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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 opportunities to connect, like our popular Open Studios.


Check out the most recent Spring 2024 Newsletter, Vol. 118.


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.

(above) Web Gallery exhibit:  Reflections — Echos

click here to view full gallery

latest news

Note from the President

May 26th, 2024


Did you know that the Pacific Coast group put on a special exhibit , “YELLOW’, AND held a virtual opening!!!!!!!!!! I thank Lynn Mikami, Jean Warren and Liz Ruest for putting together this wonderful exhibit and to all the wonderful Pacific Coast artists who participated. Check it out on the SLMM website and/or watch last week’s recording of Tuesday’s zoom to hear more specifics about the work and artists!


— Jo

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New Exhibits

Members connected through art, exchanging work in our national show of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).


View intriguing works with a color theme in our SLMM West show, Yellow.

Visit the Exhibitions page for more.

web gallery project

April theme: Reflections — Echos

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

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