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the SLMM

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


Calendar of Events

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


Check out the most recent Spring/Summer 2023 Newsletter, Vol. 116.


You can view the newsletter archives here.

no theme — Artist's Choice (above)

featured Web Gallery exhibit: April 2023

latest news

Open Studios


New opportunity for SLMM members! Log on via the zoom link in the calendar to connect while working on your art.  No host and no recording — just relaxing, enjoying each other's company while creating. 


Currently you can find Open Studios scheduled for: both Mondays and Saturdays at 2pm CT (12 PT / 1 MT /  3 ET).


More days and times can be opened up on request.  Contact Sue Burke Harrington with questions.

Reconnecting: 1982–2022
SLMM 40th Anniversary

The commemorative exhibit book celebrating the 40th Anniversary of SLMM is now available for purchase here. The book contains 72 images of work by members, as well as a forward by and tribute to SLMM founder, Mary Carroll Nelson.

View the digital exhibition celebrating 40 years of SLMM here.

web gallery project

April theme: none — Artist's Choice

Every quarter, a new Web Gallery is exhibited. Click the button above to view our latest Web Gallery Project.

SLMM is a 501(c)3 non–profit organization founded in May 1982 in the state of New Mexico.


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 2023–2024 term if you haven't already!

SLMM is a non-competitive art society that curates art exhibitions

throughout the United States and the SLMM Website Gallery.

Discover the promise of shared ideas, techniques, and philosophies

that nurture a camaraderie and appreciation amongst its members.

No awards or ribbons are presented.


Learn more about SLMM, what membership has to offer, and how to join.

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