Sanctuary – Fall 2010 at PG Art Center

We need volunteers for the Pacific Grove Art Center exhibition: Sanctuary, Metal Arts of Monterey Bay, scheduled for October  29, through December 16, 2010.

It is requested that you volunteer to help with the exhibition, in order to make it a success. Below is a list of positions which need to be filled.  Many jobs need more than one person.

Registrar: Helene Daniels < helene AT >


Graphics Coordinator:

Postcard Coordinator:

Labels & Inventory:  Barbara Banducci (or PG Art Center)

Art Transport: Barbara Banducci and Jan Sheridan

Storage of Work:

Case Coordinator: Melissa Offutt

Display Coordinator:

Shadow Box Volunteers: Sandra Mendoza, Elsa Etcheverry

Please think about not only what you will create for the exhition, but also how you can contribute to the success of the show– and then contact:

The co-chairs for the exhibition are Norma Dunipace and Barbara Banducci. To volunteer for a position, or fill out and mail your Entry Form with your check.

Thank you,

Elsa Etcheverry,
MBMAG President

Artists Studio Tour 2008 | Monterey County

In conjunction with the Monterey County Artists Studio Tours, the Jody Royee Gallery is showcasing the unique, handmade jewelry by three local metal artists.

Treat yourself to an exciting experience viewing the jewelry of Sherry Cordova, Fran Grinels, and Daria Salus, all at one handicap accessible stop. The Jody Royee Gallery is a local gallery owned by a local artist.  Jody is kind enough to offer her space to allow us to participate in the Monterey County Artists Studio Tour. Saturday September 27, 2008 at 10:00am Jody Royee Gallery Suite 317 Mid Valley Center
Carmel, California 93923

Monterey County Artists Studio Tour is the largest self-guided, free art exhibition in Monterey County. Preview the event and plan your tour at

Preview the work of the artists at their websites:

More info about the gallery can be found here:


For more information about Monterey County Artists Studio Tour, visit:

Metals In Motion 2008 – Press Release

UFO Series brooch, Barbara McKinder
“Speed Demon” by Judy Foreman

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California present:

Metals in Motion

A showcase of unique work by over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 8 – April 20, 2008

Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded by artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m

Santa Cruz, CA – February 2008 – Treat yourself to a unique experience viewing the work of over 50 studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. Talented artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz showcase their work in “Metals in Motion” at the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California.

The special exhibit and sale runs from March 8 through April 20, 2008. More than 100 handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of great diversity are on display. Featured pieces imply movement either through kinetic mechanisms or imagery; artists let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass to realize their personal interpretation of the theme. Techniques range from traditional gold- and silver-smithing, forging, casting, enameling, to mokume gane which translates as “wood grain metal”a Japanese metal lamination technique, mastered by only a few U.S. artists.
The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.

The Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, in Oakland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The opening reception is on March 8, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception will be preceded by an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during which nationally recognized members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will discuss their work.

Admission is free.

About the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild: The MBMAG 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. Its members include nationally recognized metal artists.

Further information: visit

About the Collectors Gallery: The Collectors Gallery is operated by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a volunteer fundraising organization. The Women’s Board donates all profits from the gallery to the Art Acquisition fund of the Oakland Museum of California. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Further information:

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

Digital pictures available upon request.
Media contact: Sherry Cordova, Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

MBMAG General Membership Meeting – Nov 5, 2007

Guild elections for 2007-2008 Board of Directors *who:
Theresa Lovering-Brown – Sabbatical slideshow and presentation
Cynthia Rand-Thompson – New Guild website walk-through

where & when:
Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, Room 615, time 6:30

* If you are a member, and are unable to attend, use the Nominations ballot in the Member Area of the website.

(Room 615 is in the 600 / Chemistry Building, on the “hill” side of the building, not the ocean side. Check the campus map on the Cabrillo College website for building 600.)

YUMA Symposium 2007

During Dawn Nakanishi’s amazing sabbatical opening I was asked by one of our members about Yuma, “What is Yuma like?” I joke that what happens in Yuma stays in Yuma, but the truth for me is that the preparation, the actual experiences, and the in-between Yuma times… I still have a portion of the Yuma experience with me. It is hard to explain if you haven’t been there, but I will try:

This year there were several hundred attendees. This often ranges to upwards of 3-4 hundred – students, instructors, and enthusiasts. I can’t say everybody is alike, but the Yuma experience does transform everyone.

It starts on Thursday night at Lute’s Casino, this is a part not to be missed. So remember there is a time difference between California and Arizona. This seems to have screwed up every person at one time or another.

At Lute’s everyone has a chance to bring and exchange mostly for free, pins that have been made with other participants who bring pins to swap. You meet first year people, and Yuma veterans. Since this was Yuma’s 28th year-several folks have not missed a beat.

Metal presenters this year were Ken Bova, Kristen Beeler, and Kathleen Browne. Ken Bova taught us how to make a rivet hammer out of a chopstick, dental floss, and a 40 penny nail – he went MacGyver on us.

We got to see and hear about the 5-8 year gestation period that inspired Kristen Beeler’s 35 brooches and 6 necklaces that was a recent exhibition of her work. Kathleen Browne shared her intended and unintended voice expressed through her work and peoples reactions to her work.

Yuma is not just about the metals folk, the mud people, textiles, furniture, photo and painters were all represented there. Brush making for painters and potters was taught by Glenn Grishkoff. There is something for everyone. And the best part about it is that whether you are a participant in the saw, file and solder relay races, refereed by our own Lynda Watson, or shouting support for your team, everyone is approachable.

There are new and old friends to share time with. I recommend the comradeship and kindred spirits I have met at Yuma known to me as the “Yumarian Clan”. Pack your dancing shoes, and I will see you there.


Stephanie Adams

Call for Entries: Lark Books

500 Pendants & Lockets

Elizabeth Shypertt & Mike Holmes, Jurors

Lark Books is accepting entries for 500 Pendants & Lockets.

We seek high-quality images of contemporary studio jewelry handmade by artists from around the globe. All suspended ornaments, from the symbolic and purposeful (amulets, talismans, and charms) to the purely decorative will be considered. Diverse materials, techniques, and styles desired.

To be released in the spring of 2008, this book aims to showcase a breathtaking collection that will inspire beginning and professional jewelers alike, as well as delight collectors, scholars, and jewelry enthusiasts.

To be considered for inclusion, please submit high-quality transparencies, slides, or digital images with entry forms. Artists whose work is selected will receive full acknowledgment within the book, a complimentary copy, and discounts on the purchase of additional books.

Artists retain copyright of their work. There is no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2007. Guidelines & entry forms now available.

On the web:

Via e-mail: