Alison Antelman Workshop – Feb 3-5 – Registration now open

Alison Antelman workshop

Registration Now Open!
Alison Antelman Workshop
February 3-5, 2017

We are excited to announce Alison Antelman in a 3-day workshop, ‘Engineering Your Way Out”, MBMAG’s first workshop of the year.

Develop your ability to solve jewelry fabrication problems and learn solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Design and create a hinged bracelet or necklace. Students create a “map” of their project, learn to make irregular shaped bezel settings for unusually shaped stones, add hinges and where to place them for irregular shapes and using stainless steel wire, solder sterling terminations to the steel, add a hook clasp and complete your project.

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Students are guided through the process along with discussion, case studies and actual examples of problems as well as their solutions. We will explore the interplay of movement and functionality in jewelry and the approach from the wearer’s point of view (ie: does it sit funny on the neck, is it too heavy, does the pendant flop over). The real benefit to this class is learning how to engineer your jewelry projects as you discover solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Step--step handouts are supplied along with samples. Basic fabrication and soldering required. Continue reading “Alison Antelman Workshop – Feb 3-5 – Registration now open”

Urgent Arts Action Alert!

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warning signURGENT ACTION NEEDED!

Critical vote on state arts funding in legislature – Your letter needed Tomorrow, Monday, June 2nd!

MBMAG is sending a letter, you can too. By filling out this form, and faxing it to the assembly members listed below. Thank you for your support!

The State Legislative Budget Conference Committee will meet on Monday, June 2, and among the issues it will act upon is the increase in state arts funding that was recommended the Assembly earlier this month.

This is a critical moment for what we believe is our best chance in over a decade to restore funding for the arts in our state!

Please FAX* letter to each of these individuals:

Assembly members:

Richard H. Bloom – (916) 319-2150

Nancy Skinner – (916) 319-2115

Shirley N. Weber – (916) 319-2179

Jeff Gorell – (916) 319-2144

Senators:

Mark Leno – (916) 651-4911

Loni Hancock – (916) 651-4909

Ricardo Lara – (916) 651-4933

Jim W. Nielsen – (916) 651-4904

Artists Reception for Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Artist’s Studio

Anna Belom - Jupiter and Her Moons
Artists Reception Overview
Artists Reception Overview

The Dec 6th evening opening Artists Reception for the “Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Metal Artists’s Studio” exhibition was very well attended for many hours. The exhibit is located on the third floor of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in the “Art Forum” room at the top of the stairs.

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Made With Love 2013

Postcard image for the Made with Love metal art exhibition at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola California

MBMAG presents Made With Love

The third annual exhibition of art in celebration of Valentine’s Day at

Many Hands Gallery in Capitola.

A fabulous collection of jewelry and small sculpture from the artist of the Monterey Bay Area.

Exhibition dates:   February 1 – 28, 2013
Artists Reception February 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue
Capitola CA 95010

831.475.2500

Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily

Many Hands Gallery, Capitola
Many Hands Gallery, Capitola

Moments in Metal – Gallery

Expressions in Metal – Oct 24- Dec 11, 2008

Expressions in Metal
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Expressions in Metal
Pacific Grove Art Center, Fall 2008

THE PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER presents Expressions in Metal:
New Work 45 members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), from October 24 to December 11, 2008

On exhibit will be members’ recent work in media that ranges from high-karat gold to found objects and reflecting the diversity of the group with everything from sculpture to fine jewelry, including tea pots, containers and flatware.

Please join us at the Opening Reception
October 24th from 7 to 9 PM at the Pacific Grove Art Center.

Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Avenur
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: 831- 375-2208
online at: PGArtCenter.org

Metals In Motion Opens Opens March 2, 2008

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Press Release

Media contact: Sherry Cordova; Exhibit Coordinator, Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
Phone: 408.732.3641 email: mim@mbmag.org

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California present:

Metals in Motion

A showcase of unique work over 50 outstanding jewelers and metal artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz on display from March 2 – April 20, 2008

Reception March 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; preceded artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m

Santa Cruz, CA – December 17, 2007 – Treat yourself to a unique experience viewing the work of over 50 studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild. Talented artists from Big Sur to Santa Cruz showcase their work in “Metals in Motion” at the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California. The special exhibit and sale runs from March 2, 2008 through April 20, 2008. More than 100 handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces of great diversity are on display.

Featured pieces imply movement either through kinetic mechanisms or imagery; artists let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass to realize their personal interpretation of the theme. Techniques range from traditional gold- and silver-smithing, forging, casting, enameling, to mokume gane which translates as “wood grain metal”-– a Japanese metal lamination technique, mastered only a few U.S. artists. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.

The Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California is located at 1000 Oak Street, in Oakland. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The opening reception is on March 8, 2008 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception will be preceded an artist talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. during which nationally recognized members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will discuss their work.

Admission is free.

About the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild:
The MBMAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an environment of education, networking, and community interaction, as well as support and general camaraderie for artists working in metal. Its members include nationally recognized metal artists.

Further information, visit: MBMAG.org

About the Collectors Gallery: The Collectors Gallery is operated the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a volunteer fundraising organization. The Women’s Board donates all profits from the gallery to the Art Acquisition fund of the Oakland Museum of California. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Further information: http://www.museumca.org/shop/gallery.html

Phone: 1- 510-834-2296

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