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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 Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter, Vol. 117.


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.

Words — Text (above)

featured Web Gallery exhibit: January 2024

latest news

Note from the President

Did you know that there is a NEW SECTION TO THE FORUM? LIFE EVENTS! A place where you can privately share blessings and concerns to the SLMM membership! Created by me, with gratitude to all who have supported Charlie and I on this hard journey. 

— Jo

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New Exhibits

View our latest show, With a Twist. Members exchanged materials by mail, and agreed on a common color.

Artists from five Midwestern States were invited to participate in a regional exhibition at the Hutchinson Art Center in Hutchinson, KS. Click here to view.

web gallery project

January theme: Words — Text

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

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