Capturing the Ultimate Found Object: What do you do with a Dinosaur?

November Speaker Series: Bob Boscarelli
Friday Night Nov 9, 2018
7-9 pm
Creator Haven
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville

Dinosaur Fossil

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.

Lapidary Techniques: Demo, How to Start, and Stone Sale

November Speaker Series: Dave Duncan Lapidary Demo and Stone Sale
Friday Night Nov 15, 2019
7-9 pm
Creator Haven
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville

David Duncan

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.

Call for Artists: rrevv Exhibition + Sale

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.

The emergence 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.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

You must be logged in with your mbmag.org account to register for the exhibit + sale. Once you are logged in, come back to this page and refresh it to see the registration fields.

All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time. Artwork must be complete and photographed before the submission process is begun.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The emergence show will accept new and established guild members as applicants.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must be priced with the 40% gallery commission included.
  • All submissions must be presented via photograph for the jury process.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • 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.

Enter Now

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.

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read or downloaded here.

Follow this link to the rrevv show forms where you will submit images and label information for the jury process.

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators


All members 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.

KEY DATES

KEY ACTIONS

NOW – Wed 06/01/22

Submit Show Entries Online
Artwork details and photos due for jury selection

6/17/2022

Artists notified of jury results

Saturday, 6/25/2022
1 pm – 3 pm

Collection your artwork at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Sunday, 6/26/2022
1 am – 3 pm

Collection your artwork to Paris Bakery in Monterey, CA

July 1, 2022 (Fri)

Exhibition opens with First Friday reception

July 29, 2021 (Fri)

Exhibition closes. rrevv has the option to continue the exhibit + sale through August.

TBD, 2022
11 am – 1 pm

Monterey artists pick up work at Paris Bakery

TBD, 2022
10:30 am

Artwork returned to artists at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

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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.

Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt

The 4 day workshop taught by guild member Jeanie Pratt has been filled. Click below to add your name to the Waiting List


April 21 – April 24, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm daily @ Creator Haven in Watsonville, CA

4 day workshop
$450 per person covers all 4 days + $70 kit fee paid to instructor on 1st day of workshop
Maximum 7 students

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Designs in Woven Metal Workshop Description

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

Students must be guild members: Join or renew your membership now to register for the workshop.

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.

You can see more of Jeanie’s original intricately and expertly crafted art in her member gallery here on the guild website and on her own website JeaniePratt.net where you can also find a link to her gallery representation or contact her directly.

Ornament Magazine featuring artist member Jeanie Pratt. Cover photo: MBMAG member Carol Holaday
Jeanie Pratt wearing one of her woven and enameled metal creations

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)

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

Workshops

birdcage sawframe, wire cutters, stainless steel files, silver pencil

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

Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt - Join the Waiting List for the "Designs in Metal Weaving” Workshop by Jeanie Pratt. April 21 -24, 2022 in person @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait 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.
Albion Smith Games of Thrones Ring Workshop - May 1-3, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30 pm) at the Mendocino Art Center. Cancelled
2 clasps front and back CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021 - Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021 Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world. MBMAG is offering a live online workshop by Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership. If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If …
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 …
Curtis Arima holding a hammer Curtis Arima Workshop: Design and Composition for Metalsmiths Registration Opens June 2, 2018 at 10 am - Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths. This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here. Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of: Aesthetics:Identifying forms, …
Deb Lozier Workshop is sold out… - Email Pat@Patevansdesigns.com to be placed on the waitlist.
details of Deb Lozier enameling workshop Deb Lozier 3-Day Workshop: Keeping It Together: Fabrication Strategies for Enameling - You must be a current member of MBMAG to participate in this workshop, but everyone is free to join. If you have yet to renew your membership for 2018, click here to renew. Learn the fundamentals of creating jewelry scale copper forms that hold up to the heat required for vitreous enameling. At 1500 degrees …
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 …

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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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“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 + 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.

KEY DATES

KEY ACTIONS

Nov 19, 2021 (Fri)

Labels and Records forms are due (if not already submitted)

Nov 27, 2021 (Sat)
1 pm – 3 pm

Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 30, 2021 (Tues)
10:30 am

Deliver your artwork to ZFolio gallery in Monterey, CA

Dec 3, 2021 (Fri)

Exhibition opens
Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no reception

Jan 3, 2022 (Mon)

Exhibition closes

Jan 4, 2022 (Tues)
11 am – 6 pm

Monterey artists pick up work at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 9, 2022 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork returned to artists at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

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