CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016

Surf Sand and Silversmiths - PVAC 2016

Mokume gane shell - Artist: Jerry Blanchard

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville
August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception: August 28th

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents a new exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville.  
You are invited to participate in this very special event.

The theme is: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths
You may enter up to 3 pieces per artist
The entry fee is $35.00
Entry Deadline: June 15th

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium-sized Sculpture will also be accepted. We will have a Gift Shop within the show, for production pieces $150 retail and under. In the gift shop you can feature up to 6 pieces!  Any work sold can be replaced with another piece.

You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit. Continue reading “CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016”

PAST EXHIBIT: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug-Oct 2016

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
presented a new Exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Art Council in Watsonville:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception August 28th

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)
Click on the image to visit the PVAC website

This is a preliminary announcement to let you know far in advance, of the upcoming exhibit at PVAC.

We will send more details, as they become available. A ‘Call for Artists’ will arrive in the coming weeks, just please start thinking about what kind of work you would like to show!

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium sized Sculpture will also be accepted.


About the Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)

Our Mission Statement:

“Bringing the community together through the arts”

This is our 30th year!

The Pajaro Valley Arts Council, known as PVAC, was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, California, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and south Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts.

PVAC opened the gallery in 1986, and presents rotating visual art exhibition in both the gallery and satellite locations.

–excerpted from the PVAC website

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Stay tuned…

Dates, deadlines and other details will be sent to the MBMAG membership, as soon as we know. Meanwhile, start thinking and designing.

Only MBMAG members may participate in this exhibit. If you have friends which you think might be interested, tell them now, so that they will receive future show related emails.

Need to join MBMAG, or renew your MBMAG membership?  Do it now and get advanced notice of future events via email announcements with the payment links included.

Contact us with any questions.

Thank you, show coordinators:

Dorie Green, Bridget Canty,
Toni Danzig & Carol Gordon

pvac2016 AT mbmag.org

The Links Challenge

Links Challenge - MBMAG
Links Challenge - MBMAG

MBMAG presents:  THE LINKS CHALLENGE

Quite a few years ago the MBMAG asked each of the members to create a small piece of work that would reflect their style.  This piece would have a means to connect it on both ends and once linked together would become one chain of unique works.

A photograph of a portion of the Original Links Project is above.  

We would like to start a new “Links Project” which would demonstrate each of our member’s style and personality.  This new chain would be exhibited, along with the original chain at our exhibits or events.

The individual pieces should range from 1″ x 1″ to 1-1/2″ x 2″.
The key is that it should be linkable and reflect the individual’s style.

The Challenge:

  • MBMAG members who wish to accept the challenge will need to purchase a kit for $25.  One kit per member.
  • There will be 9 items in the kit ie:  Sterling Silver Sheet, Copper Wire, Silver tubing, etc.
  • Kits will be given out at the Summer MBMAG Gathering, August 16,2015.
  • Members not able to attend the Summer Gathering can purchase a kit with an added $5. Fee for shipping. Orders made after the gathering will be subject to kits on hand.
  • Each entry must include at least  5 of the 9 materials included in the kit, to be eligible for the prize money.
  • You will be allowed one wildcard item, such as a cabachon stone, Enamel,Resin, glass, pencil, found object, etc.
  • You may use any fabrication technique, for example: fusing, soldering,roller mill, etching, fold forming,  rivets, etc…
  • The Link must be completed for the Winter MBMAG party where members will vote for Best Link! We will be also asking you to photograph your link and have a paragraph written about your link.
  • The voting will be done without names of the Artist.
  • Prize Money: 1st Place $250. 2nd Place $100. 3rd Place $50.
  • All links will become part of the MBMAG Chain and property of MBMAG. The MBMAG Links Chain will be displayed at various MBMAG events.
  • Deadline date to order kit: August 5th, 2015.

Participation is limited to current MBMAG members.  Anyone is welcome to become a member and participate.  Join here.  Once you’ve joined, you’ll have access to the Member Area, where you can purchase your Link Kit.

Call for Artists: Adornment

Adornment 2015

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a call for artists to exhibit in a gallery show

Adornment:

new work from Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members

at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA

December 4, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Reception: Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3 pm to 5 PM

 

Adornment 2015

MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this December and January.  Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.  This gallery has an online presence, see Z Folio.

The theme Adornment may be interpreted as you wish. A little research on the meaning of the word might inspire you. Each artist may submit up to two new pieces of jewelry or small sculpture not previously shown in a Guild exhibit. This announcement is far in advance of the deadline, to give you time to create something new.  All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale, and priced with commissions to the gallery in mind (50% to artist/50% to gallery).

Continue reading “Call for Artists: Adornment”

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

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.

Call for Entries: SMALL WONDERS

I would give you the world - Pat Evans

 

Call for Entries:

 

SMALL WONDERS: The Magic of Macro and Micro

The Challenge:

Think of something or view something large, a mountain, a building, an animal, etc.  Now visualize it, manipulate it, abstract it and re-think it small enough to hold in your hand or to wear, i.e., pendant, ring, broach, etc.

 I would give you the world - Pat EvansEntries are now open for the Fall MBMAG Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center. The show will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 in the Annand Gallery of  the Pacific Grove Art Center.

The deadline for entries is August 14. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist for the entry fee of $40. Entrants must be current members of MBMAG. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Member Resources section of the MBMAG website and payment may be made through the PayPal link there.

Participants are expected to volunteer in some aspect of the show and may be required to serve as a docent for one three-hour shift during the run of the show.  Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit.

 

Key Dates:

  • Call for entry deadline:  Aug. 14, 2014
  • Volunteer sign-up: Aug. 21, 2014
  • Early Photo Submissions*: September 1, 2014
  • Records and Label deadline: September 20, 2014
  • Photos and Artist’s Statement deadline Sept. 20, 2014
  • Drop work off at collection points:  October 4, 2014
  • Reception Date:  October 24, 2014 7 pm to 9 pm.
  • Pick up date at Pacific Grove:  Dec. 19, 2014

 

Regards,

Pat Evans
Small Wonders Chairperson
smallwonders@mbmag.org

 

*Photos received October 1 will be considered for inclusion in Pacific Grove Art Center’s publicity releases and/or for use on the Show Postcard.