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.


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

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

Sanctuary: Metal Arts of Monterey Bay

A showcase of unique work by 40 outstanding jewelers and metal artists of the Central Coast on display at the Pacific Grove Art Center
October 29 – December 16, 2010.  
Free admission
Artist Reception October 29, 2010 from 7 to 9pm

When inspiration strikes, some artists reach, not for canvas and paint, but for silver, copper and a torch. A new exhibit at the Pacific Grove Art Center celebrates the metal artists of the Central Coast and their expert craftsmanship and designs.

Forty artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild have created one-of-a-kind art objects, sculpture, and fine jewelry on the theme, Sanctuary.  They were inspired by our beautiful area and how places of serenity enrich our lives and world.

The exhibit begins on October 29th and runs until December 16, 2010.  
Admission is free
Gallery hours are  Wednesday through Saturday 12 to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 4pm. 

Come enjoy their shimmering creations, and treat yourself to a delightful and unique art experience.

Pacific Grove Art Center is located at 568 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove, CA 93950.  Telephone for more information or directions: 831-375-2208 .

MiM 2008 Deadline Extended to Nov 9

The Theme

The door is wide open for creative interpretations of the theme “Metals in Motion”. Kinetic pieces are welcome, yet not required. Does your piece remind you of a moving stream? Does it look like the trails an airplane leaves in the sky? Does it imply the movement of time?

If you choose to work with the show theme, please use your own unique styles to express the theme. And, be aware that pieces do not need to comply with the theme. Those pieces that do go with the “Metals in Motion” theme will be highlighted at the show. In the show literature (see links below), there is a request for an explanation on how each piece embodies “metals in movement.” (Not all pieces necessarily will.) The design inspirations will be printed for gallery customers to read so that show has a cohesive thread running through it with the given theme.

Additionally, people browsing and buying at galleries often enjoy reading the design inspirations. Note that not all design inspirations will necessarily be printed and posted in the gallery; a notable absence will be those write-ups that state the piece fits within the “Metals in Motion” theme because the piece is on a moving body – that is obvious to the gallery patrons and unnecessary to print and display.


If photos are available, please include those (email to the listed address in the brochure) and if photos aren’t available that’s fine, too. The photos received by the deadline, which comply with the format described in the instructions (see links below) will be selected from to help visually market the show.

Note that you are NOT required to have photos or descriptions of all, or any, of your pieces in order to enter them in the show. All we need to know is how many, and in which categories, you plan to enter. Which means: your pieces do not need to be done yet! As listed below, the deadline for the pieces is Feb 9, 2008.

Key Dates

November 9, 2007: Entry form & fee payment postmark deadline

February 9, 2008: Delivery deadline for artwork

March 8, 2008: Exhibit opens; Artist lectures, Opening reception from 2 to 4 pm

April 20, 2008 Exhibit closes

April 22, 2008 Pickup artwork after this date

Detailed show information, entry and submission forms can be accessed one of two ways:

1. The new MBMAG website contains information about the show on this page –

2. The original MBMAG website has show information and downloadable forms –