The MBMAG Winter Party, featuring a special presentation Lynda Watson on her trip to China is on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in the meeting room of The Haute Enchilada restaurant in Moss Landing. The Haute Enchilada 7902 Moss Landing Road Moss Landing, CA 95039 831-633-5843
THE DAY’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS INCLUDES: A POTLUCK A MEMBERSHIP MEETING LYNDA WATSON’S PRESENTATION
A POTLUCK Bring a tasty dish to share. Also, everyone is encouraged to bring one of your latest metal creations to share
A MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Welcome & introductions (Board & Kim Solana)
Committees review (volunteers)
Future ideas for MBMAG
3:30 LYNDA WATSON’S PRESENTATION on her TRIP to CHINA
Featured Artist Lynda Watson will give a talk and slide presentation on her recent trip to China. It was an amazing experience and you will enjoy seeing metal art.
“After a trip to Southeastern China in 2008, Mary Hu was invited the Chinese government to bring 10 professional metalsmiths/jewelers to China for the purpose of observing, advising, and showing work to students and faculty at Chinese University metals programs.
We were also there to study Maio jewelry and costume in its original, indigenous form and as it was being produced for export as tourist goods. I will show images of the artisans making both fine silver and nickel silver traditional jewelry as well as photos of museum pieces and where the Miao live and work.” -Lynda
DON’T MISS A SINGLE MOMENT!
Thank you to Kim Solana for graciously making the room available for MBMAG on this auspicious day – Chinese New Year.
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild in partnership with Seahawks Metal Arts Club is pleased to announce
our Spring 2013 workshop
Alison Antelman: Custom Clasps
March 16 and 17, 2013 – 10 AM to 4 PM – Saturday and Sunday – $275
Cabrillo College Small Metals Studio – 6500 Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Alison Antelman is a master jeweler located at the Historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley. She fabricates her gorgeous jewelry locally and exhibits and teaches nationally. Her clever and beautiful designs incorporate the mechanical and functional into stunning focal point handmade clasps, customizing each piece.
Hollow forms allow her jewelry to be light and comfortable to wear, while being substantial. Please join us as she unlocks the secrets of her keyhole and box form clasps.
Forming Techniques for Jewelry September 14, 15 and 16, 2012 Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA Cost $375, materials included Limited to 12 students
Join us in a once in a lifetime workshop opportunity while Betty Helen is here on a very rare West Coast visit to the Monterey Bay area. Learn from the master herself in a small intimate atmosphere.
Betty Helen will be able to give each student individual attention and guidance as she teaches how to use the shell forming techniques of synclasting and anticlasting as well as ways to make transitions from one form to the other. You will gain new insight into ways to manipulate sheet metal into a unique group of jewelry items.
Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who creates finely crafted jewelry and sculpture. She attended the University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has studied with Heikki Seppa and Michael Good. Ms. Longhi has given numerous workshops both in the United States and Canada including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Parsons School of Design, Arrowmont, Peters Valley Craft Center and Penland School. A master craftsperson, Ms. Longhi incorporates various texturing techniques with forging, shell forming and die forming in her pieces. Her work is recognized for it’s sculptural quality and flowing lines.
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), in collaboration with the Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club (SMAC) is participating in a two-day celebration of all things metal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For two days the patios and the classroom of the museum will be a flurry of activity as we present three workshops: Make-A-Bracelet, Crazy Metal Quilt and tufa casting, and two demonstrations: fold forming Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”
Expressions in Metal
Pacific Grove Art Center, Fall 2008
THE PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER presents Expressions in Metal:
New Work 45 members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), from October 24 to December 11, 2008
On exhibit will be members’ recent work in media that ranges from high-karat gold to found objects and reflecting the diversity of the group with everything from sculpture to fine jewelry, including tea pots, containers and flatware.
Please join us at the Opening Reception
October 24th from 7 to 9 PM at the Pacific Grove Art Center.
Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenur
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: 831- 375-2208
online at: PGArtCenter.org
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California present:
Metals in Motion
A showcase of unique work over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 2 – April 20, 2008
Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m
Treat yourself to a unique experience viewing the work of over 50 studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. Talented artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz showcase their work in “Metals in Motion” at the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California. The special exhibit and sale runs from March 2, 2008 through April 20, 2008. More than 100 handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of great diversity are on display.
Featured pieces imply movement either through kinetic mechanisms or imagery; artists let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass to realize their personal interpretation of the theme. Techniques range from traditional gold- and silver-smithing, forging, casting, enameling, to mokume gane which translates as “wood grain metal”-– a Japanese metal lamination technique, mastered only a few U.S. artists. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.
The Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, in Oakland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The opening reception is on March 8, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception will be preceded an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during which nationally recognized members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will discuss their work.
Admission is free.
About the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild: The MBMAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an environment of education, networking, and community interaction, as well as support and general camaraderie for artists working in metal. Its members include nationally recognized metal artists.
About the Collectors Gallery: The Collectors Gallery is operated the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a volunteer fundraising organization. The Women’s Board donates all profits from the gallery to the Art Acquisition fund of the Oakland Museum of California. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Further information: http://www.museumca.org/shop/gallery.html