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….
Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig
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.
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 joinMBMAG 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.
MBMAG and Jewelry Toolery are co-sponsoring an Art Market at Tannery Arts Center on April 3rd and you’re invited to participate. Please extended the invitation to your friends who may work in other media.
Here are some quick details:
Sunday, April 3rd, 11:00 – 5:00 – (10am set-up begins)
$35 for a space, $40 for a shared space.
Sign-up Deadline is March 10th
Bring your own table, pop-ups welcome.
Craftspeople from all disciplines welcome – spread the word…
Advertised in the “Best of” edition of GoodTimes
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested or have any questions. Feel free to share my contact info with your artist friends.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present its fifth annual exhibition at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, February 1 – 28, 2015.
You are invited to participate in this very successful event. We will accept up to two pieces from each artist. The theme and the title of the show are “Made with Love”.
Entry Deadline: January 11, 2015; the entry fee for this show is $20.00.
Eligibilty: Open to all current, 2015 MBMAG members. If you have not already renewed, you will need to pay for your 2015 MBMAG membership ($35.00) to be eligible to enter this show. Fees are NONREFUNDABLE.