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Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing

Featured speaker: Merry Lee Rae

Join us for good food, fellowship, an inspiring talk by Merry Lee Rae, and take part in The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 2ndAnnual Challenges!

Challenge #1: Scavenger Hunt

Create a wearable item (i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.) containing at least 5 of the 8 items in the list.

Must contain something with*:

A hole in it;

Words/letters

With stripes

That hangs

With a square corner

A textured surface

Fabric

Yarn

*An item can include more than one requirement.

Finished item must be primarily metal.

Materials list:

Your choice of metal: copper. Silver brass, etc.

Sheet

Wire

Chain

May be soldered or cold-connected

An entry fee of $5.00 will be collected at the time of delivery (the Winter Party).

Items will be voted on by the members at the Winter Party.  The winner of the most votes will receive 50% of the collected fee; the second winner will receive 30% and the third winner will receive 20%.  The entrants may keep the finished piece.

Challenge #2: Unfinished Symphony

Yes, we all have them – that piece that has been sitting on your bench or in the “projects” pile and you are tired of looking at it.

Bring it to the Winter Partywhere another member will select it, finish it, and bring the finished piece tothe Summer Party.  There it will be auctioned as a fund-raiser for the Guild.

The finished work must be wearable, i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.

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Coastal Bounty at ZFolio: Opening Reception Sunday, Dec. 2, 4-6 pm

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Don’t miss this opportunity to buy stones collected by Master Goldsmith Albion Smith! Also available, a limited number of his cuff bracelets and rings!

About MBMAG

Artist doing a demo during a studio visit

MBMAG celebrates the pursuit of fine metalworking. This community of beginners, emerging artists, as well as world-class metal artists welcomes everyone who wishes to join the Guild and to learn the ancient and modern techniques that produce art from metal.

Instruction, lectures, hands-on demonstrations, workshops, collaborations with other metal guilds, community outreach—these are some of the ways that MBMAG aspires to nurture the art of metalworking in the wider public.

MBMAG members listen to a visiting artist lecture

Join MBMAG


Membership will bring you access to:

  • The Guild mailing list informing you of upcoming events and metal arts news
  • Workshops with dynamic instructors – separate fees per workshop
  • Group exhibitions of new work created by guild members
  • Internet exposure for your work on the website’s gallery
  • Invitations to special interest activities – lectures, exhibitions, winter and summer guild parties
  • The support and camaraderie of interesting people working in metal
Dorie Green and Toni Danzig
Dorie Green and Toni Danzig

Regular Membership is $40 per year

  • The membership follows the calendar year –  from January 1 to December 31
  • Memberships paid on or after November 1 will be valid through December of the following year
  • Any member who has not renewed by March 1 of the next year will be deleted from the mail list.

New: Student Membership

  • Student Membership is $25 for first-time student members only
  • The membership follows the calendar year – from January 1 to December 31
  • Memberships paid on or after November 1 will be valid through December of the following year
  • Any member who has not renewed at the regular membership rate by March 1 of the next year will be deleted from the mail list.

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