Exhibitions

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

white background, with gold snowflakes and red text with the title Holiday @ RREVV Call for Artists: Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale - Rotations at RREVV and Holidays at RREVV are 2 new opportunities for members to exhibit + sell original sculpture and jewelry in downtown Santa Cruz CA
lid is open on the jewelry case showing art by members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild Rotations @ RREVV Gallery exhibition + sale Open NOW - Come see locally made metal artwork by members of the guild at RREVV Gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. The exhibit + sale runs Sept through the end of Oct 2022
emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1st - July 29th, 2022
grays that ZFolio gallery uses on their annual postcard with details of the show Call for artists CALL FOR ARTISTS: Embrace Exhibition - Embrace exhibit + sale Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition guidelines and key dates for this all member show.


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1 - Sep 2, 2022
“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…

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 …
flyer with a sun, a blue sky, and details of the summer party 2022 Summer Party Sunday August 21, 2022 - Join us at the summer party! Bring your own lunch and picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual "Sculpture Is" outdoor sculpture show. Sunday August 21, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's 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.

Local Gallery Show Includes Art of 5 Guild Members

PVArts Take Aways Show List of artists and image of a take away food container

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 Gleason, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

You can make an appointment and up to 10 people can be scheduled to view the show at a time. All pieces of art are priced under $300, and you are able to take your purchase with you.

New work is constantly being added.

The show runs from April 9th through May 23rd, 2021 so sign up to go check it out!

Support your local artists!

Artwork by member Lynne Todaro at “Take Aways 2021” show in PVArts Gallery

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Pajara Valley Arts center building

“Reflections” Exhibition & Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery

Our next all member exhibition will begin this summer at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California.

All artists are welcome, if you aren’t yet a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, you are welcome to join from wherever you are in the world.

The theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create 3 new narrative works based on the theme of “Reflections”. More details about the theme, dates for show registration, and more are to come in March 2021.

As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gift shop sales.

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition in person and virtually. Visit the PVArts.org Virtual Tours page to see an example

All members are encouraged to participate. Continue reading for more details.

The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVA in 2017, and PVA 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, but you may join at any time from anywhere.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org/ For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member.

Plus: The gift area was very successful last time. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. These are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:

Entry form, photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig
Education Displays – Pat Evans
Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig
Recruitment of sponsors – project leader needed.
Gift area organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

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.

Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Necklace by Annette Nemes

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 metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….

Some of the many new pieces in the exhibit
Jewelry and Small Sculpture in the Water|Metal Exhibit
Artisan Jewelry and Custom Lighting in Water|Metal Exhibit

Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Call for Artists: Water|Metal at the Santa Cruz Art League

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to announce our next show “Water|Metal” at the Santa Cruz Art League.

All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Register

Print allIn new windowWATER | METAL
At the Santa Cruz Art League
from July 19th to Sept 15, 2019
Registration open through June 15, 2019
 
This is a CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in an exhibit from July 19 – Sept 15, 2019.
 
The Guild is co-exhibiting with the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society.

Up to three pieces will be accepted. Art must showcase metalwork. Techniques
can range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chase and repousse, chain, etc. Small sculpture is encouraged.
 
Fee: $40.00
You must be a member of MBMAG to register.
The Santa Cruz Art League will require 40% of sales, 35% if artist is also a Santa Cruz Art League member.
 
Please sign up now in order to secure a place in the exhibit. Entry will close on
June 15th. Records and labels will be due July 1st –> forms will be sent out to you via email.

If you have photos of work that you would like to have considered for inclusion in
advertising, please submit before June 15th to Toni Danzig at tonidan@comcast.net.
 
Sign up now – this will be fun summer exhibit.
Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Important Dates:

Sunday, July 7th – Records and Labels due. Send to tonidan@comcast.net

Saturday July 13th – 1:00 – 4:00 collect artwork at The Farm Bakery and Cafe, Aptos, CA

Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th – set up exhibit.  We need help with this, please see below.

Friday, July 19th – exhibit opens

Friday, August 2nd – First Friday reception

Friday, Sept. 6th – First Friday reception

Sunday, Sept. 15th – Exhibit closes.

Monday, Sept. 16th take down exhibit.  We need help with this, please see below.

Call for Entries: “Autumn Selections” Juried Exhibit at Vargas Gallery

Night time view of the lobby to the Vargas Gallery at Mission College in Santa Clara CA

The Board of MBMAG and the Vargas Gallery at Mission College invite current and new members of the Guild to submit work for a juried exhibition. 

Title:  “Autumn Selections”

Exhibit Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 15th through Wednesday, October 31st

Jurors:  Lynda Watson and Albion Smith

Director of the Gallery and Curator of the Exhibit:  Lynne Todaro

Entry Fee $25.00 (non-refundable)

Entry fees due by August 15

Criteria:

  • Up to three pieces may be entered for consideration. Metal should be the primary material.  Copper, silver, gold acceptable.  A maximum of 50 works will be accepted.
  • Jewelry and sculpture will be accepted. For large sculpture pieces please contact Annette (annettenemes@comcast.net)or Toni ( tonidan@comcast.net)
  • Applicants may submit their work for sale or NFS (not for sale)
  • All sales will be between buyer and artist directly.
  • To have work considered for use in advertising, digital photos must be received by Aug. 1st.
  • All work will be collected on Sept. 1st (Santa Cruz area) and Sept. 2nd. (Monterey area) accompanied by records and labels.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance/ non-acceptance by email on September 10.
  • Work will be judged anonymously.
  • Reception at the Gallery will be in the afternoon on Sept. 15th

You are encouraged to visit the website of the Vargas Gallery at Mission College.

To join or renew your MBMAG membership click here.

Click here to Register for Juried Show

Call for Entries: Winter Abundance at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

pair of earrings by Julie Packer on a dark background

Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Artists Opening Reception: December 3, 2017

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from December 1st to January 3rd. ZFolio has become one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.  Perfect gift-giving season as well. The call for artists has been extended to Nov 5th.

Click here to Register

Schedule:

Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Nov. 5th.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing by ZFolio.

Mon. Oct. 16th – deliver work to ZFolio for postcard – ZFolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th – (Second collection) Work is collected in Santa Cruz and Monterey, inventoried and checked. Work submitted at this time will not be eligible for photography by ZFolio, nor for possible selection for the postcard.

Nov. 28th deliver work to ZFolio

Dec. 1st, Show opens

Dec. 3rd, Reception

Jan 3rd, Show closes

Jan. 5th Work returned to artists

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work that have not been exhibited before. 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%) We will gather work at collection points in Santa Cruz and Monterey.  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Winter Abundance”, may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information. 

The entry fee is $25.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  ZFolio Gallery has an online presence.  See ZFolio at:  www.zfolio.com

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

Call for Artists Extended to Nov. 5:

Call for Artists: Winter Abundance Exhibit

Z Folio Gallery

Upcoming Exhibit: Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception: December 3, 2017
Registration Opens September 1, 2017

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from December 1st to January 3rd. ZFolio has become one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.  Perfect gift-giving season as well.

 Schedule:

Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Oct. 18th.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing by ZFolio.

Mon. Oct. 16th – deliver work to ZFolio for postcard – ZFolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th – (Second collection) Work is collected in Santa Cruz and Monterey, inventoried and checked. Work submitted at this time will not be eligible for photography by ZFolio, nor for possible selection for the postcard.

Nov. 28th deliver work to ZFolio

Dec. 1st, Show opens

Dec. 3rd, Reception

Jan 3rd, Show closes

Jan. 5th Work returned to artists

 Artists may submit up to three pieces of work that have not been exhibited before. 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%) We will gather work at collection points in Santa Cruz and Monterey.  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Winter Abundance”, may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information. 

 The entry fee is $25.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  ZFolio Gallery has an online presence.  See ZFolio at:  www.zfolio.com

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