Welcome the 2024 MBMAG Board

a list of all the board members who were voted in for 2024. Patricia Evans as president, Josh Stender as VP, Fereshteh Fatemi as Treasurer┬┐Dorien Green as Membership Chair, Penny Waller as board secretary, Toni Danzig as Exhibition Chair, Lynne Todaro as Social Media Chair and 8 other members as Members at Large
a list of all the board members who were voted in for 2024. Patricia Evans as president, Josh Stender as VP, Fereshteh Fatemi as Treasurer┬┐Dorien Green as Membership Chair, Penny Waller as board secretary, Toni Danzig as Exhibition Chair, Lynne Todaro as Social Media Chair and 8 other members as Members at Large

Thank you to all members who voted. We are welcoming one new board member and other members have transitioned to new roles. The 2024 build board looks forward to the coming year, our first full year as a 501(c)3 non-profit! MBMAG qualified to transition from our 501(c)4 non-profit status, retroactive to May 10, 2023.

Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

Array of 3 necklaces, 2 pairs of earrings and a ring by various artists to advertise the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, California

The exhibit + sale and artists’ opening are free to all, and all are welcome

View pieces from the 2022 ZFolio show

Check back here to preview some of the 61 pieces from 22 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.

NEXT STEPS FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

  1. Log in to your mbmag.org account
  2. SCROLL DOWN to the Artwork Submission Form
  3. Artwork details are due when you fill out the submission form; and must be submitted no later than Nov 1, 2023
  4. Print 2 copies of the inventory of your submitted art (the Inventory forms are created automatically for you by the online form and were automatically emailed to you upon form submission.)
  5. 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. Scroll down to click the artist statement and bio link below for how to prepare or update 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.
List of 22 MBMAG artist names who are exhibiting and selling jewelry at the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. The image is the back of the postcard for the show and includes details on dates, the ZFolio gallery name, phone number, address and web address zfolio.com along with the show name: Connections.
Patricia Accorinti
Roxanne Beebe
Abby Bettencourt
Darci Shea Bogdan
Lynette Cederquist
Sherry Cordova
Kaia Cornell
Pablo Cubangbang
Helene Daniels
Jessica Dominguez
Pat Evans
Fereshteh Fatemi
Jeremy Fenton
Theresa Lovering-Brown
Himani Natu
Melissa Offutt
Larry John Probst
Tim Robinson
Jose Santana
Courtney Scruggs
Albion Smith
Leeyeon Yoo

KEY DATES & ACTIONS DUE

Nov 24, 2023 (Fri)

Exhibition + Sale is OPEN daily 11 am – 5 pm every day but 12/25. All are welcome. Free to view!

Dec 3, 2023 (Sun)
4pm

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 7, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 8, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

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

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

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

Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. Help the gallery team help you sell your art to potential customers by providing the gallery with an Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. We strongly encourage you to create an artist biography and an artist statement and print them (2 pages maximum). Deliver the printed page(s) with your artwork when you deliver it to the gallery.

Here are some resources our artists have found helpful for creating Artist Bio and Artist Statements.

If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions after reading this web page and the online form, send us an email and we will answer your questions.

The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in. Not a member? Join Now!

End of Year Membership Discount

details in text about how to obtain a membership from Oct 1st 2023 through Dec 31st 2024. The background is a light yellow, the words "EXTEND Your Membership! are in orange. All the text surrounds a detailed outline of opened up needle nose pliers

15 months for the price of 12!

Join or renew anytime after Oct 1st through Dec 31st and your membership extends all the way through to the end of the following year!

Immediately after joining or renewing, you are welcome to sign up for any of the upcoming workshops or exhibits sponsored by the guild.

View our current member benefits, and watch your email for announcements of more member benefits. Join the email list by entering your name and email list at the bottom of the web page.


Former guild members can take advantage of this 15 months for the price of 12 discount by using the email address associated with your past guild membership.

Links Project

More than 50 links donated by Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members over the years. Each link is done in the artists' own style. The links are connected to each other to form a long chain.

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)

Roxanne Beebe's donation to the Links Project is a sterling silver bat with integrated loops at the wing ends. The patination on the bat helps emphasize it's features.
Metal artist Roxanne Beebe donated this silver bat link to the Links Project
Jewelry artist Susan Shallenberger donated this enameled link with a centerpiece featuring a bee flowers and the sun. The link will be attached to the Links Project in it's 3rd case; which is new as of 202308.
Jewelry artist Susan Shallenberger donated this enameled link to the Links Project

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

Contact us if you’d like to donate a link or have more questions.