Rotations @ RREVV Gallery exhibition + sale

silver and gold necklace on antique black ribbon in upper left corner. blue enamel salt cellar with silver bamboo spoon in lower center. details on show dates on right hand side

RREVV Gallery featured the metal art of guild members during two month Rotations @ RREVV. The first rotation was Sept – Oct 2022. The juried exhibit + sale was an exciting new exhibition and sale with pieces of art from six guild artists, with two artists !


RREVV
an artist-owned gallery in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, a letter opener, and an enameled salt dish with spoon.

Gallery hours

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm PST
First Fridays of each month 1 – 8 pm PST
and by appointment: call or text 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of artists are on view during a two month Rotation. Visit again to see different artists!

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Call for Artists: Jan/Feb 2023 Two Month RREVV Gallery Exhibit

jewelry case view with call for artists text on top of the slightly opaque image

January / February 2023
Sculpture and Jewelry Exhibit @ RREVV Gallery

Submissions due midnight Dec 1, 2022

Have you exhibited at RREVV Gallery in the past?

Please consider entering different art to be shown for 2 months starting in January 2023.

RREVV gallery has offered to showcase guild artists each month. To be considered for this opportunity, fill out the online submission. You may submit up to five pieces. The gallery will select artworks to exhibit.

WHY ENTER?? The Santa Cruz community would love to see your work. The guild and the gallery were very pleased with the sales by many artists during our first show “emergence” at RREVV.

Each Rotation will run approximately two months. Rotations @ RREVV resume in January 2023. Rotations will take a break during the Holidays @ RREVV show during months of November and December 2022.

A $20 non-refundable entry fee will be due upon submission of the form. Photos are uploaded via the form. A minimum of one photo for each submission is required. See below for photo guidelines. Click the link below to start your submission. Work must be submitted by December 1, 2022.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK

STEP 1: Gather your images and text. LOGIN to your mbmag.org account or click “Join or Renew Now”
STEP 2: Choose the exact # of pieces you’ll be entering, maximum of 5.
STEP 3: Click the button at the top of this page
STEP 4: Enter your info, SUBMIT, pay, and you’re set.

You should receive an email, with the information you just entered; it may take a few minutes to receive. Please check your spam folder if you think you have NOT received it.

We hope you are as excited as we are and will participate in this new opportunity.

Two New Exhibition + Sale Opportunities at RREVV Gallery

Interior of rrevv gallery showing sculptures and jewelry by Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members along with purses and paintings

Rotations @ RREVV

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Holidays @ RREVV

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision) where our emergence exhibit + sale has been successful for many members and the gallery.

Rotations @ RREVV

RREVV gallery has offered to rotate guild artists in the gallery. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. For this opportunity you supply us with photos via an online submission form. The gallery will make a selection and the artists will deliver directly to RREVV Gallery where the artwork will be shown for one or two months. The submission fee for one Rotation is $20 per submission of up to 5 pieces. See below for photo guidelines. Artists accepted by the gallery for a Rotation will deliver their artwork directly to the gallery, and pick up their artwork from the gallery at the end of the Rotation.

ENTER HERE NOW using the online submission form

Holidays @ RREVV

RREVV Gallery will feature member artwork in two jewelry cases for the holidays, during the months of November and December. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. Watch this website and your email for the official Call for Artists in September. The fee for entry is $35. Images and artwork details will be uploaded via an online submission form. The guild and RREVV will team up on printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to the participating artists. See below for photo guidelines.

Check back for a link to the online submission form

All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time. Artwork must be complete and photographed before beginning the submission process.


All members are encouraged to submit artwork. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The gallery Rotations and Holiday Show show will accept new and established guild members as applicants. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must be priced with the 40% gallery commission included.
  • All submissions must be presented via photograph for the gallery to view and choose art.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when photos have been submitted, all required application fields are complete, and the appropriate entry fee has been paid using the submission form.
  • All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.

Submission of your artwork to the opportunities implies acceptance of all the gallery’s exhibition terms.

MBMAG and rrevv gallery may use your images for social media and press.

Enter Now

Artists may submit up to FIVE pieces of work and two images (maximum) for each piece, one full size, and one detail. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images and update their websites and social media. If you have a website or social media , that’s great, but it’s not required. If you have an artist profile on mbmag.org, that is great, too, but also not required.

When the artwork is delivered to the gallery, artists will fill out and sign an inventory of their work (using the RREVV gallery form). If you can supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the gallery this will help the gallery team speak to potential customers about you and your art.

All pieces submitted must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).  

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read and downloaded.

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators

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May Update: New Member on the 2022 MBMAG Board

The guild is happy to welcome Jeanie Pratt to the board as a Member at Large.

All guild members are welcome to join us at the June 2022 board meeting on Friday June 10th. Watch your email for the Zoom invite.

Thank you to all the guild members who are volunteering their time and energy to be on the 2022 MBMAG Board. We will be voting again in January 2023 for the next board. The slate of candidates will be available to review mid November 2022.

If you’d like to help guide the guild, contact any of the board members for more information.

Workshops

birdcage sawframe, wire cutters, stainless steel files, silver pencil

Visiting artists and our talented artist members teach local workshops in person and remotely. The one to five day workshops cover a wide variety of metal art techniques ranging from beginning metalsmithing to 3D sculptural techniques to advanced jewelry making. Many of the techniques taught cross the boundaries between sculpture and jewelry making and our artists innovate and adapt the techniques to their own unique styles and artwork.

Upcoming locally taught or online Monterey Bay Metal Arts Workshops are listed here first. We also list member taught workshops which are hosted at other sites. If no upcoming workshops are listed, check back later or join the email list using the field at the bottom of this page for early notification.

Members have first dibs at filling guild sponsored workshop seats and pay less than non-members for the workshops.

Free seminars for members are available to watch later via this website.

Previously held workshops taught with visiting artists and artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are listed below for your reference

Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt - Join the Waiting List for the "Designs in Metal Weaving” Workshop by Jeanie Pratt. April 21 -24, 2022 in person @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop - In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.
Albion Smith Games of Thrones Ring Workshop - May 1-3, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30 pm) at the Mendocino Art Center. Cancelled
2 clasps front and back CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021 - Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021 Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world. MBMAG is offering a live online workshop by Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership. If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If …
CANCELLED: Albion Smith Overlay Cuff Bracelet Workshop - Class cancelled due to CoVID-19 virus. Noted silversmith Albion Smith will teach his elegant Silver Overlay technique. While making their own silver overlay cuff bracelets, students will learn engraving and stamping techniques to embellish the overlays, then learn Albion’s method of soldering the pierced pieces to the underlying metal. In the course of the two days, …
Members Only Workshop: Cloisonné Enamel with an Emphasis on Landscape Design. - Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am. This class will focus on the ancient art of cloisonné executed in a landscape design. During this class students will learn how to capture the essence of a landscape through fluid wire bending and apply enamel to achieve atmospheric effects of foreground and background. Students will …
Curtis Arima holding a hammer Curtis Arima Workshop: Design and Composition for Metalsmiths Registration Opens June 2, 2018 at 10 am - Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths. This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here. Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of: Aesthetics:Identifying forms, …
Deb Lozier Workshop is sold out… - Email Pat@Patevansdesigns.com to be placed on the waitlist.
details of Deb Lozier enameling workshop Deb Lozier 3-Day Workshop: Keeping It Together: Fabrication Strategies for Enameling - You must be a current member of MBMAG to participate in this workshop, but everyone is free to join. If you have yet to renew your membership for 2018, click here to renew. Learn the fundamentals of creating jewelry scale copper forms that hold up to the heat required for vitreous enameling. At 1500 degrees …
Pablo Cubangbang Filigree Workshop - This is a previously held event. Visit the Events page of this website for more current events Registration Opens March 3, 2018 at 9 am Class will be April 14-15, 2018 from 10 am-4pm. In this Members-Only workshop, the students will learn how to make filigree jewelry. Each student will learn to make their own …

News From Members

Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College - Now through Dec 9, 2022, visit the Cabrillo College Art Gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin's latest creation. He's one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12x12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.


Members: Submit your news here

Past Member News


book launch and artists talk flier summary with photo of Lynda Watson and her cat and a photo of the cover of the book "Looking Back Lynda Watson Master Metalsmith" Lynda Watson: National Metal Museum 2022 Master Metalsmith - Join us Sunday Nov 13, 3 - 5 pm for an artist talk and book signing by local honoree Lynda Watson, the 2022 Master Metalsmith as named by the National Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, USA
Ornament Magazine Features Jeanie Pratt - Jeanie said “I am thrilled with the article about my life and my work, along with the cover and an Artist Showcase!“ We in the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are thrilled for member Jeanie Pratt! The cover article features her work, tells about her life and is a great read. The guild and Jeanie …
Open Studios: Monterey County - Visit the Monterey County Arts Habitat Studio Tour website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Santa Cruz County - Visit the Santa Cruz County Open Studios website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Silicon Valley - Visit the SVOS website to find participating member artists
flyer with a sun, a blue sky, and details of the summer party 2022 Summer Party Sunday August 21, 2022 - Join us at the summer party! Bring your own lunch and picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual "Sculpture Is" outdoor sculpture show. Sunday August 21, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
collage of images by the 3 participating artists; a bracelet, a collage, and an image Art Salon with Lynda Watson May 13, 2021 - Pajaro Valley Arts is holding an art salon live via zoom Visit the PVArts.org event page to learn more about it and obtain the codes to Participate HTTP://pvarts.org/EVENT/art-salonmay-13/ Long time Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild member Lynda Watson is one of the 3 artists who will be participating in the live via Zoom Art Salon.
Jeanie Pratt collection of bug brooches Collecting Jewelry with Jeanie Pratt - Join jeweler and collector Jeanie Pratt as she shows pieces from her extensive collection and the stories behind the individual pieces. Silvera Jewelry School is hosting a free talk with MBMAG member Jeanie Pratt as part of their Online Event Tuesday series March 30, 2021 at 2 PM PDT – 3 PM PDTPrice: Free to …
MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010 - Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Saleat Monterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayMay 4th, 5th and 6th 20109 AM to 7 PM Cash or Check only! in the Almaden Room of the Student Center Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Student Center is located off Fishnet …

The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop

Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait

Feb 4 – 6, 2022
9 am – 5:30 pm
@ Creator Haven in Watsonville, CA

Taught in Person by Douglas Pryor

Lion piece made by Douglas Pryor

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THE DOUGLAS PRYOR CHASING WORKSHOP. Check your email for how to be added to a waiting list

3 day Intro to Chasing Class: The art of the chisel:

In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.

The warm up project allows us to practice with the pitch and all the tooling provided. Afterwards we will have time for a second more challenging project.

Depending on skill and comfort level I will have suggestions with more guidance to test the techniques provided in the workshop. For those who feel more comfortable with their own drawing skill set who have their own design/drawing in mind I am happy to help guide you in how we can best bring it to life in the metal. It helps to choose something that will fit in the palm of your hand, something attainable within our time constraints.

This course is short and comprehensive, run at very accommodating speed by experienced hosts. Join us for some creativity and laughs, brighten your world with your own good works.

You must be an MBMAG member to take this workshop. Everyone is welcome to join!

About the Artist

Douglas Pryor

Workshop Instructor Douglas Pryor

Douglas Pryor is a raising and chasing artist located in northern California. He began sculpting in sheet metal in 2005 by creating fully articulated steel suits of armor for full contact sports, which in fact was how he paid for college. Frustrated with the limited detail and relief that shaping stakes could provide, he began to incorporate sculpting with pitch in 2013 and felt like he had found what he had been missing. As he continues to build upon his technical ability, he enjoys making more room for narrative with his work. Each piece is an opportunity to sate curiosity and a chance to build a bridge to others in a meaningful way.

Douglas Pryor Artist Statement

As a method-driven artist, I use my compositions to explore ways to push the limitations of a single piece of material with only human power and hand tools. I take particular delight in pursuing challenging and realistic detail in high-relief metal sculpture. I use my work to explore the nuanced and evolving relationship between humans and the natural world, and the ways that we connect with ourselves and each other.

Visit DouglasPryor.com to learn more about the artist

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If you are planning to give a class or a demonstration, or participate in a sale, open studios, an exhibit or an activity of interest to the members of MBMAG, it is now possible to show the details on this page of the MBMAG website. We are also happy to announce your great metal art news. Been published or won an award? Let us know. Login with your MBMAG membership email and password, then return to this page to see how.

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Benefits of being an MBMAG member

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The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) is a diverse guild comprised of artists, collectors, professional art educators, practitioners, gallerists, advocates, and new enthusiasts of metalsmithing. We welcome all people at all levels of experience and appreciation for making art in metal. We are based in the picturesque Monterey Bay area of California and our members live in many diverse locations. Everyone is welcome to join from wherever you live.

Benefits Include:

Early notification of exhibitions, lectures, events and workshops hosted by MBMAG

Guest artist and member lectures are free for members!

Discounts on workshops and events hosted by MBMAG

Invites to participate in the guild’s all-member, juried, and curated exhibits at local galleries and museums

We help promote our members’ art on Instagram and Facebook; tag us when you post

Members private email list for free postings of tools for sale or giveaway

Networking and socializing opportunities

Member design challenges

Free access to the full video library of online jewelry photography and social media how-to sessions

A photo of your art in the Member Gallery on the mbmag.org website

Advertise for free your upcoming metal arts related workshops, events, open-studio, or sale on mbmag.org