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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.

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

Music in Our Souls (above)

featured Web Gallery exhibit: October 2023

latest news

Note from the President

Did you know there is still time (Sept. 30 deadline) to submit your art for the October Web Gallery? 

Thanks to all the members who have rejoined and especially those who have donated! You are very much appreciated! Welcome to the new members!! We are so happy to have you join us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas!

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Thanks to Laura Pope for her many years of service and welcome to our new leader, President Barbara Jo Stevens!

Open Studios

New opportunity for SLMM members! Log on via the zoom link in the calendar to connect while working on your art.  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).

web gallery project

October theme: Music in Our Souls

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

October submissions are open to members through September 30th via this form.


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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