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

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Calendar of Events

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


Check out the latest news from SLMM in our Spring 2021 Newsletter here.


You can view the newsletter archives here.

Renew Your Membership

It's time to renew your Annual Membership for 2021–2022. Watch for instructions in your email inbox, or click here to access the form.

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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.


"Summer Dreams"

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.

Summer Reflections

Peggy Wambold 24 x 24, Acrylic Oh sweet summer how we all needed you so much this year. I love painting in the spring and summer and feeling the air in my hair and getting back to nature. I love to garden and paint outside. That's why I paint from nature because I love to be outside and feel the earth on my figures. May we all feel happier and strong after this terrible year. Sending hugs and love from Kansas.