Save the Date! Upcoming Exhibition

Z Folio Gallery

Save the date!

MBMAG is happy to announce that ZFolio is hosting our guild members for a show beginning this year from Dec 4, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition theme and key dates.

Art of 6 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

front of postcard with names of 73 invited artists

Pajaro Valley Arts new annual Take Aways: Art to Go! exhhibition is amazing!

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that six of our Guild members are in this show! The artists are: Ron Baldwin, Pablo Cubangbang, Lynn Guenther, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

The annual invitational exhibit features seventy-three of Santa Cruz County’s most notable artists. As a fundraising event, these artists are presenting works that fit into many budgets. You are able to take your purchase with you immediately.

New work is constantly being added while the show runs. The show ends on March 6 2022

Pajaro Valley Arts, 35 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Open 11 am – 4pm Wed – Sunday
Masks required

Exhibitions

The guild holds all member artist metal art exhibitions + sales at local galleries every year with the occasional extra juried event

Z Folio Gallery Save the Date! Upcoming Exhibition - Dec 4, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition theme and key dates.


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

“Looking Ahead” Exhibition + Sale - 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 + …
“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts - Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA 29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guildshared their wonder and reflections of recent times inartisan jewelry and small sculpture Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from …
front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring At ZFolio: Back to the Future - Reception Sunday, December 8, 2020 4-6 pm.Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ZFolio750 Cannery Row, Suite 112Monterey, 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 …
Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League - 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 …
details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery - Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pmR. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 September 1-30, 2017 Opening Reception, September 1, First Friday event Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey BayMetal Arts Guild:Nancy YeeAnnette NemesDawn NakanishiFereshteh FatemiTim RobinsonPat EvansSerene SilvaJerry BlanchardPenny WallerHelene DanielsBruce McKayJose …
HER: Honoring Mothers - May 1 to 31 2017 - Haute Enchilada Gallery HER: Honoring Mothers – May 1 to 31, 2017 – Haute Enchilada Gallery - Announcing our upcoming show: HER: Honoring Mothers at the Haute Enchilada Gallery in Moss Landing, May 1 - 31, 2017 The Opening event will be Sunday, May 7th form 3-5pm. Please come and support your friends of the Guild, and maybe find a nice gift for the mother in your life... maybe for yourself!
MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017 Emotion Exhibit and Sale – ZFolio Gallery, Monterey – Opens December 2, 2016 - 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 Metal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com. Dates: December 2, 2016 to January 2, 2017, Artists Reception December 4, 2016 from 3-5 PM.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC) PAST EXHIBIT: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug-Oct 2016 - 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.
MBMAG showing at Art Walk in Capitola June 19th - 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…
Heart - Ina Hohensee, artist Made With Love Press Release - 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 …

Events

People and ttable sculptures at the Artists Opening Reception Museum of Art and HistorySanta Cruz

2022 Winter Party and General Meeting - Please join us via Zoom See the flyer below for more information We will be announcing new workshops and sharing what we all have been doing since we last met. Enjoy the special presentation by guest artist Douglas Pryor! Watch your email for the zoom link Sunday January 23, 2022 Agenda: 12:30 pm Board meeting …
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR METAL ART FEAT. GEORGE POST - Photography for Metal Arts seminar with professional Craft Photographer George Post Live online via Zoom The first session of our new series will cover best known practices for metal art photography presented by professional craft photographer George Post Free to members Click here to join MBMAG Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021Time: 2:00 pm PSTFree to …
Lightbulb in the dawn light being held in a hand INVITATION TO AN INSPIRING WORKSHOP - Free Inspiration Workshop May 29, 2021 at 2pm PST MEMBERS: Join us for a free live online workshop (via Zoom) We could all use a little inspiration, especially after the year we have all had. In this lead up to the Pajaro Valley Art Council exhibit “Reflections” we have assembled a wonderful panel of artists …
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.
PVArts Take Aways Show List of artists and image of a take away food container Local Gallery Show Includes Art of 5 Guild Members - Pajaro Valley Arts new Take Aways exhibition opens this week, and it will be amazing! Visit the exhibition page to learn more about it and book your appointment via pvarts.org/appointment The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that five of our Guild members are in this show! They are: Lynn Guenther, Angela …
white with black outlines of two hammers crossed over 2021 Winter Challenge Results - Click the video clip below to see the winners of the guild’s2021 “Looking Into the Future” Winter Design Challenge We asked our members to take the challenge of showing us in a new metal art piece how they view the future after the strange and stressful year of 2020. Thank you to four very creative …
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 …
WhatKnot Studios at Santa Cruz Farmers Market - Jewelry by Courtney ScruggsSunday February 16, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pmUpper end of Pacific, near Bookshop Santa Cruz
MBMAG Winter Party 2012! - Sunday January 11, 2012 we held our annual MBMAG Winter Party at the Haute Enchilada restaurant in Moss Landing, CA. Guest speaker Emiko Oye gave us an inspiring talk on her work and creative process. We enjoyed seeing so many faces of our metal arts community.
white with black outlines of two hammers crossed over Winter 2021 Design Challenge and Virtual Party - Members attend Free! MBMAG 2021 Virtual Winter Partywith Featured Speaker Jeannie Prattand2021 Winter Challenge Results Party Time:Zoom, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 4 pm Challenge: Entries due by January 10! Scroll down for more information. Party details Members join us free on Zoom, January 24,  2021 from 1-4 pm for our annual winter party. …

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 …

Member Gallery

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News From Members

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
MPC Holiday Jewelry Sale 2009 - Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Holiday Jewelry SaleMonterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayDecember 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 20099 AM to 7 PM in the MPC Cafeteria Cafeteria is located off Fishnet Road Follow signs on campus Park by the Gym Parking permit costs 4 quarters



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POSTPONED: Upcoming Exhibit: Reflections at PVA Aug – Oct, 2020

This has been postponed
See Email Text at bottom of page

Upcoming Call for Artists/Exhibit

REFLECTIONS
at the
Pajaro Valley Art Center

Exhibit opens August 26, 2020
Call for Artist will go out on April 20, 2020

Members of MBMAG will be invited to exhibit metal work in the beautiful and historic Pajaro Valley Art Center in Watsonville. All are encouraged to participate.

The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVAC in 2017, and PVAC has invited us back. We will accept up to three pieces per artist, and sculpture is encouraged. The theme of the exhibit, “Reflections”, can be used as a stepping off place for your work and can be interpreted as you see fit.

Exhibit entry fee to MBMAG is $35. You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter. Membership in PVAC is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org/

For items that sell, PVAC will take 30% if you are a member of PVAC and 45% if you are a non-member.

Plus: There will be a gift area (very successful last time). Show participants may put up to 10 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you can replace them.

We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. These are the project leaders:

Educational displays – Pat Evans

Installation – Toni Danzig

Recruitment of sponsors – project leader needed.

Gift area organization – Marylou Forrest

Marketing – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin

Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping in any of these areas. Your participation is appreciated.

Here are some important dates:

April 20th – Call for artists and registration

June 24th – Records and Labels due, Images for promotion due

Aug. 8th – Artwork collection in Aptos

Aug. 9th – Artwork collection in Monterey

Aug. 10th – Installation begins

Aug. 26th – Exhibit opens to public

Aug. 30th – Reception

Oct. 4th – Take down and retrieval of artwork


Email from Toni, March 22, 2020

MBMAG 2020 “Reflections” Exhibit at PVAC Postponed

Hello MBMAG members,

Due to the current health concerns we are all making adjustments and the PVAC exhibit “Reflections” is no exception.

PVAC is, and has been, closed even though they have hung but not opened the current exhibit “Campesino”. With this important show yet to be seen, they have asked if we would consider rescheduling our exhibit until next year.

The MBMAG board has agreed. I will be letting everyone know of a new date as soon as it is set.

Thank you all and most importantly, be well.

Toni Danzig
Chair, Exhibits Committee

At ZFolio: Back to the Future

front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring

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?

Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery

details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery

Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pm
R. Blitzer Gallery 
2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Annette Nemes

September 1-30, 2017

Bruce McKay

Opening Reception,

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…