Call for Artists: “Reflections” Exhibition & Sale

Reflections Exhibition Call for Artists Image of a peninsula and sky reflecting onto the ocean

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

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The Call for Artists is now open for our next all member exhibition which opens on August 25, 2021 at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California. Please sign up now via this link to secure a place in the exhibit.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing.

Entry fee: $35.00

You must be a current member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) to enter.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021Registration opens
June 18, 2021Registration closes
July 2, 2021Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork are due if you would like your photos considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021“Labels and Records” forms are due (if not already submitted)
August 7, 2021Deliver your artwork in Santa Cruz, California
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork in Monterey, California
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021Exhibition closes
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsoniville California

All members 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. 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.

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 in the gallery gift shop area. Work should be priced at $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

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

A Letter from the Exhibition Organizers:

The title and theme of our next all member exhibit is “Reflections”, to be interpreted as you wish.

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) has been invited to exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Arts (PVArts) in Watsonville, CA.

Although it is not required, we encourage you to submit narrative or story-telling work. 

Reflections   
1.  (of a surface or body) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
2.  Think deeply or carefully about.

Common synonyms of reflect are: cogitate, deliberate, reason, speculate, and think. While all these words mean “to use one’s powers of conception, judgment, or inference,” reflect suggests unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

Some ideas for your conception could be a collection that you have gathered such as feathers, shells, photos, et cetera. It could also be a scene or a place you have visited. 

This has been a time of reflection for us all and we would like you to tell the viewer your story. An educational component is required PVArts and to meet this requirement a short story of your concept will accompany the work.

We will accept up to three metal art pieces. Sculpture is encouraged.  Sculpture submissions will require dimensions be provided upon submission so we can accommodate your artwork with pedestals or cases.

Your artwork which is on exhibit must stay until the end of the exhibit, even if it sells during the exhibition. Pajaro Valley Arts will coordinate with the purchaser to receive any sold artwork that is in the exhibition.

As well as exhibiting three pieces you will be able to submit up to 5 metal art pieces for the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery gift shop.  These pieces can be replaced if they sell. 

This promises to be an exciting exhibit and at long last, an opportunity to show your work.  Our last all member exhibition and sale at PVArts in 2017 was successful and well received.

Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Co-Chairs

Call for Artists: Back to the Future Exhibition

Necklace  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 tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

Call for Entries: “Autumn Selections” Juried Exhibit at Vargas Gallery

Night time view of the lob to the Vargas Gallery at Mission College in Santa Clara CA

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 August 15

Criteria:

  • 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 (annettenemes@comcast.net)or Toni ( tonidan@comcast.net)
  • 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 Aug. 1st.
  • All work will be collected on Sept. 1st (Santa Cruz area) and Sept. 2nd. (Monterey area) accompanied records and labels.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance/ non-acceptance email on September 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.

Click here to Register for Juried Show

Call for Entries: Winter Abundance at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

pair of earrings  Julie Packer on a dark background

Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Artists Opening Reception: December 3, 2017

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from December 1st to January 3rd. ZFolio has become one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.  Perfect gift-giving season as well. The call for artists has been extended to Nov 5th.

Click here to Register

Schedule:

Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Nov. 5th.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing ZFolio.

Mon. Oct. 16th – deliver work to ZFolio for postcard – ZFolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th – (Second collection) Work is collected in Santa Cruz and Monterey, inventoried and checked. Work submitted at this time will not be eligible for photography ZFolio, nor for possible selection for the postcard.

Nov. 28th deliver work to ZFolio

Dec. 1st, Show opens

Dec. 3rd, Reception

Jan 3rd, Show closes

Jan. 5th Work returned to artists

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work that have not been exhibited before. 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%) We will gather work at collection points in Santa Cruz and Monterey.  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Winter Abundance”, may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information. 

The entry fee is $25.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  ZFolio Gallery has an online presence.  See ZFolio at:  www.zfolio.com

Looking forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

Call for Artists Extended to Nov. 5:

Call for Artists: Winter Abundance Exhibit

Z Folio Gallery

Upcoming Exhibit: Winter Abundance
at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA
December 1, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception: December 3, 2017
Registration Opens September 1, 2017

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is pleased to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this fall, from December 1st to January 3rd. ZFolio has become one of MBMAG’s favorite places to exhibit – beautiful setting, knowledgeable and helpful staff.  Perfect gift-giving season as well.

 Schedule:

Call for Entry: Opens Sept. 1 and closes Oct. 18th.

Thurs., Oct 12th and Friday, Oct. 13th, (First Collection) collect and inventory work for photographing ZFolio.

Mon. Oct. 16th – deliver work to ZFolio for postcard – ZFolio will photograph and select work for postcard.

Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th – (Second collection) Work is collected in Santa Cruz and Monterey, inventoried and checked. Work submitted at this time will not be eligible for photography ZFolio, nor for possible selection for the postcard.

Nov. 28th deliver work to ZFolio

Dec. 1st, Show opens

Dec. 3rd, Reception

Jan 3rd, Show closes

Jan. 5th Work returned to artists

 Artists may submit up to three pieces of work that have not been exhibited before. 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%) We will gather work at collection points in Santa Cruz and Monterey.  Please do not contact the gallery directly.  The theme, “Winter Abundance”, may be interpreted as you wish.  All entrants will receive additional information. 

 The entry fee is $25.  Entry fees are nonrefundable and you must be a current MBMAG member.  ZFolio Gallery has an online presence.  See ZFolio at:  www.zfolio.com

 Looking forward to working with you.  Toni Danzig tonidan@comcast.net and Annette Nemes annettenemes@comcast.net, Exhibit Coordinators.

CALL FOR ARTISTS – HER: Honoring Mother May 1-31, Haute Enchilada Gallery Moss Landing CA

HER -Honoring Mother

HER - Honoring Mother

Deadline Extended to April 21 for Show Entries AND $35 Membership Fees!
 
Call for entries- 
 
HER:
Honoring Mothers
New work members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

Haute Enchilada, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing
May 1 – May 31, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday, May 7 (Time to be determined)
 
Entry fee of $35 (non-refundable) 
DEADLINE to enter is APRIL 21
Each entrant will be allowed up to 5 pieces in the show
Once you are entered into the show you will receive information via email regarding 
Drop off Dates & Locations in Santa Cruz and Monterey
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

  • April 15 – photographs for consideration in digital postcard due to Margie Moran (mamomoran@gmail.com)
  • April 21 – registration form & records and labels due
  • April 26 – drop off in Monterey @ MPC jewelry classroom 11am-1pm (w/ Margie M & Ron Baldwin)
  • April 30 – drop off in Aptos @ Farm Bakery 3-5 (w/ Annette Nemes)
  • May 1 – show opens
  • May 6 or 7 – reception (date and time TBD)
  • May 31 – show closes
  • May 31 – artists pick up work at Haute Enchilada
 
 
Annual membership dues of $35 if you are not a member already. 
 
If you prefer to pay check, print out this application form.
Make check payable to MBMAG and send it along with your completed application form to:
 
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
Post Office Box 2468     Santa Cruz, CA 95063
 
Entry form (please print)
Name:
Mailing Address:
Phone:                     Cell:
Email:
 * I am a member. Amount enclosed $35 for Entry fee.
 * I am joining. Additional amount enclosed $35

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016

Surf Sand and Silversmiths - PVAC 2016

Mokume gane shell - Artist: Jerry Blanchard

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville
August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception: August 28th

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents a new exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville.  
You are invited to participate in this very special event.

The theme is: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths
You may enter up to 3 pieces per artist
The entry fee is $35.00
Entry Deadline: June 15th

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium-sized Sculpture will also be accepted. We will have a Gift Shop within the show, for production pieces $150 retail and under. In the gift shop you can feature up to 6 pieces!  Any work sold can be replaced with another piece.

You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit. Continue reading “CALL FOR ARTISTS: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug to Oct 2016”

PAST EXHIBIT: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths at PVAC – Aug-Oct 2016

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
presented a new Exhibition
at Pajaro Valley Art Council in Watsonville:

Surf, Sand and Silversmiths

August 24 – October 9, 2016
Reception August 28th

Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)
Click on the image to visit the PVAC website

This is a preliminary announcement to let you know far in advance, of the upcoming exhibit at PVAC.

We will send more details, as they become available. A ‘Call for Artists’ will arrive in the coming weeks, just please start thinking about what kind of work you would like to show!

This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium sized Sculpture will also be accepted.


About the Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC)

Our Mission Statement:

“Bringing the community together through the arts”

This is our 30th year!

The Pajaro Valley Arts Council, known as PVAC, was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1984 in Watsonville, California, to promote and foster cultural events in the Pajaro Valley and south Santa Cruz County. We strive to nourish the artistic resources found in our rich local cultural diversity, historical heritage, and the natural beauty of the Central Coast. We work collaboratively to develop and promote opportunities for public participation in and appreciation for the arts.

PVAC opened the gallery in 1986, and presents rotating visual art exhibition in both the gallery and satellite locations.

–excerpted from the PVAC website

Click on the image for a live map of PVAC
Click on the image to view a live map

Stay tuned…

Dates, deadlines and other details will be sent to the MBMAG membership, as soon as we know. Meanwhile, start thinking and designing.

Only MBMAG members may participate in this exhibit. If you have friends which you think might be interested, tell them now, so that they will receive future show related emails.

Need to join MBMAG, or renew your MBMAG membership?  Do it now and get advanced notice of future events via email announcements with the payment links included.

Contact us with any questions.

Thank you, show coordinators:

Dorie Green, Bridget Canty,
Toni Danzig & Carol Gordon

pvac2016 AT mbmag.org

MASSC Call for Entries!

MASSC - Metal Arts Society of Southern California
MASSC Metal Extinction:
Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

Entry Deadline: 7/1/14
Days remaining to deadline: 40

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Metal Extinction Entry Fee): $35.00

MASSC Metal Arts Society of Southern California

METAL EXTINCTION

Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice

Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan

We have entered a period of “mass extinction” as species are dying out at a rate ten
thousand times higher than the natural process of extinction. As the polar bear has
become classified as threatened, bees are being decimated colony collapse, our
natural world is changing before our eyes. Mammals, tortoises, birds as well as many
plant species all find themselves disappearing.

For centuries, artists have found their inspiration in the natural world and as we enter
into an unprecedented period of extinction rates, MASSC challenges you to honor and
commemorate extinct and endangered species in works of metal that show a mastery in
technique equivalent to the beauty and grace of the vanishing natural world.

As we watch the growing expression of wearable art in vivid tempestuous flux, Metal
Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World is an exhibit
intended to calibrate the compass to showcase fine craftsmanship in metal. This
exhibition places emphasis on metal artisanship, unexpected creation, and masterful
use of metal that becomes something ageless, bringing to life a quality of that which is
gone or may be gone forever.

GO HERE or here to read more!