Links Project

More than 50 links donated by Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members over the years. Each link is done in the artists' own style. The links are connected to each other to form a long chain.

Join Our Current and Historical Record of Member Artists

In ~ 2003, MBMAG asked each member to create and donate a small piece of artwork that would reflect their skills and aesthetic.  The pieces have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.

In 2015, the guild began a new “Links Project” which demonstrated each of our member’s style and personality. 

In 2023, the guild is expanding into a new case with the two new links donated by Roxanne Beebe and Susan Shallenberger (shown below)

Roxanne Beebe's donation to the Links Project is a sterling silver bat with integrated loops at the wing ends. The patination on the bat helps emphasize it's features.
Metal artist Roxanne Beebe donated this silver bat link to the Links Project
Jewelry artist Susan Shallenberger donated this enameled link with a centerpiece featuring a bee flowers and the sun. The link will be attached to the Links Project in it's 3rd case; which is new as of 202308.
Jewelry artist Susan Shallenberger donated this enameled link to the Links Project

We invite all members to make a link that meets the following parameters

  • The individual piece should range be a minimum size of 1 x 1 x 1″ HLD*
  • The individual piece must not exceed to 1.5 x 2 x 1″ HLD*
  • The piece must be link-able on both ends
  • The piece must reflect your unique style

*HLD = Height x Length x Depth where Length is the measurement between the link-able end rings

Contact us if you’d like to donate a link or have more questions.

Art of 10 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

Pajaro Vallley Arts Presents "Out of the Fire" curated by Susana Arias and Judy Stabile, this show postcard lists the hours and times for the gallery and the opening reception in Watsonville, California. Metal artists, glass artists and more are on exhibit and for sale

Pajaro Valley Arts new Out of the Fire exhibition and sale features all types of art “created using fire as a transformative tool in the making of the work.

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy 10 of our Guild members are in this show! The artists are: Ron Baldwin, Lynette Cederquist, Helene Daniels, Kirk McNeill, Melissa Offutt, Cynthia Starkey, Lynne Todaro, Rebecca Wallace, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

The juried exhibit features 55 local artists.

The show runs from August 9, 2023 – September 14, 2023
Opening reception from 2 – 4pm on Sunday August 13, 2023

Pajaro Valley Arts, 35 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Open 11 am – 4pm Wed – Sunday

Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event

Another view of People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023

If you visited us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th , you were one of ~ 450 people to stop by!!!

True joy while sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant stamps a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
stamping a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A new guild member volunteer helps as a participant sands a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily finishing the final sanding of the newly created unique bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Look at this new bracelet handmade by someone new to making jewelry at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Joyfully wearing the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Thoughtfully sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A happy young participant showing off the newly created one-of-a-kind handmade (!) bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the uniquely their own handmade bracelet freshly made at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily holding a new bracelet handmade at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Metal artist volunteer explaining how to stamp a shape to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant uses a hammer on a metal stamp to create a design on a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off their young family members new bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A guild metal artist volunteer teaches how to file a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Another view of People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
colorful illustration of a bouquet of flowers with hummingbird and many butterflies advertising the Monterey Museum of Art block party

People discovered their inner metal artist by making a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of their own design

The FREE event was at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 on Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm Learn more about the museum and any upcoming block parties @ montereyart.org People of all ages participated!

We provided the copper, all the tools, and guided participants through the process. View the gallery above to see some people making and wearing their one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party.

Want to show off the bracelet you made? Tag us on Instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we’ll share your creation


How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each wrist

Learn how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we show you how)

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California
a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

Make a Bracelet Free

a copper rectangle stamped with the words "MAKE A BRACELET" is in front of a manakin hand holding metal stamps vertically. The background is grey with a logo of the Monterey bay metal arts guild in the lower left corner

Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine!

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California

Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern oƒ your own design?

We provide the copper, all the tools, and guide you through the process. You’ll be able wear your one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party. All people of all ages are welcome!

How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each person

We’ll show you how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we’ll show you how)

Put a patina on your bracelet to highlight the stamped patterns and make it shine

Wear your bracelet while enjoying the rest of the block party!

The FREE event will be at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm montereyart.org

a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College gallery 12 x 12 exhibit details with a 12x12 visual and a photo of Ron Baldwin's sculpture

Visit the Cabrillo College art gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin’s latest creation.
Ron is one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.

The 12 x 12 (x 12) Invitational Exhibition is on view now through December 9, 2022.

Gallery Hours:
Mon -Fri 9am-4pm
Extended Hours Wed. + Thurs 6-8pm

Cabrillo College Gallery
Library 1002 bldg/room, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Ron Baldwin’s piece is one of those which were chosen for their sculptural qualities.

Ron Baldwin
DIS HIC 2022
Found object, mixed media

ABOUT Cabrillo College’s annual exhibition, 12 x 12 (x 12): An Open Invitational:
All California artists are welcome to participate in this exhibition, making it a truly inclusive celebration of the diversity of our fantastic creative community of artists.

Showcasing work from high school students to seasoned professional artists, the exhibition is open to all media: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, digital media and fabrication, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, woodworking, metalworking, glass —just about anything goes, as long as the work is 12 x 12 inches. The gallery will award People’s Choice cash prizes to three participants who are selected by the viewing audience.

Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold


Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023

Embrace

Exhibit + Sale

ZFolio Gallery, 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112,
Monterey, California 93940

Eleven artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
share their amazing hand made artisan jewelry

Art in the exhibit + sale covers a wide range of styles, forms, and metalsmith techniques. Come enjoy the necklaces, earrings, bracelet and rings. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Mary Weeks created this three strand necklace of circles and ovals which has been oxidized
Tim Robinson made these double down facing cala lily sterling silver earrings
Necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
Shells and pendant of a necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
A pair of earrings with triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower by Diana Erickson
angled view of a sterling silver and agate necklace by Jose Santana. The agaate is blue and white with black fern like inclusions and the pendant has ridges of silver wire that are branch like and end in balled up silver
sterling silver organic form bracelet by Fereshteh Fatemi
organic shaped sterling silver necklace on black velvet by Fereshteh Fatemi
Sherry Cordova made these argentium sterling silver earrings which each contain 6 faceted garnets tension set between the two layers shaped like radiolaria. non allergenic niobium earwires finish the design
necklace with blue stone in the center, 3 formed leaves with gold accents and squiggles of silver by Himani Natu
fine silver with gold accented earrings that look cut in half; but each has a round stone set towards the top by Himani Natu
Mary Weeks made these oxidized sterling silver earrings made of two interlocking hoops; the bottom of each with Keum Boo applied gold.
triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower / bail by Diana Erickson
Sherry Cordova made these earrings using 3 layers of argentium sterling silver which form a radiolaria. The top layer is patinated dark to highlight the bottom two layers. The niobium ear wires and stainless steel fasteners add an industrial touch to the organic shapes
spiral sterling silver earrings; made of round wire formed into spirals. A lightning bolt shape down the center holds the ear wires. Earrings by Tim Robinson
Artists names for ZFolio Gallery Monterey show details for the Embrace exhibit Nov 2022 - Jan 2023. "Join us in support of local artistry. New work from Monterey Bay Metals Guild Members. Give the gift of art this holiday season." 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112, Monterey CA 93940

Visit ZFolio to view the exhibit and buy one-of-a-kind art from local artists. The exhibit items are all for sale and can be taken home with you the same day.

ZFolio Gallery is FREE admission for all and ADA accessible. Groups are welcome! Masks are suggested.

See art from an artist you’d like to learn more about? Head to the exhibit book at Zfolio and find the artist. The exhibit book in the gallery includes artist statements and artist biographies. The gallery team can also answer questions about the pieces and artists in the exhibit.

Can’t visit, but see something you like? Call the gallery; they’ll be happy to help.  1.831.655.9891

GALLERY HOURS

Fri – Mon: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 6:00pm

The gallery is open every day of the year except Dec 25, 2022

VISIT ZFOLIO

Call for Artists: Jan/Feb 2023 Two Month RREVV Gallery Exhibit

jewelry case view with call for artists text on top of the slightly opaque image

January / February 2023
Sculpture and Jewelry Exhibit @ RREVV Gallery

Submissions due midnight Dec 1, 2022

Have you exhibited at RREVV Gallery in the past?

Please consider entering different art to be shown for 2 months starting in January 2023.

RREVV gallery has offered to showcase guild artists each month. To be considered for this opportunity, fill out the online submission. You may submit up to five pieces. The gallery will select artworks to exhibit.

WHY ENTER?? The Santa Cruz community would love to see your work. The guild and the gallery were very pleased with the sales by many artists during our first show “emergence” at RREVV.

Each Rotation will run approximately two months. Rotations @ RREVV resume in January 2023. Rotations will take a break during the Holidays @ RREVV show during months of November and December 2022.

A $20 non-refundable entry fee will be due upon submission of the form. Photos are uploaded via the form. A minimum of one photo for each submission is required. See below for photo guidelines. Click the link below to start your submission. Work must be submitted by December 1, 2022.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK

STEP 1: Gather your images and text. LOGIN to your mbmag.org account or click “Join or Renew Now”
STEP 2: Choose the exact # of pieces you’ll be entering, maximum of 5.
STEP 3: Click the button at the top of this page
STEP 4: Enter your info, SUBMIT, pay, and you’re set.

You should receive an email, with the information you just entered; it may take a few minutes to receive. Please check your spam folder if you think you have NOT received it.

We hope you are as excited as we are and will participate in this new opportunity.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Embrace Exhibition

grays that ZFolio gallery uses on their annual postcard with details of the show Call for artists

Register Now!

MBMAG is happy to announce that ZFolio is hosting our guild members for a show this year from Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery.

The exhibition theme is Embrace

KEY DATES

Enter by Oct 7, 2022
Photos due by Oct 7, 2022 for consideration of inclusion on postcard
Nov 5, 2022 drop off artwork in Aptos OR Nov 7, 2022 drop off of artwork @ ZFolio
Jan 8, 2023 pickup artwork from show

Art of 6 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

front of postcard with names of 73 invited artists

Pajaro Valley Arts new annual Take Aways: Art to Go! exhhibition is amazing!

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that six of our Guild members are in this show! The artists are: Ron Baldwin, Pablo Cubangbang, Lynn Guenther, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

The annual invitational exhibit features seventy-three of Santa Cruz County’s most notable artists. As a fundraising event, these artists are presenting works that fit into many budgets. You are able to take your purchase with you immediately.

New work is constantly being added while the show runs. The show ends on March 6 2022

Pajaro Valley Arts, 35 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Open 11 am – 4pm Wed – Sunday
Masks required

Exhibitions

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

graphic text and 2 background color textures for the MBMAG and ZFolio Connections Jewelry Exhibit + Sale Call for Artists Call for Entries: Connections at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA - Call for Artists: Connections Exhibit + Sale at Zfolio Gallery in Monterey California. All new (join now!) and established guild members are welcome to participate. Space is limited to the first 25 artists to register.


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey - Embrace exhibit + sale Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 6, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery
postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022 - Holiday @ RREVV is a new juried exhibit + sale of original sculpture and jewelry in downtown Santa Cruz CA. Open Wed - Sun noon - 6 pm
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey 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
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey 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
“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!