Metals Movement III

Visit members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild for the third annual holiday sale of handcrafted jewelry & metalwork at the Santa Cruz Art League

SCAL location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
dates / hours: November 29-30, 2008 from 11 AM to 5 PM

Artist demonstrations both Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

11:00 to 2:00 – Make a Bracelet Project with Cabrillo College Small
Metal Arts student volunteers.
Hands on instruction on how to make a copper bracelet. For the public, free.
Demonstrations by Artists:
2:00 to 3:00 – Filligree with Yehuda Tassa
3:00 to 4:00 – Lapidary with Sandra Mendoza
4:00 to 5:00 – Hammering Techniques with Jim Curas

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Demonstrations by Artists:
1:00 to 2:00 – Chain Making with Albion Smith
2:00 to 3:00 – Mokume Game with Anne Wolfe
3:00 to 4:00 – Cold Connections: Rivets with Melissa Offutt

Images are work of MBMAG members: Connie Grant, Patti Reilly, Daria Salus, Melissa Offutt, Larry John Probst, Stephanie “Stepho” Adams, Anne Wolf, Joyce Chadderdon, Ina Hohensee and Albion Smith

Open Studios 2008 | Santa Cruz

The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios Art Tour takes place the first three weekends in October. From the redwoods to the sea, thousands of art enthusiasts visit with artists in their studios to see the creative process at work.

The Open Studios Art Tour is a self-guided tour with 300 studios open throughout Santa Cruz County. Art Tour information is available through the 15-month Artist Guide/Calendar, a Preview Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League. The museum-quality, 15-month Artist Guide/Calendar, available for $20 at more than 50 locations in Santa Cruz County, includes a map of Open Studios Locations and contact information for each artist. Calendar sales benefit local arts and arts learning programs.

North County (north of Santa Cruz Harbor): Oct 11th & 12th
Encore Weekend (optional): October 18th & 19th

– source: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz website

Participating MBMAG members include: Stephanie “Stepho” Adams, Ina Hohensee, Jim & Connie Grant plus many, many more…  Don’t miss it!

For more information, visit:
http://www.ccscc.org/index.php/open-studios.html

Artists Studio Tour 2008 | Monterey County

In conjunction with the Monterey County Artists Studio Tours, the Jody Royee Gallery is showcasing the unique, handmade jewelry by three local metal artists.

Treat yourself to an exciting experience viewing the jewelry of Sherry Cordova, Fran Grinels, and Daria Salus, all at one handicap accessible stop. The Jody Royee Gallery is a local gallery owned by a local artist.  Jody is kind enough to offer her space to allow us to participate in the Monterey County Artists Studio Tour. Saturday September 27, 2008 at 10:00am Jody Royee Gallery Suite 317 Mid Valley Center
Carmel, California 93923

Monterey County Artists Studio Tour is the largest self-guided, free art exhibition in Monterey County. Preview the event and plan your tour at www.montereystudiotour.com

Preview the work of the artists at their websites:
http://www.sherrycordova.com
http://www.frangrinelsdesign.com
http://www.dariasalusjewelry.com

More info about the gallery can be found here: http://www.jodyroyeegallery.com

-source: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/599201/

For more information about Monterey County Artists Studio Tour, visit:
http://www.montereystudiotour.com/

Key Dates – EiM 2008

Expressions in Metal

Pacific Grove Art Center

Oct 24 – Dec 11, 2008

September 5 – Deadline for: Registration Form & Fee (postmarked)

ASAP Digital Images for Press Release (now for magazines or later for newspapers)

Aug 15th Digital images for postcard

Submit one to three images of the work that you will display at the PGAC. 300 dpi JPEG 4”x6” vertical or horizontal, plain backgrounds, white or light best for newspaper, gradient, light or dark backgrounds OK for postcard. Images must be sharp, clear & properly exposed. Submit with title, dimensions, materials, and techniques.

Sept 28 Sunday Drop off Jewelry & Sculpture under 5lbs. with labels & Artist’s statement.

Each piece must be in a zip lock bag with a label inside. Put your name on the box you deliver your work in. Bring a 1 page copy of your label info & give it to Jan or Penny.

Monterey: Jan Sheridan – 1-3pm or by appointment prior to this date.

Santa Cruz: Penny Waller – 12-4pm or by appointment prior to this date.

Oct 4 Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30pm – Shadow box Assembly Day
12 – 15 volunteers are needed !!! Moss Landing Harbor Master – 7881 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing (831) 633-2461

Oct 18 Saturday 12-4pm Drop off Shadow Boxes and Sculpture

Pacific Grove Art Center 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 375-2208

(No jewelry accepted at this time) (Sculpture must have labels attached)

Attention!!!!! 12-2pm the curator is there to discuss special needs for installation of 3d work.

Oct 24 Friday 7-9pm – Opening Reception for Artists

Dec 12 Friday 12-4pm Pickup Art Work at Pacific Grove Art Center

Sculpture over 5lbs must be picked up at this time. PGAC charges $25.00 a day for unclaimed work.

Shadow boxes will be dismantled at this time; jewelry can be picked up after 2pm, come early and help.

6 -8 Volunteers needed !!!

Dec 14 Sunday Alternate Pick Up Location for jewelry & small scale sculpture.

Expressions in Metal Art Exhibition & Sale

Expressions in Metal

Oct 24 – Dec 11, 2008

THE PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER presents Expressions in Metal:

Expressions in Metal

New Work by 45 members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), from October 24 to December 11, 2008

On exhibit will be members’ recent work in media that ranges from high-karat gold to found objects and reflecting the diversity of the group with everything from sculpture to fine jewelry, including tea pots, containers and flatware.

Please join us at the Opening Reception
October 24th, 2008 from 7 to 9 PM at the Pacific Grove Art Center

568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: 831- 375-2208
PGArtCenter.org

Metals in Motion – March 2, 2008

Metals in Motion front of the postcard featuring metal art jewelry and sculpture
Back of the Metals in Motion exhibition postcard for the Collector's Gallery at the Oakland Museum of California
Participating metal artists

Metals in Motion

A showcase of unique work by over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 2 – April 20, 2008

Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded by artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m

Treat yourself to a unique experience viewing the work of over 50 studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. Talented artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz showcase their work in “Metals in Motion” at the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California. The special exhibit and sale runs from March 2, 2008 through April 20, 2008. More than 100 handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of great diversity are on display.

Featured pieces imply movement either through kinetic mechanisms or imagery; artists let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass to realize their personal interpretation of the theme. Techniques range from traditional gold- and silver-smithing, forging, casting, enameling, to mokume gane which translates as “wood grain metal”-– a Japanese metal lamination technique, mastered by only a few U.S. artists. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.

The Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, in Oakland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The opening reception is on March 8, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The reception will be preceded by an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during which nationally recognized members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will discuss their work.

Admission is free.

“Your Move” Mokume Gane Chess Set by Earl Bushey on display at the Collector’s Gallery in Oakland CA
photo by Sherry Cordova

About the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild:
The MBMAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an environment of education, networking, and community interaction, as well as support and general camaraderie for artists working in metal. Its members include nationally recognized metal artists.

About the Collectors Gallery: The Collectors Gallery is operated by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a volunteer fundraising organization. The Women’s Board donates all profits from the gallery to the Art Acquisition fund of the Oakland Museum of California. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Further information: http://www.museumca.org/shop/gallery.html

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

Metals In Motion 2008 – Press Release

UFO Series brooch, Barbara McKinder
“Speed Demon” by Judy Foreman

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California present:

Metals in Motion

A showcase of unique work by over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 8 – April 20, 2008

Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded by artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m

Santa Cruz, CA – February 2008 – Treat yourself to a unique experience viewing the work of over 50 studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. Talented artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz showcase their work in “Metals in Motion” at the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California.

The special exhibit and sale runs from March 8 through April 20, 2008. More than 100 handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of great diversity are on display. Featured pieces imply movement either through kinetic mechanisms or imagery; artists let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass to realize their personal interpretation of the theme. Techniques range from traditional gold- and silver-smithing, forging, casting, enameling, to mokume gane which translates as “wood grain metal”a Japanese metal lamination technique, mastered by only a few U.S. artists.
The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.

The Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, in Oakland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The opening reception is on March 8, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception will be preceded by an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during which nationally recognized members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will discuss their work.

Admission is free.

About the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild: The MBMAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an environment of education, networking, and community interaction, as well as support and general camaraderie for artists working in metal. Its members include nationally recognized metal artists.

Further information: visit http://www.Mbmag.org

About the Collectors Gallery: The Collectors Gallery is operated by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a volunteer fundraising organization. The Women’s Board donates all profits from the gallery to the Art Acquisition fund of the Oakland Museum of California. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Further information: http://www.museumca.org/shop/gallery.html

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

Digital pictures available upon request.
Media contact: Sherry Cordova, Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

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

The Metals Movement 2007

Metals Movement 2007

exhibition + sale Dec 1 – Dec 2, 2007

Participating artists include: Stephanie “Stepho” Adams, Sandra Bradshaw, Gigi Gruber, Lynn Guenther, Ina Hohensee, Tim Krehbiel, Nancy Moore, Kay Morrison, Albion Smith, Daria Salus, Laurie Tholen

Metals Movement 2007

Pictured above:
Silver Spur” anemone pendant, Stephanie “Stepho” Adams
“Mermaid Earrings”, Lynn Guenther

“chalice”, Albion Smith,

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