MBMAG Winter Party 2012!

Sunday January 11, 2012 we held our annual MBMAG Winter Party at the Haute Enchilada restaurant in Moss Landing, CA.

Guest speaker Emiko Oye gave us an inspiring talk on her work and creative process. We enjoyed seeing so many faces of our metal arts community.

Emiko Oye - bracelet
Bracelet jewelry artist Emiko Oye

Help Needed: Identify Link Artists!

Link Project - Help us with artists names

Link Project - Help us with artists names

Hello MBMAG Members!

We need help crediting artists who made some of the links in our MBMAG Link Project. We have been tasked with labeling this work for the August opening of Surf, Sand, Silversmiths show at PVAC.

Our deadline for labeling is July 15.

Can anyone help? If you can identify the artist(s) who created any of the links in this post please email Rhonda Sprague at rhondasprague@sbcglobal.net.

We would really like to credit the artist who have contributed to this amazing Link Project. Thank you for your help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allcraft Tools Comes to Town – May 31!

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild invites you and your friends to a very special sale on Sunday May 31st in Soquel. CA. (just down the road from Santa Cruz)
It is a rare thing when Tevel from Allcraft Tools comes to town.  He will be here with hammers, mallets and this wonderful list:

german hammers
Eid Longhi no twist delrin stakes
ncblack tools
fretz hammers  (some will be sold at special pricing  i.e. precisionsmith set and jewellers hammer set at 25% off)
gosiba german blackener
scotch stone (it’s back)
assorted silver neck rings
engine turned silver disks (some enamelled already)
ergonomic pliers
parallel pliers
grobet file
books
keum boo 24 karat gold foil and agate burnishers
Korean wax carvers
pmc3
sanding sets
and other items from the Allcraft line.
We have also invited several vendors who specialize in cabs and faceted stones.
If you have suggestions for other stone/gem vendors, I would appreciate receiving their contact information.  We can only accommodate a few but would enjoy getting names, etc. as resources and perhaps we can connect with them as well.
Time: 12:00 to 5:00.
Address: 5470 Soquel Dr., Soquel, CA
There is no admission and it is open to the public.  Bring friends.

Made With Love Press Release

Heart - Ina Hohensee, artist

The following press release will be in Beach Neighbor’s Spotlight.  This is a magazine that is distributed (free) to 4,000 upscale homes within: Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, La Selva Beach and Watsonville:

Ina Hohensee Heart
Ina Hohensee’s Heart for Made With Love 2015

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present: Made with Love

A showcase of recent work from the studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) will be on display the entire month of February, 2015 at the Many Hands Gallery, 510 Bay Ave. Capitola, CA.
Many Hands Gallery specializes in art local artists and is a destination for one-of-a-kind collectibles and gifts.
The opening reception is on February 1, 2015 2-4pm
‘Made with Love’ features work from over 46 talented artists from the entire Monterey Bay Community. These artists express their unique style and let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass. Techniques range from traditional gold and silversmithing, forging, casting, and enameling. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.
Made with Love is the perfect opportunity to purchase a locally made piece of Art or Jewelry for your special someone for Valentine’s Day!

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), which started in the early 1990’s with ten people meeting in each others homes, has evolved into a highly respected entity that provides education, exhibition opportunities, support and community to its more than 100 members. From the Santa Cruz Mountains to Big Sur and beyond, we come together to share techniques and experiences.

The artists of the MBMAG are as varied as the beautiful Monterey Bay area in which we live and work. We are sculptors who make jewelry, jewelers who make sculpture, metal artists who incorporate glass and glass artists who incorporate metal. We work in media that range from high-karat gold to found objects, and the results are highly individual expressions in a great variety of materials, including metal.

The cornerstones of our guild are the excellent metal arts programs at Cabrillo College in Aptos and the Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey. Our keystones are the instructors, Theresa Lovering-Brown, Dawn Nakanishi, Carol Holaday, and Angela Gleason. Along with Cabrillo College professor emeritus Lynda Watson, these artists are our mentors and inspirations.

The work in this exhibit, “Expression in Metal”, represents recent work created MBMAG members. We are honored to be in the Many Hands Gallery to share our craft.

Guild Mission Statement:

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an environment of education, networking, and community interaction, as well as support and general camaraderie for artists working in metal.

Call for Entries! Fifth Annual “Made with Love”

Made with Love 2015 - necklace  Barbara Banducci

Necklace - Barbara BanducciMonterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present its fifth annual exhibition at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, February 1 – 28, 2015.

You are invited to participate in this very successful event. We will accept up to two pieces from each artist. The theme and the title of the show are “Made with Love”.

Entry Deadline: January 11, 2015; the entry fee for this show is $20.00.

Eligibilty: Open to all current, 2015 MBMAG members. If you have not already renewed, you will need to pay for your 2015 MBMAG membership ($35.00) to be eligible to enter this show. Fees are NONREFUNDABLE.

Winter Party January 11, 2015! Guest Speaker Emiko Oye!

Emiko Oye - bracelet

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Mark your calendars! The MBMAG community will ring in the new year at Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at high noon!  Here are the details:

Location:  Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing, 7902 MOSS LANDING ROAD, MOSS LANDING    831-633-5843\

Schedule:
12:00 – Pin Swap and Hors d’oeuveres caterd Haute Enchilada
Bring as many or as few pins as you like, Get crazy and creative – anything goes.
There is no potluck this year, we’d appreciate it if you let us know if you’re coming so we order enough food!
1:00  Meeting and Announcements
Very short meeting and announcements
2:00Talk Emiko Oye,
Emiko Oye, noted jeweler, user of recycled and green materials, and past President of the San Francisco MAG.

Deb Lozier Lecture June 11th 6pm

deblozierWednesday, June 11th
Lecture 6pm
Cabrillo College VAPA 1001
Sponsored 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!

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warning signURGENT ACTION NEEDED!

Critical vote on state arts funding in legislature – Your letter needed 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 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