Alison Antelman Workshop – March 16-17, 2013

Alison Antelman, bracelet

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, bracelet
Alison Antelman, bracelet

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.

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Betty Helen Longhi Workshop – September 14-16, 2012

Betty Helen Longhi, Floating Free
‘Floating Free’ by Betty Helen Longhi

Don’t Miss this Rare Monterey Bay Visit

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.

For more information about this talented artist please visit: http://fluidformsinmetal.com/artist.html

To reserve a space, send checks made out to: MBMAG, Attn: Mary Luke

Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012

SC Museum of Art and History

EXPERIENCE METAL
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, August 18th and 19th, 2012

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”

Made with Love

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.

Where:

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 475-2500

Business hours: daily from 10 to 5 pm

http://www.manyhands-capitola.com

MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010

Handmade Artisan Jewelry!

Several MBMAG Members are Participating

Artists featured above: Daria Salus,  Shari Seger,  Larry Probst,  Virginia Sajan, Ina Hohensee,  Carol Holaday, Sara Burns & Lynn Guenther

Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale
at Monterey Peninsula College

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
May 4th, 5th and 6th 2010
9 AM to 7 PM

Cash or Check only!

in the Almaden Room of the Student Center

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940

  • Student Center is located off Fishnet Road
  • Follow signs on campus
  • Park by the Gym
  • Parking permit costs 4 quarters

phone: 831-646-4215 | web: www.mpc.edu

Sanctuary – Fall 2010 at PG Art Center

We need volunteers for the Pacific Grove Art Center exhibition: Sanctuary, Metal Arts of Monterey Bay, scheduled for October  29, through December 16, 2010.

It is requested that you volunteer to help with the exhibition, in order to make it a success. Below is a list of positions which need to be filled.  Many jobs need more than one person.

Registrar: Helene Daniels < helene AT redshift.com >

Publicity:

Graphics Coordinator:

Postcard Coordinator:

Labels & Inventory:  Barbara Banducci (or PG Art Center)

Art Transport: Barbara Banducci and Jan Sheridan

Storage of Work:

Case Coordinator: Melissa Offutt

Display Coordinator:

Shadow Box Volunteers: Sandra Mendoza, Elsa Etcheverry

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.

Thank you,

Elsa Etcheverry,
MBMAG President

Thomas Mann at MPC – Aug 7, 2009

Friday, August 7 – 5:30pm to 9pm

Sam Karas Room, Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Cost: $10
RSVP: rsvp@mbmag.org

Reception 5:30pm
Lecture and Visual Presentation 6:30pm
Trunk Show and Book Signing 7:30pm

Website Link: http://www.thomasmann.com/explore.htm

Presentation Promo:

Thomas Mann: Details from the Adventure

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.

Artists Studio Tour 2008 | Monterey County

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

Preview the work of the artists at their websites:
http://www.sherrycordova.com
http://www.frangrinelsdesign.com
http://www.dariasalusjewelry.com

More info about the gallery can be found here: http://www.jodyroyeegallery.com

-source: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/599201/

For more information about Monterey County Artists Studio Tour, visit:
http://www.montereystudiotour.com/

Metals In Motion 2008 – Press Release

UFO Series brooch, Barbara McKinder
“Speed Demon” by Judy Foreman

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.

Further information: visit http://www.Mbmag.org

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

MBMAG General Membership Meeting – Nov 5, 2007

what:
Guild elections for 2007-2008 Board of Directors *who:
Theresa Lovering-Brown – Sabbatical slideshow and presentation
Cynthia Rand-Thompson – New Guild website walk-through

where & when:
Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, Room 615, time 6:30

* If you are a member, and are unable to attend, use the Nominations ballot in the Member Area of the website.

(Room 615 is in the 600 / Chemistry Building, on the “hill” side of the building, not the ocean side. Check the campus map on the Cabrillo College website for building 600.)