Using Instagram to Sell Your Art with Nicole Ringgold, July 27, 2020

Nicole Ringold collage of instagram photos of her nature inspired jewelry

FREE to MBMAG Members

Monday July 27, 2020 at 4 pm via Zoom

Preregistration required.
Space limited to 99 participants. 

MBMAG members can see the video of this presentation here

Last week’s fantastic presentation on Social Media for Artists was a great introduction to the world of selling on Social Media. Next we’ll dive into the world of Instagram as MBMAG presents another free Zoom event for members.  Nicole will share her secrets for selling jewelry on Instagram.  With 115,000 followers on her Instagram account, Nicole has shown that social media can indeed extend a jeweler’s reach. 

The presentation will be held via Zoom. You must pre-register, and you must be a member of MBMAG to attend. Once you are registered, we will send you the link and password for the Zoom meeting. Our Zoom room is limited to 99 participants, plus Nicole. First come, first served! 

You do not have to have attended the first presentation to enjoy this one, although we recommend that you read through the first presentation PowerPoint slides.

MBMAG December Speakers

3D coffin shaped box and hammer  Angela Gleason

Angela Gleason and Lynn Guenther

Hammering Away-Art, Education, and Environment
December 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Cabrillo College Jewelry Room VAPA 3001

Presenters Angela Gleason and Lynn Guenther will talk about their work and how  they make meaningful lives with their creative practice.

Angela will talk about her work and her SCRAP (Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program) exhibit, opening December 6.

Angela has always been fascinated with found objects, recycling, and re-use and often works with strong political intention. She is currently finishing an Artist Residency  with SCRAP utilizing a vast array of unexpected materials from the Resource Recovery Facility at Dimeo Lane to create art with environmental, educational, and  social statements.

Lynn Guenther will show a short video about her teaching trip to Rosebud Reservation and talk a bit about other educational programs that she is involved in.

Rosebud Reservation student hammering
Rosebud Reservation student hammering

Lynn is collecting tools and donations to complete the “tool kit” she left for the students to use at the school on Rosebud Reservation.
Below is what they are missing. You can bring any donations to the meeting.

Lynn says, “Fortunately some artists were very generous with materials last year, but the kids are using them and they could always use more if people want to donate any extra stuff they have. 20 or 18 gauge copper would be helpful, too, for bracelets.”

15-20 design stamps (expensive, $8 each!)
alphabet stamps
number stamps
3 ball pein hammers
rawhide hammer or delrin
drill
drill bits
3 more saws
3 bench pins
saw blades
bracelet mandrel
cutting shears
gloves
patina
a few more pliers, wire cutters, and files
Copper, brass, nickel, stones and beads
Cash donations towards tools and materials are also welcome.

Winter Party January 11, 2015! Guest Speaker Emiko Oye!

Emiko Oye - bracelet

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Mark your calendars! The MBMAG community will ring in the new year at Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at high noon!  Here are the details:

Location:  Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing, 7902 MOSS LANDING ROAD, MOSS LANDING    831-633-5843\

Schedule:
12:00 – Pin Swap and Hors d’oeuveres caterd Haute Enchilada
Bring as many or as few pins as you like, Get crazy and creative – anything goes.
There is no potluck this year, we’d appreciate it if you let us know if you’re coming so we order enough food!
1:00  Meeting and Announcements
Very short meeting and announcements
2:00Talk Emiko Oye,
Emiko Oye, noted jeweler, user of recycled and green materials, and past President of the San Francisco MAG.

Deb Lozier Lecture June 11th 6pm

deblozierWednesday, June 11th
Lecture 6pm
Cabrillo College VAPA 1001
Sponsored Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club – SMAC

Deborah Lozier is a well-known local instructor, teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts and other local and international art schools and is one of the finest torch-firing enamelists working in the U.S. today. She is best known for her organic approach to vitreous enamel – fused glass on metal. She exhibits nationally, and internationally and stretches beyond her personal work to include public and private commissions. Her work is collected widely and is part of the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California.

Winter Party & Artist Talk Lynda Watson – Feb 10, 2013

Lynda Watson

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

AGENDA (proposed)

  • Welcome & introductions (Board & Kim Solana)
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Approve Minutes
  • Guest Artist
  • Exhibitions
  • Website
  • Committees review (volunteers)
  • Newsletter
  • Membership
  • Future ideas for MBMAG
  • Adjourn

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.