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 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 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.
Media contact: Sherry Cordova; Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
Phone: 408.732.3641 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 2 – April 20, 2008
Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m
Santa Cruz, CA – December 17, 2007 – 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 2, 2008 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 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 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 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
Lark Books is accepting entries for 500 Pendants & Lockets.
We seek high-quality images of contemporary studio jewelry handmade artists from around the globe. All suspended ornaments, from the symbolic and purposeful (amulets, talismans, and charms) to the purely decorative will be considered. Diverse materials, techniques, and styles desired.
To be released in the spring of 2008, this book aims to showcase a breathtaking collection that will inspire beginning and professional jewelers alike, as well as delight collectors, scholars, and jewelry enthusiasts.
To be considered for inclusion, please submit high-quality transparencies, slides, or digital images with entry forms. Artists whose work is selected will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books.
Artists retain copyright of their work. There is no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked May 1, 2007. Guidelines & entry forms now available.
On the web: http://www.larkbooks.com/submissions/ArtistEntryForm-500Locket.asp