Metals in Motion 2008, Collector’s Gallery at the Oakland Museum
The door is wide open for creative interpretations of the theme “Metals in Motion”. Kinetic pieces are welcome, yet not required. Does your piece remind you of a moving stream? Does it look like the trails an airplane leaves in the sky? Does it imply the movement of time?
If you choose to work with the show theme, please use your own unique styles to express the theme. And, be aware that pieces do not need to comply with the theme. Those pieces that do go with the “Metals in Motion” theme will be highlighted at the show. In the show literature (see links below), there is a request for an explanation on how each piece embodies “metals in movement.” (Not all pieces necessarily will.) The design inspirations will be printed for gallery customers to read so that show has a cohesive thread running through it with the given theme.
Additionally, people browsing and buying at galleries often enjoy reading the design inspirations. Note that not all design inspirations will necessarily be printed and posted in the gallery; a notable absence will be those write-ups that state the piece fits within the “Metals in Motion” theme because the piece is on a moving body – that is obvious to the gallery patrons and unnecessary to print and display.
If photos are available, please include those (email to the listed address in the brochure) and if photos aren’t available that’s fine, too. The photos received by the deadline, which comply with the format described in the instructions (see links below) will be selected from to help visually market the show.
Note that you are NOT required to have photos or descriptions of all, or any, of your pieces in order to enter them in the show. All we need to know is how many, and in which categories, you plan to enter. Which means: your pieces do not need to be done yet! As listed below, the deadline for the pieces is Feb 9, 2008.
November 9, 2007: Entry form & fee payment postmark deadline
February 9, 2008: Delivery deadline for artwork
March 8, 2008: Exhibit opens; Artist lectures, Opening reception from 2 to 4 pm
April 20, 2008 Exhibit closes
April 22, 2008 Pickup artwork after this date
Detailed show information, entry and submission forms can be accessed one of two ways:
1. The new MBMAG website contains information about the show on this page – https://www.mbmag.org/?page_id=25
2. The original MBMAG website has show information and downloadable forms – http://montereybaymetalartsguild.com/pages/events.html