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2015 SLMM National Conference


San Francisco, CA

September 23-27, 2015


We had a rich and rewarding conference with sunny and warm weather the whole time. The welcoming reception gave us a chance to begin conversations and work on the collaborative Art Scroll together. The next day began with the peaceful and meditative visit to Grace Cathedral and the indoor and outdoor labyrinths. On to the DeYoung and Legion of Honor Museums to enjoy the collections and take in the beautiful sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean as the bus took us from Lands End back to the hotel. The evening was full: the banquet, the speaker, Jeremy Taylor, and the exchange of the 10”x 10” suitcase art works.


Varied experiences were enjoyed the next day at the Asian Art Museum, a mural tour and Instant Mural Workshop in the art-filled Mission District. A highlight at the end of the day was the viewing of Diego Rivera’s monumental Mural of Pan American Unity at City College, with a fascinating docent talk by Diana Scott of the Art Department.


Our last full day began with a trip across the San Mateo Bridge to Oakland, where we had our outdoor meeting in a courtyard of the Oakland Museum. There was a good discussion about membership, whether to maintain the hierarchies of full and associate members, or have mentorship offered as an opportunity when people choose it. We viewed the exhibits and collections and went on an Art Walk to galleries in one of Oakland’s art districts, ending with dinner at a new Mexican restaurant specializing in Oaxacan dishes. Our trip back to the hotel took us over the dramatic and beautiful new Bay Bridge. There was more work on the Art Scroll the following day for those who had time before leaving. Being able to see old friends and acquaintances and meet new members was the heart of the conference, of course. Those of us who were on the planning committee were very happy with how things went and were so pleased to host those members who came. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make the conference a big success!


Jenny Sultan Badger

The Loveliness of SLMMers was written and performed by Dereama Allenbaugh at the banquet. Accompanied by Charles Eaton on the banjo, and Jaleh looking on in amazement! Please click the play button here to listen.




Please check out the Photo Gallery for more images from the conference, and the October Newsletter for additional information, thoughts, and reflection.

2014 National Conference
"There's No Place Like Home"

National Exhibitions

Hays Arts Center, Hays, KS

October 21st - November 21st, 2014


FULL & LIFETIME: Sue Burke-Harrington, Ann Carstensen, Marilyn Christenson, Nancy Dunaway, Jaleh Etemad, Catherine Fraser, Ilena Grayson, Sylvia Harnick, Ann Bellinger Hartley, Mary Hunter, Kathleen Kuchar, Gloria Lee, Terri MacDonald, Judith Marshall, Nina Mihm, Lynn Mikami, Carol Morris-Ward, Mary Carroll Nelson, Jean Nevin, Rochelle Newman, Richard Newman, Nancy Egol Nikkal, Linda Penrod, Carol Perroni, Win Ratz, Janet Ruffin, Lydia Ruyle, Maryanne Scatamacchia, Delda Skinner, Jenny Badger Sultan, and Margaret Watts

ASSOCIATES: Dereama Allenbaugh, Betty Baker, Tony Christenson, Sharon Eley, Marigem Emde, Judith Irwin, Cal Mahin, Andrea Mastrangelo, Barbara Reser, and John C. Thorns (deceased)

112 East 11th Street, Hays, KS

2013 National Conference


"Nature In Transition"


All Member Exhibition

Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta, GA

September 21st - November 21st, 2013


FEATURING ARTISTS: Julianne Biehl, Rae Dollard, Janaia Donaldson, Nancy Dunaway, Sharon Eley, Marigem Emde, Jane Winders Frank, Ilena Grayson, Ann Bellinger Hartley, Mary Hunter, Ken Johnson,Nancy Knoles, Kathleen Kuchar, Tomi LaPierre, Gloria D. Lee, Sue Liska, Patricia McCandless, Terri MacDonald, Nina Mihm, Lynn Mikami, Candace Moore, 

Carol Morris-Ward, Jean Nevin, Richard Newman, Rochelle Newman, Linda Penrod, Win Ratz, Lucinda Talbot, Juliet Wood, & Diana Wong

4055 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA

Past National Conferences


2012 (October) Taos, NM, 30th Anniversary Celebration 


2011 (October) Albuquerque, NM, Annual Board Meeting


2010 (September) Austin, TX


2009 (July) Los Angeles, CA


2008 (April) Fort Myers, FL

2007 (July) Albuquerque, NM, 25th Anniversary Celebration

2006 (October) Lexington, KY

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