Exhibitions

Horizontal photo of the inside of the Pacific Art League gallery with the installed Small Works show. On the wall ahead is a large metal sculpture with many different textures and shapes and a void in the center. Close to the viewer, and out of focus, are earrings with blacked silver tire swing shapes and human shapes swinging on those tires. In the lower right is a handmade wooden boat as seen in some sushi restaurants. In the boat are a variety of mokume gane shell shapes and kelps

The guild holds all member artist metal art exhibitions + sales at local galleries every year with the occasional extra juried event

Call for Artists Pajaro Valley Arts Around and Round Exhibit & Sale for Jewelry and Sculpture. Sign up now. Enter artwork details later. CALL FOR ARTISTS: All Member Exhibit Spring-Summer 2024 - Inviting all new and current guild members (Join or renew now)! Around and Round exhibit + sale in the gallery at Pajaro Valley Arts offers 3 different types of sales opportunities for your metal art! May 29 - July 14, 2024


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

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 Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA - 22 artists created 61 pieces for the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, California. View this webpage to view the wide range of artwork.
3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey - Embrace exhibit + sale Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 6, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery
postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022 - Holiday @ RREVV is a new juried exhibit + sale of original sculpture and jewelry in downtown Santa Cruz CA. Open Wed - Sun noon - 6 pm
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1 - Sep 2, 2022
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1st - July 29th, 2022
“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 + …
“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts - Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA 29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guildshared their wonder and reflections of recent times inartisan jewelry and small sculpture Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from …
front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring At ZFolio: Back to the Future - Reception Sunday, December 8, 2019 4-6 pm.Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ZFolio750 Cannery Row, Suite 112Monterey, CA 93940 More than 25 members are exhibiting their work this year! ZFolio is located on Cannery Row and is a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out, amazing work! Maybe we …
Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League - 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 …
details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery - Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pmR. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 September 1-30, 2017 Opening Reception, September 1, First Friday event Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey BayMetal Arts Guild:Nancy YeeAnnette NemesDawn NakanishiFereshteh FatemiTim RobinsonPat EvansSerene SilvaJerry BlanchardPenny WallerHelene DanielsBruce McKayJose …

Events

People and ttable sculptures at the Artists Opening Reception Museum of Art and HistorySanta Cruz

"FREE ART SEMINAR;ONLINE; RESERVE a SPACE NOW; 3.17.2024; SUN 1-2PM; REVERSE INTAGLIO CARVING + CUSTOM TOOL MAKING with BOB RUSH" text = 4 photos. Photo 1: Agate with reverse side carved with a sunburst pattern in the clear part of the stone as the sun rises over the brown part of the stone. Photo 2: using a curr in a flexshaft to carve into the back side of an agate. Photo 3: a customized wooden tool on a flex shaft. Photo 4: carving the rays into the sun shape on the backside of the stone. Free Reverse Intaglio and Custom Tool Making Seminar - Reserve a space NOW for our free online seminar. Bob Rush, lapidarist and metalsmith, will demonstrate reverse intaglio carving, custom tool making and the use of those tools. The zoom session is 1 - 2 pm Sunday March 17, 2024.

Announcement for the All Member Winter Party and Potluck. Sunday January 28, 2024 at the Elks Lodge on 121 Martinelli Street near Lake in Watsonville, CA. Photo of Guest Speaker Curtis Arima whose topic will be "Sustaining Multiple Art Practices". His philosophy is to be a thinking and environmentally caring artist. The timing for the board meeting is 12-1, the potluck and speaker is 1-3, friendly exchange and sharing and cleanup from 3-4pm FREE All Member Winter Party 2024 - Save a space NOW for our FREE all member Winter Party on January 28, 2024. Join us at the Elks Lodge in Watsonville, California
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet 2023 - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
an illustration of a metal arts educator is juggling tools (calipers, pliers, hammer & graver) in this Honoring Local Educators summer party announcement Summer Party Sunday August 27, 2023 - Join us at the summer party as we celebrate local metal arts educators! Bring your own picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual outdoor "Sculpture IS" show. Sunday August 27, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
Precision saw with designer Brian Meek of Knew Concepts Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California in May of 2023
Another view of People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023 Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event - Thanks to all who came to see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Tag us on instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we'll share your creation!
a copper rectangle stamped with the words "MAKE A BRACELET" is in front of a manakin hand holding metal stamps vertically. The background is grey with a logo of the Monterey bay metal arts guild in the lower left corner Make a Bracelet Free - Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of your own design? Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Free for people of all ages! We provide the copper, all the tools, and guide you through the process. You'll be able wear your one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party.
screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023 Watch Guest Speaker Susan Kingsley - If you missed guest speaker Susan Kingsley at the Jan '23 Winter Party, login to your account to watch her entertaining and informative talk.
invitation to sign up for a free tour of the Knew Concept jewelry and woodworking tools factory at their new location in Watsonville CA on May 6, 2023. Participants must be a current MBMAG member. Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS has invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California. Register now for FREE to be one of the of 30 people!
Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing FREE All Member Winter Party 2023 - Save a space NOW for our FREE all member Winter Party on January 22, 2023. Join us at the Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery in Moss Landing, California

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Pajara Valley Arts center building

“Reflections” Exhibition & Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery

Our next all member exhibition will begin this summer at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California.

All artists are welcome, if you aren’t yet a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild, you are welcome to join from wherever you are in the world.

The theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create 3 new narrative works based on the theme of “Reflections”. More details about the theme, dates for show registration, and more are to come in March 2021.

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 gift shop sales.

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

All members are encouraged to participate. Continue reading for more details.

The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVA in 2017, and PVA has invited us back. We will accept up to three pieces per artist, and sculpture is encouraged. The theme of the exhibit, “Reflections”, can be used as a stepping off place for your work and can be interpreted as you see fit.

Exhibit entry fee to MBMAG is $35. You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter, but you may join at any time from anywhere.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org/ 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.

Plus: The gift area was very successful last time. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. These 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 area organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

Call for Artists: Back to the Future Exhibition

Necklace by Annette Nemes

ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Reception: December 8, 2019
Registration Opens September 1 through October 25, 2019

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall.   ZFolio is one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Schedule: 

Call for Entry:  Opens Sept. 1st, and closes Oct. 25th.

Oct. 25th:  Delivery of work to Zfolio for those who want their work considered for the postcard – Zfolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Sunday, Nov. 17th:  Records and Labels due.

Saturday, Nov. 30th:  collect work in Santa Cruz area.  Sunday Dec. 1st collect work in Monterey area.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work.  The materials preferred are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.  Artists will provide an inventory of their work, photos and bios for an Artist’s Book.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Back to the Future” may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information.

The entry fee is $25.00.  Entry fees are non-refundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  Membership sign up on or after Oct. 15th gives you membership through 12/31/2020. 

Zfolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com.

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