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,
Seasons of Life (above)
featured Web Gallery exhibit
New exhibition! Reconnecting: 1982–2022
View our newest exhibition, celebrating 40 years of SLMM.
New on the SLMM Forum: Book Club
Are you interested in reading and discussing art books? SLMM now has a book club that meets via Zoom.
Our meetings are on the calendar and more information is on the forum, under the Book Club category.
It's a great time to stay connected! Enjoy the benefits of another exciting year — the deadline for membership renewals each year is July 1st. Be sure to submit your renewal for the 2022–2023 term if you haven't already!
Learn more about SLMM, what membership has to offer, and how to join.
web gallery project
Theme: Seasons of Life
Every quarter, a new Web Gallery is exhibited. Click the button above to view our latest Web Gallery Project.
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.