SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, JANUARY 27th, 2019
Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing
Join us for good food, fellowship, an inspiring talk by Merry Lee Rae, and take part in The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 2ndAnnual Challenges!
Challenge #1: Scavenger Hunt
Create a wearable item (i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.) containing at least 5 of the 8 items in the list.
Must contain something with*:
A hole in it;
With a square corner
A textured surface
*An item can include more than one requirement.
Finished item must be primarily metal.
Your choice of metal: copper. Silver brass, etc.
May be soldered or cold-connected
An entry fee of $5.00 will be collected at the time of delivery (the Winter Party).
Items will be voted on by the members at the Winter Party. The winner of the most votes will receive 50% of the collected fee; the second winner will receive 30% and the third winner will receive 20%. The entrants may keep the finished piece.
Challenge #2: Unfinished Symphony
Yes, we all have them – that piece that has been sitting on your bench or in the “projects” pile and you are tired of looking at it.
Bring it to the Winter Partywhere another member will select it, finish it, and bring the finished piece tothe Summer Party. There it will be auctioned as a fund-raiser for the Guild.
The finished work must be wearable, i.e., necklace, ring, brooch, tiara, etc.
Lapidary and jeweler Sky Paxton will share his love and knowledge of agates with us on Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9 pm at the Moss Landing Harbor Master’s Office. Sky will share slides with examples of various types of agates, locations where they are found and some factors that affect prices. He’ll also give us some tips on hardness and cleavage planes of popular stones which affect their use in certain types of settings. Sky has been working with stones for many years, so bring your questions about working with these varied and beautiful stones.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The address is 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. After you enter the driveway to the Harbor parking lot go to the building all the way to the end of the parking lot on your right, “Harbor Master’s Office”.
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 by August 15
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Toni ( email@example.com)
- 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 by Aug. 1st.
- All work will be collected on Sept. 1st (Santa Cruz area) and Sept. 2nd. (Monterey area) accompanied by records and labels.
You will be notified of your acceptance/ non-acceptance by email onSeptember 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.
This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here.
Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register
During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of:
When: July 28, 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch
Lunch will be a potluck. Please bring something to share.
Cost: $65. If the workshop is canceled for any reason, all fees will be refunded. Students can cancel their registration up to 14 days before the workshop. No cancellations are accepted after that point, however, if there is a waitlist we will try to sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Paul Kmetko: Stenciling on Enamel–Tips and Easy to Make Tool
|Venue||Creator Haven LLC|
|Address||41B Hangar Way
Watsonville CA 95076, US
|Starts||Fri May 18 2018, 7:00pm PDT|
|Ends||Fri May 18 2018, 9:00pm PDT|
Email Pat@Patevansdesigns.com to be placed on the waitlist.
You must be a current member of MBMAG to participate in this workshop. If you have not renewed your membership for 2018, CLICK HERE to renew.
Making jewelry requires holding onto things that are often funny shaped, too small, too hot, too delicate, and so on . Bruce’s talk is about ways to hold stuff while creating your jewelry. This includes holding items while soldering, creating assemblies of item to be held together while soldering such as clusters of heads, holding onto items while filing and sanding, holding irregular shaped metalwork while setting stones, and much more. The tools and techniques will all be demonstrated at this talk for MBMAG at Creator Haven on April 27, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Class will be April 14-15, 10-4.
In this Members-Only workshop, the students will learn how to make filigree jewelry. Each student will learn to make their own traditional filigree wires and frame wire using some modern technology. We will construct simple bracelet links with 3 or more techniques incorporated to the design. Each student will also make an earring or pendant. Polishing, finishing and using filigree tools will be covered.
A kit fee of $50 will be collected in class.
The class will be held at Creator Haven, LLC, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076
You must be a current MBMAG member to participate. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership for 2018, do it now so that you will be ready to register for this exciting workshop!
Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. He has acquired many skills in jewelry making from Cabrillo College and other workshops. He was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi. In a workshop by Dr. Yehuda Tassa, he learned the basic filigree process and fell in love with it and has continued to hone his filigree art in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.