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.
The following press release will be in Beach Neighbor’s Spotlight. This is a magazine that is distributed (free) to 4,000 upscale homes within: Aptos, Capitola, Soquel, La Selva Beach and Watsonville:
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild present: Made with Love
A showcase of recent work from the studio jewelers, metal artists and sculptors of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) will be on display the entire month of February, 2015 at the Many Hands Gallery, 510 Bay Ave. Capitola, CA.
Many Hands Gallery specializes in art by local artists and is a destination for one-of-a-kind collectibles and gifts.
The opening reception is on February 1, 2015 2-4pm
‘Made with Love’ features work from over 46 talented artists from the entire Monterey Bay Community. These artists express their unique style and let their imaginations come alive in high-karat gold, silver, steel, copper, or brass. Techniques range from traditional gold and silversmithing, forging, casting, and enameling. The main focus of the show is art jewelry but visitors will also find an array of outstanding metal art objects and sculptures.
Made with Love is the perfect opportunity to purchase a locally made piece of Art or Jewelry for your special someone for Valentine’s Day!
The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), which started in the early 1990’s with ten people meeting in each others homes, has evolved into a highly respected entity that provides education, exhibition opportunities, support and community to its more than 100 members. From the Santa Cruz Mountains to Big Sur and beyond, we come together to share techniques and experiences.
The artists of the MBMAG are as varied as the beautiful Monterey Bay area in which we live and work. We are sculptors who make jewelry, jewelers who make sculpture, metal artists who incorporate glass and glass artists who incorporate metal. We work in media that range from high-karat gold to found objects, and the results are highly individual expressions in a great variety of materials, including metal.
The cornerstones of our guild are the excellent metal arts programs at Cabrillo College in Aptos and the Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey. Our keystones are the instructors, Theresa Lovering-Brown, Dawn Nakanishi, Carol Holaday, and Angela Gleason. Along with Cabrillo College professor emeritus Lynda Watson, these artists are our mentors and inspirations.
The work in this exhibit, “Expression in Metal”, represents recent work created by MBMAG members. We are honored to be in the Many Hands Gallery to share our craft.
Guild Mission Statement:
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild 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.
Think of something or view something large, a mountain, a building, an animal, etc. Now visualize it, manipulate it,abstract it and re-think it small enough to hold in your hand or to wear, i.e., pendant, ring, broach, etc.
Entries are now open for the Fall MBMAG Exhibit at Pacific Grove Art Center. The show will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 18, 2014 in the Annand Gallery of the Pacific Grove Art Center.
The deadline for entries is August 14. We will accept up to three pieces from each artist for the entry fee of $40. Entrants must be current members of MBMAG. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Member Resources section of the MBMAG website and payment may be made through the PayPal link there.
Participants are expected to volunteer in some aspect of the show and may be required to serve as a docent for one three-hour shift during the run of the show. Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit.
Call for entry deadline: Aug. 14, 2014
Volunteer sign-up: Aug. 21, 2014
Early Photo Submissions*: September 1, 2014
Records and Label deadline: September 20, 2014
Photos and Artist’s Statement deadline Sept. 20, 2014
Drop work off at collection points: October 4, 2014
Reception Date: October 24, 2014 7 pm to 9 pm.
Pick up date at Pacific Grove: Dec. 19, 2014
Small Wonders Chairperson
*Photos received by October 1 will be considered for inclusion in Pacific Grove Art Center’s publicity releases and/or for use on the Show Postcard.