“SELL WHAT YOU WEAR” 2024

red, silver, white and gold amoeba like shapes to announce to "participating artists" the "Sell What You Wear" signup deadline of 5/19 for the Around and Round exhibit + sale opening reception on "June 2" 2024 from "2-4PM"; the exhibit is for "jewelry & sculpture"

Everyone is welcome at the Opening Reception
June 2, 2024 from 2 – 4 pm

Exhibiting artists are invited to participate in the “Sell What You Wear” experience at the “Around and Round” exhibit opening reception

Bring a list of SELL WHAT YOU WEAR items to the artwork drop off. The gallery needs this list to prepare for possible sales of jewelry you plan to wear at the opening reception.

HOW TO “SELL WHAT YOU WEAR
Each exhibiting artist may wear pieces to the opening reception that are for sale, IF you fill out the form below. Once PVA has the information you enter which includes, the sales price (WITH the commission for PVA included, media used, title, and description) those pieces will be considered part of that selling opportunity.

All exhibiting artists 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.

Artwork for Sale If a person at the opening reception is interested in buying a piece that you are wearing, take that person with you to the PVA office at the front of the gallery. PVA staff will assist you and will help the customer purchase your piece(s).

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org to join
For items that sell, PVA will take a 30% commission on your artwork if you are a member of PVA. The commission rate is 45% if you are not a member of PVA. Work should be priced accordingly.


You have already submitted this form three times.

Contact Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes via exhibits@mbmag.org if you wish to wear more pieces for the reception's Sell What You Wear.


Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig know via email (tonidan@comcast.net), if you are interested in helping. Your participation is requested and very much appreciated. Artists were asked to choose a volunteer activity when you submitted your exhibit artwork. If you would like to volunteer to help in more ways, please contact Toni.

Click the bar below to read the details and timing for each volunteer activity.

Volunteer Activities for the Exhibition

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 gift shop area 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 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

“Looking Ahead” Exhibition + Sale

THE EXHIBIT WAS EXTENDED TO 1/10/22 AND IS NOW CLOSED

The Call for Artists is now closed for our next all member exhibition which opens on Dec 3, 2021 at the ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. 25 artists have registered.

You must be logged in with your mbmag.org account to register for the exhibit + sale or join the wait list. Once you are logged in, come back to this page and refresh it to see the registration fields and email address for the wait list.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Looking Ahead” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry or small sculpture pieces (maximum 2.5″ height). Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing. The theme, “Looking Ahead” may be interpreted as you wish. 

Artists may submit up to TWO pieces of work. 

The materials preferred by the gallery are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

Artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. The gallery staff uses this book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery staff knows about each piece and each artist. Turn in your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you give your artist to the show organizers or gallery team.



All entrants will receive additional information via email.

ZFolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com and an instagram presence via @zfolio 

Please do not contact the gallery directly unless you are dropping off or picking up your art. 

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators


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 Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

KEY DATES

KEY ACTIONS

Nov 19, 2021 (Fri)

Labels and Records forms are due (if not already submitted)

Nov 27, 2021 (Sat)
1 pm – 3 pm

Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 30, 2021 (Tues)
10:30 am

Deliver your artwork to ZFolio gallery in Monterey, CA

Dec 3, 2021 (Fri)

Exhibition opens
Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no reception

Jan 3, 2022 (Mon)

Exhibition closes

Jan 4, 2022 (Tues)
11 am – 6 pm

Monterey artists pick up work at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 9, 2022 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork returned to artists at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

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“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts

Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021
Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA

29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
shared their wonder and reflections of recent times in
artisan jewelry and small sculpture


Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from necklaces to hairpins to a sculpture with a motorcycle brake rotor and a pinion gear. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021Registration start date. Registration is now closed
June 18, 2021Registration end date. Registration is now closed
July 2, 2021Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork were due if photos were to be considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021“Labels and Records” forms are all now due
August 7, 2021Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021Exhibition closes. Artwork pickup date at PVArts Gallery from 5 – 7 pm
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville California

Artist Bio and Artist Statement

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 exhibit team.

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

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections”. We encouraged artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. All submitted art showcases metalwork in a variety of techniques and forms.

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.

I’ve signed up, what’s next?

When you know what pieces of art you are entering into the exhibition, fill out both online forms to submit your pieces. Yes, online forms are new this year! The online forms save you work of having to fill out, print, scan, and email because the forms automatically email the exhibition team your submissions. Note that both forms are required.

Links to the form pages are below. The two pages include instructions, examples of the Labels and Records Form as a downloadable / viewable PDF, and a PDF version of the PVA Loan Agreement for you to view before you fill out that form online.

The forms are due by 7/2/21 if you wish your images to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. The final due date for all forms from all participating artists is 7/12/21

Reflections Labels and Records Form

Reflections PVA Loan Agreement

Tutorial video for the submission forms

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Click to access the tutorial videos for the Reflections exhibit forms

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


All members were 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.

Artwork for Sale PVA staff will assist customers to the gallery using the information we supply during the artwork submission process. The gallery requires the following ratio of pieces that are For Sale and Not For Sale (NFS): If you enter 1 piece, it must be for sale. If you enter 2 pieces, at least one of those pieces must be for sale. If you enter 3 pieces, at least 2 pieces must be for sale and the third can be NFS.

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 total in the gallery gift shop area. Work must be priced at $200.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Necklace by Annette Nemes

WATER | METAL All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League July 19 – Sept 15, 2019

The Guild is co-exhibiting with the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society.

Small sculpture and artisan jewelry are featured in up to three pieces from each artist are on exhibit and for sale. Each piece of handmade art showcases metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….

Some of the many new pieces in the exhibit
Jewelry and Small Sculpture in the Water|Metal Exhibit
Artisan Jewelry and Custom Lighting in Water|Metal Exhibit

Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig