January Challenge

Ever since SoMMA rebooted the bi-monthly mixed media materials Challenge I have been blown away by the talent and ingenuity of our members!  January’s challenge was no slacker in that department at all, as members presented their creative endeavors.

Pam and Evelyn do a great job handling entries and counting votes.

Barbara Milon won  first place with her beautiful canvas:

Barbara Cathey took second place with her enchanting fairy:

And Robin Evans place third with her lovely piece:

I can’t wait to see what the next meeting brings!

The mixed media Challenge is a bi-monthly program where SoMMA artists are given a set of the same materials and are to create anything of their choice.  They must use at least some of each challenge item provided and may add in whatever extra materials they need to complete their vision.

We are always looking for donated items to use with the Challenge program.  We need things that can be shared with twenty people or so (we ask that members try not to take challenge items unless you are going to make the commitment to actually do a project). If you have items to donate, or would like to volunteer to help with the program please contact Pam Feldman at:


Multi Media Extravaganza with Mike Grecian

A fabulous time was had by all when Multi Media guru Mike Grecian presented the general meeting program in January!  Not just an informative demonstration of art materials and techniques, Mike provided a “hands on” opportunity to test drive papers, pencils, graphite, paint, papers and more! As an artist of note and a rep for several art supply manufacturers Mike shared his expertise as well as a plethora of materials.  Members also received a fabulous “goodie bag” of art supplies from this very special presentation


“It Was There All Along” Winners

BEST IN SHOW: JDSC_0281ohn Roppolo “21st Century Man”

                                                                                         DSC_02832nd Place: Joyce Gabiou “Made in Slovenia”                                                                       DSC_02583rd Place: Vicky Lennon “The Spirit of the Heart”                                                                                                                                                                                      DSC_0274Honorable Mention: Sharon Kuhn “On With the Show”         DSC_0265Honorable Mention: Angela Sporanzi “Frosty Morning”