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


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 …

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News From Members

"2024 ACC Fellow Honoree Lynda Watson" with a portrait of Lynda Watson taken by rr jones and 2 images of her jewelry taken by rr jones Lynda Watson Named to ACC’s College of Fellows - Congratulations to longtime MBMAG member Lynda Watson on her 2024 induction into the American Craft Council College of Fellows. Click to learn more about Lynda and this award.
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 Art of 10 Guild Members in Local Gallery Show - Congratulations to 10 guild members on being part of "Out of the Fire" at Pajaro Valley Arts. The exhibit runs Aug 9 - Sep 24, 2023 at the gallery on 37 Sudden St, Watsonville CA
Cabrillo College gallery 12 x 12 exhibit details with a 12x12 visual and a photo of Ron Baldwin's sculpture Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College - Now through Dec 9, 2022, visit the Cabrillo College Art Gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin's latest creation. He's one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12x12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.


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Past Member News


book launch and artists talk flier summary with photo of Lynda Watson and her cat and a photo of the cover of the book "Looking Back Lynda Watson Master Metalsmith" Lynda Watson: National Metal Museum 2022 Master Metalsmith - Join us Sunday Nov 13, 3 - 5 pm for an artist talk and book signing by local honoree Lynda Watson, the 2022 Master Metalsmith as named by the National Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, USA
Ornament Magazine Features Jeanie Pratt - Jeanie said “I am thrilled with the article about my life and my work, along with the cover and an Artist Showcase!“ We in the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are thrilled for member Jeanie Pratt! The cover article features her work, tells about her life and is a great read. The guild and Jeanie …
Open Studios: Monterey County - Visit the Monterey County Arts Habitat Studio Tour website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Santa Cruz County - Visit the Santa Cruz County Open Studios website to find participating member artists
Open Studios: Silicon Valley - Visit the SVOS website to find participating member artists
flyer with a sun, a blue sky, and details of the summer party 2022 Summer Party Sunday August 21, 2022 - Join us at the summer party! Bring your own lunch and picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual "Sculpture Is" outdoor sculpture show. Sunday August 21, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
collage of images by the 3 participating artists; a bracelet, a collage, and an image Art Salon with Lynda Watson May 13, 2021 - Pajaro Valley Arts is holding an art salon live via zoom Visit the PVArts.org event page to learn more about it and obtain the codes to Participate HTTP://pvarts.org/EVENT/art-salonmay-13/ Long time Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild member Lynda Watson is one of the 3 artists who will be participating in the live via Zoom Art Salon.
Jeanie Pratt collection of bug brooches Collecting Jewelry with Jeanie Pratt - Join jeweler and collector Jeanie Pratt as she shows pieces from her extensive collection and the stories behind the individual pieces. Silvera Jewelry School is hosting a free talk with MBMAG member Jeanie Pratt as part of their Online Event Tuesday series March 30, 2021 at 2 PM PDT – 3 PM PDTPrice: Free to …
MPC Mothers Day Sale 2010 - Handmade Artisan Jewelry! Several MBMAG Members are Participating Annual Mother’s Day Jewelry Saleat Monterey Peninsula College Tuesday, Wednesday & ThursdayMay 4th, 5th and 6th 20109 AM to 7 PM Cash or Check only! in the Almaden Room of the Student Center Monterey Peninsula College980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Student Center is located off Fishnet …

Winter 2021 Design Challenge and Virtual Party

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Members attend Free!

MBMAG 2021 Virtual Winter Party
with Featured Speaker Jeannie Pratt
and
2021 Winter Challenge Results

Party Time:
Zoom, January 24, 2021 from 1 – 4 pm

Challenge: Entries due by January 10! Scroll down for more information.

Party details

Members join us free on Zoom, January 24,  2021 from 1-4 pm for our annual winter party. We’ll have a talk from our own Jeannie Pratt, introduce our 2021 Board members and enjoy catching up with each other. We’ll also be announcing the winners of our 2021 Winter Challenge. Our Zoom account is limited to 100 attendees, so you must register to assure your space. Free registration for the party is now open.

Jeanie Pratt talk “My Journey as a Metal Weaver, Enamelist and Insect Enthusiast or Nothing is Ever Simple”

 

Metal artist Jeanie Pratt uses a variety of textile techniques including weaving, knitting, twining, looping, and bobbin lace – all with metal! Her fiber art and metalsmith backgrounds inform how she approaches the construction of each piece, but it is her entomology background that inspires her designs through form, color, and texture. “I love making interesting woven patterns for my beetle brooch wings and twined bodies in gold and silver for my insect brooch bodies.” The synergy of her two life-long pursuits in one body of work is unique, dynamic, and full of life. “Although I hadn’t used my entomology degree in many years, I am now relearning about insects and am drawn to critters that are real, but surreal.” She lives by a philosophy that “bugs are beautiful” and the organic nature of both her subject and her artistic process give her pieces beautiful harmony with a whimsical touch.

Metals Challenge Details

As a response to the strange and stressful year of 2020, you are being challenged to create a pair of eyeglasses that will see into the future. Three prizes will be awarded!

The challenge is open to members only.  Become a member or renew your membership by going to WWW.MBMAG.org.  Membership will be good for the entirety of 2021.

THE METALS CHALLENGE:  Create a pair of eyeglasses using anything you have on hand: wire, found objects, gems, beads, etc.

Let your imagination run wild!

  • We encourage you to have lenses in your eyeglasses that will express your vision
  • There will be no kits for this challenge
  • Photos of your completed piece must be emailed by Jan 10, 2021
  • No more than two photographs, JPEG, not to exceed 4 Mbytes.
  • Send all entries to Dick Walvis at dick.walvis@gmail.com with MBMAG 2021 Winter Challenge in the subject
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of a gift certificate to Rio Grande or Otto Frei!
    • First prize: $250.00 value
    • Second prize: $150.00 value
    • Third prize: $100.00 value
  • Voting by MBMAG members happens the week of Jan 18, 2021
  • Winners will be announced at the Winter Zoom Party on January 24, 2021

Thanks to Emmy McKenzie for inspiring this challenge
Your Challenge Chairs: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

Summer 2020 Design Challenge Results

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Last January we challenged the membership to create a wearable piece of work which would include at least eight pieces from a kit. 

The results were fantastic and creative as we would expect.  The pieces were voted on earlier this month and winners elected by the members, as shown here.

The winners were announced by email and are listed below:

First Place
$ 250
Nancy Yee

Second Place
$ 150
Lynn Guenther

Third Place
$ 100
Susan Shallenberger

Now it is time to auction some of the pieces.

If you are interested in a work, please contact the artist directly and make an offer.  Put MBMAG Summer Challenge Bid in the subject line of your email.

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Annette Nemes

annettenemes@comcast.net

Dick Walvis

Not for sale.

Emmy MacKenzie

emmymackenzie@gmail.com

Lynn Guenther

Not for sale.

Marylou Forrest

alohacglass@gmail.com

Nancy Yee

Not for sale.

Rebecca Thielbar

bex-1@comcast.net

Ron Baldwin

Not for sale.

Susan Shallenberger

susanshallen@comcast.net

Tim Robinson

americanshorthair@juno.com

Tim Yee

Not for sale.

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

ZFolio
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?

Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Necklace by Annette Nemes

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 metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….

Some of the many new pieces in the exhibit
Jewelry and Small Sculpture in the Water|Metal Exhibit
Artisan Jewelry and Custom Lighting in Water|Metal Exhibit

Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

June 2018 Speaker

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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

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: Don’t Miss it!

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Paul Kmetko
New Tools for Stenciling on Enamel

Friday 7 – 9 pm, March 18, 2018

at Creator Haven LLC
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA

Stenciled Enameled Dish by Paul Kmetko

Stencils are commonly used in enameling and they can be tricky to manipulate. Nothing is worse than carefully applying powder to your design and jostling the stencil whilst trying to remove it… Not only does it waste precious material, it can be very frustrating. In addition just laying a stencil down on top of the work doesn’t guarantee a snug fit and powder will creep under boundary zones. In order to solve the problem Paul went back to his roots in screen printing and devised a solution that solves both problems at once. It started as a low tech device with a easily  available clamp fixture that can be modified with minimal effort by almost anybody. 

Paul will share this device and how to make a low-tech version of it, as well as giving tips on stenciling on enamel at this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series.

Paul Kmetko is a silversmith, enamel artist and the owner of Seabright Metalworks in Santa Cruz.

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

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series

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

Pablo Cubangbang
Road to Metal Artist

Friday 7 – 9 pm, March 23, 2018

at Creator Haven LLC
41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA

filigree earrings by Pablo Cubangbang
filigree heart pendant by Pablo Cubangbang
Pablo Cubangbang

Join your fellow MBMAG members next Friday, March 23, from 7-9pm  for a fun, interesting evening with speaker Pablo Cubangbang. A popular teacher and artist with a background in drawing and painting, Pablo will be discussing how he came to metalsmithing, as well as discussing and showing examples of his current work. 
Light refreshments will be served. 

Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. He has acquired many skills in jewelry making from workshops and Cabrillo College where he was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi. In a workshop by Dr. Yehuda Tassa, he learned the basic filigree process and fell in love with it and has since continued to hone his filigree art in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.