Call for Artists: Glad Tidings at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

"Call for Artists. Glad Tidings. Jewelry Exhibit + Sale. ZFolio Gallery, Monterey" Art jewelry show in Monterey, California. Show will run Nov 29, 2024 - Jan 6, 2025

We encourage artists to create up to 3 new art jewelry pieces
The theme Glad Tidings may be interpreted as you wish

Entry Fee: $30

All new and currrent members are encouraged to submit artwork

Register your intent to exhibit by midnight Oct 4, 2024

Final day to submit artwork details is November 4, 2024

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale 
Prices must include gallery commission. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials

The show is NOT juried and photos are NOT required.
You may register now and select and wait to enter your details by 11/4

exhibit + sale opens Nov 29, 2024
exhibit + sale closes Jan 6, 2025

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The entry fee is non-refundable

Registered artists will receive a fillable PDF for submission details in a separate email. Check your email after registering. Details of submitting photos for possible inclusion in the postcard will be coming soon.

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View pieces from the 2022 ZFolio show

EXHIBIT OVERVIEW

The first 25 artists to sign up via the link above to reserve a place in the exhibit. The gallery case space is limited and we regret that there is only room for 25 artists with 3 pieces maximum each. The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to the online artwork submission form.

The guild in collaboration with ZFolio Gallery create printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guilds favorite places to share our members art.

EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS

  • The Glad Tidings Exhibit + Sale will accept art from new and established guild members. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • The exhibit is NOT juried.
  • Photos are NOT required.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All artwork must fit within a jewelry case.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces may be entered.
  • All artwork must NOT have been exhibited at any previous ZFolio shows
  • All art must be for sale.
  • All art must be priced with the 50% gallery commission included.
  • The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
    with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials
  • Photos are NOT required, but all artists are encouraged to submit photos so we may advertise your pieces.
  • Photo files must be submitted to have the artwork to be considered for the postcard design.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Photo Guidelines. Click here for a guide to Common Metal Art Photo Issues with Potential solutions.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to being emailed.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when the appropriate entry fee has been paid via the above registration link, and all required artwork submission details are complete
  • Entry submission implies agreement to ZFolio Gallery consignment and exhibit terms

NEXT STEPS AFTER REGISTERING FOR THE EXHIBIT + SALE

  1. Login to your mbmag.org account, then scroll down to the bottom of this webpage to access the Labels & Records PDF. You may also find the PDF link in your entry receipt.
  2. Artwork details are due when you fill out the Labels & Records PDF form; and must be submitted no later than Nov 4, 2024. Scroll down for the Downloadable PDF and recipient email address.
  3. DOWNLOAD the PDF to your Hard Drive or Device Storage BEFORE beginning to fill out the form.
  4. Print 2 copies of the inventory of your submitted art (the Labels & Records form.)
  5. We encourage you to create a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artists Book displayed at the gallery. These pages help sell your art. The gallery staff uses the exhibit Artists Book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery team knows about each piece and each artist. The gallery team learns much of this from the Artists Book. Please help the team sell your artwork by providing the Artist Statement and Artist Biography. You may also include photos of your work on these pages.
  6. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you deliver art to the show organizers or gallerist. See below for helpful links.

KEY DATES & ACTIONS DUE

NOW – Oct 4, 2024 (Fri)

Register to participate in Glad Tidings
Submit show entry details online using the online form link you will receive via email.

Oct 11, 2024 (Fri)

Photos must be submitted by this date to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. Photos are NOT required to participate in the exhibit.

Nov 4, 2024 (Fri)

All artwork details are DUE via PDF/email by midnight. Photos are NOT required.

Nov 24, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork drop off at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 25, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists drop artwork off at ZFolio Gallery, Monterey, CA

Nov 29, 2024 (Fri)

Exhibition opens

Dec 1, 2024 (Sun)
4 pm

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 6, 2025 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 6, 2025 (Sun)
1 pm

Monterey area artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 19, 2025 (Sun)
1 pm

Any unsold artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

EACH ARTIST PROVIDES

Emailed submission with up to THREE pieces of work that have not been previously exhibited at ZFolio Gallery. Submit artist and artwork details.

Images are NOT required to exhibit artwork.

If you wish to be considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard or for online promotion, login to your mbmag.org member account and scroll down for details.

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Around and Round Artwork Details Submission Form

@ Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA
exhibit + sale opens May 29, 2024
exhibit + sale closes July 17, 2024

Entry Fee: $35
Click here to register by Feb 29, 2024

Final day to submit artwork details is April 29, 2024
Any photos must be submitted by Feb 29, 2024 to be considered for inclusion on the postcard.

We encourage artists to create up to 3 new art jewelry pieces.
The theme Around and Round may be interpreted as you wish. 

Word cloud made of paths. Around and Round. Traveling. Traversing. Philosophy. Sophistry. Wheels. Orbs.  Ball. Orbiting. A Resonant Voice. Circulatory System. Venn Diagram. Ring. Bubbles. Hydrologic Cycles. Hugs. Planets. Going  Full-Circle.

Up to 3 pieces of metal art can be submitted for the exhibit + sale
Prices must include gallery commission

Artwork can be anything you made in metal art ranging from sculpture to objects to jewelry.

At the artists’ at the opening reception Sun June 2, 2024 2-4 pm
light refreshments will be served and exhibiting artists can sell jewelry they are wearing in “Sell What You Wear”.

A third sales opportunity is the PVA Gift Shop where you can sell up to 5 pieces. If any of those pieces sell, PVA will contact you and ask if you’d like to replace the sold piece with another piece to sell.

The show is NOT juried
Photos are not required

The entry fee is non-refundable and is used to help cover the guild’s costs and provide events for our members

All communications between you and mbmag.org are secured via SSL.

Artist and artwork details plus photos (optional) are submitted via the online form.

Artwork must be complete before beginning the artwork details submission process.

SCROLL DOWN TO SUBMIT ARTWORK DETAILS

CLICK EACH OF THE TOPICS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition both 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 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. Exhibiting artists are welcome to provide up to 5 pieces priced at less than $200 for the PVA Gift Shop area.

What’s the difference?? Art submitted for the EXHIBIT area must be one-of-a-kind and may be any price. Art submitted for the GIFT SHOP area must be priced at less than $200 and may be a design of which you create multiples for sale.

Exhibiting artists are also invited to participate in the “Sell What You Wear” experience at the “Around and Round” opening reception. Details will be sent out via email closer to the reception date along with a link to fill out a form for you to “Sell What You Wear”.

The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to this page. At the bottom of this page is the online artwork submission form.

Pajaro Valley Arts, in collaboration with MBMAG exhibit team members, will create printed and virtual postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

  • The Around and Round Exhibit + Sale accepts new and established guild members. You may JOIN or Renew NOW to enter artwork. Everyone is welcome regardless of residence location
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of skill.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for the gallery exhibit + sale
  • All artwork in the gallery exhibit must NOT have been exhibited at any previous PVA shows
  • Up to 5 pieces may be entered for the Gift Shop Area of the PVA gallery
  • All art must be priced with the gallery commission included
  • Sculpture is accepted and we love that PVA is a place to exhibit sculptures
  • Your submission will be considered complete when the appropriate entry fee has been paid via the above registration link, and all required artwork submission details are complete via the online form below by midnight Monday April 29, 2024.
  • Entry submission implies agreement to the PVA Loan Agreement terms

Photos are NOT required, but all artists are encouraged to submit photos so we may advertise your pieces

Volunteers and needed and very much appreciated

  • Please let Toni Danzig know if you are interested in helping.
  • Each artist will be asked to choose a volunteer activity when submitting artwork. Click the bar below to read the details and timing for each volunteer activity.

Volunteers and needed and very much appreciated for the following activities:

  • Exhibit installation: Help organize and place artwork in the gallery the weekend of May 11th
  • Gift Shop Organization: Organize and install artwork in the gallery’s gift shop area on the weekend of May 11th
  • Photography Assistance: Help other artists take photographs of their artwork (via advice or in-person). Your contact information will be passed on to artists who request this type of help.
  • Form Assistance: Help other artists fill out the exhibit entry forms (via advice). Your contact information will be passed on to artists who request this type of help.
  • Case and Vitrine Moving TO Gallery: On May 11, 2024, 6 volunteers and 3 vans or trucks are needed to move the cases and vitrines from Santa Cruz to Watsonville and assemble them in the gallery
  • Make-a-Bracelet: On June 15, 2024, the guild needs at least 6 volunteers from 11-4pm to assist with our free-to-the-public Make-a-Bracelet event. We assist people at each step to create a cuff bracelet. We need assistance from 11-noon to setup, and 3-4pm to clean up.
  • Return Exhibit Artwork to Artists: On July 14, 2024 from 4-7pm, organize and assist return of pieces to artists from the exhibit (4 volunteers are needed)
  • Return Gift Shop Artwork to Artists: On July 14, 2024 from 4-7pm, organize and assist return of gift shop pieces to the artists (2 volunteers are needed)
  • Case and Vitrine Moving FROM Gallery: On July 15, 2024, 6 volunteers and 3 vans or trucks are needed to disassemble and move the cases and vitrines from the gallery in Watsonville to Santa Cruz
  • Public Relations: Write a public relations release for the guild and send it to news outlets
  • Post Card Distribution: Visit local organizations and hotels in the Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz area to provide packs of postcards to promote the exhibit
  • Social Media: Create and post photos and videos to social media to promote the exhibit
  1. Log in to your mbmag.org account
  2. Click on the link in the Registration Confirmation email you received
  3. SCROLL DOWN to the Artwork Submission Form
  4. Artwork details (including dimensions of each piece) are due when you fill out the submission form below; and must be submitted no later than Feb 29, 2024
  5. We’ve created a generic tutorial video for the submission forms. This tutorial does NOT show the Around and Round exhibit form and is meant to be a general guide.
  6. The Labels and Records, aka Inventory, forms are created automatically for you by the online form and automatically emailed to you upon form submission with a filled in copy of the PVA Loan Agreement. Follow the instructions in the PDF.
  7. Create a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artists Book displayed at the gallery. These pages help sell your art. The gallery staff uses the exhibit Artists Book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. Please help the gallery team sell your artwork by providing the Artist Statement and Artist Biography.
  8. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) with your art to the show organizers. See below for helpful links on creating a Statement and/or Bio.

NOW – Feb 29, 2024

Register to participate in Around and Round

April 29, 2024 (Mon)

All artwork details are DUE by midnight. Photos are NOT required.

May 4, 2024 (Sat)
1 – 3 pm

Monterey Area Artists Artwork drop off at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA

May 5, 2024 (Sun)
1 – 3 pm

Artwork drop off at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

May 29, 2024 (Wed)

Exhibition opens

June 2, 2024 (Sun)
2 – 4 pm

Artists Opening Reception with “Sell What You Wear” opportunity for exhibiting artists

June 15, 2024 (Sat)
12 – 3 pm

Free to the public Make-a-Bracelet event with free snacks. Join us in the patio garden area behind the gallery and create a cuff bracelet with the assistance of guild members.

July 17, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes at 4 pm

July 17, 2024 (Sun)
5 – 7 pm

All artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at the PVA Gallery

Online submission with up to THREE pieces of work that have not been previously exhibited at PVA. Submit artist and artwork details. Images are NOT required to exhibit artwork. We encourage artists to upload high-quality images as part of the submission process. The higher the quality of the photo, the higher the likelihood it will be used for the postcards and social media advertising. See PHOTOS above for tips and guidelines.

Dimensions, materials used, type of artwork, artist contact information and optional narrative statements are all provided using the online form.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM

Before starting the submission form, verify that you are logged in to your account on the website and that you have all the information for ALL the pieces you will be submitting. You may only submit this form ONE time. For the best results, log OUT and then LOGIN again BEFORE beginning the form. If you have been logged into the website for 48 hours, the website may automatically and without warning log you out. The website will continue to allow you to enter data, but none will be saved. To resolve this and other issues with form submissions, READ THIS GUIDE.

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Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022

postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background


Holiday @ RREVV

Jewelry and sculpture from the artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be on display and for sale in this juried exhibit + sale during the months of Nov & Dec 2022.

The HOLIDAY @ RREVV show highlights new art from 5 member artists, along side the art of other members in two jewelry cases.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision). Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ artwork.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sun: 12 – 6 pm
First Fridays of the Month: noon – 8 pm
Other Days: Available by appointment via text or phone call to 1.415.851.5114

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Made with Love Reception – Feb 2015

Early Spring - Susan Shallenberger
Early Spring – Susan Shallenberger

All of my experiences leading up to the “Made With Love” show at the Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, may sound familiar. The large necklace I call ‘Early Spring” was still being assembled the day before we were to hand them in! I talked with a couple of other jewelry makers who said they were in the same boat, but staying afloat. The tiny screws I ordered arrived the night before, so I knew it would be completed in time.

It is so exciting to actually see everyone’s pieces displayed so beautifully in the cases. I love that we did not have to compete to get our jewelry in the show. Just think, now I can tell people I displayed in a jewelry show with the likes of Dawn Nakanishi and Lynn Guenther! Of course, there is a huge difference between the levels of expertise, but it still gives artists like me some bragging rights!

A real crowd pleaser
A real crowd pleaser

The artists’ reception was crowded and noisy, just like it should be. Jockeying our way up to the cases, we were immediately drawn to the display of bright shiny objects. It was fun to bump into people we hadn’t had a chance to talk with in a while, and ask about their pieces. All that artist energy was exciting, and we weren’t even missing the Super Bowl.

A serious metals discussion
A serious metals discussion, I am sure!

I have to admit I have been back to Many Hands Gallery a few times since the opening, just to absorb it all again. One day one of the women who works there said she “loved my necklace,” which really made my day! So if you haven’t been back, it is definitely worth your time to visit and enjoy the experience over and over.

Susan Shallenberger,
Contributor