Expressions in Metal – Oct 24- Dec 11, 2008

Expressions in Metal
Expressions in Metal

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Expressions in Metal
Pacific Grove Art Center, Fall 2008

THE PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER presents Expressions in Metal:
New Work 45 members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), from October 24 to December 11, 2008

On exhibit will be members’ recent work in media that ranges from high-karat gold to found objects and reflecting the diversity of the group with everything from sculpture to fine jewelry, including tea pots, containers and flatware.

Please join us at the Opening Reception
October 24th from 7 to 9 PM at the Pacific Grove Art Center.

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenur
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: 831- 375-2208
online at: PGArtCenter.org

Metals in Motion – March 2, 2008

Metals in Motion front of the postcard featuring metal art jewelry and sculpture

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California present:

Back of the Metals in Motion exhibition postcard for the Collector's Gallery at the Oakland Museum of California
Participating metal artists

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

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.

“Your Move” Mokume Gane Chess Set Earl Bushey on display at the Collector’s Gallery in Oakland CA

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

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

MiM 2008 Deadline Extended to Nov 9

Metals in Motion 2008, Collector’s Gallery at the Oakland Museum
The postmark deadline for the show entry form and payment has been extended to November 9, 2007.

The Theme


The door is wide open for creative interpretations of the theme “Metals in Motion”. Kinetic pieces are welcome, yet not required. Does your piece remind you of a moving stream? Does it look like the trails an airplane leaves in the sky? Does it imply the movement of time?

If you choose to work with the show theme, please use your own unique styles to express the theme. And, be aware that pieces do not need to comply with the theme. Those pieces that do go with the “Metals in Motion” theme will be highlighted at the show. In the show literature (see links below), there is a request for an explanation on how each piece embodies “metals in movement.” (Not all pieces necessarily will.) The design inspirations will be printed for gallery customers to read so that show has a cohesive thread running through it with the given theme.

Additionally, people browsing and buying at galleries often enjoy reading the design inspirations. Note that not all design inspirations will necessarily be printed and posted in the gallery; a notable absence will be those write-ups that state the piece fits within the “Metals in Motion” theme because the piece is on a moving body – that is obvious to the gallery patrons and unnecessary to print and display.

Photos

If photos are available, please include those (email to the listed address in the brochure) and if photos aren’t available that’s fine, too. The photos received the deadline, which comply with the format described in the instructions (see links below) will be selected from to help visually market the show.

Note that you are NOT required to have photos or descriptions of all, or any, of your pieces in order to enter them in the show. All we need to know is how many, and in which categories, you plan to enter. Which means: your pieces do not need to be done yet! As listed below, the deadline for the pieces is Feb 9, 2008.

If you would like to be notified that your photos have been received, please include your email address with your entry and Cindy Scott will let you know when they have been received. Cindy will be emailing from metal.images@gmail.com, so please make sure your email filter isn’t blocking her address. Please note that Cindy is collecting the images, not Carol. The instructions for the images include the P O Box and email address which the images should be sent to.

Key Dates

November 9, 2007: Entry form & fee payment postmark deadline

February 9, 2008: Delivery deadline for artwork

March 8, 2008: Exhibit opens; Artist lectures, Opening reception from 2 to 4 pm

April 20, 2008 Exhibit closes

April 22, 2008 Pickup artwork after this date

Detailed show information, entry and submission forms can be accessed one of two ways:

1. The new MBMAG website contains information about the show on this page – https://www.mbmag.org/?page_id=25

2. The original MBMAG website has show information and downloadable forms – http://montereybaymetalartsguild.com/pages/events.html

Metals In Motion Opens Opens March 2, 2008

Metals In Motion

 









Press Release

Media contact: Sherry Cordova; Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
Phone: 408.732.3641 email: mim@mbmag.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.

Further information, visit: MBMAG.org

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

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

Digital pictures available on request.