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Call for Entries: SMALL WONDERS

 

Call for Entries:

 

SMALL WONDERS: The Magic of Macro and Micro

The Challenge:

Think of something or view something large, a mountain, a building, an animal, etc.  Now visualize it, manipulate it, abstract it and re-think it small enough to hold in your hand or to wear, i.e., pendant, ring, broach, etc.

 I would give you the world - Pat EvansEntries are now open for the Fall MBMAG Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center. The show will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 in the Annand Gallery of  the Pacific Grove Art Center.

The deadline for entries is August 14. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist for the entry fee of $40. Entrants must be current members of MBMAG. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Member Resources section of the MBMAG website and payment may be made through the PayPal link there.

Participants are expected to volunteer in some aspect of the show and may be required to serve as a docent for one three-hour shift during the run of the show.  Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit.

 

Key Dates:

  • Call for entry deadline:  Aug. 14, 2014
  • Volunteer sign-up: Aug. 21, 2014
  • Early Photo Submissions*: September 1, 2014
  • Records and Label deadline: September 20, 2014
  • Photos and Artist’s Statement deadline Sept. 20, 2014
  • Drop work off at collection points:  October 4, 2014
  • Reception Date:  October 24, 2014 7 pm to 9 pm.
  • Pick up date at Pacific Grove:  Dec. 19, 2014

 

Regards,

Pat Evans
Small Wonders Chairperson
smallwonders@mbmag.org

 

*Photos received by October 1 will be considered for inclusion in Pacific Grove Art Center’s publicity releases and/or for use on the Show Postcard.

 

 

Upcoming Exhibit: SMALL WONDERS: The Magic of Macro to Micro

This is a preliminary announcement for our next exhibit.  Further details will be posted as available.  Please check back, sign up to receive email notifications of new posts or subscribe to the feed.

I would give you the world - Pat Evans

I would give you the world by Pat Evans

Our next MBMAG show will be held Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 at the Pacific Grove Art Center. The entry deadline will be late August and pieces will be due in early October. Although we are still finalizing arrangements with the Center, we want to give you time to create some new and special work for this exhibit.   We will accept up to three pieces from each artist.  Entry fee and other details will be forthcoming as soon as possible.

The Title of the exhibit:  ”Small Wonders: The Magic of Macro to Micro”

We are hoping our members will challenge themselves with this exhibit. The concept stems from a field trip some of our members were taking. Mary Luke happened to see a building in downtown San Jose about which she exclaimed, “That’s an ugly building but it would make a really lovely brooch.” We liked that idea and think it can be expanded to include anything that the artist wants to use as a model to scale down to sculpture size or jewelry size or wearable art size.  The sky’s the limit, literally.  It could be a naturally occurring object (i.e., rock, tree, wave, etc.) or an architectural structure or a detail of something that is large.  The challenge would be to re-imagine it, re-construct it, re-think it into an art piece. Along with your piece, we’d like to have a photo, graphic representation, or even the object itself, if small enough, to present next to the finished work.

Volunteers will be needed to help with all aspects of the show, from bringing snacks for the opening reception, to checking in artwork, to creating the artist’s bio book. We’ll also need furniture movers  and someone who can supply and drive a truck. Please email me if you can take on a job of any size to make this show a success.

Regards,

Pat Evans
Small Wonders Chairperson

smallwonders@mbmag.org

Deb Lozier Lecture June 11th 6pm

deblozierWednesday, June 11th
Lecture 6pm
Cabrillo College VAPA 1001
Sponsored by Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club – SMAC

Deborah Lozier is a well-known local instructor, teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts and other local and international art schools and is one of the finest torch-firing enamelists working in the U.S. today. She is best known for her organic approach to vitreous enamel – fused glass on metal. She exhibits nationally, and internationally and stretches beyond her personal work to include public and private commissions. Her work is collected widely and is part of the permanent collection of the Oakland Museum of California.

Urgent Arts Action Alert!

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

Critical vote on state arts funding in legislature – Your letter needed by Tomorrow, Monday, June 2nd!

MBMAG is sending a letter, you can too. By filling out this form, and faxing it to the assembly members listed below. Thank you for your support!

The State Legislative Budget Conference Committee will meet on Monday, June 2, and among the issues it will act upon is the increase in state arts funding that was recommended by the Assembly earlier this month.

This is a critical moment for what we believe is our best chance in over a decade to restore funding for the arts in our state!

Please FAX* letter to each of these individuals:

Assembly members:

Richard H. Bloom – (916) 319-2150

Nancy Skinner – (916) 319-2115

Shirley N. Weber – (916) 319-2179

Jeff Gorell – (916) 319-2144

Senators:

Mark Leno – (916) 651-4911

Loni Hancock – (916) 651-4909

Ricardo Lara – (916) 651-4933

Jim W. Nielsen – (916) 651-4904

MASSC Call for Entries!

MASSC - Metal Arts Society of Southern California
MASSC Metal Extinction:
Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

Entry Deadline: 7/1/14
Days remaining to deadline: 40

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Metal Extinction Entry Fee): $35.00

MASSC Metal Arts Society of Southern California

METAL EXTINCTION

Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice

Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan

We have entered a period of “mass extinction” as species are dying out at a rate ten
thousand times higher than the natural process of extinction. As the polar bear has
become classified as threatened, bees are being decimated by colony collapse, our
natural world is changing before our eyes. Mammals, tortoises, birds as well as many
plant species all find themselves disappearing.

For centuries, artists have found their inspiration in the natural world and as we enter
into an unprecedented period of extinction rates, MASSC challenges you to honor and
commemorate extinct and endangered species in works of metal that show a mastery in
technique equivalent to the beauty and grace of the vanishing natural world.

As we watch the growing expression of wearable art in vivid tempestuous flux, Metal
Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World is an exhibit
intended to calibrate the compass to showcase fine craftsmanship in metal. This
exhibition places emphasis on metal artisanship, unexpected creation, and masterful
use of metal that becomes something ageless, bringing to life a quality of that which is
gone or may be gone forever.

GO HERE or here to read more!