If you’ve ever benefited from the classes at a community college near you, please take the time to read about the repeatability regulations that went into effect in September of 2013.
“…In addition to reducing access for all students/community members, these changes will have a devastating impact on visual and performing arts across the state. Without changes to these regulations, the depth and breadth of community college arts programs, which have been built for over fifty years, will crumble. (Arts and physical education students throughout the state are particularly impacted by the regulations. While students can, in the case of a “content-related family,” repeat a course up to four times, they can only take a total of four courses in a content-related family. This significantly limits the success and access for students who must repeat courses multiple times in order to become proficient.)…”
On Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, the de Young will host its sixth annual ARTWEAR event, where visitors can browse and take home pieces of original, wearable art. Featuring designs from 16 skilled Bay Area textile and jewelry artisans, ARTWEAR offers a colorful variety of apparel and accessories that are entirely handcrafted. Read more.
A big round of applause for one of our own, Alyse Lattanzio! Alyse has been studying at the California College of Art in Oakland and the opening reception for her exhibition was April 9th, 2014 at the College Avenue Galleries, 5241 College Ave, Oakland.
Invites you to a lively presentation on Hot Topics with
Harriete Estel Berman
Join us for the Winter Members Party on Sunday, February 16, 2014. The Potluck is at 12:30, with a general membership Meeting at 1:00, and finally at 1:30… Harriete. This year’s Winter Party will be held at the Haute Enchilada Restaurant in Moss Landing, in the meeting room out back. If you went to last year’s Winter Party, it is the same location.
Harriete Estel Berman is a California artist, jeweler, silversmith, sculptor, lecturer and educator. She will begin with a brief description of her work with examples on hand and will continue to spice things up with a lively discussion on professional development. Do you suffer from self-rejection when it comes to applying for exhibitions? Wonder how to promote your work effectively online? Want tips for the best strategies for your images, website or blog? Controversial issues? Burning topics? Or everyday professional practices that will boost your career? Nothing is too hot to Ask Harriete about.
Go to the MBMAG Facebook Group to send questions to Harriete directly and she will include it in the presentation. If you are facing an issue you can bet someone else is also.
The Dec 6th evening opening Artists Reception for the “Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Metal Artists’s Studio” exhibition was very well attended for many hours. The exhibit is located on the third floor of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in the “Art Forum” room at the top of the stairs.
The MBMAG Winter Party, featuring a special presentation by 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 by 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.
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