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 Submission of your artwork to this exhibition implies acceptance of all the exhibition terms.

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

You must be logged in with your 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.


  • 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.



NOW – Wed 06/01/22

Submit Show Entries Online
Artwork details and photos due for jury selection


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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Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Necklace by Annette Nemes

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 metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….

Some of the many new pieces in the exhibit
Jewelry and Small Sculpture in the Water|Metal Exhibit
Artisan Jewelry and Custom Lighting in Water|Metal Exhibit

Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Call for Artists: Water|Metal at the Santa Cruz Art League

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to announce our next show “Water|Metal” at the Santa Cruz Art League.

All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League


Print allIn new windowWATER | METAL
At the Santa Cruz Art League
from July 19th to Sept 15, 2019
Registration open through June 15, 2019
This is a CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in an exhibit from July 19 – Sept 15, 2019.
The Guild is co-exhibiting with the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society.

Up to three pieces will be accepted. Art must showcase metalwork. Techniques
can range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chase and repousse, chain, etc. Small sculpture is encouraged.
Fee: $40.00
You must be a member of MBMAG to register.
The Santa Cruz Art League will require 40% of sales, 35% if artist is also a Santa Cruz Art League member.
Please sign up now in order to secure a place in the exhibit. Entry will close on
June 15th. Records and labels will be due July 1st –> forms will be sent out to you via email.

If you have photos of work that you would like to have considered for inclusion in
advertising, please submit before June 15th to Toni Danzig at
Sign up now – this will be fun summer exhibit.
Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Important Dates:

Sunday, July 7th – Records and Labels due. Send to

Saturday July 13th – 1:00 – 4:00 collect artwork at The Farm Bakery and Cafe, Aptos, CA

Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th – set up exhibit.  We need help with this, please see below.

Friday, July 19th – exhibit opens

Friday, August 2nd – First Friday reception

Friday, Sept. 6th – First Friday reception

Sunday, Sept. 15th – Exhibit closes.

Monday, Sept. 16th take down exhibit.  We need help with this, please see below.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016

Surf Sand and Silversmiths - PVAC 2016

Mokume gane shell - Artist: Jerry Blanchard


Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville
August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception: August 28th

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents a new exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville.  
You are invited to participate in this very special event.

The theme is: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths
You may enter up to 3 pieces per artist
The entry fee is $35.00
Entry Deadline: June 15th

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium-sized Sculpture will also be accepted. We will have a Gift Shop within the show, for production pieces $150 retail and under. In the gift shop you can feature up to 6 pieces!  Any work sold can be replaced with another piece.

You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit. Continue reading “CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016”

REGISTER NOW: Nancy LT Hamilton Workshop – June 4-5, 2016

Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.

Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.
Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.

We are excited to announce Nancy LT Hamilton (YouTube Metalsmith Queen), June 4-5, 2016.  The workshop is ‘Riveted Portrait Pendant’, the price has been reduced to $225 plus a small kit fee.  Register now, space is  limited.

Students will learn to permanently transfer photographs or any image onto polymer clay and encapsulate it with rivets between sheets of textured metals. Students will also make a handmade chain for the pendant.

You must be a member of MBMAG to enroll in this workshop.

Need to join MBMAG now MBMAG, or renew your MBMAG membership?  Do it now, and you’ll automatically receive advanced notice of upcoming events, via email announcements with the payment links included.

The Links Challenge

Links Challenge - MBMAG
Links Challenge - MBMAG


Quite a few years ago the MBMAG asked each of the members to create a small piece of work that would reflect their style.  This piece would have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.

A photograph of a portion of the Original Links Project is above.  

We would like to start a new “Links Project” which would demonstrate each of our member’s style and personality.  This new chain would be exhibited, along with the original chain at our exhibits or events.

The individual pieces should range from 1″ x 1″ to 1-1/2″ x 2″.
The key is that it should be linkable and reflect the individual’s style.

The Challenge:

  • MBMAG members who wish to accept the challenge will need to purchase a kit for $25.  One kit per member.
  • There will be 9 items in the kit ie:  Sterling Silver Sheet, Copper Wire, Silver tubing, etc.
  • Kits will be given out at the Summer MBMAG Gathering, August 16,2015.
  • Members not able to attend the Summer Gathering can purchase a kit with an added $5. Fee for shipping. Orders made after the gathering will be subject to kits on hand.
  • Each entry must include at least  5 of the 9 materials included in the kit, to be eligible for the prize money.
  • You will be allowed one wildcard item, such as a cabachon stone, Enamel,Resin, glass, pencil, found object, etc.
  • You may use any fabrication technique, for example: fusing, soldering,roller mill, etching, fold forming,  rivets, etc…
  • The Link must be completed for the Winter MBMAG party where members will vote for Best Link! We will be also asking you to photograph your link and have a paragraph written about your link.
  • The voting will be done without names of the Artist.
  • Prize Money: 1st Place $250. 2nd Place $100. 3rd Place $50.
  • All links will become part of the MBMAG Chain and property of MBMAG. The MBMAG Links Chain will be displayed at various MBMAG events.
  • Deadline date to order kit: August 5th, 2015.

Participation is limited to current MBMAG members.  Anyone is welcome to become a member and participate.  Join here.  Once you’ve joined, you’ll have access to the Member Area, where you can purchase your Link Kit.

Made with Love Reception – Feb 2015

Early Spring - Susan Shallenberger
Early Spring – Susan Shallenberger

All of my experiences leading up to the “Made With Love” show at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, may sound familiar. The large necklace I call ‘Early Spring” was still being assembled the day before we were to hand them in! I talked with a couple of other jewelry makers who said they were in the same boat, but staying afloat. The tiny screws I ordered arrived the night before, so I knew it would be completed in time.

It is so exciting to actually see everyone’s pieces displayed so beautifully in the cases. I love that we did not have to compete to get our jewelry in the show. Just think, now I can tell people I displayed in a jewelry show with the likes of Dawn Nakanishi and Lynn Guenther! Of course, there is a huge difference between the levels of expertise, but it still gives artists like me some bragging rights!

A real crowd pleaser
A real crowd pleaser

The artists’ reception was crowded and noisy, just like it should be. Jockeying our way up to the cases, we were immediately drawn to the display of bright shiny objects. It was fun to bump into people we hadn’t had a chance to talk with in a while, and ask about their pieces. All that artist energy was exciting, and we weren’t even missing the Super Bowl.

A serious metals discussion
A serious metals discussion, I am sure!

I have to admit I have been back to Many Hands Gallery a few times since the opening, just to absorb it all again. One day one of the women who works there said she “loved my necklace,” which really made my day! So if you haven’t been back, it is definitely worth your time to visit and enjoy the experience over and over.

Susan Shallenberger,

Sign up Today! Surface, Patterns and Texture at Cabrillo!

A new 8 week class started this week; Surface, Patterns and Texture in the small metals department at Cabrillo, taught by Payson McNett that you haven’t taken yet! We need 7 more students to keep the class from being cancelled. It meets Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. There’s a 3D printer involved 🙂

We have until Friday, January 30 to fill those 7 spots! (Cabrillo Code: ART-40JG-88212 (88212) Surf,patterns & Tex)

Call me today if you’re interested! Tese: 831-600-6732