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.

Exhibitions

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

Z Folio Gallery Save the Date! Upcoming Exhibition - Dec 4, 2022 through Jan 4, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery. Check back for the exhibition theme and key dates.


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

“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!
MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017 Emotion Exhibit and Sale – ZFolio Gallery, Monterey – Opens December 2, 2016 - MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition this December. This is a terrific opportunity to view new works by members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com. Dates: December 2, 2016 to January 2, 2017, Artists Reception December 4, 2016 from 3-5 PM.
Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC) PAST EXHIBIT: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug-Oct 2016 - This is a preliminary announcement to let you know far in advance, of the upcoming exhibit at PVAC. We will send more details, as they become available. A ‘Call for Artists’ will arrive in the coming weeks, just please start thinking about what kind of work you would like to show! This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium sized Sculpture will also be accepted.
MBMAG showing at Art Walk in Capitola June 19th - The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be showing at the Art Walk in the Capitola Mall Friday June19th, 5:30-8:30 pm. There will be Hawaiian Music, Wine Tasting with Bargetto Winery and fun! Please join us, the event is free…
Heart - Ina Hohensee, artist Made With Love Press Release - The following press release will be in Beach Neighbor’s Spotlight.  This is a magazine that is distributed (free) to 4,000 upscale homes within: Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, La Selva Beach and Watsonville: The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present: Made with Love A showcase of recent work from the studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of …

Events

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

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 …
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 …
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.
PVArts Take Aways Show List of artists and image of a take away food container Local Gallery Show Includes Art of 5 Guild Members - Pajaro Valley Arts new Take Aways exhibition opens this week, and it will be amazing! Visit the exhibition page to learn more about it and book your appointment via pvarts.org/appointment The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that five of our Guild members are in this show! They are: Lynn Guenther, Angela …
white with black outlines of two hammers crossed over 2021 Winter Challenge Results - Click the video clip below to see the winners of the guild’s2021 “Looking Into the Future” Winter Design Challenge We asked our members to take the challenge of showing us in a new metal art piece how they view the future after the strange and stressful year of 2020. Thank you to four very creative …
Jeanie Pratt collection of bug brooches Collecting Jewelry with Jeanie Pratt - Join jeweler and collector Jeanie Pratt as she shows pieces from her extensive collection and the stories behind the individual pieces. Silvera Jewelry School is hosting a free talk with MBMAG member Jeanie Pratt as part of their Online Event Tuesday series March 30, 2021 at 2 PM PDT – 3 PM PDTPrice: Free to …
WhatKnot Studios at Santa Cruz Farmers Market - Jewelry by Courtney ScruggsSunday February 16, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pmUpper end of Pacific, near Bookshop Santa Cruz
MBMAG Winter Party 2012! - Sunday January 11, 2012 we held our annual MBMAG Winter Party at the Haute Enchilada restaurant in Moss Landing, CA. Guest speaker Emiko Oye gave us an inspiring talk on her work and creative process. We enjoyed seeing so many faces of our metal arts community.
white with black outlines of two hammers crossed over Winter 2021 Design Challenge and Virtual Party - Members attend Free! MBMAG 2021 Virtual Winter Partywith Featured Speaker Jeannie Prattand2021 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. …

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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