Save the Date! Upcoming Exhibition

Z Folio Gallery

Save the date!

MBMAG is happy to announce that ZFolio is hosting our guild members for a show beginning this year from Dec 4, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition theme and key dates.

Art of 6 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

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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

Z Folio Gallery Save the Date! Upcoming Exhibition - Dec 4, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition theme and key dates.


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

“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…
Heart - Ina Hohensee, artist Made With Love Press Release - The following press release will be in Beach Neighbor’s Spotlight.  This is a magazine that is distributed (free) to 4,000 upscale homes within: Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, La Selva Beach and Watsonville: The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present: Made with Love A showcase of recent work from the studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of …

Member Gallery

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The artists are shown in a randomized display. Use the search feature at the top of the page to find a specific artist.

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News From Members

Ornament Magazine Features Jeanie Pratt - Jeanie said “I am thrilled with the article about my life and my work, along with the cover and an Artist Showcase!“ We in the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are thrilled for member Jeanie Pratt! The cover article features her work, tells about her life and is a great read. The guild and Jeanie …
Open Studios: Monterey County - Visit the Monterey County Arts Habitat Studio Tour website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Santa Cruz County - Visit the Santa Cruz County Open Studios website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Silicon Valley - Visit the SVOS website to find participating member artists
MPC Holiday Jewelry Sale 2009 - Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Holiday Jewelry SaleMonterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayDecember 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 20099 AM to 7 PM in the MPC Cafeteria Cafeteria is located off Fishnet Road Follow signs on campus Park by the Gym Parking permit costs 4 quarters



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Links Project

Join Our Current and Historical Record of Member Artists

Links Challenge - MBMAG
Part of the original Links Project

Many years ago the MBMAG asked each of the members to create a small piece of work that would reflect their style.  The piece would have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.

In 2015 we started a new “Links Project” which demonstrated each of our member’s style and personality. 

The new chain of links is exhibited, along with the original chain, at our exhibits and events.

Contribute a Link

We invite all members to make a link that meets the following parameters
The individual piece should range from 1″ x 1″ to 1-1/2″ x 2″.
– The piece must be link-able on both ends
– The piece must reflect your unique style.

Send an email if you have more questions, or are ready to donate your link.

Winter 2021 Design Challenge and Virtual Party

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Members attend Free!

MBMAG 2021 Virtual Winter Party
with Featured Speaker Jeannie Pratt
and
2021 Winter Challenge Results

Party Time:
Zoom, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 4 pm

Challenge: Entries due by January 10! Scroll down for more information.

Party details

Members join us free on Zoom, January 24,  2021 from 1-4 pm for our annual winter party. We’ll have a talk from our own Jeannie Pratt, introduce our 2021 Board members and enjoy catching up with each other. We’ll also be announcing the winners of our 2021 Winter Challenge. Our Zoom account is limited to 100 attendees, so you must register to assure your space. Free registration for the party is now open.

Jeanie Pratt talk “My Journey as a Metal Weaver, Enamelist and Insect Enthusiast or Nothing is Ever Simple”

 

Metal artist Jeanie Pratt uses a variety of textile techniques including weaving, knitting, twining, looping, and bobbin lace – all with metal! Her fiber art and metalsmith backgrounds inform how she approaches the construction of each piece, but it is her entomology background that inspires her designs through form, color, and texture. “I love making interesting woven patterns for my beetle brooch wings and twined bodies in gold and silver for my insect brooch bodies.” The synergy of her two life-long pursuits in one body of work is unique, dynamic, and full of life. “Although I hadn’t used my entomology degree in many years, I am now relearning about insects and am drawn to critters that are real, but surreal.” She lives by a philosophy that “bugs are beautiful” and the organic nature of both her subject and her artistic process give her pieces beautiful harmony with a whimsical touch.

Metals Challenge Details

As a response to the strange and stressful year of 2020, you are being challenged to create a pair of eyeglasses that will see into the future. Three prizes will be awarded!

The challenge is open to members only.  Become a member or renew your membership by going to WWW.MBMAG.org.  Membership will be good for the entirety of 2021.

THE METALS CHALLENGE:  Create a pair of eyeglasses using anything you have on hand: wire, found objects, gems, beads, etc.

Let your imagination run wild!

  • We encourage you to have lenses in your eyeglasses that will express your vision
  • There will be no kits for this challenge
  • Photos of your completed piece must be emailed by Jan 10, 2021
  • No more than two photographs, JPEG, not to exceed 4 Mbytes.
  • Send all entries to Dick Walvis at dick.walvis@gmail.com with MBMAG 2021 Winter Challenge in the subject
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of a gift certificate to Rio Grande or Otto Frei!
    • First prize: $250.00 value
    • Second prize: $150.00 value
    • Third prize: $100.00 value
  • Voting by MBMAG members happens the week of Jan 18, 2021
  • Winners will be announced at the Winter Zoom Party on January 24, 2021

Thanks to Emmy McKenzie for inspiring this challenge
Your Challenge Chairs: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Summer 2020 Design Challenge Results

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Last January we challenged the membership to create a wearable piece of work which would include at least eight pieces from a kit. 

The results were fantastic and creative as we would expect.  The pieces were voted on earlier this month and winners elected by the members, as shown here.

The winners were announced by email and are listed below:

First Place
$ 250
Nancy Yee

Second Place
$ 150
Lynn Guenther

Third Place
$ 100
Susan Shallenberger

Now it is time to auction some of the pieces.

If you are interested in a work, please contact the artist directly and make an offer.  Put MBMAG Summer Challenge Bid in the subject line of your email.

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Annette Nemes

annettenemes@comcast.net

Dick Walvis

Not for sale.

Emmy MacKenzie

emmymackenzie@gmail.com

Lynn Guenther

Not for sale.

Marylou Forrest

alohacglass@gmail.com

Nancy Yee

Not for sale.

Rebecca Thielbar

bex-1@comcast.net

Ron Baldwin

Not for sale.

Susan Shallenberger

susanshallen@comcast.net

Tim Robinson

americanshorthair@juno.com

Tim Yee

Not for sale.