November Speaker Series: Bob Boscarelli Friday Night Nov 9, 2018 7-9 pm Creator Haven 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Bob will talk about finding the most complete Stegosaurus ever found and her epic journey to the London Natural History Museum. Take a peek into the fascinating world of paleontology!Free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided.
This event was held at Creator Haven, LLC, 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments were served.
November Speaker Series: Dave Duncan Lapidary Demo and Stone Sale Friday Night Nov 15, 2019 7-9 pm Creator Haven 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Dave Duncan is a long-time member of the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society. He can often be found at their lapidary shop on Saturday mornings, making unique cabochons and helping newcomers to lapidary learn their way around the equipment. Dave will give a demo of basic lapidary techniques, answer your questions about how to get started in lapidary work, and discuss essential equipment. After his talk, Dave will have a selection of his best cabochons available for sale. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a pro and to add to your stash at the same time!
This event was held at Creator Haven, LLC, 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA on Friday, Nov. 15 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Welcome to the submission process for rrevv gallery’s exhibit emergence.
The entry period for this show is open and you may REGISTER NOW
The emergence show will be at rrevv, a new artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision). The exhibition/sale will last from Friday, July 1st to July 29th, 2022.
Theemergence show is an exciting exhibition and sales opportunity for all members to submit recently created or brand-new designs and is an excellent way to share your art with the Santa Cruz/Monterey community. The wearable art and sculpture exhibit + sale will cover July First Friday event in Santa Cruz.
Due to space constraints, only a limited number of artists will be accepted. The gallery owners will be the jurors and the accepted work will be the piece(s) entered for submission. The art pieces/sculpture will also be displayed on the online gallery on mbmag.org. Submission of your artwork to this exhibition implies acceptance of all the exhibition terms.
Your submission will be considered complete when photos have been submitted, all application fields are complete, and the $35 entry fee has been paid.
All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.
Accepted works must be delivered by the dates show in KEY DATES below.
Artists may submit up to FIVE pieces of work and two images (maximum) for each piece, one full size, and one detail. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images and update their websites and social media.
For drop-off, artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. Any large sculptures must be delivered directly to the gallery by the artist.
All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).
All entrants will receive additional information via email.
Allmembers are encouraged to submit artwork. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.
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.
Create pieces of patterned woven metal for adding a special touch to your jewelry designs. Jeanie Pratt will teach you how to weave small sheets of metal from flattened wire in this 4 day workshop. You will be introduced to a variety of different patterns that can be achieved with weave structures that range from a simple over under plain weave to beautiful flowing undulating twill designs.
There are so many fun ways to achieve different effects in weaving, including the weave pattern itself, combining different metals for contrast and varying the widths of the wire used in the weave structure. Students have the opportunity to create a variety of samples.
You’ll learn a variety of weave methods and patterns, how to prepare your metal for weaving, how to set up a metal weaving loom and how to design your own woven patterns. You’ll also learn to form woven metal in a hydraulic press and, to solder the edges of your weaving. We’ll discuss how to incorporate your weaving samples into brooches, pendants, earrings and beads.
Prerequisites: – Basic metalsmithing skills are required – Workshop participants must be current MBMAG members
Kit Fee: A kit fee of $70 is due the first day of class and payable to the instructor. Use of tools is included. The $70 kit includes the materials to get started, as well as a 30+ page handout covering the workshop, resources and inspiration for future weaving.
Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students. For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted and to wear masks in the studio. You will be required to sign Creator Haven’s liability and vaccination certification forms.
In the event we have to cancel a class, you will be notified prior to the start date and will be issued a full refund.
Cancellations more than two weeks prior to class are refundable less a 5% service fee. Cancellations two weeks or less prior to class are not refundable unless there is a wait list for the class and the seat is filled.
By clicking on the “Buy Now” button and by paying the registration fee, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.
Dear Workshop Participants, You will receive a Kit which includes ample amounts of copper wire, 10” each of a variety of gauges of flattened sterling silver wire, the “stuff” you need to set up a simple “loom” to weave your wire and an extensive handout with instructions and weave patterns. In addition, there will be soldering supplies available for use. These have been included in the $70.00 kit fee. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Jeanie
About Jeanie Pratt
Jeanie Pratt works as studio artist on the Central Coast of California. She has been a fiber artist since learning to weave in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970’s and more recently has exchanged wire for yarn as the “fiber” of choice. Her metals education can be described as self-directed as she has sought out workshops and classes with a number of distinguished instructors. She has exhibited nationally in galleries, museums and shows. She currently shows at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA. You can learn more about Jeanie on her website www.jeaniepratt.net.
Many of the photos of Jeanie’s work in Ornament Magazine were photographed locally with the expert eye of member Carol Holaday. Visit Carol’s member gallery to see photographs of her metal art.
NOTE: Guild members are offered seats in the workshop before the dates are announced to the public. Anyone anywhere in the world can join the guild now.
TOOL & SUPPLY LIST
FOR DESIGNS IN WOVEN METAL WORKSHOP WITH JEANIE PRATT
ARTIST SUPPLIED TOOLS
· Fine brush for applying anti-flux · Ultra-fine tipped Sharpies in 2 colors (such as black and red) · Mechanical pencil with .5 mm lead · Eraser · Patience · Sense of humor
SHARED ITEMS AVAILABLE TO USE AT CREATOR HAVEN BRING YOUR OWN IF YOU WISH
· Soldering pick, brush and tweezers · Acetone · Scotch Permanent Double-Sided Tape · Needle nose pliers · Wire cutters · Shears or cheap scissors for cutting thin metal sheet (I like the Joyce Chen Original Unlimited Scissors) · Digital calipers or wire gauge · Toothpicks · Q-tips
OPTIONAL TOOLS & SUPPLIES
· Optivisor · Honeycomb soldering block (at least 3” x 3”) Rio Item # 502005 · Magnesia Soldering Block 6″ X 3″ X 1.5″ (available at Amazon.com and some jewelry supply stores) · Leather gloves (for holding wire while flattening) · Nylon jawed pliers (for straightening wire) · Simple 1” to 2” hydraulic press acrylic dies (if you want to puff and solder your woven sheet after weaving—some will be available in class to use)
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
Visiting artists and our talented artist members teach local workshops in person and remotely. The one to five day workshops cover a wide variety of metal art techniques ranging from beginning metalsmithing to 3D sculptural techniques to advanced jewelry making. Many of the techniques taught cross the boundaries between sculpture and jewelry making and our artists innovate and adapt the techniques to their own unique styles and artwork.
Upcoming locally taught or online Monterey Bay Metal Arts Workshops are listed here first. We also list member taught workshops which are hosted at other sites. If no upcoming workshops are listed, check back later or join the email list using the field at the bottom of this page for early notification.
Members have first dibs at filling guild sponsored workshop seats and pay less than non-members for the workshops.
Free seminars for members are available to watch later via this website.
Previously held workshops taught with visiting artists and artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are listed below for your reference
The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop-In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.
CANCELLED: Albion Smith Overlay Cuff Bracelet Workshop-Class cancelled due to CoVID-19 virus. Noted silversmith Albion Smith will teach his elegant Silver Overlay technique. While making their own silver overlay cuff bracelets, students will learn engraving and stamping techniques to embellish the overlays, then learn Albion’s method of soldering the pierced pieces to the underlying metal. In the course of the two days, …
Members Only Workshop: Cloisonné Enamel with an Emphasis on Landscape Design.-Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am. This class will focus on the ancient art of cloisonné executed in a landscape design. During this class students will learn how to capture the essence of a landscape through fluid wire bending and apply enamel to achieve atmospheric effects of foreground and background. Students will …
Pablo Cubangbang Filigree Workshop-This is a previously held event. Visit the Events page of this website for more current events Registration Opens March 3, 2018 at 9 am Class will be April 14-15, 2018 from 10 am-4pm. In this Members-Only workshop, the students will learn how to make filigree jewelry. Each student will learn to make their own …
The artists are shown in a randomized display. Use the search feature at the top of the page to find a specific artist.
INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
The personal information for each profile has been defaulted to private. If you’d like to allow visitors to contact you, uncheck that button, if you would like to display your phone #, address, or any of the other settings, uncheck the associated button(s) and click SAVE below the list of choices.
Please add clear photos of your art, your social media contact information, an artist statement, and other information to your profile. Square photos work best in the preview mode when visitors click on your artist card.
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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 …
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
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 + sale or join the wait list. Once you are logged in, come back to this page and refresh it to see the registration fields and email address for the wait list.
The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Looking Ahead” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry or small sculpture pieces (maximum 2.5″ height). Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing. The theme, “Looking Ahead” may be interpreted as you wish.
Artists may submit up to TWO pieces of work.
The materials preferred by the gallery are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.
All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).
Artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. The gallery staff uses this book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery staff knows about each piece and each artist. Turn in your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you give your artist to the show organizers or gallery team.
All entrants will receive additional information via email.
ZFolio has an online presence www.zfolio.com and an instagram presence via @zfolio
Please do not contact the gallery directly unless you are dropping off or picking up your art.
We look forward to working with you, Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes Exhibit Coordinators
If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.