Alison Antelman Workshop – Feb 3-5 – Registration now open

Registration Now Open!
Alison Antelman Workshop
February 3-5, 2017

Alison Antelman
Alison Antelman workshop – Feb 3-5 2017 presented by MBMAG (click the image to visit her site)

We are excited to announce Alison Antelman in a 3-day workshop, ‘Engineering Your Way Out”, MBMAG’s first workshop of the year.

Develop your ability to solve jewelry fabrication problems and learn solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Design and create a hinged bracelet or necklace. Students create a “map” of their project, learn to make irregular shaped bezel settings for unusually shaped stones, add hinges and where to place them for irregular shapes and using stainless steel wire, solder sterling terminations to the steel, add a hook clasp and complete your project.

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Students are guided through the process along with discussion, case studies and actual examples of problems as well as their solutions. We will explore the interplay of movement and functionality in jewelry and the approach from the wearer’s point of view (ie: does it sit funny on the neck, is it too heavy, does the pendant flop over). The real benefit to this class is learning how to engineer your jewelry projects as you discover solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples. Basic fabrication and soldering required. (more…)

Winter Party with Dawn Nakanishi, Guest Speaker– and Renewals

2017 Winter Party - Dawn Nakanishi, guest speaker (click image for map)
Dawn Nakanishi, Guest Speaker


Join us for the annual MBMAG Members Winter Party

January 22, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:30 PM
at The Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing.

The presenter is Dawn Nakanishi, who will speak about her studies in Japan during her sabbatical from Cabrillo College. (Click on the image above for a map.)

You must be a member of MBMAG to attend.  Kindly RSVP.
Not an MBMAG member yet?  Join now.

The coordinator for this event is Pat Evans, contact her here: pat@patevansdesigns.com
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Emotion Exhibit and Sale – ZFolio Gallery, Monterey – Opens December 2, 2016

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a new gallery show

Emotion: New Work from MBMAG Members

at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, California

Exhibition Dates:   December 2 – January 2, 2016
Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2016   3-5 PM

MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017

MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition this December. This is a terrific opportunity to view new works by members of the Monterey Bay Matal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com.

The theme of the exhibit is Emotion, and the interpretations are sure to be as varied as our membership!  All pieces are available for sale, and are primarily precious metals.

 

MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017

 

Help Needed: Identify Link Artists!

Link Project - Help us with artists names
Help us identify the artists whose work is shown here, but who are not credited.

Hello MBMAG Members!

We need help crediting artists who made some of the links in our MBMAG Link Project. We have been tasked with labeling this work for the August opening of Surf, Sand, Silversmiths show at PVAC.

Our deadline for labeling is July 15.

Can anyone help? If you can identify the artist(s) who created any of the links in this post please email Rhonda Sprague at rhondasprague@sbcglobal.net.

We would really like to credit the artist who have contributed to this amazing Link Project. Thank you for your help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mokume gane shell - Artist: Jerry Blanchard

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

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. (more…)