The Dec 6th evening opening Artists Reception for the “Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Metal Artists’s Studio” exhibition was very well attended for many hours. The exhibit is located on the third floor of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in the “Art Forum” room at the top of the stairs.
After much planning and coordination with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, the MBMAG Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce a forthcoming juried exhibition open to all guild members.
Jurors will be Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt of Velvet da Vinci and Dawn Nakanishi, of Cabrillo College. The title and theme of the show is Mind, Heart & Hand: from the Metal Artist’s Studio.
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild in partnership with Seahawks Metal Arts Club is pleased to announce
our Spring 2013 workshop
Alison Antelman: Custom Clasps
March 16 and 17, 2013 – 10 AM to 4 PM – Saturday and Sunday – $275
Cabrillo College Small Metals Studio – 6500 Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Alison Antelman is a master jeweler located at the Historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley. She fabricates her gorgeous jewelry locally and exhibits and teaches nationally. Her clever and beautiful designs incorporate the mechanical and functional into stunning focal point handmade clasps, customizing each piece.
Hollow forms allow her jewelry to be light and comfortable to wear, while being substantial. Please join us as she unlocks the secrets of her keyhole and box form clasps.
Forming Techniques for Jewelry September 14, 15 and 16, 2012 Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA Cost $375, materials included Limited to 12 students
Join us in a once in a lifetime workshop opportunity while Betty Helen is here on a very rare West Coast visit to the Monterey Bay area. Learn from the master herself in a small intimate atmosphere.
Betty Helen will be able to give each student individual attention and guidance as she teaches how to use the shell forming techniques of synclasting and anticlasting as well as ways to make transitions from one form to the other. You will gain new insight into ways to manipulate sheet metal into a unique group of jewelry items.
Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who creates finely crafted jewelry and sculpture. She attended the University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has studied with Heikki Seppa and Michael Good. Ms. Longhi has given numerous workshops both in the United States and Canada including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Parsons School of Design, Arrowmont, Peters Valley Craft Center and Penland School. A master craftsperson, Ms. Longhi incorporates various texturing techniques with forging, shell forming and die forming in her pieces. Her work is recognized for it’s sculptural quality and flowing lines.
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), in collaboration with the Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club (SMAC) is participating in a two-day celebration of all things metal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For two days the patios and the classroom of the museum will be a flurry of activity as we present three workshops: Make-A-Bracelet, Crazy Metal Quilt and tufa casting, and two demonstrations: fold forming by Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging by Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”