FREE All Member Winter Party 2023

Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing

Meet other metal artists at our annual Winter Gathering
Sunday January 22, 2023
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Susan Kingsley, Featured Speaker for the MBMAG Winter Meeting and Potluck Party

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Sunday, JANUARY 22, 2023
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, Moss Landing, CA

Join us for good food, fellowship, an informative talk by Susan Kingsley, former guild member and author of Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths. Bring a $20 bill to buy a book directly from the author!


Limit of 50 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join now for all of 2023

You may now add up to two guests and you can still register yourself. When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3).

All 50 free spots will be taken quickly!

Bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensil(s)

You are welcome to attend without bringing a dish.

Please label your dish if you have made a special type (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, paleo, etc.) so others know they can partake. If a dish includes nuts or shellfish, please label the dish accordingly. You may use blue tape and a marker to label the dish.

The guild will provide eating utensils, paper plates, and napkins.

BYOB or buy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at the Haute Enchilada cash bar


Susan Kingsley, a visual artist working with hands-on processes. As a metalsmith, she creates physical objects that reflect her commitment to craft. Susan will bring copies of her book to sell in person.

cover of hydraulic Die Forming book with a photo of a die formed amphora pendant on a silver chain

Making jewelry led her to thinking about how social and cultural values are communicated by “things,” how personal objects shape our lives and reflect our beliefs. She enjoys making art that challenges the status quo, often with irony and paradox.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written the technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written a technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan taught jewelry and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College and has conducted numerous workshops on die forming throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2006 she co-founded the non-profit organization, Ethical Metalsmiths, whose mission is to promote responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.

You may buy a book from Susan Kingsley in person at the Winter Party, or order one online now


Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9657

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.

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

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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 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

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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

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

Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College - Now through Dec 9, 2022, visit the Cabrillo College Art Gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin's latest creation. He's one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12x12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.

Members: Submit your news here

Past Member News


book launch and artists talk flier summary with photo of Lynda Watson and her cat and a photo of the cover of the book "Looking Back Lynda Watson Master Metalsmith" Lynda Watson: National Metal Museum 2022 Master Metalsmith - Join us Sunday Nov 13, 3 - 5 pm for an artist talk and book signing by local honoree Lynda Watson, the 2022 Master Metalsmith as named by the National Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, USA
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collage of images by the 3 participating artists; a bracelet, a collage, and an image Art Salon with Lynda Watson May 13, 2021 - Pajaro Valley Arts is holding an art salon live via zoom Visit the PVArts.org event page to learn more about it and obtain the codes to Participate HTTP://pvarts.org/EVENT/art-salonmay-13/ Long time Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild member Lynda Watson is one of the 3 artists who will be participating in the live via Zoom Art Salon.
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MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010 - Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Saleat Monterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayMay 4th, 5th and 6th 20109 AM to 7 PM Cash or Check only! in the Almaden Room of the Student Center Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Student Center is located off Fishnet …

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.