MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: December 2019

Angie Gleason and Lynn Guenther:
Hammering Away – Art, Education, and Environment

Friday, Dec 11, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM

Don’t miss this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series

We’ll be meeting at Cabrillo College Jewelry Room #3001

The event is free and open to the public

Young artist on the Rosebud Reservation

Presenters Angela Gleason and Lynn Guenther will talk about their work and how  to make to make a meaningful life with creative practice.

Angela will talk about her work and her opening SCRAP exhibit. Lynn will show a short video about her teaching trip to Rosebud Reservation and talk a bit about other educational programs that she is involved in. 

Lynn is collecting tools and donations to complete the “tool kit” she left for the students to use at the school on Rosebud Reservation. Below is what they are missing. You can bring any donations to the meeting.

Student hammering away at the Rosebud Reservation School
Angela Gleason (front) and her helper working on the SCRAP Project

Lynn says, “Fortunately some artists were very generous with materials last year, but the kids are using them and they could always use more if people want to donate any extra stuff they have. 20 or 18 gauge copper would be helpful, too, for bracelets.”

Supplies Needed

  • 15-20 design stamps (expensive, $8 each!)
  • alphabet stamps
  • number stamps
  • 3 ball pein hammers
  • rawhide or Delrin hammer
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • 3 more saws
  • 3 bench pins
  • saw blades
  • bracelet mandrel
  • cutting shears
  • gloves
  • patina
  • pliers
  • wire cutters
  • files
  • Sheet metal: Copper, brass, nickel
  • Stones and beads
  • Cash donations towards tools and materials are also welcome

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: October 2018

POSTPONED TO 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances, the MBMAG Speaker Series has been postponed

Panel Discussion and Q&A:
How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Brand,
Sell Your Jewelry, and Purchase Supplies

Our apologies for the change. There will be no speaker this month.

Join us on November 9 when Bob Boscarelli will be our featured speaker

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MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: Wendy Ballen

Wendy Ballen: Tying it All Together

Friday, July 20, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM

Don’t miss this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series featuring wire sculptor Wendy Ballen.

We’ll be meeting at the Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz

Wendy Ballen is a wire sculptor and guild member

Join us for a peak into what she’s been working on….

The event is free and open to the public

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: Paul Kmetko

calipers, pliers, graver and hammer surround the Speaker Series announcement for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Friday, May 18, 2018 7-9 PM

MBMAG Speaker Series:

Paul Kmetko: Stenciling on Enamel -Tips and Easy to Make Tool

Stencils are commonly used in enameling and they can be tricky to manipulate. Nothing is worse than carefully applying powder to your design and jostling the stencil whilst trying to remove it… Not only does it waste precious material, it can be very frustrating.

In addition just laying a stencil down on top of the work doesn’t guarantee a snug fit and powder will creep under boundary zones. In order to solve the problem I went back to my roots in screen printing and devised a solution that solves both problems at once. It started as a low tech device with a easily  available clamp fixture that can be modified with minimal effort by almost anybody.

Paul will share this device and how to make a low-tech version of it, as well as giving tips on stenciling on enamel at this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series.

Stenciled Enamel Dish by Paul Kmetko

Paul is  a silver smith, enamel artist and the owner of Seabright Metalworks in Santa Cruz.

Creator Haven LLC is at 41B, Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA

HER: Honoring Mothers – May 1 to 31, 2017 – Haute Enchilada Gallery

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!

Feel free to share the postcard image and show information… distribute to your mail lists, post on Instagram, FaceBook or any other social media and invite your friends!

Looking forward to seeing you there—-

Annette Nemes
MBMAG Show Curator

her2017 AT mbmag.org

Moments in Metal – Gallery

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

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

Thomas Mann at MPC – Aug 7, 2009

Friday, August 7 – 5:30pm to 9pm

Sam Karas Room, Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Cost: $10
RSVP: rsvp@mbmag.org

Reception 5:30pm
Lecture and Visual Presentation 6:30pm
Trunk Show and Book Signing 7:30pm

Website Link: http://www.thomasmann.com/explore.htm

Presentation Promo:

Thomas Mann: Details from the Adventure

An artist tracks the path of his career from the early 70’s to the weird world of NOW.

Thomas Mann has been making his living as a fulltime art professional since he graduated from college in 1970. Best known for his “Techno-Romantic” jewelry designs he eschews the role of jeweler, and prefers the description of an artist working in the medium of jewelry. With a degree in technical theatre, set design and lighting, he also invents and builds large public art sculpture and installations. His touring exhibition “STORM CYCLE: An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina” is a blend of the many concepts and techniques he employs in his work.

Since the turn of the millennium, Mann and his production company, Thomas Mann Design Inc., and his gallery, Gallery I/O, both based in New Orleans, have survived the negative economic effects of 911, the death of his wife, Hurricane Katrina and now, this bizarre recession. As a result, he found it necessary to increase his creative output, up the number of events to present and sell his work, begin teaching hands-on workshops, start a new business venture, studioFLUX, and in general get busier than he’s ever been before.

Keeping in mind that the Chinese symbol for chaos means danger and opportunity this image driven lecture tracks the progression of events and experiences that place him at the interesting, challenging and scary crossroads of creativity, age, and semi-celebrity.