Help Guide the Guild

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Curious about what is coming up for the guild?
Would you like to give your ideas and opinions to the board directly?
Would you like to help with upcoming events?
Would you like to help guide the guild?

Guild board meetings are monthly and last ~ 1 hour

If you’d like to watch and/or participate in the meeting, login to your mbmag.org account to access the zoom link below. All members are always welcome!

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

Feb 10, 2023 @ 7 pm
Mar 10, 2023 @ 7 pm
Apr 14, 2023 @ 7 pm
May 12, 2023 @ 7 pm
Jun 9, 2023 @ 7 pm
Jul 14, 2023 @ 7 pm

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Have questions about the different roles?
Click on the one you are interested in learning more about below

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The 2022 Board members are listed here as a reference

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Below are the MBMAG officer candidates for 2023. Please cast your votes and/or write in new candidate names. Only write in names of candidates for whom you have received permission. The proposed slate of officers is here for you to vote on directly. You must be logged in to your mbmag.org account to see the candidates and vote. Renew or join online now!

FREE All Member Winter Party 2023

Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing

Meet other metal artists at our annual Winter Gathering
Sunday January 22, 2023
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Susan Kingsley, Featured Speaker for the MBMAG Winter Meeting and Potluck Party

Save your spot by filling out this FREE registration form

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Sunday, JANUARY 22, 2023
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, Moss Landing, CA

Join us for good food, fellowship, an informative talk by Susan Kingsley, former guild member and author of Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths. Bring a $20 bill to buy a book directly from the author!


Limit of 50 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join now for all of 2023

You may now add up to two guests and you can still register yourself. When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3).

All 50 free spots will be taken quickly!

Bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensil(s)

You are welcome to attend without bringing a dish.

Please label your dish if you have made a special type (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, paleo, etc.) so others know they can partake. If a dish includes nuts or shellfish, please label the dish accordingly. You may use blue tape and a marker to label the dish.

The guild will provide eating utensils, paper plates, and napkins.

BYOB or buy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at the Haute Enchilada cash bar


Susan Kingsley, a visual artist working with hands-on processes. As a metalsmith, she creates physical objects that reflect her commitment to craft. Susan will bring copies of her book to sell in person.

cover of hydraulic Die Forming book with a photo of a die formed amphora pendant on a silver chain

Making jewelry led her to thinking about how social and cultural values are communicated by “things,” how personal objects shape our lives and reflect our beliefs. She enjoys making art that challenges the status quo, often with irony and paradox.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written the technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written a technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan taught jewelry and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College and has conducted numerous workshops on die forming throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2006 she co-founded the non-profit organization, Ethical Metalsmiths, whose mission is to promote responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.

You may buy a book from Susan Kingsley in person at the Winter Party, or order one online now


Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9657

Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College

Visit the Cabrillo College art gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin’s latest creation.
Ron is one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.

The 12 x 12 (x 12) Invitational Exhibition is on view now through December 9, 2022.

Gallery Hours:
Mon -Fri 9am-4pm
Extended Hours Wed. + Thurs 6-8pm

Cabrillo College Gallery
Library 1002 bldg/room, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Ron Baldwin’s piece is one of those which were chosen for their sculptural qualities.

Ron Baldwin
DIS HIC 2022
Found object, mixed media

ABOUT Cabrillo College’s annual exhibition, 12 x 12 (x 12): An Open Invitational:
All California artists are welcome to participate in this exhibition, making it a truly inclusive celebration of the diversity of our fantastic creative community of artists.

Showcasing work from high school students to seasoned professional artists, the exhibition is open to all media: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, digital media and fabrication, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, woodworking, metalworking, glass —just about anything goes, as long as the work is 12 x 12 inches. The gallery will award People’s Choice cash prizes to three participants who are selected by the viewing audience.

Lynda Watson: National Metal Museum 2022 Master Metalsmith

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Join Us!

3 – 5 pm Sunday November 13, 2022

Cabrillo College, Aptos, California
VAPA Room 1001

Artists Talk 4 pm
Book Signing 4:30 pm


Free and open to the public

Books will be available to purchase at the event

Lynda Watson Master Metalsmith of 2022, National Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, USA

“Each year, the National Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee selects one exemplary metal artist to recognize for their life’s work and contribution to the field of metal art.” We are proud and happy to share that local artist educator and guild member Lynda Watson is this year’s honoree.

“Lynda Watson creates works of art that document her journeys both around the world and through life.”

Join us in celebrating!

For more information on the honor, visit Master Metalsmith Lynda Watson Looking Back

Please cast your votes for the 2023 Guild Board members by Jan 19, 2023

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Have questions about the different roles?
Click on the one you are interested in learning more about below

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The 2022 Board members are listed here as a reference

visual list of 2022 board members; all 13 including president, treasurer, membership chair, vice president, board secretary, exhibition chair, and members at large with board position and names

Below are the MBMAG officer candidates for 2023. Please cast your votes and/or write in new candidate names. Only write in names of candidates for whom you have received permission. The proposed slate of officers is here for you to vote on directly. You must be logged in to your mbmag.org account to see the candidates and vote. Renew or join online now!

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Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold


Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023

Embrace

Exhibit + Sale

ZFolio Gallery, 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112,
Monterey, California 93940

Eleven artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
share their amazing hand made artisan jewelry

Art in the exhibit + sale covers a wide range of styles, forms, and metalsmith techniques. Come enjoy the necklaces, earrings, bracelet and rings. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Visit ZFolio to view the exhibit and buy one-of-a-kind art from local artists. The exhibit items are all for sale and can be taken home with you the same day.

ZFolio Gallery is FREE admission for all and ADA accessible. Groups are welcome! Masks are suggested.

See art from an artist you’d like to learn more about? Head to the exhibit book at Zfolio and find the artist. The exhibit book in the gallery includes artist statements and artist biographies. The gallery team can also answer questions about the pieces and artists in the exhibit.

Can’t visit, but see something you like? Call the gallery; they’ll be happy to help.  1.831.655.9891

GALLERY HOURS

Fri – Mon: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 6:00pm

The gallery is open every day of the year except Dec 25, 2022

VISIT ZFOLIO

Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022

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Holiday @ RREVV

Jewelry and sculpture from the artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be on display and for sale in this juried exhibit + sale during the months of Nov & Dec 2022.

The HOLIDAY @ RREVV show highlights new art from 5 member artists, along side the art of other members in two jewelry cases.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision). Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ artwork.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sun: 12 – 6 pm
First Fridays of the Month: noon – 8 pm
Other Days: Available by appointment via text or phone call to 1.415.851.5114

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Extended Deadline: Call for Artists for Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale

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The entry deadline has been extended to midnight Oct 17, 2022


RREVV Gallery will feature member artwork in two jewelry cases for the holidays, during the months of November and December. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for Holiday @ RREVV. The non-refundable fee for entry is $35. Images and artwork details will be uploaded via an online submission form. Online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to the participating artists. See below for photo guidelines.


All members are encouraged to submit artwork. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions.


All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.


Artwork must be complete and photographed before beginning the submission process.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision) where our emergence exhibit + sale was successful for many members and the gallery. Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ pieces in the ROTATIONS @ RREVV exhibit + sale now through the end of October, 2022.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Holiday @ RREVV Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members as applicants. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must be priced with the 40% gallery commission included.
  • All submissions must be presented via photograph for the gallery to view and choose art.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when photos have been submitted, all required application fields are complete, and the appropriate entry fee has been paid using the submission form.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.

Submission of your artwork to the opportunities implies acceptance of all the gallery’s exhibition terms.

MBMAG and rrevv gallery may use your images for social media and press.

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Artists may submit up to FIVE pieces of work and two images (maximum) for each piece, one full size, and one detail. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images and update their websites and social media. If you have a website or social media , that’s great, but it’s not required. If you have an artist profile on mbmag.org, that is great, too, but also not required.

When the artwork is delivered to the gallery, artists will fill out and sign an inventory of their work (using the RREVV gallery form). If you can supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the gallery this will help the gallery team speak to potential customers about you and your art.

All pieces submitted must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).  

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read and downloaded.

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

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Rotations @ RREVV Gallery exhibition + sale

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RREVV Gallery featured the metal art of guild members during two month Rotations @ RREVV. The first rotation was Sept – Oct 2022. The juried exhibit + sale was an exciting new exhibition and sale with pieces of art from six guild artists, with two artists !


RREVV
an artist-owned gallery in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, a letter opener, and an enameled salt dish with spoon.

Gallery hours

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm PST
First Fridays of each month 1 – 8 pm PST
and by appointment: call or text 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of artists are on view during a two month Rotation. Visit again to see different artists!

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.