Think of something or view something large, a mountain, a building, an animal, etc. Now visualize it, manipulate it,abstract it and re-think it small enough to hold in your hand or to wear, i.e., pendant, ring, broach, etc.
Entries are now open for the Fall MBMAG Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center. The show will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 in the Annand Gallery of the Pacific Grove Art Center.
The deadline for entries is August 14. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist for the entry fee of $40. Entrants must be current members of MBMAG. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Member Resources section of the MBMAG website and payment may be made through the PayPal link there.
Participants are expected to volunteer in some aspect of the show and may be required to serve as a docent for one three-hour shift during the run of the show. Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit.
Call for entry deadline: Aug. 14, 2014
Volunteer sign-up: Aug. 21, 2014
Early Photo Submissions*: September 1, 2014
Records and Label deadline: September 20, 2014
Photos and Artist’s Statement deadline Sept. 20, 2014
Drop work off at collection points: October 4, 2014
Reception Date: October 24, 2014 7 pm to 9 pm.
Pick up date at Pacific Grove: Dec. 19, 2014
Small Wonders Chairperson
*Photos received October 1 will be considered for inclusion in Pacific Grove Art Center’s publicity releases and/or for use on the Show Postcard.
This is a preliminary announcement for our next exhibit. Further details will be posted as available. Please check back, sign up to receive email notifications of new posts or subscribe to the feed.
Our next MBMAG show will be held Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 at the Pacific Grove Art Center. The entry deadline will be late August and pieces will be due in early October. Although we are still finalizing arrangements with the Center, we want to give you time to create some new and special work for this exhibit. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist. Entry fee and other details will be forthcoming as soon as possible.
The Title of the exhibit: “Small Wonders: The Magic of Macro to Micro”
We are hoping our members will challenge themselves with this exhibit. The concept stems from a field trip some of our members were taking. Mary Luke happened to see a building in downtown San Jose about which she exclaimed, “That’s an ugly building but it would make a really lovely brooch.” We liked that idea and think it can be expanded to include anything that the artist wants to use as a model to scale down to sculpture size or jewelry size or wearable art size. The sky’s the limit, literally. It could be a naturally occurring object (i.e., rock, tree, wave, etc.) or an architectural structure or a detail of something that is large. The challenge would be to re-imagine it, re-construct it, re-think it into an art piece. Along with your piece, we’d like to have a photo, graphic representation, or even the object itself, if small enough, to present next to the finished work.
Volunteers will be needed to help with all aspects of the show, from bringing snacks for the opening reception, to checking in artwork, to creating the artist’s bio book. We’ll also need furniture movers and someone who can supply and drive a truck. Please email me if you can take on a job of any size to make this show a success.
Invites you to a lively presentation on Hot Topics with
Harriete Estel Berman
Join us for the Winter Members Party on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The Potluck is at 12:30, with a general membership Meeting at 1:00, and finally at 1:30… Harriete. This year’s Winter Party will be held at the Haute Enchilada Restaurant in Moss Landing, in the meeting room out back. If you went to last year’s Winter Party, it is the same location.
Harriete Estel Berman is a California artist, jeweler, silversmith, sculptor, lecturer and educator. She will begin with a brief description of her work with examples on hand and will continue to spice things up with a lively discussion on professional development. Do you suffer from self-rejection when it comes to applying for exhibitions? Wonder how to promote your work effectively online? Want tips for the best strategies for your images, website or blog? Controversial issues? Burning topics? Or everyday professional practices that will boost your career? Nothing is too hot to Ask Harriete about.
Go to the MBMAG Facebook Group to send questions to Harriete directly and she will include it in the presentation. If you are facing an issue you can bet someone else is also.
announces a call for artists to exhibit in a gallery show
Structure + Rhythm
at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA
November 25, 2013 – January 6, 2014
Reception: Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 3 PM to 5 PM
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from November to the beginning of January. See attached entry form. Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.
All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (Z Folio, 50% to artist/ 50% to gallery) We will gather work for the show at collection points here in Santa Cruz and Monterey, so you need not contact the gallery directly. The theme is listed above and may be interpreted as you wish.
Download, complete and return the Entry Form and your entry fee August 19, 2013 (postmark). Download a PDF copy of this announcement here. All participants will receive additional information.
The MBMAG co-chairs are Helene Daniels and Pat Evans. Helene Daniels will process the entry forms. The entry fee is $25 for this show due no later than August 19, 2013. Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a paid-up MBMAG member. Additional information is on the attached entry form which is also available on the MBMAG website. This gallery has an online presence. See Z Folio at: ZFolio.com.
After much planning and coordination with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, the MBMAG Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce a forthcoming juried exhibition open to all guild members.
Jurors will be Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt of Velvet da Vinci and Dawn Nakanishi, of Cabrillo College. The title and theme of the show is Mind, Heart & Hand: from the Metal Artist’s Studio.
MBMAG and Metal Arts Guild San Francisco are teaming up for Maker Faire, May 18 & 19, 2013 at the San Mateo County Events Center! MBMAG will be doing our Make-a-Bracelet workshop and will need volunteers to help teach the public how to make a simple copper stamped bracelet.
MBMAG will be working with our fellow artists SFMAG at the Maker Faire doing a Make-a-Bracelet Workshop. Here’s the link to their page: MAG and MBMAG at Maker Faire – May 18-19. This will be our first joint project with our sister guild! This will also give us more connections with them so when we do a collaborative exhibition with them we will have people who have met each other and worked side side.
If you think you would like to volunteer for a 4 hour time slot please contact me, Mary Luke. I will have more specific information as the time draws nearer to the date. We will be setting up on Friday May 17, 2013.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our fellow metalsmiths from the north and east bay, expanding our community. Maker Faire has literally thousands of people come through on those two days. So please let me know if you would like to participate.
Do come out to Maker Faire, whether you are available to volunteer or not. As they say, “We are all MAKERS”. The diversity of both Makers and what they make is astounding, there really is something for everyone.