Call for Artists: “Reflections” Exhibition & Sale

Reflections Exhibition Call for Artists Image of a peninsula and sky reflecting onto the ocean

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“Reflections” . . . an unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

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The Call for Artists is now open for our next all member exhibition which opens on August 25, 2021 at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California. Please sign up now via this link to secure a place in the exhibit.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing.

Entry fee: $35.00

You must be a current member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) to enter.

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition in person and virtually. Visit the PVArts.org Virtual Tours page to see an example of a virtual show

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 gallery gift shop sales.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021Registration opens
June 18, 2021Registration closes
July 2, 2021Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork are due if you would like your photos considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021“Labels and Records” forms are due (if not already submitted)
August 7, 2021Deliver your artwork in Santa Cruz, California
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork in Monterey, California
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021Exhibition closes
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsoniville California

All members are encouraged to participate. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Santa Cruz and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org to join
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. Work should be priced accordingly.

Exhibition Plus Sale: The gift area was very successful the last time MBMAG had an exhibition and sale at Pajaro Valley Arts. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces in the gallery gift shop area. Work should be priced at $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. Below 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 Shop Area Organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of Cases and Vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

A Letter from the Exhibition Organizers:

The title and theme of our next all member exhibit is “Reflections”, to be interpreted as you wish.

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) has been invited to exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Arts (PVArts) in Watsonville, CA.

Although it is not required, we encourage you to submit narrative or story-telling work. 

Reflections   
1.  (of a surface or body) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
2.  Think deeply or carefully about.

Common synonyms of reflect are: cogitate, deliberate, reason, speculate, and think. While all these words mean “to use one’s powers of conception, judgment, or inference,” reflect suggests unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

Some ideas for your conception could be a collection that you have gathered such as feathers, shells, photos, et cetera. It could also be a scene or a place you have visited. 

This has been a time of reflection for us all and we would like you to tell the viewer your story. An educational component is required PVArts and to meet this requirement a short story of your concept will accompany the work.

We will accept up to three metal art pieces. Sculpture is encouraged.  Sculpture submissions will require dimensions be provided upon submission so we can accommodate your artwork with pedestals or cases.

Your artwork which is on exhibit must stay until the end of the exhibit, even if it sells during the exhibition. Pajaro Valley Arts will coordinate with the purchaser to receive any sold artwork that is in the exhibition.

As well as exhibiting three pieces you will be able to submit up to 5 metal art pieces for the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery gift shop.  These pieces can be replaced if they sell. 

This promises to be an exciting exhibit and at long last, an opportunity to show your work.  Our last all member exhibition and sale at PVArts in 2017 was successful and well received.

Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Co-Chairs

At ZFolio: Back to the Future

front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring

Reception Sunday, December 8, 2020 4-6 pm.
Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020

ZFolio
750 Cannery Row, Suite 112
Monterey, CA 93940

More than 25 members are exhibiting their work this year! ZFolio is located on Cannery Row and is a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out, amazing work! Maybe we will see your work next year?

Call for Artists: Back to the Future Exhibition

Necklace  Annette Nemes

ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Reception: December 8, 2019
Registration Opens September 1 through October 25, 2019

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall.   ZFolio is one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Schedule: 

Call for Entry:  Opens Sept. 1st, and closes Oct. 25th.

Oct. 25th:  Delivery of work to Zfolio for those who want their work considered for the postcard – Zfolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Sunday, Nov. 17th:  Records and Labels due.

Saturday, Nov. 30th:  collect work in Santa Cruz area.  Sunday Dec. 1st collect work in Monterey area.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work.  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%).  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Back to the Future” may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information.

The entry fee is $25.00.  Entry fees are non-refundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  Membership sign up on or after Oct. 15th gives you membership through 12/31/2020. 

Zfolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com.

We look forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

Call for Entries: “Autumn Selections” Juried Exhibit at Vargas Gallery

Night time view of the lob to the Vargas Gallery at Mission College in Santa Clara CA

The Board of MBMAG and the Vargas Gallery at Mission College invite current and new members of the Guild to submit work for a juried exhibition. 

Title:  “Autumn Selections”

Exhibit Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 15th through Wednesday, October 31st

Jurors:  Lynda Watson and Albion Smith

Director of the Gallery and Curator of the Exhibit:  Lynne Todaro

Entry Fee $25.00 (non-refundable)

Entry fees due August 15

Criteria:

  • Up to three pieces may be entered for consideration. Metal should be the primary material.  Copper, silver, gold acceptable.  A maximum of 50 works will be accepted.
  • Jewelry and sculpture will be accepted. For large sculpture pieces please contact Annette (annettenemes@comcast.net)or Toni ( tonidan@comcast.net)
  • Applicants may submit their work for sale or NFS (not for sale)
  • All sales will be between buyer and artist directly.
  • To have work considered for use in advertising, digital photos must be received Aug. 1st.
  • All work will be collected on Sept. 1st (Santa Cruz area) and Sept. 2nd. (Monterey area) accompanied records and labels.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance/ non-acceptance email on September 10.
  • Work will be judged anonymously.
  • Reception at the Gallery will be in the afternoon on Sept. 15th

You are encouraged to visit the website of the Vargas Gallery at Mission College.

To join or renew your MBMAG membership click here.

Click here to Register for Juried Show

Call for Entries: Winter Abundance at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

pair of earrings  Julie Packer on a dark background

Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Artists Opening 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. The call for artists has been extended to Nov 5th.

Click here to Register

Schedule:

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

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing 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 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:  www.zfolio.com

Looking forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

Call for Artists Extended to Nov. 5:

Call for Artists: Winter Abundance Exhibit

Z Folio Gallery

Upcoming Exhibit: Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception: December 3, 2017
Registration Opens September 1, 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.

 Schedule:

Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Oct. 18th.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing 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 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:  www.zfolio.com

 Looking forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery

details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery

Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pm
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…

HER: Honoring Mothers – May 1 to 31, 2017 – Haute Enchilada Gallery

HER: Honoring Mothers - May 1 to 31 2017 - Haute Enchilada Gallery

HER: Honoring Mothers - May 1 to 31 2017 - Haute Enchilada Gallery

Announcing our upcoming show:

HER: Honoring Mothers
at the Haute Enchilada Gallery in Moss Landing,
May 1 – 31, 2017

The Opening event will be Sunday, May 7th form 3-5pm. Please come and support your friends of the Guild, and maybe find a nice gift for the mother in your life… maybe for yourself!

Feel free to share the postcard image and show information… distribute to your mail lists, post on Instagram, FaceBook or any other social media and invite your friends!

Looking forward to seeing you there—-

Annette Nemes
MBMAG Show Curator

her2017 AT mbmag.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS – HER: Honoring Mother May 1-31, Haute Enchilada Gallery Moss Landing CA

HER -Honoring Mother

HER - Honoring Mother

Deadline Extended to April 21 for Show Entries AND $35 Membership Fees!
 
Call for entries- 
 
HER:
Honoring Mothers
New work members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Haute Enchilada, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing
May 1 – May 31, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday, May 7 (Time to be determined)
 
Entry fee of $35 (non-refundable) 
DEADLINE to enter is APRIL 21
Each entrant will be allowed up to 5 pieces in the show
Once you are entered into the show you will receive information via email regarding 
Drop off Dates & Locations in Santa Cruz and Monterey
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

  • April 15 – photographs for consideration in digital postcard due to Margie Moran (mamomoran@gmail.com)
  • April 21 – registration form & records and labels due
  • April 26 – drop off in Monterey @ MPC jewelry classroom 11am-1pm (w/ Margie M & Ron Baldwin)
  • April 30 – drop off in Aptos @ Farm Bakery 3-5 (w/ Annette Nemes)
  • May 1 – show opens
  • May 6 or 7 – reception (date and time TBD)
  • May 31 – show closes
  • May 31 – artists pick up work at Haute Enchilada
 
 
Annual membership dues of $35 if you are not a member already. 
 
If you prefer to pay check, print out this application form.
Make check payable to MBMAG and send it along with your completed application form to:
 
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
Post Office Box 2468     Santa Cruz, CA 95063
 
Entry form (please print)
Name:
Mailing Address:
Phone:                     Cell:
Email:
 * I am a member. Amount enclosed $35 for Entry fee.
 * I am joining. Additional amount enclosed $35

Emotion Exhibit and Sale – ZFolio Gallery, Monterey – Opens December 2, 2016

MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a new gallery show

Emotion: New Work from MBMAG Members

at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, California

Exhibition Dates:   December 2 – January 2, 2016
Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2016   3-5 PM

MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017

MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition this December. This is a terrific opportunity to view new works members of the Monterey Bay Matal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com.

The theme of the exhibit is Emotion, and the interpretations are sure to be as varied as our membership!  All pieces are available for sale, and are primarily precious metals.

 

MBMAG - ZFolio Gallery 12-22-2016 to 1-2-2017