Call for Artists: Back to the Future Exhibition

Necklace by Annette Nemes

ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Reception: December 8, 2019
Registration Opens September 1 through October 25, 2019

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall.   ZFolio is one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Schedule: 

Call for Entry:  Opens Sept. 1st, and closes Oct. 25th.

Oct. 25th:  Delivery of work to Zfolio for those who want their work considered for the postcard – Zfolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Sunday, Nov. 17th:  Records and Labels due.

Saturday, Nov. 30th:  collect work in Santa Cruz area.  Sunday Dec. 1st collect work in Monterey area.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work.  The materials preferred are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.  Artists will provide an inventory of their work, photos and bios for an Artist’s Book.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Back to the Future” may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information.

The entry fee is $25.00.  Entry fees are non-refundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  Membership sign up on or after Oct. 15th gives you membership through 12/31/2020. 

Zfolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com.

We look forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

June 2018 Speaker

calipers, pliers, graver and hammer surround the Speaker Series announcement for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

MBMAG Speaker Series

Friday, 7-9 pm, June 18, 2018

Lynette Cederquist: Maximize Your Jewelry Display

Lynette Cederquist

It’s summer, and that means festivals, shows and events where you’ll need to display your jewelry. Lynette Cederquist will share her many years of experience at displaying her own work and organizing shows to help you create displays that show your work to best advantage and also encourage sales!

She’ll share some tips on displaying your jewelry to advantage for photography. 

We’ll follow Lynette’s talk with an interactive discussion of your tips and tricks, plus time for feedback on a few of the audience members’ displays. 

Send in photos of your displays and indicate whether you want to share a tip/trick, or if you want feedback on your display. 

The talk will be held at Creator Haven, LLC, on June 22, 2018 from 7-9 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Creator Haven is located at 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: Don’t Miss it!

calipers, pliers, graver and hammer surround the Speaker Series announcement for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild


Paul Kmetko
New Tools for Stenciling on Enamel

Friday 7 – 9 pm, March 18, 2018

at Creator Haven LLC
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA

Stenciled Enameled Dish by Paul Kmetko

Stencils are commonly used in enameling and they can be tricky to manipulate. Nothing is worse than carefully applying powder to your design and jostling the stencil whilst trying to remove it… Not only does it waste precious material, it can be very frustrating. In addition just laying a stencil down on top of the work doesn’t guarantee a snug fit and powder will creep under boundary zones. In order to solve the problem Paul went back to his roots in screen printing and devised a solution that solves both problems at once. It started as a low tech device with a easily  available clamp fixture that can be modified with minimal effort by almost anybody. 

Paul will share this device and how to make a low-tech version of it, as well as giving tips on stenciling on enamel at this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series.

Paul Kmetko is a silversmith, enamel artist and the owner of Seabright Metalworks in Santa Cruz.

Creator Haven LLC is located at 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series

calipers, pliers, graver and hammer surround the Speaker Series announcement for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Pablo Cubangbang
Road to Metal Artist

Friday 7 – 9 pm, March 23, 2018

at Creator Haven LLC
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA

filigree earrings by Pablo Cubangbang
filigree heart pendant by Pablo Cubangbang
Pablo Cubangbang

Join your fellow MBMAG members next Friday, March 23, from 7-9pm  for a fun, interesting evening with speaker Pablo Cubangbang. A popular teacher and artist with a background in drawing and painting, Pablo will be discussing how he came to metalsmithing, as well as discussing and showing examples of his current work. 
Light refreshments will be served. 

Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. He has acquired many skills in jewelry making from workshops and Cabrillo College where he was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi. In a workshop by Dr. Yehuda Tassa, he learned the basic filigree process and fell in love with it and has since continued to hone his filigree art in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.

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…

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016

Surf Sand and Silversmiths - PVAC 2016

Mokume gane shell - Artist: Jerry Blanchard

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville
August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception: August 28th

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents a new exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville.  
You are invited to participate in this very special event.

The theme is: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths
You may enter up to 3 pieces per artist
The entry fee is $35.00
Entry Deadline: June 15th

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium-sized Sculpture will also be accepted. We will have a Gift Shop within the show, for production pieces $150 retail and under. In the gift shop you can feature up to 6 pieces!  Any work sold can be replaced with another piece.

You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit. Continue reading “CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016”

ARTWEAR at the DeYoung

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On Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, the de Young will host its sixth annual ARTWEAR event, where visitors can browse and take home pieces of original, wearable art. Featuring designs from 16 skilled Bay Area textile and jewelry artisans, ARTWEAR offers a colorful variety of apparel and accessories that are entirely handcrafted. Read more.