AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

September-October 2014


Dear Readers,

Starting with this issue, the AIMC newsletter will be published at the beginning of each month. To keep up the sequence of our monthly issues, this issue is called September-October.  For this particular issue, we also changed the usual layout of the newsletter as follows:
  • New Submissions, including the news we received  during September, and
  • On Going Events, the news already published in the previous newsletter, with some articles supplemented with new information.
Enjoy your reading!

 -submitted by Artemis Klitsi, Lila Abdul-Rahim
New Submissions

Felice Nittolo

Palazzo del Commercio
September 13 - October 26, 2014 

See invitation to exhibition here
Description of work

-submitted by Felice Nittolo

Daniele Strada


September 19, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Ravenna, Cripta Rasponi
Giardini Pensili- Palazzo della Provincia

Starting in September, the solo exhibition of Daniele Strada  will take place at the Cripta Rasponi and the picturesque gardens of the palazzo della Provincia di Ravenna  (the Palace of the Province of Ravenna).  This exhibition is part of the project, Ancient Mosaics in Contemporary Contexts
Strada is an artist, mosaicist, and mosaic professor.  His exhibition is entitled Poveracce (Cockleshells), and will be inaugurated on Friday, September 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about Strada and the exhibition.
Invitation to exhibition

-submitted by Rosetta Berardi

Les Rencontres Internationales de 
Mosaique in France

“Pluton” by Dugald Macinnes BRITTAMOSAICA 
Venue – City : Chartres in France
October 18  -  November 9, 2014
Chapelle Saint Fulbert - Chapelle saint Eman - Musee des Beaux-Arts de Chartres.

The city of Chartres will be holding the 10th edition of "Les Rencontres Internationales de Mosaique" at the Chapel Saint Fulbert and other venues throughout the city from the 18th of October until the 9th of November. This prestigious event organised by les 3R association is expecting more than 10,000 visitors  and will be exhibiting 240 mosaic artists from around the world. For a whole month, the whole city will be lit up and vibrate at the rhythm of "Les Rencontres Internationales de mosaique". The city will showcase many different exhibitions as well as host conferences and debates on questions for those passionate about Mosaic.
11 rue Saint-Eman - Chartres 28000

From October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Opening: Tuesday to Sunday from: 2pm - 8pm.
France and Italy will be also paying a tribute this year to Ines Morigi Berti, one- hundred years old, a teacher and a marvelous artist at the famous Chapelle Saint Eman, only two minutes away from the famous Chartres's cathedral.

Giuliano Babini, Anna Bartolotti, Severo Bignami, Gabriella Costa, Marco de Luca, Rosanna Fattorini, Marcello Landi, Edda Mally, Verdiano Marzi, Paola Mazzavillani, Luciana Notturni, Paolo Racagni, Rita Rossi, Cesare Vitale.

Cloître Notre Dame - Chartres 28000
From October 18 - November 9, 2014
Open: In October, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am - 12:30 pm  and  2pm - 6pm;   in November Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am - 12:30 pm  and  2pm - 5pm.

This year, BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaic) will be presenting an important exhibition at the Museum des Beaux-Art in the heart of Chartres. This exhibition will show some of the best works from eleven UK based modern mosaic artists such as: Guest of honour, Dugald Macinnes, Tracey Cartledge, Joanna Kessel, Patricia Lee, Barbara Laws, Helen Nock, Line Mortensen, Kate Rattray, Nathalie Vin, Giulia Vogrig, Norma Vondee.

BOULEVARD CHASLES - " Mosaics on Avenues"
Inauguration and street animations: October 18, 2014 at 6 pm with the participation of the "Equilibrium circus".  This exhibition is a photographic documentary covering 18 years of organisation of Les Rencontres Internationales de Mosaique.

62 rue Saint Chéron - Chartres 28000
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
By Pierre - Marie Escourrou - Actor

-submitted by Nathalie Vin

Chicago Mosaic School

New Strata 

September 19 - November 9, 2014
Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics
806 West Cuyler Ave Chicago Illinois USA


New Strata features the works of fourteen American students of Scottish artist Dugald MacInnes.  The exhibition is concerned with "distilling an idea down to its simplest form". The exhibition also includes a major work by MacInnes, who recently donated “Tectonic Drift” to the new permanent collection of The Chicago Mosaic School/ GoCM. 

New Strata artists include: Elizabeth Bartky, Eugenia Brown, Jessica Cherry, Sue Coombs, Carolynn Friedman, Eileen Gassman, Sue Giannotti, Andryea Natkin, Matteo Randi, Carol Stirton-Broad, Casey Van Loon, Jamie Weisbrod, and Anabella Wewer.
-submitted by Karen Ami

Amethyst Art Group



KTIZMA TEU 3-Dream Workshop of the Amethyst Art Group

Conception of Olivera Gavrić Pavić

September 11- 30, 2014 in Belgrade.
Members of the Amethyst art group:  Petar Vujošević, Olivera Gavrić Pavić, Ivan Pavić, Dragan Vasić, Borislav Nježić; plus  invited artists: Slavica Marković, Milanka Vasić, Dragana Nikoletić, Vedran Vučić, Katarina Đorđević, Snežana Lukić,  Gordana Stanišić and Jovana Popović.
The work is from a collection of artists working in different media: mosaic, zgrafito, drawing in a variety of techniques, mosaic sculptures and other objects, trash-art, collage , calligraphy, computer graphics…

The exhibition is in permanent process. But it is not an ordinary workshop. It is more like performance art in that it happens here and now, art with personal presence.   Working during the exhibition, authors want to show that art is an idea that must be lived.
-submitted by Olivera Gavrić Pavić

Adrian Paci

La gloria vostra fu sole

Gallery Kaufman Repetto
via di Porta Tenaglia 7, Milano

Solo exhibition of  Adrian Paci
Curated by  Pierpaolo Campanini
Exhibition:  September 19 - November 8, 2014

Exhibition of painter Adrian Paci, including two mosaics of Franc Paci on Adrian Paci's cartoons.

. . .The mosaics reveal to us, by their very nature the essence of the work of Adrian Paci: dust and earth, narrated often in the drawings, create the mortar. The artist goes in search of the marbles to change the nature of the events into epic. The stones narrate well and, through the  images, they protect like amulets: they bring with them good luck, become ornament and blessing…

(Attachment  in Italian)


Sophie Pillette

Artistic picnic Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at noon at the Citadel of Chateau d'Oleron. 

-submitted by Sophie Pillette
Ongoing Events


Edda Mally

Opening of the International Exhibition of Mosaic as Contemporary Art

on Saturday, 11th October 2014, 11 a.m.
Chiostro degli Agostiniani
Via Umberto I
Bracciano, Italy
Exhibition opening times:  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free admission!
See complete invitation/brochure here:  page 1    page 2

submitted by Edda Mally


A number of important initiatives have been organized by the Municipality of Ravenna and MAR-CIDM, the Art Museum of the City - International Centre of Mosaic Documentation, to support  the candidacy of Ravenna as a European Capital of Culture for 2019.  See invitation here.

1.  Eccentrico musivo: Young Artists and Mosaic

September 21  – November 9 2014
Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna  MAR

Invited artists: Andrej Koruza, Gaia Carboni, Giulia Ricci, Matija Côp, Michael Gambino, Emilio José Gomez, Jae Hee Kim, CaCO3, Andrea Poma, Leonardo Rota Gastaldi, Francesca Pasquali, Samantha Holmes, Sergio Policicchio, Giorgio Tentolini, Raffaella Ceccarossi, Luca Barberini, Blue and Joy, Dušan Čežek, Omar Hassan, Orodé Deoro, Takako Hirai, Silvia Naddeo, Roberta Grasso, Benedetta Galli, Matylda Tracewska, Dora Bartolomei.

Curated by Linda Kniffitz and  Daniele Torcellini

Opening hours: 
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00-13.30 / 15.00-18.00; Wednesday: 9.00-13.30; Saturday 9.00- 18.00;Sunday 15.00-18.00; Sunday September 21, 9.00-18.00; Monday: closed
2.  Visual Mosaic - Ravenna Video Contest
 selection of videos describing mosaic art or sublimating it as a metaphor.

3.  Toyoharu Kii: Whites and Blue

Toyoharu Kii: Whites and Blue,  will take place from September 20 to November 9, 2014. The exhibit will present nine works of this Florentine-trained master to the public. Curated by Rosetta Berardi and Linda Kniffitz.

Toyoharu Kii uses an austere stylistic code with single color, and builds images through subtraction, with unexpected flows (andamenti) of small white marble tesserae of different thicknesses. The works are of geometric form, yet are emotional and passionate. The exhibition is funded by the European Project Open Museums, Slovenia-Italy axis.

-submitted by Linda Kniffitz

Elaine M. Goodwin

‘Voices of the Desert’/' Les Voix des Desert' 
Gallery of Dar Cherifa Cultural Centre, 8 Derb Chorfa Lakbir, Rue Sidi el Yamani, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
Saturday September 20 - Sunday October 26, 2014
2.‘Songs of the Desert’ (Touring exhibition, England )
i. The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND, England.Thursday October 23 - Saturday December 20, 2014

ii. Wolfson Gallery, Library, School of African and Oriental Studies,  SOAS, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG London, England. January 26 - March 26, 2015
Artist's Statement
‘There is an invisible creator in the desert - the wind - which forms landscapes of continual change . . . The realisation that nothing in this world is permanent is one which has absorbed my thinking for many years. I use the qualities inherent within my materials of gold and glass to manipulate light and to try to fix for eternity something which I know, no longer exists . . . This is the real meaning and lesson of the desert convince us of the only certainty -death -  while telling us that there is only life and perpetual transformation.'  Elaine M. Goodwin. 2014

-submitted by Elaine M.Goodwin
Doggerel Dreams

Solo exhibition of Pamela Irving

Period: 02/09/2014 - 02/11/2014
Venue: Montsalvat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Pamela Irving has been invited to have a very large solo exhibition at Montsalvat Gallery, public gallery, established in 1934, in Melbourne, Australia.The exhibition is titled “Doggerel Dreams”. It will contain both paintings and mosaic sculptures.

-submitted by Pamela Irving

Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit
in Oregon - USA

October 3 - October 6, 2014

    Venue: All over the city of Ashland, Oregon, USA.

The summit for mosaic artists (no CMA membership required) has been organized by Pam Givens (founder of Contemporary Mosaic Artists, CMA: ( and a small team of CMA members (John Sollinger, Tina Ellis and Jill McAlvage Smith).

There will be 2 mosaic exhibitions, an invitational and all-registrant's show, at the Illahe Gallery and Belle Fiori winery, respectively. There will be a mosaic marathon, where participants will collaboratively work on and complete a mosaic during the Summit. There will be six workshops with four regionally-, nationally-, and internationally-renowned instructors. We will offer a hike on Pacific Crest Trail, a downtown Ashland mosaic walk and tour, and an Applegate Wine-Tasting tour.

Ashland is a small town surrounded by forested moutains and is best known for its 9-month Shakespeare Festival.

For more information, go to:

-submitted by John Sollinger
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-submitted by Lila Abdul-Rahim
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