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. You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit.
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.
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
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.
We would like to start a new “Links Project” which would demonstrate each of our member’s style and personality.
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.