the SOCIETY OF LAYERISTS in MULTI-MEDIA
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,
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.
You can view the newsletter archives here.
Winter's Quiet Solace (above)
featured Web Gallery exhibit: January 2023
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: Mondays at 2pm CT (12 PT / 1 MT / 3 ET). and Saturdays at 3pm CT (1 PT / 2 MT / 4 ET).
More days and times can be opened up on request. Contact Sue Burke Harrington with questions.
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
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.