PHOTOGRAPHY FOR METAL ART

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Live online via Zoom

Check back for details on the second session of our Photography for Metal Arts series which will cover best known practices for metal art photography using a smart phone

Free to members

Date: Sunday, TBD
Time: 2:00 pm PST
Free to members
Check your email for the Zoom link after the session has been announced

Summer Party DATE TBD

Please join us for our Summer BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Party!

See the flyer below for more information

We will be sharing what we all have been doing the last year and a half, and other activities will be forthcoming, but mainly just seeing each other (in person!), catching up and announcing new upcoming workshops, having lunch, ….

There’s talk of a Tool Swap but help is needed to organize so send us an email

Pajaro Valley Art Center’s yearly show, Sculpture Is, will be in full swing, as well as the beautiful demonstration gardens over Sierra Azul’s acreage. Always very impressive! 

Without knowing the state of the pandemic, at this time we are suggesting to wearing a mask if you’d like to keep yourself or others safe.

We’ll be having the monthly board meeting immediately before the party (12 – 1 pm) and we welcome all to attend and participate.

Friends and Family are welcome, as well as other metal arts folks who would like to meet our members and maybe even become a new member as well!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Date: TBD from 1 to 4 pm
Location: 2660 E. Lake Ave (Hwy 152 across from the Fairgrounds), Watsonville, CA 95076

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR METAL ART FEAT. GEORGE POST

Photography for Metal Arts seminar with professional Craft Photographer George Post

Live online via Zoom

The first session of our new series will cover best known practices for metal art photography presented professional craft photographer George Post

Free to members

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm PST
Free to members
Check your email for the Zoom link


ABOUT GEORGE POST:

George Post is a freelance photographer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a client base of individual artists and craftspeople who work in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Many of them sell their creations on the craft-fair circuit, using George’s photographs of their work to jury into the more prestigious shows throughout America. George does some purely commercial photography as well.

A Life Member of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, George also enjoys photography for his own artistic expression. He has a special fondness for colorful, unusual subject matter, and his archives include an eclectic mix of landscapes, cityscapes, astronomical, meteorological, geological, and biological images.

TENTATIVE WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Types of subject & Orientation

  • Hanging – Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings (Post vs. Wire, Fishing Line Frame)
  • Tabletop – 3d Objects, Jewelry with camera on tripod
  • Copy Stand

Lighting

  • Hot
  • LED
  • Flash
  • Polarization

Backgrounds

  • Paper including Gradient
  • Slate, Stone, Glass
  • Formica, Acrylic, Duralar
  • Obtaining Total White

White Balance

  • Gray Card, Cube, etc
  • Camera Menu
  • Custom White Balance
  • Correcting with Software

Arrangement and Composition

  • Optimal camera angle
  • Positioning Jewelry – Skewer, Rubber-tipped tool, Squeeze Bulb
  • Earrings: Side--Side vs. Staggered
  • Groups & Ensembles
  • Hidden Props, Putty & Wax
  • Framing – Tight vs Loose, Square Crop, Stretching Rectangular to Square

Shoot-to-Memory-Card vs. Tethering

Digital Image Processing

  • Photoshop and ACR
  • Lightroom
  • TIFF vs JPEG
  • Special Sizing & Formats (for jurying & online sales)

Hiring a Pro

  • Recommendations & Word of Mouth, Google, Ads
  • Hourly Rate
  • Rights Granted

INVITATION TO AN INSPIRING WORKSHOP

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Free Inspiration Workshop May 29, 2021 at 2pm PST

MEMBERS: Join us for a free live online workshop (via Zoom)

We could all use a little inspiration, especially after the year we have all had.

In this lead up to the Pajaro Valley Art Council exhibit “Reflections” we have assembled a wonderful panel of artists to talk about what inspires them and the stories behind their work.

Please join us for a lively Zoom discussion of back-stories, miscues, ideas, process and stimulus.

Helping us on our journey of reflection will be Lynda Watson, Angela Gleason, Helene Daniels, Susan Shallenberger, Ron Baldwin, among others.

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm PST
Free to members
Check your email for the Zoom link

Local Gallery Show Includes Art of 5 Guild Members

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Pajaro Valley Arts new Take Aways exhibition opens this week, and it will be amazing!

Visit the exhibition page to learn more about it and book your appointment via pvarts.org/appointment

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that five of our Guild members are in this show! They are: Lynn Guenther, Angela Gleason, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

You can make an appointment and up to 10 people can be scheduled to view the show at a time. All pieces of art are priced under $300, and you are able to take your purchase with you.

New work is constantly being added.

The show runs from April 9th through May 23rd, 2021 so sign up to go check it out!

Support your local artists!
Artwork member Lynne Todaro at “Take Aways 2021” show in PVArts Gallery

2021 Winter Challenge Results

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Click the video clip below to see the winners of the guild’s
2021 “Looking Into the Future” Winter Design Challenge

We asked our members to take the challenge of showing us in a new metal art piece how they view the future after the strange and stressful year of 2020. Thank you to four very creative people who submitted their art. We announced the winners during the live online Winter Party on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Collecting Jewelry with Jeanie Pratt

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Join jeweler and collector Jeanie Pratt as she shows pieces from her extensive collection and the stories behind the individual pieces.

Silvera Jewelry School is hosting a free talk with MBMAG member Jeanie Pratt as part of their Online Event Tuesday series

March 30, 2021 at 2 PM PDT – 3 PM PDT
Price: Free to the public
How: Sign up on the Silvera Jewelry School site via the link below
Duration: 1 hr

Many of us see a piece or jewelry we like and want to bring it home with us; Jeanie has done exactly that and supported many artists from all stages of their careers. As a maker herself, Jeanie brings a unique set of eyes to the idea of developing a jewelry collection- come hear her story and get inspired to start your own collection! If you are unable to attend the live talk, you will receive a link to watch the recording after!

Sign up here to receive email with a Zoom link:
https://www.silverajewelry.com/…/eventID/5129/details.asp#