“SELL WHAT YOU WEAR” 2024

"SELL WHAT YOU WEAR" at the Around & Round Exhibit & Sale OPENING RECEPTION June 2, 2024 2-4pm

Everyone is welcome at the Opening Reception
June 2, 2024 from 2 – 4 pm

Exhibiting artists are invited to participate in the “Sell What You Wear” experience at the “Around and Round” exhibit opening reception

Bring a list of SELL WHAT YOU WEAR items to the artwork drop off. The gallery needs this list to prepare for possible sales of jewelry you plan to wear at the opening reception.

HOW TO “SELL WHAT YOU WEAR
Each exhibiting artist may wear pieces to the opening reception that are for sale, IF you fill out the form below. Once PVA has the information you enter which includes, the sales price (WITH the commission for PVA included, media used, title, and description) those pieces will be considered part of that selling opportunity.

All exhibiting artists 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.

Artwork for Sale If a person at the opening reception is interested in buying a piece that you are wearing, take that person with you to the PVA office at the front of the gallery. PVA staff will assist you and will help the customer purchase your piece(s).

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 a 30% commission on your artwork if you are a member of PVA. The commission rate is 45% if you are not a member of PVA. Work should be priced accordingly.



Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig know via email (tonidan@comcast.net), if you are interested in helping. Your participation is requested and very much appreciated. Artists were asked to choose a volunteer activity when you submitted your exhibit artwork. If you would like to volunteer to help in more ways, please contact Toni.

Click the bar below to read the details and timing for each volunteer activity.

Volunteer Activities for the Exhibition

Exhibit installation: Help organize and place artwork in the gallery the weekend of May 11th

Gift shop organization: Organize and install artwork in the gallery gift shop area the weekend of May 11th

Photography Assistance: Help other artists take photographs of their artwork (via advice or in-person). Your contact information will be passed on to artists who request this type of help.

Form Assistance: Help other artists fill out the exhibit entry forms (via advice). Your contact information will be passed on to artists who request this type of help.

Case and Vitrine Moving TO Gallery: On May 11, 2024, 6 volunteers and 3 vans or trucks are needed to move the cases and vitrines from Santa Cruz to Watsonville and assemble them in the gallery

Make-a-Bracelet: On June 15, 2024, the guild needs at least 6 volunteers from 11-4pm to assist with our free-to-the-public Make-a-Bracelet event. We assist people at each step to create a cuff bracelet. We need assistance from 11-noon to setup, and 3-4pm to clean up.

Return Exhibit Artwork to Artists: On July 14, 2024 from 4-7pm, organize and assist return of pieces to artists from the exhibit (4 volunteers are needed)

Return Gift Shop Artwork to Artists: On July 14, 2024 from 4-7pm, organize and assist return of gift shop pieces to the artists (2 volunteers are needed)

Case and Vitrine Moving FROM Gallery: On July 15, 2024, 6 volunteers and 3 vans or trucks are needed to disassemble and move the cases and vitrines from the gallery in Watsonville to Santa Cruz

Public Relations: Write a public relations release and send it to news outlets

Post Card Distribution: Visit local organizations and hotels in the Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz area to provide packs of postcards to promote the exhibit

Social Media: Create and post photos and videos to social media to promote the exhibit

Summer Party Sunday August 27, 2023

an illustration of a metal arts educator is juggling tools (calipers, pliers, hammer & graver) in this Honoring Local Educators summer party announcement

FREE Summer Party!

Join us as we celebrate
local metal artist educators
past and present

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING FRIENDS
&
PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND

The event is outside in the gardens of Sierra Azul Nursery

Come say thank you to your favorite
educators, assistants, workshop leaders, and helpers.

The monthly board meeting will happen on-site immediately before the party (12 – 1 pm)
We welcome all to attend and participate.

We look forward to seeing each other, catching up, announcing new events, honoring our local metal arts educators, viewing the Links Project plus any new links you bring, having lunch and cake, and answering any and all questions about the guild.

Bring your own picnic chair(s). Some shade is available at our picnic/meeting site. Bring a hat and sunscreen if you’d like to walk the gardens.

ABOUT the POTLUCK

Bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensil(s).

BYOB (bring your own beverage)

You are welcome to attend and partake without bringing a dish.

Please label your dish if you have made a special type (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, paleo, etc.) so others know they can partake. If a dish includes nuts or shellfish, please label the dish accordingly. You may use blue tape and a marker to label the dish.

The guild will provide eating utensils, paper plates, napkins, and a cake.

Sun August 27th 1 – 4 pm
Sierra Azul Nursery
2660 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
Hwy 152 across from the Fairgrounds

Pajaro Valley Art’s yearly show, Sculpture IS, will be in full swing.
Enjoy the FREE exhibit and the beautiful demonstration gardens
over Sierra Azul’s acreage. Always very impressive! 

composite image with garden overview in the background, a sculpture by Jenni Ward in the left forground, the title of the exhibit, and Sierra Azul Nursery and Garden logo

Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event

Another view of People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023

If you visited us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th , you were one of ~ 450 people to stop by!!!

True joy while sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant stamps a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
stamping a shape into a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A new guild member volunteer helps as a participant sands a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily finishing the final sanding of the newly created unique bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Look at this new bracelet handmade by someone new to making jewelry at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Joyfully wearing the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Thoughtfully sanding a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A happy young participant showing off the newly created one-of-a-kind handmade (!) bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the newly created bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off the uniquely their own handmade bracelet freshly made at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Happily holding a new bracelet handmade at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Metal artist volunteer explaining how to stamp a shape to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A young participant uses a hammer on a metal stamp to create a design on a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Showing off their young family members new bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
A guild metal artist volunteer teaches how to file a copper strip to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
Another view of People of all ages confidently filing the ends of copper pieces to create a bracelet at the Make A Bracelet event as part of the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party 2023
colorful illustration of a bouquet of flowers with hummingbird and many butterflies advertising the Monterey Museum of Art block party

People discovered their inner metal artist by making a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of their own design

The FREE event was at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940 on Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm Learn more about the museum and any upcoming block parties @ montereyart.org People of all ages participated!

We provided the copper, all the tools, and guided participants through the process. View the gallery above to see some people making and wearing their one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party.

Want to show off the bracelet you made? Tag us on Instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we’ll share your creation


How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each wrist

Learn how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we show you how)

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California
a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

Make a Bracelet Free

a copper rectangle stamped with the words "MAKE A BRACELET" is in front of a manakin hand holding metal stamps vertically. The background is grey with a logo of the Monterey bay metal arts guild in the lower left corner

Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine!

Pacific Ave, Monterey, California

Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern oƒ your own design?

We provide the copper, all the tools, and guide you through the process. You’ll be able wear your one-of-a-kind custom made bracelet to the rest of the block party. All people of all ages are welcome!

How to Make a Thin Cuff Bracelet

Copper is cut to size for each person

We’ll show you how to use files we provide to round the corners

Stamp a pattern using little steel blocks

Files, stamps, hammers, and patina are provided to create the design of your choice

The bracelet is fit to size using a wrist mandrel (we’ll show you how)

Put a patina on your bracelet to highlight the stamped patterns and make it shine

Wear your bracelet while enjoying the rest of the block party!

The FREE event will be at the Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday April 15, 2023 from 12pm – 4pm montereyart.org

a lower case stylized M is the logo for the monterey museum of art in monterey california

Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022

postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background


Holiday @ RREVV

Jewelry and sculpture from the artists of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild will be on display and for sale in this juried exhibit + sale during the months of Nov & Dec 2022.

The HOLIDAY @ RREVV show highlights new art from 5 member artists, along side the art of other members in two jewelry cases.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision). Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ artwork.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sun: 12 – 6 pm
First Fridays of the Month: noon – 8 pm
Other Days: Available by appointment via text or phone call to 1.415.851.5114

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Extended Deadline: Call for Artists for Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale

white background, with gold snowflakes and red text with the title Holiday @ RREVV

The entry deadline has been extended to midnight Oct 17, 2022


RREVV Gallery will feature member artwork in two jewelry cases for the holidays, during the months of November and December. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for Holiday @ RREVV. The non-refundable fee for entry is $35. Images and artwork details will be uploaded via an online submission form. Online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to the participating artists. See below for photo guidelines.


All members are encouraged to submit artwork. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions.


All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.


Artwork must be complete and photographed before beginning the submission process.

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision) where our emergence exhibit + sale was successful for many members and the gallery. Visit RREVV Gallery now to see our guild members’ pieces in the ROTATIONS @ RREVV exhibit + sale now through the end of October, 2022.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The Holiday @ RREVV Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members as applicants. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must be priced with the 40% gallery commission included.
  • All submissions must be presented via photograph for the gallery to view and choose art.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • 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 photos have been submitted, all required application fields are complete, and the appropriate entry fee has been paid using the submission form.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.

Submission of your artwork to the opportunities implies acceptance of all the gallery’s exhibition terms.

MBMAG and rrevv gallery may use your images for social media and press.

Enter Now

Artists may submit up to FIVE pieces of work and two images (maximum) for each piece, one full size, and one detail. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images and update their websites and social media. If you have a website or social media , that’s great, but it’s not required. If you have an artist profile on mbmag.org, that is great, too, but also not required.

When the artwork is delivered to the gallery, artists will fill out and sign an inventory of their work (using the RREVV gallery form). If you can supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the gallery this will help the gallery team speak to potential customers about you and your art.

All pieces submitted must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).  

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read and downloaded.

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

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Rotations @ RREVV Gallery exhibition + sale

silver and gold necklace on antique black ribbon in upper left corner. blue enamel salt cellar with silver bamboo spoon in lower center. details on show dates on right hand side

RREVV Gallery featured the metal art of guild members during two month Rotations @ RREVV. The first rotation was Sept – Oct 2022. The juried exhibit + sale was an exciting new exhibition and sale with pieces of art from six guild artists, with two artists !


RREVV
an artist-owned gallery in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, a letter opener, and an enameled salt dish with spoon.

Gallery hours

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm PST
First Fridays of each month 1 – 8 pm PST
and by appointment: call or text 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of artists are on view during a two month Rotation. Visit again to see different artists!

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale

single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey

The emergence juried exhibit + sale is an exciting new exhibition and sale with 35 pieces of art from 15 guild artists

The emergence exhibit + sale
has been extended to run to Sept 2, 2022
at
rrevv
a new artist-owned gallery
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, wall sculptures and an Ikat design inspired tray.

The wearable art and sculpture exhibit + sale will open during the August First Friday event in Santa Cruz from 5 – 8 pm on August 5, 2022

Gallery hours:
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 6pm PST
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm PST
and by appointment: call 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of pieces were accepted.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

Two New Exhibition + Sale Opportunities at RREVV Gallery

Interior of rrevv gallery showing sculptures and jewelry by Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members along with purses and paintings

Rotations @ RREVV

&


Holidays @ RREVV

RREVV is an artist-owned gallery on Pacific Avenue located at 1349 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA (next door to Paper Vision) where our emergence exhibit + sale has been successful for many members and the gallery.

Rotations @ RREVV

RREVV gallery has offered to rotate guild artists in the gallery. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. For this opportunity you supply us with photos via an online submission form. The gallery will make a selection and the artists will deliver directly to RREVV Gallery where the artwork will be shown for one or two months. The submission fee for one Rotation is $20 per submission of up to 5 pieces. See below for photo guidelines. Artists accepted by the gallery for a Rotation will deliver their artwork directly to the gallery, and pick up their artwork from the gallery at the end of the Rotation.

ENTER HERE NOW using the online submission form

Holidays @ RREVV

RREVV Gallery will feature member artwork in two jewelry cases for the holidays, during the months of November and December. Sculptures and jewelry are welcome. Watch this website and your email for the official Call for Artists in September. The fee for entry is $35. Images and artwork details will be uploaded via an online submission form. The guild and RREVV will team up on printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to the participating artists. See below for photo guidelines.

Check back for a link to the online submission form

All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time. Artwork must be complete and photographed before beginning the submission process.


All members are encouraged to submit artwork. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The gallery Rotations and Holiday Show show will accept new and established guild members as applicants. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • All work must be priced with the 40% gallery commission included.
  • All submissions must be presented via photograph for the gallery to view and choose art.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Submission Requirements for Images.
  • 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 photos have been submitted, all required application fields are complete, and the appropriate entry fee has been paid using the submission form.
  • All information, photos, and payment are submitted on the form at the same time.

Submission of your artwork to the opportunities implies acceptance of all the gallery’s exhibition terms.

MBMAG and rrevv gallery may use your images for social media and press.

Enter Now

Artists may submit up to FIVE pieces of work and two images (maximum) for each piece, one full size, and one detail. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images and update their websites and social media. If you have a website or social media , that’s great, but it’s not required. If you have an artist profile on mbmag.org, that is great, too, but also not required.

When the artwork is delivered to the gallery, artists will fill out and sign an inventory of their work (using the RREVV gallery form). If you can supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the gallery this will help the gallery team speak to potential customers about you and your art.

All pieces submitted must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (rrevv Gallery 40%, Artist 60%).  

Submission of an entry implies agreement to the rrevv gallery consignment form which can be read and downloaded.

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

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

emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale

single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey

The emergence juried exhibit + sale is an exciting new exhibition and sale with 35 pieces of art from 15 guild artists

The emergence exhibit + sale
has been extended to run through the end of August, 2022
at
rrevv
a new artist-owned gallery
at
1349 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
(next door to Paper Vision) Scroll down for a clickable map with directions

The locally made artwork includes earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches, wall sculptures and an Ikat design inspired tray.

The wearable art and sculpture exhibit + sale will open during the August First Friday event in Santa Cruz from 5 – 8 pm on August 5, 2022

Gallery hours:
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 6pm PST
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm PST
and by appointment: call 1.415.851.5114 to make an appointment

To learn more about the show artists, visit their artist profile here on mbmag.org and read their artist and bio statements in the Show Book at the gallery during the show.

Come in person to see the brand-new or recently created designs made locally by members of our Santa Cruz/Monterey metal art community.

All artwork in this exhibition is for sale. Due to space constraints, only a limited number of pieces were accepted.

Visit www.rrevv.com and @rrevv to get better acquainted with rrevv gallery.