Call for Artists: Two Month RREVV Gallery Exhibit

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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 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

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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

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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

Member Gallery

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Click here to view the Artists Gallery

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.

If you’d like to hide your profile, there’s a button for that; if the “do not display” profile button was checked, we’ve left it checked

You may also add an artist photo to your profile.

Customize your profile as you wish.

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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


Members: Submit your news here

Save the Dates

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“Reflections” Exhibition & Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery

Our next all member exhibition will begin this summer at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California.

All artists are welcome, if you aren’t yet a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, you are welcome to join from wherever you are in the world.

The theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create 3 new narrative works based on the theme of “Reflections”. More details about the theme, dates for show registration, and more are to come in March 2021.

As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gift shop sales.

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition in person and virtually. Visit the PVArts.org Virtual Tours page to see an example

All members are encouraged to participate. Continue reading for more details.

The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVA in 2017, and PVA has invited us back. We will accept up to three pieces per artist, and sculpture is encouraged. The theme of the exhibit, “Reflections”, can be used as a stepping off place for your work and can be interpreted as you see fit.

Exhibit entry fee to MBMAG is $35. You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter, but you may join at any time from anywhere.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org/ For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member.

Plus: The gift area was very successful last time. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. These are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:

Entry form, photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig
Education Displays – Pat Evans
Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig
Recruitment of sponsors – project leader needed.
Gift area organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

Benefits of being an MBMAG member

MBMAG members listen to a visiting artist lecture

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) is a diverse guild comprised of artists, collectors, professional art educators, practitioners, gallerists, advocates, and new enthusiasts of metalsmithing. We welcome all people at all levels of experience and appreciation for making art in metal. We are based in the picturesque Monterey Bay area of California and our members live in many diverse locations. Everyone is welcome to join from wherever you live.

Benefits Include:

Early notification of exhibitions, lectures, events and workshops hosted by MBMAG

Guest artist and member lectures are free for members!

Discounts on workshops and events hosted by MBMAG

Invites to participate in the guild’s all-member, juried, and curated exhibits at local galleries and museums

We help promote our members’ art on Instagram and Facebook; tag us when you post

Members private email list for free postings of tools for sale or giveaway

Networking and socializing opportunities

Member design challenges

Free access to the full video library of online jewelry photography and social media how-to sessions

A photo of your art in the Member Gallery on the mbmag.org website

Advertise for free your upcoming metal arts related workshops, events, open-studio, or sale on mbmag.org

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