Call for Artists: “Looking Ahead” Exhibition + Sale

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Entry Fee: $25.

The Call for Artists is now open for our next all member exhibition which opens on Dec 3, 2021 at the ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. Please sign up now via the link above to secure a place in the exhibit. The registration fee for this exhibition + sale is $25 for the first 25 artists to register. The gallery case space is limited and we regret that there is only room for 25 artists.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Looking Ahead” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry or small sculpture pieces (maximum 2.5″ height). Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing. The theme, “Looking Ahead” may be interpreted as you wish. 

Artists may submit up to TWO pieces of work. 

The materials preferred are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.

Artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply an Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. The gallery staff uses this book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed how much the gallery staff knows about each piece and each artist.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

All entrants will receive additional information via email.

ZFolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com and an instagram presence via @zfolio 

Please do not contact the gallery directly unless you are dropping off or picking up your art. 

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators


All members are encouraged to participate. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

Artwork for Sale The gallery requires that ALL pieces are For Sale

KEY DATES

KEY ACTIONS

NOW

Registration is open for the first 25 artists to sign up

Nov 12, 2021 (Fri)

Registration closes

Nov 19, 2021 (Fri)

Labels and Records forms are due (if not already submitted)

Nov 28, 2021 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 30, 2021 (Tues)
11 am – 6 pm

Deliver your artwork to ZFolio gallery in Monterey, CA

Dec 3, 2021 (Fri)

Exhibition opens
Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no reception

Jan 3, 2022 (Mon)

Exhibition closes

Jan 4, 2022 (Tues)
11 am – 6 pm

Monterey artists pick up work at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 9, 2022 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork returned to artists at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

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Ornament Magazine Features Jeanie Pratt

Jeanie said “I am thrilled with the article about my life and my work, along with the cover and an Artist Showcase!

We in the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are thrilled for member Jeanie Pratt! The cover article features her work, tells about her life and is a great read.

The guild and Jeanie are in the process of picking dates for her to teach “Designs in Metal Weaving” as a guild sponsored workshop in early 2022.

Cover photo: MBMAG member Carol Holaday

You can see more of Jeanie’s original intricately and expertly crafted art in her member gallery here on the guild website and on her own website JeaniePratt.net where you can also find a link to her gallery representation or contact her directly.

In the spring of 2021, Jeanie’s work was featured in a one-woman exhibit at Mobilia Gallery

Many of the photos of Jeanie’s work were photographed locally with the expert eye of member Carol Holaday. Visit Carol’s member gallery to see photographs of her metal art.

Visit our Workshops page to check for dates for Jeanie’s upcoming workshop, or sign up for the mailing list to be one of the first to register for the workshop. Guild members are offered seats in the workshop before the dates are announced to the public. Anyone anywhere in the world can join now.

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Members: Information on your Workshop / Exhibition / Class / Sale can be shown on this web page

If you are planning to give a class or a demonstration, or participate in a sale, open studios, an exhibit or an activity of interest to the members of MBMAG, it is now possible to show the details on this page of the MBMAG website. We are also happy to announce your great metal art news. Been published or won an award? Let us know. Login with your MBMAG membership email and password, then return to this page to see how.

The information should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the Start date of the event.

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“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale

details of exhibit and sale of small one of a kind jewelry and small sculpture

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 3, 2021 @ PAJARO VALLEY ARTS, WATSONVILLE, CA

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021Registration start date. Registration is now closed
June 18, 2021Registration end date. Registration is now closed
July 2, 2021Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork were due if photos were to be considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021“Labels and Records” forms are all now due
August 7, 2021Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 23, 2021“Sell What You Wear” Form Due
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
August 29, 20212 – 4 pm Opening Reception
October 3, 2021Exhibition closes. Artwork pickup date at PVArts Gallery from 5 – 7 pm
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville California

New Opportunity: “Sell What You Wear” to the Opening Reception

The piece you submit on this form with 6 easy questions will be for sale through PVA for one day ONLY at the “Reflections” Opening Reception on 08/29/21. Any piece worn with the intent to be sold MUST be listed on this form. The form must be submitted 8/23/21.

PVA will retain a commission on all artworks sold during the exhibit (30% for PVA members, 45% for nonmembers). The artist sets the price. When you list the price on this form, you MUST include the commission.

The Artist will wear and maintain security of the jewelry piece during the reception. If an individual decides to purchase item(s), artist will bring the item(s) and purchaser to PVA staff to process the sale. Item(s) will be released to the buyer upon purchase.


description of how to buy jewelry off an artist

Artist Bio and Artist Statement

Create an artist biography and an artist statement and print them (2 pages maximum). Deliver the printed page(s) with your artwork when you deliver it to the exhibit team.

“Reflections” . . . an unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections”. We encouraged artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. All submitted art showcases metalwork in a variety of techniques and forms.

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition in person and virtually. Visit the PVArts.org Virtual Tours page to see an example of a virtual show

As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gallery gift shop sales.

I’ve signed up, what’s next?

When you know what pieces of art you are entering into the exhibition, fill out both online forms to submit your pieces. Yes, online forms are new this year! The online forms save you work of having to fill out, print, scan, and email because the forms automatically email the exhibition team your submissions. Note that both forms are required.

Links to the form pages are below. The two pages include instructions.

The forms were due 7/2/21 if you wished your images to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. The final due date for all forms from all participating artists was 7/12/21

Reflections Labels and Records Form

Reflections PVA Loan Agreement

Tutorial video for the submission forms

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Click to access the tutorial videos for the Reflections exhibit forms

Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. Below are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:

Entry Form, Photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig
Education Displays – Pat Evans
Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig
Recruitment of Sponsors – Project leader needed
Gift Shop Area Organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of Cases and Vitrines – Courtney Scruggs


All members were encouraged to participate. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Santa Cruz and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

Artwork for Sale PVA staff will assist customers to the gallery using the information we supply during the artwork submission process. The gallery requires the following ratio of pieces that are For Sale and Not For Sale (NFS): If you enter 1 piece, it must be for sale. If you enter 2 pieces, at least one of those pieces must be for sale. If you enter 3 pieces, at least 2 pieces must be for sale and the third can be NFS.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org to join
For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member. Work should be priced accordingly.

Exhibition Plus Sale: The gift area was very successful the last time MBMAG had an exhibition and sale at Pajaro Valley Arts. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces total in the gallery gift shop area. Work must be priced at $200.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021

2 clasps front and back

Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021
Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world.

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MBMAG is offering a live online workshop Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership.
If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If you’d like to join, you can join and then register. Max membership cost for the year is $40.

The last day to sign up is Feb. 17, 2021. Registration will be closed once the maximum # of students has been reached.

$275 workshop fee + $28 kit fee => $303 workshop registration fee

ONLINE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Create a one-of-a-kind key clasp to unify your art jewelry. Students make a front key clasp necklace with stainless steel neck wire fabricating terminals and soldering sterling to stainless steel cable. Students are encouraged to go with their own design inclinations and to explore new ideas in creating cohesive finished jewelry. Clasps can be textured, chased, roller printed, etched, domed, hydraulic press shapes, with stones, with enamel…the variety is endless as you come up with your own solutions.

We’ll discuss possibilities for customizing your clasp to fit your designs. Students are welcome to show projects in need of a clasp and we’ll trouble shoot the situation. This class is meant to get you thinking about connections, functional, practical and aesthetic aspects of use.  Step--step handouts are supplied. Samples will be shown.

Basic fabrication including knowledge of soldering is required.
Watch a quick video overview Alison of her online workshops

New to Zoom or Online Workshops?
Reply to the registration confirmation email and let us know you’d like some help setting up Zoom for the workshop, and/or practicing using Zoom before the workshop so you are comfortable on Day 1 of the workshop. And, scroll down to download the PDF with details on how to Zoom for the workshop.

What to expect
When we start the demonstrations, everyone is asked to mute so their noises won’t be heard, since the default goes to the loudest noise. During demos people can unmute themselves to ask questions. If we have a particularly large class, the monitor might take over and call upon you.

The class is broken up into parts which are often reflected in your handouts. After each part you’ll work on your project, this is also a good time to take a quick break. During student work time, Alison will go around to each student to check in, you can also unmute yourself to call her over. The workshop runs from 10 am PST to 5 pm PST for 3 consecutive days. The lunch break each day is 1 hour.

Student Supplied Materials & Tools
Once your registration has been processed, you will be sent a thorough list of needed tools and materials to have on hand. Most are general, some are specific. In a few cases where you may need to buy something a link is provided. Please make sure to read this list carefully and always ask questions if you are unsure. In general: students supply sheet metal, silver scrap for making silver balls, bezel wire (if needed), and all tools needed for the workshop. Before the workshop you are welcome to texture the sheet metal, choose your own stones and begin thinking about your design.

Kits
A kit fee of $28 is included when you pay for the workshop at the above link.
The kit is created Alison and is mailed to you before the workshop. If you are local and prefer to pick it up from Alison in Berkeley, CA, please contact Alison and let us know. Once the kit has arrived, email to confirm receipt of your kit.

Accessing the Workshop Via Zoom
Once your registration has been paid and the class Zoom session has been set up in Feb 2021, you will be sent a link to login to the workshop’s Zoom session. If you need technical help, we are happy to answer questions, do a zoom test beforehand or help in any way we can so the technology doesn’t get in the way of the workshop. Click the link below for an overview of how to setup your space(s) and device(s).

Click here to download the online workshop technical information how-to sheet