Exhibitions

The guild holds all member artist metal art exhibitions + sales at local galleries every year with the occasional extra juried event


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey - Embrace exhibit + sale Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 6, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery
postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022 - Holiday @ RREVV is a new juried exhibit + sale of original sculpture and jewelry in downtown Santa Cruz CA. Open Wed - Sun noon - 6 pm
emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1 - Sep 2, 2022
emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1st - July 29th, 2022
“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 + …
“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts - Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA 29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guildshared their wonder and reflections of recent times inartisan jewelry and small sculpture Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from …
front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring At ZFolio: Back to the Future - Reception Sunday, December 8, 2020 4-6 pm.Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ZFolio750 Cannery Row, Suite 112Monterey, CA 93940 More than 25 members are exhibiting their work this year! ZFolio is located on Cannery Row and is a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out, amazing work! Maybe we …
Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League - WATER | METAL All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League July 19 – Sept 15, 2019 The Guild is co-exhibiting with the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society. Small sculpture and artisan jewelry are featured in up to three pieces from each artist are on exhibit and for sale. Each piece of handmade art showcases …
details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery - Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pmR. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 September 1-30, 2017 Opening Reception, September 1, First Friday event Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey BayMetal Arts Guild:Nancy YeeAnnette NemesDawn NakanishiFereshteh FatemiTim RobinsonPat EvansSerene SilvaJerry BlanchardPenny WallerHelene DanielsBruce McKayJose …
HER: Honoring Mothers - May 1 to 31 2017 - Haute Enchilada Gallery HER: Honoring Mothers – May 1 to 31, 2017 – Haute Enchilada Gallery - Announcing our upcoming show: HER: Honoring Mothers at the Haute Enchilada Gallery in Moss Landing, May 1 - 31, 2017 The Opening event will be Sunday, May 7th form 3-5pm. Please come and support your friends of the Guild, and maybe find a nice gift for the mother in your life... maybe for yourself!

Events

People and ttable sculptures at the Artists Opening Reception Museum of Art and HistorySanta Cruz

Precision saw with designer Brian Meek of Knew Concepts Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California in May of 2023
Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event - Thanks to all who came to see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Tag us on instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we'll share your creation!
a copper rectangle stamped with the words "MAKE A BRACELET" is in front of a manakin hand holding metal stamps vertically. The background is grey with a logo of the Monterey bay metal arts guild in the lower left corner Make a Bracelet Free - Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of your own design? Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Free for people of all ages! We provide the copper, all the tools, and guide you through the process. You'll be able wear your one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party.
screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023 Watch Guest Speaker Susan Kingsley - If you missed guest speaker Susan Kingsley at the Jan '23 Winter Party, login to your account to watch her entertaining and informative talk now
invitation to sign up for a free tour of the Knew Concept jewelry and woodworking tools factory at their new location in Watsonville CA on May 6, 2023. Participants must be a current MBMAG member. Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS has invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California. Register now for FREE to be one of the of 30 people!
Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing FREE All Member Winter Party 2023 - Save a space NOW for our FREE all member Winter Party on January 22, 2023. Join us at the Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery in Moss Landing, California
2022 Winter Party and General Meeting - Please join us via Zoom See the flyer below for more information We will be announcing new workshops and sharing what we all have been doing since we last met. Enjoy the special presentation by guest artist Douglas Pryor! Watch your email for the zoom link Sunday January 23, 2022 Agenda: 12:30 pm Board meeting …
flyer with a sun, a blue sky, and details of the summer party 2022 Summer Party Sunday August 21, 2022 - Join us at the summer party! Bring your own lunch and picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual "Sculpture Is" outdoor sculpture show. Sunday August 21, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR METAL ART FEAT. GEORGE POST - Photography for Metal Arts seminar with professional Craft Photographer George Post Live online via Zoom The first session of our new series will cover best known practices for metal art photography presented by professional craft photographer George Post Free to members Click here to join MBMAG Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021Time: 2:00 pm PSTFree to …
Lightbulb in the dawn light being held in a hand INVITATION TO AN INSPIRING WORKSHOP - Free Inspiration Workshop May 29, 2021 at 2pm PST MEMBERS: Join us for a free live online workshop (via Zoom) We could all use a little inspiration, especially after the year we have all had. In this lead up to the Pajaro Valley Art Council exhibit “Reflections” we have assembled a wonderful panel of artists …

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 …

Summer Party at Sierra Azul Nursery

graphic of pineapple, sun and a glass of water with a straw

Sunday, Aug. 6 from 1-4 
at Sierra Azul Nursery, 
 2660 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
(across from the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds)
 
Come join us for our summer get-together at the lovely Sierra Azul Nursery. Bring something yummy for our potluck meal, a folding chair, and your latest bench tips, creations, or interesting tools to share with the group. Wander the 10th annual “Sculpture Is” exhibit, with over 100 sculptures scattered through the nursery grounds and re-connect with your fellow guild members.
 
We will have a brief board meeting before the party, starting at noon. Please feel free to come early and sit in on the board meeting.

Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012

SC Museum of Art and History

EXPERIENCE METAL
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, August 18th and 19th, 2012

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), in collaboration with the Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club (SMAC) is participating in a two-day celebration of all things metal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For two days the patios and the classroom of the museum will be a flurry of activity as we present three workshops: Make-A-Bracelet, Crazy Metal Quilt and tufa casting, and two demonstrations: fold forming by Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging by Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”