Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event

If you visited us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th , you were one of ~ 450 people to stop by!!!

True joy while sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant stamps a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
stamping a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A new guild member volunteer helps as a participant sands a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily finishing the final sanding of the newly created unique bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Look at this new bracelet handmade by someone new to making jewelry at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Joyfully wearing the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Thoughtfully sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A happy young participant showing off the newly created one-of-a-kind handmade (!) bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the uniquely their own handmade bracelet freshly made at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily holding a new bracelet handmade at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Metal artist volunteer explaining how to stamp a shape to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant uses a hammer on a metal stamp to create a design on a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off their young family members new bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A guild metal artist volunteer teaches how to file a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023

People discovered their inner metal artist by making a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of their own design

The FREE event was at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 on Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm Learn more about the museum and any upcoming block parties @ montereyart.org People of all ages participated!

We provided the copper, all the tools, and guided participants through the process. View the gallery above to see some people making and wearing their one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party.

Want to show off the bracelet you made? Tag us on Instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we’ll share your creation


How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each wrist

Learn how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we show you how)

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California
a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

Make a Bracelet Free

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

Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine!

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California

Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern oƒ your own design?

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. All people of all ages are welcome!

How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each person

We’ll show you how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we’ll show you how)

Put a patina on your bracelet to highlight the stamped patterns and make it shine

Wear your bracelet while enjoying the rest of the block party!

The FREE event will be at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm montereyart.org

a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

MAKE-A-BRACELET: SHARE YOUR LOVE OF METAL ART

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH OUR

Make-a-Bracelet Event
at the
MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART
Inaugural Block Party
on
Saturday, April 15
from noon-4 pm


Do you remember what first captivated you about making art in metal?

We are looking to share the love for people of all ages in this free to the community cuff bracelet making experience as part of the MMAs first ever block party

Volunteers are needed from 11:30am – 4:30 pm. We’ll break the afternoon up into shifts. Setup before the event. Helping people make bracelets. Cleaning up after the event.

It’s a lot of fun to see the happiness on the faces of new metal workers. Please join us!

Click the button above or below to contact the event coordinator and let her know you are willing to help

DETAILS

MBMAG has been invited to share the joy of metal smithing with the community at the Monterey Museum of Art’s first Block Party event. As part of the education and outreach mission of the guild, we will be offering our Make-a-Bracelet program to show people of all ages how to make a simple copper cuff bracelet. 

We need at least 10 volunteers to help with this event. We need people to guide children and adults in using metal stamps on copper blanks, helping to form them into a bracelet shape and demonstrating how to use Liver of Sulfur patina. We’ll need a few people to come a half hour early to help us set up and to stay a half hour after the even for tear-down.

 It’s a lot of fun to see the happiness on the faces of new metal workers. Please join us!

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.

Mary Weeks created this three strand necklace of circles and ovals which has been oxidized
Tim Robinson made these double down facing cala lily sterling silver earrings
Necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
Shells and pendant of a necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
A pair of earrings with triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower by Diana Erickson
angled view of a sterling silver and agate necklace by Jose Santana. The agaate is blue and white with black fern like inclusions and the pendant has ridges of silver wire that are branch like and end in balled up silver
sterling silver organic form bracelet by Fereshteh Fatemi
organic shaped sterling silver necklace on black velvet by Fereshteh Fatemi
Sherry Cordova made these argentium sterling silver earrings which each contain 6 faceted garnets tension set between the two layers shaped like radiolaria. non allergenic niobium earwires finish the design
necklace with blue stone in the center, 3 formed leaves with gold accents and squiggles of silver by Himani Natu
fine silver with gold accented earrings that look cut in half; but each has a round stone set towards the top by Himani Natu
Mary Weeks made these oxidized sterling silver earrings made of two interlocking hoops; the bottom of each with Keum Boo applied gold.
triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower / bail by Diana Erickson
Sherry Cordova made these earrings using 3 layers of argentium sterling silver which form a radiolaria. The top layer is patinated dark to highlight the bottom two layers. The niobium ear wires and stainless steel fasteners add an industrial touch to the organic shapes
spiral sterling silver earrings; made of round wire formed into spirals. A lightning bolt shape down the center holds the ear wires. Earrings by Tim Robinson

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

Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022

postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background


Holiday @ RREVV

Jewelry and sculpture from the artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be on display and for sale in this juried exhibit + sale during the months of Nov & Dec 2022.

The HOLIDAY @ RREVV show highlights new art from 5 member artists, along side the art of other members in two jewelry cases.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision). Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ artwork.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sun: 12 – 6 pm
First Fridays of the Month: noon – 8 pm
Other Days: Available by appointment via text or phone call to 1.415.851.5114

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Extended Deadline: Call for Artists for Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale

white background, with gold snowflakes and red text with the title Holiday @ RREVV

The entry deadline has been extended to midnight Oct 17, 2022


RREVV Gallery will feature member artwork in two jewelry cases for the holidays, during the months of November and December. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for Holiday @ RREVV. The non-refundable fee for entry is $35. Images and artwork details will be uploaded via an online submission form. Online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to the participating artists. See below for photo guidelines.


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.


All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.


Artwork must be complete and photographed before beginning the submission process.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision) where our emergence exhibit + sale was successful for many members and the gallery. Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ pieces in the ROTATIONS @ RREVV exhibit + sale now through the end of October, 2022.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Holiday @ RREVV Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members as applicants. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • 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 gallery to view and choose art.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when photos have been submitted, all required application fields are complete, and the appropriate entry fee has been paid using the submission form.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.

Submission of your artwork to the opportunities implies acceptance of all the gallery’s exhibition terms.

MBMAG and rrevv gallery may use your images for social media and press.

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. If you have a website or social media , that’s great, but it’s not required. If you have an artist profile on mbmag.org, that is great, too, but also not required.

When the artwork is delivered to the gallery, artists will fill out and sign an inventory of their work (using the RREVV gallery form). If you can supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the gallery this will help the gallery team speak to potential customers about you and your art.

All pieces submitted must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).  

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read and downloaded.

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators

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Rotations @ RREVV Gallery exhibition + sale

silver and gold necklace on antique black ribbon in upper left corner. blue enamel salt cellar with silver bamboo spoon in lower center. details on show dates on right hand side

RREVV Gallery featured the metal art of guild members during two month Rotations @ RREVV. The first rotation was Sept – Oct 2022. The juried exhibit + sale was an exciting new exhibition and sale with pieces of art from six guild artists, with two artists !


RREVV
an artist-owned gallery in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, a letter opener, and an enameled salt dish with spoon.

Gallery hours

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm PST
First Fridays of each month 1 – 8 pm PST
and by appointment: call or text 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of artists are on view during a two month Rotation. Visit again to see different artists!

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.