Exhibition Dates: December 2 – January 2, 2016 Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2016 3-5 PM
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 Matal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com.
The theme of the exhibit is Emotion, and the interpretations are sure to be as varied as our membership! All pieces are available for sale, and are primarily precious metals.
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.
Quite a few years ago the MBMAG asked each of the members to create a small piece of work that would reflect their style. This piece would have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.
A photograph of a portion of the Original Links Project is above.
We would like to start a new “Links Project” which would demonstrate each of our member’s style and personality. This new chain would be exhibited, along with the original chain at our exhibits or events.
The individual pieces should range from 1″ x 1″ to 1-1/2″ x 2″. The key is that it should be linkable and reflect the individual’s style.
MBMAG members who wish to accept the challenge will need to purchase a kit for $25. One kit per member.
There will be 9 items in the kit ie: Sterling Silver Sheet, Copper Wire, Silver tubing, etc.
Kits will be given out at the Summer MBMAG Gathering, August 16,2015.
Members not able to attend the Summer Gathering can purchase a kit with an added $5. Fee for shipping. Orders made after the gathering will be subject to kits on hand.
Each entry must include at least 5 of the 9 materials included in the kit, to be eligible for the prize money.
You will be allowed one wildcard item, such as a cabachon stone, Enamel,Resin, glass, pencil, found object, etc.
You may use any fabrication technique, for example: fusing, soldering,roller mill, etching, fold forming, rivets, etc…
The Link must be completed for the Winter MBMAG party where members will vote for Best Link! We will be also asking you to photograph your link and have a paragraph written about your link.
The voting will be done without names of the Artist.
Prize Money: 1st Place $250. 2nd Place $100. 3rd Place $50.
All links will become part of the MBMAG Chain and property of MBMAG. The MBMAG Links Chain will be displayed at various MBMAG events.
Deadline date to order kit: August 5th, 2015.
Participation is limited to current MBMAG members. Anyone is welcome to become a member and participate. Join here. Once you’ve joined, you’ll have access to the Member Area, where you can purchase your Link Kit.
All of my experiences leading up to the “Made With Love” show at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, may sound familiar. The large necklace I call ‘Early Spring” was still being assembled the day before we were to hand them in! I talked with a couple of other jewelry makers who said they were in the same boat, but staying afloat. The tiny screws I ordered arrived the night before, so I knew it would be completed in time.
It is so exciting to actually see everyone’s pieces displayed so beautifully in the cases. I love that we did not have to compete to get our jewelry in the show. Just think, now I can tell people I displayed in a jewelry show with the likes of Dawn Nakanishi and Lynn Guenther! Of course, there is a huge difference between the levels of expertise, but it still gives artists like me some bragging rights!
The artists’ reception was crowded and noisy, just like it should be. Jockeying our way up to the cases, we were immediately drawn to the display of bright shiny objects. It was fun to bump into people we hadn’t had a chance to talk with in a while, and ask about their pieces. All that artist energy was exciting, and we weren’t even missing the Super Bowl.
I have to admit I have been back to Many Hands Gallery a few times since the opening, just to absorb it all again. One day one of the women who works there said she “loved my necklace,” which really made my day! So if you haven’t been back, it is definitely worth your time to visit and enjoy the experience over and over.
A new 8 week class started this week; Surface, Patterns and Texture in the small metals department at Cabrillo, taught by Payson McNett that you haven’t taken yet! We need 7 more students to keep the class from being cancelled. It meets Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. There’s a 3D printer involved 🙂
We have until Friday, January 30 to fill those 7 spots! (Cabrillo Code: ART-40JG-88212 (88212) Surf,patterns & Tex)
Call me today if you’re interested! Tese: 831-600-6732
Think of something or view something large, a mountain, a building, an animal, etc. Now visualize it, manipulate it,abstract it and re-think it small enough to hold in your hand or to wear, i.e., pendant, ring, broach, etc.
Entries are now open for the Fall MBMAG Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center. The show will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 in the Annand Gallery of the Pacific Grove Art Center.
The deadline for entries is August 14. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist for the entry fee of $40. Entrants must be current members of MBMAG. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Member Resources section of the MBMAG website and payment may be made through the PayPal link there.
Participants are expected to volunteer in some aspect of the show and may be required to serve as a docent for one three-hour shift during the run of the show. Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit.
Call for entry deadline: Aug. 14, 2014
Volunteer sign-up: Aug. 21, 2014
Early Photo Submissions*: September 1, 2014
Records and Label deadline: September 20, 2014
Photos and Artist’s Statement deadline Sept. 20, 2014
Drop work off at collection points: October 4, 2014
Reception Date: October 24, 2014 7 pm to 9 pm.
Pick up date at Pacific Grove: Dec. 19, 2014
Small Wonders Chairperson
*Photos received by October 1 will be considered for inclusion in Pacific Grove Art Center’s publicity releases and/or for use on the Show Postcard.
This is a preliminary announcement for our next exhibit. Further details will be posted as available. Please check back, sign up to receive email notifications of new posts or subscribe to the feed.
Our next MBMAG show will be held Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 at the Pacific Grove Art Center. The entry deadline will be late August and pieces will be due in early October. Although we are still finalizing arrangements with the Center, we want to give you time to create some new and special work for this exhibit. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist. Entry fee and other details will be forthcoming as soon as possible.
The Title of the exhibit: “Small Wonders: The Magic of Macro to Micro”
We are hoping our members will challenge themselves with this exhibit. The concept stems from a field trip some of our members were taking. Mary Luke happened to see a building in downtown San Jose about which she exclaimed, “That’s an ugly building but it would make a really lovely brooch.” We liked that idea and think it can be expanded to include anything that the artist wants to use as a model to scale down to sculpture size or jewelry size or wearable art size. The sky’s the limit, literally. It could be a naturally occurring object (i.e., rock, tree, wave, etc.) or an architectural structure or a detail of something that is large. The challenge would be to re-imagine it, re-construct it, re-think it into an art piece. Along with your piece, we’d like to have a photo, graphic representation, or even the object itself, if small enough, to present next to the finished work.
Volunteers will be needed to help with all aspects of the show, from bringing snacks for the opening reception, to checking in artwork, to creating the artist’s bio book. We’ll also need furniture movers and someone who can supply and drive a truck. Please email me if you can take on a job of any size to make this show a success.