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 by Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging by Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”
February 1 – 28, 2011 at Many Hands Gallery, Capitola
Talented artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild have passionately created a wide selection of high quality jewelry and metal objects. The pieces, in a wide range of styles, will be available for purchase at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola during the month of February.
The one-of-the kind pieces are handcrafted using a variety of techniques ranging from traditional gold- and silversmithing, forging, soldering, and casting to enameling. Items include necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, cuffs and more.
Many Hands Gallery 510 Bay Avenue Capitola, CA 95010
Please think about not only what you will create for the exhition, but also how you can contribute to the success of the show– and then contact:
The co-chairs for the exhibition, Norma Dunipace < ndunipace AT comacst.net > or Barbara Banducci < bbanducci43 AT yahoo.com > to volunteer for a position, or fill out and mail your Entry Form with your check.
An artist tracks the path of his career from the early 70’s to the weird world of NOW.
Thomas Mann has been making his living as a fulltime art professional since he graduated from college in 1970. Best known for his “Techno-Romantic” jewelry designs he eschews the role of jeweler, and prefers the description of an artist working in the medium of jewelry. With a degree in technical theatre, set design and lighting, he also invents and builds large public art sculpture and installations. His touring exhibition “STORM CYCLE: An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina” is a blend of the many concepts and techniques he employs in his work.
Since the turn of the millennium, Mann and his production company, Thomas Mann Design Inc., and his gallery, Gallery I/O, both based in New Orleans, have survived the negative economic effects of 911, the death of his wife, Hurricane Katrina and now, this bizarre recession. As a result, he found it necessary to increase his creative output, up the number of events to present and sell his work, begin teaching hands-on workshops, start a new business venture, studioFLUX, and in general get busier than he’s ever been before.
Keeping in mind that the Chinese symbol for chaos means danger and opportunity this image driven lecture tracks the progression of events and experiences that place him at the interesting, challenging and scary crossroads of creativity, age, and semi-celebrity.
In conjunction with the Monterey County Artists Studio Tours, the Jody Royee Gallery is showcasing the unique, handmade jewelry by three local metal artists.
Treat yourself to an exciting experience viewing the jewelry of Sherry Cordova, Fran Grinels, and Daria Salus, all at one handicap accessible stop. The Jody Royee Gallery is a local gallery owned by a local artist. Jody is kind enough to offer her space to allow us to participate in the Monterey County Artists Studio Tour. Saturday September 27, 2008 at 10:00am Jody Royee Gallery Suite 317 Mid Valley Center Carmel, California 93923
Monterey County Artists Studio Tour is the largest self-guided, free art exhibition in Monterey County. Preview the event and plan your tour at www.montereystudiotour.com
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 by over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 8 – April 20, 2008
Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded by artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m
Santa Cruz, CA – February 2008 – 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 8 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 by 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 by 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 by 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
Phone: 1- 510-834-2296
Digital pictures available upon request. Media contact: Sherry Cordova, Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild