Natural Progressions: Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild at Lireille – Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art

Curve pin by Carol Webb

Metal Arts Guild Member Christmas show

Amplification Horn by Lydia Tjioe Hall
Wenge Pendant by Nancy Finley

Artist Reception
When:    Friday, December 2, 2011  5:30 – 8:30 pm 
Exhibit:  November 15, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Where:   Lireille – Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art3980 Piedmont
Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
510-547-3455      
www.lireille.com       

About the Exhibit:

Natural Progressions is a fabulous show of jewelry and small sculpture from the artists of Monterey Bay Area during holiday season of 2011.

Participating Artists:

Anna Belom, Barbara Banducci, Bob Bishop, Joyce Chadderdon, Helene Daniels, Elsa Etcheverry, Toni Danzig, Nancy Finley, Fran Grinels, Beth Gripenstraw, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Ina Hohensee, Carol Holaday, Lynn Kask, N. Kay Morrison, Dawn Nakanishi, Annette Nemes, Bernadette Ngai, Melissa Offutt, Jeanie Pratt, Larry John Probst, Ron Rice, Daria Salus, Penny Waller, Lynda Watson, Carol Webb, Tod Williams. Nancy Yee

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild Mission Statement:
MBMAG is dedicated to encouraging an environment of community interaction,networking and education as well as one of support and general camaraderie for Monterey Bay artists working in metal. 

About Lireille – Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art Mission:
Lireille – Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art is dedicated to promote art jewelry awareness and availability to the general public and push the creativity boundaries in art jewelry.

About the gallery:
Lireille – Gallery of Contemporary Jewelry and Art is a museum style gallery that carries contemporary art  jewelry and fine arts from over 40 emerging and nationally acclaimed artists.  The gallery also custom design unique and artful non-traditional engagement rings and wedding bands.

Call for Artists – Made with Love 2012

Call for artists to exhibit in a gallery show

Made With Love

at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, CA

for the entire month of February 2012

For the second year, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola this February 2012. This is a local high quality gallery, a great chance for our members to exhibit and market their work in a gallery setting.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commissions to the gallery in mind. The theme is Made with Love and may be interpreted as you wish.

We are looking for high quality, predominately metal jewelry and small sculpture (maximum of 3’ high). One to two pieces may be entered into this show. The entry fee is $20.00. All entrants must be 2012 members of MBMAG ($35 per year).

The MBMAG co-chairs are Dorie Green and Toni Danzig.  Questions??  Please email us at MadewithLove2012@mbmag.org .

Please contact us by Monday, November 21, 2011, if you are interested and additional information will be sent to you. Again, this is a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your work in a beautiful gallery setting with a knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Download a Made with Love 2012 entry form now.

Call for Artists: 2 Shows Fall 2011

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
announces a call for artists to exhibit in two gallery shows

Natural Progressions

at the Lireille Gallery in Oakland CA November 21, 2011 – January 7, 2012
(Reception: December 2, 2011)

&

Sacred Geometry and Beyond

at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA
November 2, 2011 – January 9, 2012
(Reception: November 6, 2011)

 

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is excited to present two gallery exhibition opportunities this fall, from November to the beginning of January.  You may enter either or both shows,  see attached entry form.

Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.  All pieces submitted to these shows must be for sale and priced with commissions to the gallery in mind. (Z Folio:  60% Artist/ 40% Gallery,  and Lireille: 50% / 50% ).   Both of these galleries have an online presence: view Lireille Gallery at: lireille.com and Z Folio at:  zfolio.com

We will run these shows concurrently,  gathering work for both shows at collection points here in Santa Cruz and Monterey,  so you need not contact either gallery directly.

The themes are listed above and may be interpreted as you wish.

Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.  All entrants will receive additional information.  The MBMAG co-chairs for these concurrent exhibitions are Barbara Banducci and Melissa Offutt.  Barbara Banducci will
process the entry forms.  The entry fee is $40 for for both shows if you sign up before June 15 and after that, $50 until July 31.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current, paid-up MBMAG member.   Additional information is on the attached entry form (below).

Made with Love

February 1 – 28, 2011 at Many Hands Gallery, Capitola

Talented artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild have passionately created a wide selection of high quality jewelry and metal objects.  The pieces, in a wide range of styles, will be available for purchase at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola during the month of February.

The one-of-the kind pieces are handcrafted using a variety of techniques ranging from traditional gold- and silversmithing, forging, soldering, and casting to enameling. Items include necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, cuffs and more.

Where:

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 475-2500

Business hours: daily from 10 to 5 pm

http://www.manyhands-capitola.com

Metals Movement IV

MBMAG presents Metals Movement IV at Santa Cruz Art League
MBMAG presents Metals Movement IV at Santa Cruz Art League

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents Metals Movement IV Exhibition & Sale

Saturday Nov. 27th and Sun Nov. 28th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hand-crafted jewelry, small sculpture and metal work by renowned Monterey Bay Artists.  Artists from Santa Cruz to Monterey will display their work for sale for two days.  Art to wear and share.

Featured artists:  Carol Webb, Paul Cheney, Anne Wasserman, Albion Smith, Stepho Adams, and many more.  Great way to spend Thanksgiving weekend.

Demonstrations by Guild Artists both days:

Saturday
1:00  Sandra Bradshaw
2:00 Melissa Offutt

Sunday
1:00 Carol Webb
2:00 Albion Smith

Sanctuary: Metal Arts of Monterey Bay

A showcase of unique work by 40 outstanding jewelers and metal artists of the Central Coast on display at the Pacific Grove Art Center
October 29 – December 16, 2010.  
Free admission
Artist Reception October 29, 2010 from 7 to 9pm

When inspiration strikes, some artists reach, not for canvas and paint, but for silver, copper and a torch. A new exhibit at the Pacific Grove Art Center celebrates the metal artists of the Central Coast and their expert craftsmanship and designs.

Forty artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild have created one-of-a-kind art objects, sculpture, and fine jewelry on the theme, Sanctuary.  They were inspired by our beautiful area and how places of serenity enrich our lives and world.

The exhibit begins on October 29th and runs until December 16, 2010.  
Admission is free
Gallery hours are  Wednesday through Saturday 12 to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 4pm. 

Come enjoy their shimmering creations, and treat yourself to a delightful and unique art experience.

Pacific Grove Art Center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove, CA 93950.  Telephone for more information or directions: 831-375-2208 .

MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010

Handmade Artisan Jewelry!

Several MBMAG Members are Participating

Artists featured above: Daria Salus,  Shari Seger,  Larry Probst,  Virginia Sajan, Ina Hohensee,  Carol Holaday, Sara Burns & Lynn Guenther

Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale
at Monterey Peninsula College

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
May 4th, 5th and 6th 2010
9 AM to 7 PM

Cash or Check only!

in the Almaden Room of the Student Center

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940

  • Student Center is located off Fishnet Road
  • Follow signs on campus
  • Park by the Gym
  • Parking permit costs 4 quarters

phone: 831-646-4215 | web: www.mpc.edu

Sanctuary – Fall 2010 at PG Art Center

We need volunteers for the Pacific Grove Art Center exhibition: Sanctuary, Metal Arts of Monterey Bay, scheduled for October  29, through December 16, 2010.

It is requested that you volunteer to help with the exhibition, in order to make it a success. Below is a list of positions which need to be filled.  Many jobs need more than one person.

Registrar: Helene Daniels < helene AT redshift.com >

Publicity:

Graphics Coordinator:

Postcard Coordinator:

Labels & Inventory:  Barbara Banducci (or PG Art Center)

Art Transport: Barbara Banducci and Jan Sheridan

Storage of Work:

Case Coordinator: Melissa Offutt

Display Coordinator:

Shadow Box Volunteers: Sandra Mendoza, Elsa Etcheverry

Please think about not only what you will create for the exhition, but also how you can contribute to the success of the show– and then contact:

The co-chairs for the exhibition, Norma Dunipace < ndunipace AT comacst.net > or Barbara Banducci < bbanducci43 AT yahoo.com > to volunteer for a position, or fill out and mail your Entry Form with your check.

Thank you,

Elsa Etcheverry,
MBMAG President

MPC Holiday Jewelry Sale 2009

Handmade Artisan Jewelry!

Several MBMAG Members are Participating

Artists featured above: Daria Salus, Helene Daniels, Larry Probst, Jose Santana, Ina Hohensee, Jody Royee, Lynn Kask & Lynn Guenther

Annual Holiday Jewelry Sale
Monterey Peninsula College

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2009
9 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

Metals Movement III

Visit members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild for the third annual holiday sale of handcrafted jewelry & metalwork at the Santa Cruz Art League

SCAL location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
dates / hours: November 29-30, 2008 from 11 AM to 5 PM

Artist demonstrations both Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

11:00 to 2:00 – Make a Bracelet Project with Cabrillo College Small
Metal Arts student volunteers.
Hands on instruction on how to make a copper bracelet. For the public, free.
Demonstrations by Artists:
2:00 to 3:00 – Filligree with Yehuda Tassa
3:00 to 4:00 – Lapidary with Sandra Mendoza
4:00 to 5:00 – Hammering Techniques with Jim Curas

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Demonstrations by Artists:
1:00 to 2:00 – Chain Making with Albion Smith
2:00 to 3:00 – Mokume Game with Anne Wolfe
3:00 to 4:00 – Cold Connections: Rivets with Melissa Offutt

Images are work of MBMAG members: Connie Grant, Patti Reilly, Daria Salus, Melissa Offutt, Larry John Probst, Stephanie “Stepho” Adams, Anne Wolf, Joyce Chadderdon, Ina Hohensee and Albion Smith