Monthly Speaker Series: Pablo Cubangbang, “Road to Metal Artist”

Pablo Cubangbang

Join your fellow MBMAG members next Friday, March 23, from 7-9pm  for a fun, interesting evening with speaker Pablo Cubangbang. A popular teacher and artist with a background in drawing and painting, Pablo will be discussing how he came to metalsmithing, as well as discussing and showing examples of his current work.

Location: Creator Haven, LLC, 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

Filigree Heart Pendant by Pablo Cubangbang

Light refreshments will be served.

Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. He has acquired many skills in jewelry making from Cabrillo College and other workshops. He was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi. In a workshop by Dr. Yehuda Tassa, he learned the basic filigree process and fell in love with it and has continued to hone his filigree art in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.

Third Friday Speaker Series: Metal Clay Demo by Pat Evans

Have you been curious about metal clay? Do you think it’s just for hobbyists? Or have you never even heard of it? This product, a combination of recycled silver and organic binders, can be worked like clay and, when fired, is (depending on the variety) pure fine silver, sterling silver, copper, bronze or even steel. Pat Evans, Senior Art Clay Instructor, will demonstrate the basics of working with several varieties of metal clay, and explain how it can be a useful addition to your jewelry-making toolkit.

Join us at the Soquel Glenn Mobile Home Park Clubhouse,

Venue Soquel Glen Mobil Home Park Clubhouse
Address 5470 Soquel Drive
Soquel CA 95073, US
Starts Fri Feb 16 2018, 7:00pm PST
Ends Fri Feb 16 2018, 9:00pm PST
Dragonfly by Pat Evans; Silver Metal Clay, Fine Silver, Sapphires

Allcraft and Knew Concept Tool Sale!

We are pleased to announce that Knew Concepts will also be bringing their saws and all their newest accessories for purchase! Visit Knew Concepts online at 

Call for Artists Extended to Nov 5:

Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

Julie Packer

December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception: December 3, 2017

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from December 1st to January 3rd. ZFolio has become one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.  Perfect gift-giving season as well.

Click here to Register


Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Nov. 5.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing by ZFolio.

Mon. Oct. 16th – deliver work to ZFolio for postcard – ZFolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th – (Second collection) Work is collected in Santa Cruz and Monterey, inventoried and checked. Work submitted at this time will not be eligible for photography by ZFolio, nor for possible selection for the postcard.

Nov. 28th deliver work to ZFolio

Dec. 1st, Show opens

Dec. 3rd, Reception

Jan 3rd, Show closes

Jan. 5th Work returned to artists

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work that have not been exhibited before. The materials preferred are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.  Artists will provide an inventory of their work, photos and bios for an Artist’s Book.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery, 50% artist/ 50%) We will gather work at collection points in Santa Cruz and Monterey.  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Winter Abundance”, may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information. 

 The entry fee is $25.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  ZFolio Gallery has an online presence.  See ZFolio at:

 Looking forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes, Exhibit Coordinators.

R. Blitzer Gallery 

2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Annette Nemes

September 1-30, 2017

Bruce McKay

Opening Reception,

September 1, First Friday event

Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey Bay
Metal Arts Guild:
Nancy Yee
Annette Nemes
Dawn Nakanishi
Fereshteh Fatemi
Tim Robinson
Pat Evans
Serene Silva
Jerry Blanchard
Penny Waller
Helene Daniels
Bruce McKay
Jose Santana
Carol Gordon
Ron Baldwin
And Large Metal Sculptures of Artists in Santa Cruz area
and beyond…





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



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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