PAST EXHIBIT: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug-Oct 2016

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
presented a new Exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Art Council in Watsonville:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception August 28th

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)
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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.

–excerpted from the PVAC website

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Stay tuned…

Dates, deadlines and other details will be sent to the MBMAG membership, as soon as we know. Meanwhile, start thinking and designing.

Only MBMAG members may participate in this exhibit. If you have friends which you think might be interested, tell them now, so that they will receive future show related emails.

Need to join MBMAG, or renew your MBMAG membership?  Do it now and get advanced notice of future events via email announcements with the payment links included.

Contact us with any questions.

Thank you, show coordinators:

Dorie Green, Bridget Canty,
Toni Danzig & Carol Gordon

pvac2016 AT mbmag.org

MASSC Call for Entries!

MASSC - Metal Arts Society of Southern California
MASSC Metal Extinction:
Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

Entry Deadline: 7/1/14
Days remaining to deadline: 40

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Metal Extinction Entry Fee): $35.00

MASSC Metal Arts Society of Southern California

METAL EXTINCTION

Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice

Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan

We have entered a period of “mass extinction” as species are dying out at a rate ten
thousand times higher than the natural process of extinction. As the polar bear has
become classified as threatened, bees are being decimated by colony collapse, our
natural world is changing before our eyes. Mammals, tortoises, birds as well as many
plant species all find themselves disappearing.

For centuries, artists have found their inspiration in the natural world and as we enter
into an unprecedented period of extinction rates, MASSC challenges you to honor and
commemorate extinct and endangered species in works of metal that show a mastery in
technique equivalent to the beauty and grace of the vanishing natural world.

As we watch the growing expression of wearable art in vivid tempestuous flux, Metal
Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World is an exhibit
intended to calibrate the compass to showcase fine craftsmanship in metal. This
exhibition places emphasis on metal artisanship, unexpected creation, and masterful
use of metal that becomes something ageless, bringing to life a quality of that which is
gone or may be gone forever.

GO HERE or here to read more!

Call For Artists: Structure + Rhythm

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a call for artists to exhibit in a gallery show

Structure + Rhythm

at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA

November 25, 2013 – January 6, 2014

Reception: Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 3 PM to 5 PM

 

Structure + Rhythm

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from November to the beginning of January. See attached entry form. Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (Z Folio, 50% to artist/ 50% to gallery) We will gather work for the show at collection points here in Santa Cruz and Monterey, so you need not contact the gallery directly. The theme is listed above and may be interpreted as you wish.

Download, complete and return the Entry Form and your entry fee by August 19, 2013 (postmark).  Download a PDF copy of this announcement here.  All participants will receive additional information.

The MBMAG co-chairs are Helene Daniels and Pat Evans. Helene Daniels will process the entry forms. The entry fee is $25 for this show due no later than August 19, 2013. Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a paid-up MBMAG member. Additional information is on the attached entry form which is also available on the MBMAG website. This gallery has an online presence. See Z Folio at: ZFolio.com.

Looking forward to working with you all,

Helene and Pat
structure_rhythm2013@mbmag.org

Call for Artists: Mind, Hand & Heart

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a call for artists to exhibit in

Mind, Heart & Hand: From the

Metal Artist’s Studio

December 6, 2013 – February 4, 2014

 

Crossing by Dawn Nakanishi
Crossing by Dawn Nakanishi

After much planning and coordination with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, the MBMAG Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce a forthcoming juried exhibition open to all guild members.

Jurors will be Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt of Velvet da Vinci and Dawn Nakanishi, of Cabrillo College. The title and theme of the show is Mind, Heart & Hand: from the Metal Artist’s Studio.

Here is a link to the exhibit on the The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s site.

You may submit digital images for up to 3 pieces of work for the jury’s consideration.  Entry Fee is $25.

You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter. Download the Entry Form, the complete Entry and Exhibit Information and a PDF version of this Announcement.

The entry deadline is August 9, 2013

Contact the Exhibition committee at:
MindHeartHand2013@mbmag.org

Call for Artists – Made with Love 2013

Shell pendant made by Jerry Blanchard

                                                           The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Shell pendant made by Jerry Blanchard

announces a call for artists to exhibit in

Made with Love

Metal Arts of the Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present its third annual “Made with Love” exhibition at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola February 1 – February 28, 2013

You are invited to participate in this very successful event. We will accept up to two pieces from each artist. The theme and the title of the show are “Made with Love”. Continue reading “Call for Artists – Made with Love 2013”

MiM 2008 Deadline Extended to Nov 9

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 by 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 – Entry Deadline Nov 1, 2007

MBMAG and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California are teaming up for a six week show highlighting new works by MBMAG member artists.

Featuring
Kinetic pieces, or artwork where motion is interpreted through abstract compositions or narrative icons.

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? Please use your own unique styles to express the theme. And, be aware that not all pieces must comply to the theme.

In the show literature, 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.

The entry form deadline is fast approaching. 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 that are received by the deadline will be selected from to help visually market the show.

Eligibility
All Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members may participate. This is a juried show.

Key Dates

  • November 1, 2007: Entry form & fee payment deadline
    Valid entries must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2007
  • 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