Join Our Current and Historical Record of Member Artists
In ~ 2003, MBMAG asked each member to create and donate a small piece of artwork that would reflect their skills and aesthetic. The pieces have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.
In 2015, the guild began a new “Links Project” which demonstrated each of our member’s style and personality.
In 2023, the guild is expanding into a new case with the two new links donated by Roxanne Beebe and Susan Shallenberger (shown below)
Contribute a Link
We invite all members to make a link that meets the following parameters
The individual piece should range be a minimum size of 1 x 1 x 1″ HLD*
The individual piece must not exceed to 1.5 x 2 x 1″ HLD*
The piece must be link-able on both ends
The piece must reflect your unique style
*HLD = Height x Length x Depth where Length is the measurement between the link-able end rings
Ornament Magazine Features Jeanie Pratt-Jeanie said “I am thrilled with the article about my life and my work, along with the cover and an Artist Showcase!“ We in the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are thrilled for member Jeanie Pratt! The cover article features her work, tells about her life and is a great read. The guild and Jeanie …
Summer Party Sunday August 21, 2022-Join us at the summer party! Bring your own lunch and picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual "Sculpture Is" outdoor sculpture show. Sunday August 21, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
Art Salon with Lynda Watson May 13, 2021-Pajaro Valley Arts is holding an art salon live via zoom Visit the PVArts.org event page to learn more about it and obtain the codes to Participate HTTP://pvarts.org/EVENT/art-salonmay-13/ Long time Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild member Lynda Watson is one of the 3 artists who will be participating in the live via Zoom Art Salon.
Collecting Jewelry with Jeanie Pratt-Join jeweler and collector Jeanie Pratt as she shows pieces from her extensive collection and the stories behind the individual pieces. Silvera Jewelry School is hosting a free talk with MBMAG member Jeanie Pratt as part of their Online Event Tuesday series March 30, 2021 at 2 PM PDT – 3 PM PDTPrice: Free to …
MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010-Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Saleat Monterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayMay 4th, 5th and 6th 20109 AM to 7 PM Cash or Check only! in the Almaden Room of the Student Center Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Student Center is located off Fishnet …
Please join us for our Summer BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Party!
See below for more information
Pajaro Valley Art Center’s yearly show, Sculpture Is, will be in full swing, as well as the beautiful demonstration gardens over Sierra Azul’s acreage. Always very impressive!
With the pandemic, we are suggesting wearing a mask if you’d like to keep yourself or others safe.
Bring your own lunch, plates, utensils and picnic chair
We’ll be having the monthly board meeting immediately before the party (12 – 1 pm) and we welcome all to attend and participate
We will be sharing what we all have been doing the last year and a half, there’s a Summer Swap, and there’s a Summer-to-Winter Re-Create. We look forward to seeing each other (in person!), catching up and announcing new events, having lunch, ….
Do you have a piece of jewelry or sculpture on hand that you’d like to swap out for a piece by another guild member? Then check out our SUMMER SWAP
Is there a sad half-finished piece that has been staring at you from your bench waiting and longing to be finished? You pick it up, turn it over and put it down again. You know it has life and wants to be whole. The SUMMER TO WINTER RE-CREATE is for you.
Bring a piece of jewelry or sculpture to the Summer Party that you are willing to swap out. If you bring one, you will go home with one. We will number the items and have people pick a number ‘out of a hat.’ You will go home with the metal art piece that corresponds to the number picked!
SUMMER TO WINTER RE-CREATE
Bring an unfinished piece to the MBMAG Summer party. If you bring an unfinished metal art piece you take home a different piece to finish.How it works: Each piece will be given a number. A fellow metal artist member will pull a number ‘out of the hat’ then take the corresponding piece home and finish it. The finished pieces will be brought to the Winter Party and returned to the original artists. At the Winter Party the pieces will be displayed for all to see, and the original owners can don their new piece of jewelry!
Let the creative juices flow. Your Challenge Team, Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig
Date: Sunday August 21, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm Location: 2660 E. Lake Ave (Hwy 152 across from the Fairgrounds), Watsonville, CA 95076
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm PST Free to members Check your email for the Zoom link
ABOUT GEORGE POST:
George Post is a freelance photographer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a client base of individual artists and craftspeople who work in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Many of them sell their creations on the craft-fair circuit, using George’s photographs of their work to jury into the more prestigious shows throughout America. George does some purely commercial photography as well.
A Life Member of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, George also enjoys photography for his own artistic expression. He has a special fondness for colorful, unusual subject matter, and his archives include an eclectic mix of landscapes, cityscapes, astronomical, meteorological, geological, and biological images.
TENTATIVE WORKSHOP OUTLINE
Types of subject & Orientation
Hanging – Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings (Post vs. Wire, Fishing Line Frame)
Tabletop – 3d Objects, Jewelry with camera on tripod
Click the video clip below to see the winners of the guild’s 2021 “Looking Into the Future” Winter Design Challenge
We asked our members to take the challenge of showing us in a new metal art piece how they view the future after the strange and stressful year of 2020. Thank you to four very creative people who submitted their art. We announced the winners during the live online Winter Party on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
“Reflections” Exhibition & Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery
Our next all member exhibition will begin this summer at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California.
All artists are welcome, if you aren’t yet a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, you are welcome to join from wherever you are in the world.
The theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create 3 new narrative works based on the theme of “Reflections”. More details about the theme, dates for show registration, and more are to come in March 2021.
As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gift shop sales.
All members are encouraged to participate. Continue reading for more details.
The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVA in 2017, and PVA has invited us back. We will accept up to three pieces per artist, and sculpture is encouraged. The theme of the exhibit, “Reflections”, can be used as a stepping off place for your work and can be interpreted as you see fit.
Exhibit entry fee to MBMAG is $35. You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter, but you may join at any time from anywhere.
Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See:pvarts.org/ For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member.
Plus: The gift area was very successful last time. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.
We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. Please let Toni Danzig, email@example.com, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. These are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:
Entry form, photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig Education Displays – Pat Evans Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig Recruitment of sponsors – project leader needed. Gift area organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) is a diverse guild comprised of artists, collectors, professional art educators, practitioners, gallerists, advocates, and new enthusiasts of metalsmithing. We welcome all people at all levels of experience and appreciation for making art in metal. We are based in the picturesque Monterey Bay area of California and our members live in many diverse locations. Everyone is welcome to join from wherever you live.
Early notification of exhibitions, lectures, events and workshops hosted by MBMAG
Guest artist and member lectures are free for members!
Discounts on workshops and events hosted by MBMAG
Invites to participate in the guild’s all-member, juried, and curated exhibits at local galleries and museums
We help promote our members’ art on Instagram and Facebook; tag us when you post
Members private email list for free postings of tools for sale or giveaway
Networking and socializing opportunities
Member design challenges
Free access to the full video library of online jewelry photography and social media how-to sessions
A photo of your art in the Member Gallery on the mbmag.org website
Advertise for free your upcoming metal arts related workshops, events, open-studio, or sale on mbmag.org