 online, with the option to pay via PayPal. If you prefer to mail in your renewal and payment, please click here to download the form.

Active SLMM Members


It's time to cast your vote for new board members.

Please make sure to get your official ballot via email or mail from our national office. Return deadline is July 1, 2020.

Unique Insights

SLMM has a new book. If you haven’t already purchased yours, now is the time to order. Please click here for more information, including how to order your copy.


"Lost & Found"

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.

Copyrights in the works of art and the images displayed on this site are held by the artists creating the works, and display on this Website is solely by permission of the artists. No right is conferred to reproduce these images, either digitally or in print, except with the express permission of the artists.