Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

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

The exhibit + sale and artists’ opening are free to all, and all are welcome

Check back here to preview some of the 61 pieces from 22 artists!

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guild’s favorite places to share our members art.

List of 22 MBMAG artist names who are exhibiting and selling jewelry at the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. The image is the back of the postcard for the show and includes details on dates, the ZFolio gallery name, phone number, address and web address along with the show name: Connections.
Patricia Accorinti
Roxanne Beebe
Abby Bettencourt
Darci Shea Bogdan
Lynette Cederquist
Sherry Cordova
Kaia Cornell
Pablo Cubangbang
Helene Daniels
Jessica Dominguez
Pat Evans
Fereshteh Fatemi
Jeremy Fenton
Theresa Lovering-Brown
Himani Natu
Melissa Offutt
Larry John Probst
Tim Robinson
Jose Santana
Courtney Scruggs
Albion Smith
Leeyeon Yoo



Exhibition + Sale is OPEN daily 11 am – 5 pm every day but 12/25. All are welcome. Free to view!

Dec 3, 2023 (Sun)

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 7, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 8, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

Any unsold artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Call for Entries: Connections at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

graphic text and 2 background color textures for the MBMAG and ZFolio Connections Jewelry Exhibit + Sale Call for Artists


Entry Fee: $25

Final day to submit artwork details is November 1, 2023

We encourage artists to create up to 3 new art jewelry pieces.
The theme Connections may be interpreted as you wish. 

All new and currrent members are encouraged to submit artwork.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale 
Prices must include gallery commission. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials

View pieces from the 2022 ZFolio show

The show is NOT juried
You may register now and select and wait to enter your details


The entry fee is non-refundable

MBMAG uses the secure Stripe Payment gateway for processing payments.
All communications between you and are secured via SSL.

Artist and artwork details plus photos (optional) are submitted via the online form at the same time.

Artwork must be complete before beginning the submission process.



The first 25 artists to sign up via the link above to secure a place in the exhibit. The gallery case space is limited and we regret that there is only room for 25 artists with 3 pieces maximum each. The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to the online artwork submission form.

The guild in collaboration with ZFolio Gallery create printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guilds favorite places to share our members art.


  • The Connections Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All artwork must fit within a jewelry case.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces may be entered.
  • All artwork must NOT have been exhibited at any previous ZFolio shows
  • All art must be for sale.
  • All art must be priced with the 50% gallery commission included.
  • The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
    with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials
  • Photos are NOT required, but all artists are encouraged to submit photos so we may advertise your pieces.
  • Photo files must be submitted to have the artwork to be considered for the postcard design.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Photo Guidelines. Click here for a guide to Common Metal Art Photo Issues with Potential solutions.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when the appropriate entry fee has been paid via the above registration link, and all required artwork submission details are complete
  • Entry submission implies agreement to ZFolio Gallery consignment and exhibit terms


  1. Log in to your account
  2. SCROLL DOWN to the Artwork Submission Form
  3. Artwork details are due when you fill out the submission form; and must be submitted no later than Nov 1, 2023
  4. Print 2 copies of the inventory of your submitted art (the Inventory forms are created automatically for you by the online form and automatically emailed to you upon form submission.)
  5. Create a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artists Book displayed at the gallery. These pages help sell your art. The gallery staff uses the exhibit Artists Book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery team knows about each piece and each artist. The gallery team learns much of this from the Artists Book. Please help the team sell your artwork by providing the Artist Statement and Artist Biography.
  6. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you deliver art to the show organizers or gallerist. See below for helpful links.



Register to participate in Connections
Submit show entry details online using the online form link you will receive via email.

Nov 1, 2023 (Wed)

Artwork details and photos DUE by midnight. Photos must be submitted via the online submission form to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. Photos are NOT required.

Nov 19, 2023 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork drop off at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 20, 2023 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists drop artwork off at ZFolio Gallery, Monterey, CA

Nov 24, 2023 (Fri)

Exhibition opens

Dec 3, 2023 (Sun)

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 7, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 8, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

Any unsold artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA


Online submission with up to THREE pieces of work that have not been previously exhibited at ZFolio Gallery. Submit artist and artwork details plus a maximum of two images for each piece. Images are NOT required to exhibit artwork. If including photos, one image must show the entire piece, and one optional detail photo may be provided. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images. The higher the quality of the photo, the higher the likelihood it will be used for the postcards and social media advertising.

Dimensions, materials used, type of artwork, artist contact information and optional narrative statements are all provided using the online form.

Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. Help the gallery team help you sell your art to potential customers by providing the gallery with an Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. We strongly encourage you to 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 gallery.

Here are some resources our artists have found helpful for creating Artist Bio and Artist Statements.

If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions after reading this web page and the online form, send us an email and we will answer your questions.


Before starting the submission form, verify that you are still logged in to the website. For the best results, log out and then login again BEFORE beginning the form. If you have been logged into the website for 48 hours, the website automatically and without warning logs you out. The website will continue to allow you to enter data, but none will be saved. To resolve this and other issues with form submissions, READ THIS GUIDE.

The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in. Not a member? Join Now!

Art of 10 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

Pajaro Vallley Arts Presents "Out of the Fire" curated by Susana Arias and Judy Stabile, this show postcard lists the hours and times for the gallery and the opening reception in Watsonville, California. Metal artists, glass artists and more are on exhibit and for sale

Pajaro Valley Arts new Out of the Fire exhibition and sale features all types of art “created using fire as a transformative tool in the making of the work.

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy 10 of our Guild members are in this show! The artists are: Ron Baldwin, Lynette Cederquist, Helene Daniels, Kirk McNeill, Melissa Offutt, Cynthia Starkey, Lynne Todaro, Rebecca Wallace, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

The juried exhibit features 55 local artists.

The show runs from August 9, 2023 – September 14, 2023
Opening reception from 2 – 4pm on Sunday August 13, 2023

Pajaro Valley Arts, 35 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Open 11 am – 4pm Wed – Sunday

Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold

Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023


Exhibit + Sale

ZFolio Gallery, 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112,
Monterey, California 93940

Eleven artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
share their amazing hand made artisan jewelry

Art in the exhibit + sale covers a wide range of styles, forms, and metalsmith techniques. Come enjoy the necklaces, earrings, bracelet and rings. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Mary Weeks created this three strand necklace of circles and ovals which has been oxidized
Tim Robinson made these double down facing cala lily sterling silver earrings
Necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
Shells and pendant of a necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
A pair of earrings with triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower by Diana Erickson
angled view of a sterling silver and agate necklace by Jose Santana. The agaate is blue and white with black fern like inclusions and the pendant has ridges of silver wire that are branch like and end in balled up silver
sterling silver organic form bracelet by Fereshteh Fatemi
organic shaped sterling silver necklace on black velvet by Fereshteh Fatemi
Sherry Cordova made these argentium sterling silver earrings which each contain 6 faceted garnets tension set between the two layers shaped like radiolaria. non allergenic niobium earwires finish the design
necklace with blue stone in the center, 3 formed leaves with gold accents and squiggles of silver by Himani Natu
fine silver with gold accented earrings that look cut in half; but each has a round stone set towards the top by Himani Natu
Mary Weeks made these oxidized sterling silver earrings made of two interlocking hoops; the bottom of each with Keum Boo applied gold.
triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower / bail by Diana Erickson
Sherry Cordova made these earrings using 3 layers of argentium sterling silver which form a radiolaria. The top layer is patinated dark to highlight the bottom two layers. The niobium ear wires and stainless steel fasteners add an industrial touch to the organic shapes
spiral sterling silver earrings; made of round wire formed into spirals. A lightning bolt shape down the center holds the ear wires. Earrings by Tim Robinson
Artists names for ZFolio Gallery Monterey show details for the Embrace exhibit Nov 2022 - Jan 2023. "Join us in support of local artistry. New work from Monterey Bay Metals Guild Members. Give the gift of art this holiday season." 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112, Monterey CA 93940

Visit ZFolio to view the exhibit and buy one-of-a-kind art from local artists. The exhibit items are all for sale and can be taken home with you the same day.

ZFolio Gallery is FREE admission for all and ADA accessible. Groups are welcome! Masks are suggested.

See art from an artist you’d like to learn more about? Head to the exhibit book at Zfolio and find the artist. The exhibit book in the gallery includes artist statements and artist biographies. The gallery team can also answer questions about the pieces and artists in the exhibit.

Can’t visit, but see something you like? Call the gallery; they’ll be happy to help.  1.831.655.9891


Fri – Mon: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 6:00pm

The gallery is open every day of the year except Dec 25, 2022


Call for Artists: Jan/Feb 2023 Two Month RREVV Gallery Exhibit

jewelry case view with call for artists text on top of the slightly opaque image

January / February 2023
Sculpture and Jewelry Exhibit @ RREVV Gallery

Submissions due midnight Dec 1, 2022

Have you exhibited at RREVV Gallery in the past?

Please consider entering different art to be shown for 2 months starting in January 2023.

RREVV gallery has offered to showcase guild artists each month. To be considered for this opportunity, fill out the online submission. You may submit up to five pieces. The gallery will select artworks to exhibit.

WHY ENTER?? The Santa Cruz community would love to see your work. The guild and the gallery were very pleased with the sales by many artists during our first show “emergence” at RREVV.

Each Rotation will run approximately two months. Rotations @ RREVV resume in January 2023. Rotations will take a break during the Holidays @ RREVV show during months of November and December 2022.

A $20 non-refundable entry fee will be due upon submission of the form. Photos are uploaded via the form. A minimum of one photo for each submission is required. See below for photo guidelines. Click the link below to start your submission. Work must be submitted by December 1, 2022.


STEP 1: Gather your images and text. LOGIN to your account or click “Join or Renew Now”
STEP 2: Choose the exact # of pieces you’ll be entering, maximum of 5.
STEP 3: Click the button at the top of this page
STEP 4: Enter your info, SUBMIT, pay, and you’re set.

You should receive an email, with the information you just entered; it may take a few minutes to receive. Please check your spam folder if you think you have NOT received it.

We hope you are as excited as we are and will participate in this new opportunity.

Art of 6 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show

front of postcard with names of 73 invited artists

Pajaro Valley Arts new annual Take Aways: Art to Go! exhhibition is amazing!

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that six of our Guild members are in this show! The artists are: Ron Baldwin, Pablo Cubangbang, Lynn Guenther, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

The annual invitational exhibit features seventy-three of Santa Cruz County’s most notable artists. As a fundraising event, these artists are presenting works that fit into many budgets. You are able to take your purchase with you immediately.

New work is constantly being added while the show runs. The show ends on March 6 2022

Pajaro Valley Arts, 35 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Open 11 am – 4pm Wed – Sunday
Masks required

POSTPONED: Upcoming Exhibit: Reflections at PVA Aug – Oct, 2020

This has been postponed
See Email Text at bottom of page

Upcoming Call for Artists/Exhibit

at the
Pajaro Valley Art Center

Exhibit opens August 26, 2020
Call for Artist will go out on April 20, 2020

Members of MBMAG will be invited to exhibit metal work in the beautiful and historic Pajaro Valley Art Center in Watsonville. All are encouraged to participate.

The Guild had a successful exhibit at the PVAC in 2017, and PVAC 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. Membership in PVAC is optional, but encouraged. See:

For items that sell, PVAC will take 30% if you are a member of PVAC and 45% if you are a non-member.

Plus: There will be a gift area (very successful last time). Show participants may put up to 10 pieces. Work should have a value of $100.00 or less. As items are sold you can replace them.

We are looking for volunteers to work on this exhibit. These are the project leaders:
Educational displays – Pat Evans
Installation – Toni Danzig
Recruitment of sponsors – project leader needed.
Gift area organization – Marylou Forrest
Marketing – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of cases and vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

Please let Toni Danzig,, know if you are interested in helping in any of these areas. Your participation is appreciated.

Here are some important dates:
April 20th – Call for artists and registration
June 24th – Records and Labels due, Images for promotion due
Aug. 8th – Artwork collection in Aptos
Aug. 9th – Artwork collection in Monterey
Aug. 10th – Installation begins
Aug. 26th – Exhibit opens to public
Aug. 30th – Reception
Oct. 4th – Take down and retrieval of artwork

Email from Toni, March 22, 2020

MBMAG 2020 “Reflections” Exhibit at PVAC Postponed

Hello MBMAG members,

Due to the current health concerns we are all making adjustments and the PVAC exhibit “Reflections” is no exception.

PVAC is, and has been, closed even though they have hung but not opened the current exhibit “Campesino”. With this important show yet to be seen, they have asked if we would consider rescheduling our exhibit until next year.

The MBMAG board has agreed. I will be letting everyone know of a new date as soon as it is set.

Thank you all and most importantly, be well.

Toni Danzig
Chair, Exhibits Committee

At ZFolio: Back to the Future

front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring

Reception Sunday, December 8, 2020 4-6 pm.
Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020

750 Cannery Row, Suite 112
Monterey, 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 will see your work next year?

June 2018 Speaker

calipers, pliers, graver and hammer surround the Speaker Series announcement for the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

MBMAG Speaker Series

Friday, 7-9 pm, June 18, 2018

Lynette Cederquist: Maximize Your Jewelry Display

Lynette Cederquist

It’s summer, and that means festivals, shows and events where you’ll need to display your jewelry. Lynette Cederquist will share her many years of experience at displaying her own work and organizing shows to help you create displays that show your work to best advantage and also encourage sales!

She’ll share some tips on displaying your jewelry to advantage for photography. 

We’ll follow Lynette’s talk with an interactive discussion of your tips and tricks, plus time for feedback on a few of the audience members’ displays. 

Send in photos of your displays and indicate whether you want to share a tip/trick, or if you want feedback on your display. 

The talk will be held at Creator Haven, LLC, on June 22, 2018 from 7-9 pm

Light refreshments will be served

Creator Haven is located at 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery

details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery

Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pm
R. Blitzer Gallery 
2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Annette Nemes

September 1-30, 2017

Bruce McKay

Opening Reception,

September 1, First Friday event

Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey Bay
Metal Arts Guild:
Nancy Yee
Annette Nemes
Dawn Nakanishi
Fereshteh Fatemi
Tim Robinson
Pat Evans
Serene Silva
Jerry Blanchard
Penny Waller
Helene Daniels
Bruce McKay
Jose Santana
Carol Gordon
Ron Baldwin
And Large Metal Sculptures of Artists in Santa Cruz area
and beyond…