MBMAG 2021 Virtual Winter Party with Featured Speaker Jeannie Pratt and 2021 Winter Challenge Results
Party Time: Zoom, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 4 pm
Challenge: Entries due January 10! Scroll down for more information.
Members join us free on Zoom, January 24, 2021 from 1-4 pm for our annual winter party. We’ll have a talk from our own Jeannie Pratt, introduce our 2021 Board members and enjoy catching up with each other. We’ll also be announcing the winners of our 2021 Winter Challenge. Our Zoom account is limited to 100 attendees, so you must register to assure your space. Free registration for the party is now open.
Jeanie Pratt talk “My Journey as a Metal Weaver, Enamelist and Insect Enthusiast or Nothing is Ever Simple”
Metal artist Jeanie Pratt uses a variety of textile techniques including weaving, knitting, twining, looping, and bobbin lace – all with metal! Her fiber art and metalsmith backgrounds inform how she approaches the construction of each piece, but it is her entomology background that inspires her designs through form, color, and texture. “I love making interesting woven patterns for my beetle brooch wings and twined bodies in gold and silver for my insect brooch bodies.” The synergy of her two life-long pursuits in one body of work is unique, dynamic, and full of life. “Although I hadn’t used my entomology degree in many years, I am now relearning about insects and am drawn to critters that are real, but surreal.” She lives a philosophy that “bugs are beautiful” and the organic nature of both her subject and her artistic process give her pieces beautiful harmony with a whimsical touch.
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, JANUARY 27th, 2019 Winter Meeting and Potluck Party Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing
Join us for good food, fellowship, an inspiring talk Merry Lee Rae, and take part in The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 2ndAnnual Challenges!
Challenge #1: Scavenger Hunt
Create a wearable item (i.e.,
necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.) containing at least 5 of the 8 items in
Must contain something with*:
A hole in it;
With a square corner
A textured surface
*An item can include more
than one requirement.
Finished item must be
Your choice of metal: copper.
Silver brass, etc.
May be soldered or
An entry fee of $5.00 will be collected at the time of delivery (the Winter Party).
Items will be voted on the members at the Winter Party. The winner of the most votes will receive 50% of the collected fee; the second winner will receive 30% and the third winner will receive 20%. The entrants may keep the finished piece.
Challenge #2: Unfinished Symphony
Yes, we all have them – that piece that has been sitting on your bench or in the “projects” pile and you are tired of looking at it.
Bring it to the Winter Partywhere another member will select it, finish it, and bring the finished piece tothe Summer Party. There it will be auctioned as a fund-raiser for the Guild.
The finished work must be wearable, i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.
Lapidary and jeweler Sky Paxton will share his love and knowledge of agates with us on Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9 pm at the Moss Landing Harbor Master’s Office. Sky will share slides with examples of various types of agates, locations where they are found and some factors that affect prices. He’ll also give us some tips on hardness and cleavage planes of popular stones which affect their use in certain types of settings. Sky has been working with stones for many years, so bring your questions about working with these varied and beautiful stones.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The address is 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. After you enter the driveway to the Harbor parking lot go to the building all the way to the end of the parking lot on your right, “Harbor Master’s Office”.
Be sure to join us for our Winter Party. This year we will be having a potluck at Haute Enchilada. Ann Ostermann, Open Studios & Events Manager for the Santa Cruz County Arts Council, will be our featured speaker.
Come join us for our summer get-together at the lovely Sierra Azul Nursery. Bring something yummy for our potluck meal, a folding chair, and your latest bench tips, creations, or interesting tools to share with the group. Wander the 10th annual “Sculpture Is” exhibit, with over 100 sculptures scattered through the nursery grounds and re-connect with your fellow guild members.
We will have a brief board meeting before the party, starting at noon. Please feel free to come early and sit in on the board meeting.