THE EXHIBIT WAS EXTENDED TO 1/10/22 AND IS NOW CLOSED
The Call for Artists is now closed for our next all member exhibition which opens on Dec 3, 2021 at the ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. 25 artists have registered.
You must be logged in with your mbmag.org account to register for the exhibit + sale or join the wait list. Once you are logged in, come back to this page and refresh it to see the registration fields and email address for the wait list.
The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Looking Ahead” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry or small sculpture pieces (maximum 2.5″ height). Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing. The theme, “Looking Ahead” may be interpreted as you wish.
Artists may submit up to TWO pieces of work.
The materials preferred by the gallery are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.
All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).
Artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. The gallery staff uses this book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery staff knows about each piece and each artist. Turn in your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you give your artist to the show organizers or gallery team.
All entrants will receive additional information via email.
ZFolio has an online presence www.zfolio.com and an instagram presence via @zfolio
Please do not contact the gallery directly unless you are dropping off or picking up your art.
We look forward to working with you, Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes Exhibit Coordinators
If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.
Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from necklaces to hairpins to a sculpture with a motorcycle brake rotor and a pinion gear. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.
February 28, 2021
Registration start date. Registration is now closed
June 18, 2021
Registration end date. Registration is now closed
July 2, 2021
Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork were due if photos were to be considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021
“Labels and Records” forms are all now due
August 7, 2021
Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 8, 2021
Deliver your artwork at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 25, 2021
October 3, 2021
Exhibition closes. Artwork pickup date at PVArts Gallery from 5 – 7 pm
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville California
Artist Bio and Artist Statement
Create an artist biography and an artist statement and print them (2 pages maximum). Deliver the printed page(s) with your artwork when you deliver it to the exhibit team.
“Reflections” . . . an unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.
The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections”. We encouraged artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. All submitted art showcases metalwork in a variety of techniques and forms.
As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gallery gift shop sales.
I’ve signed up, what’s next?
When you know what pieces of art you are entering into the exhibition, fill out both online forms to submit your pieces. Yes, online forms are new this year! The online forms save you work of having to fill out, print, scan, and email because the forms automatically email the exhibition team your submissions. Note that both forms are required.
Links to the form pages are below. The two pages include instructions, examples of the Labels and Records Form as a downloadable / viewable PDF, and a PDF version of the PVA Loan Agreement for you to view before you fill out that form online.
The forms are due by 7/2/21 if you wish your images to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. The final due date for all forms from all participating artists is 7/12/21
Please let Toni Danzig, email@example.com, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. Below are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:
Entry Form, Photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig Education Displays – Pat Evans Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig Recruitment of Sponsors – Project leader needed Gift Shop Area Organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin Moving of Cases and Vitrines – Courtney Scruggs
Allmembers were encouraged to participate. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Santa Cruz and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.
Artwork for Sale PVA staff will assist customers to the gallery using the information we supply during the artwork submission process. The gallery requires the following ratio of pieces that are For Sale and Not For Sale (NFS): If you enter 1 piece, it must be for sale. If you enter 2 pieces, at least one of those pieces must be for sale. If you enter 3 pieces, at least 2 pieces must be for sale and the third can be NFS.
Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See:pvarts.org to join For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member. Work should be priced accordingly.
Exhibition Plus Sale: The gift area was very successful the last time MBMAG had an exhibition and sale at Pajaro Valley Arts. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces total in the gallery gift shop area. Work must be priced at $200.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.
Reception Sunday, December 8, 2020 4-6 pm. Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
ZFolio 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112 Monterey, CA 93940
More than 25 members are exhibiting their work this year! ZFolio is located on Cannery Row and is a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out, amazing work! Maybe we will see your work next year?
WATER | METAL All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League July 19 – Sept 15, 2019
The Guild is co-exhibiting with
the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society.
Small sculpture and artisan jewelry are featured in up to three pieces from each artist are on exhibit and for sale. Each piece of handmade art showcases metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….
Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig
Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pm R. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
September 1-30, 2017
September 1, First Friday event
Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild: Nancy Yee Annette Nemes Dawn Nakanishi Fereshteh Fatemi Tim Robinson Pat Evans Serene Silva Jerry Blanchard Penny Waller Helene Daniels Bruce McKay Jose Santana Carol Gordon Ron Baldwin And Large Metal Sculptures of Artists in Santa Cruz area and beyond…
Exhibition Dates: December 2 – January 2, 2016 Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2016 3-5 PM
MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition this December. This is a terrific opportunity to view new works by members of the Monterey Bay Matal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com.
The theme of the exhibit is Emotion, and the interpretations are sure to be as varied as our membership! All pieces are available for sale, and are primarily precious metals.
This is a preliminary announcement to let you know far in advance, of the upcoming exhibit at PVAC.
We will send more details, as they become available. A ‘Call for Artists’ will arrive in the coming weeks, just please start thinking about what kind of work you would like to show!
This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium sized Sculpture will also be accepted.
About the Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)
Our Mission Statement:
“Bringing the community together through the arts”
This is our 30th year!
The Pajaro Valley Arts Council, known as PVAC, was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, California, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and south Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts.
PVAC opened the gallery in 1986, and presents rotating visual art exhibition in both the gallery and satellite locations.
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be showing at the Art Walk in the Capitola Mall Friday June19th, 5:30-8:30 pm. There will be Hawaiian Music, Wine Tasting with Bargetto Winery and fun! Please join us, the event is free…
The following press release will be in Beach Neighbor’s Spotlight. This is a magazine that is distributed (free) to 4,000 upscale homes within: Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, La Selva Beach and Watsonville:
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present: Made with Love
A showcase of recent work from the studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) will be on display the entire month of February, 2015 at the Many Hands Gallery, 510 Bay Ave. Capitola, CA.
Many Hands Gallery specializes in art by local artists and is a destination for one-of-a-kind collectibles and gifts.
The opening reception is on February 1, 2015 2-4pm
‘Made with Love’ features work from over 46 talented artists from the entire Monterey Bay Community. These artists express their unique style and let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass. Techniques range from traditional gold and silversmithing, forging, casting, and enameling. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.
Made with Love is the perfect opportunity to purchase a locally made piece of Art or Jewelry for your special someone for Valentine’s Day!
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), which started in the early 1990’s with ten people meeting in each others homes, has evolved into a highly respected entity that provides education, exhibition opportunities, support and community to its more than 100 members. From the Santa Cruz Mountains to Big Sur and beyond, we come together to share techniques and experiences.
The artists of the MBMAG are as varied as the beautiful Monterey Bay area in which we live and work. We are sculptors who make jewelry, jewelers who make sculpture, metal artists who incorporate glass and glass artists who incorporate metal. We work in media that range from high-karat gold to found objects, and the results are highly individual expressions in a great variety of materials, including metal.
The cornerstones of our guild are the excellent metal arts programs at Cabrillo College in Aptos and the Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey. Our keystones are the instructors, Theresa Lovering-Brown, Dawn Nakanishi, Carol Holaday, and Angela Gleason. Along with Cabrillo College professor emeritus Lynda Watson, these artists are our mentors and inspirations.
The work in this exhibit, “Expression in Metal”, represents recent work created by MBMAG members. We are honored to be in the Many Hands Gallery to share our craft.
Guild Mission Statement:
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 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.