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

red, silver, white and gold amoeba like shapes to announce to "participating artists" the "See and Buy" at the Around and Round exhibit + sale Opening Reception on "June 2" 2024 from "2-4PM"; "Don't be shy, see and buy" Around and Round: All Member Exhibit Spring-Summer 2024 - Save the date to enjoy the Around and Round exhibit + sale in the gallery at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville CA from May 29 - July 14, 2024


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 …

Events

People and ttable sculptures at the Artists Opening Reception Museum of Art and HistorySanta Cruz

"FREE ART SEMINAR;ONLINE; RESERVE a SPACE NOW; 3.17.2024; SUN 1-2PM; REVERSE INTAGLIO CARVING + CUSTOM TOOL MAKING with BOB RUSH" text = 4 photos. Photo 1: Agate with reverse side carved with a sunburst pattern in the clear part of the stone as the sun rises over the brown part of the stone. Photo 2: using a curr in a flexshaft to carve into the back side of an agate. Photo 3: a customized wooden tool on a flex shaft. Photo 4: carving the rays into the sun shape on the backside of the stone. Free Reverse Intaglio and Custom Tool Making Seminar - Reserve a space NOW for our free online seminar. Bob Rush, lapidarist and metalsmith, will demonstrate reverse intaglio carving, custom tool making and the use of those tools. The zoom session is 1 - 2 pm Sunday March 17, 2024.
Announcement for the All Member Winter Party and Potluck. Sunday January 28, 2024 at the Elks Lodge on 121 Martinelli Street near Lake in Watsonville, CA. Photo of Guest Speaker Curtis Arima whose topic will be "Sustaining Multiple Art Practices". His philosophy is to be a thinking and environmentally caring artist. The timing for the board meeting is 12-1, the potluck and speaker is 1-3, friendly exchange and sharing and cleanup from 3-4pm FREE All Member Winter Party 2024 - Save a space NOW for our FREE all member Winter Party on January 28, 2024. Join us at the Elks Lodge in Watsonville, California
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet 2023 - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
an illustration of a metal arts educator is juggling tools (calipers, pliers, hammer & graver) in this Honoring Local Educators summer party announcement Summer Party Sunday August 27, 2023 - Join us at the summer party as we celebrate local metal arts educators! Bring your own picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual outdoor "Sculpture IS" show. Sunday August 27, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
Precision saw with designer Brian Meek of Knew Concepts Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California in May of 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 Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event - Thanks to all who came to see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Tag us on instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we'll share your creation!
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 Make a Bracelet Free - Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of your own design? Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Free for people of all ages! 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.
screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023 Watch Guest Speaker Susan Kingsley - If you missed guest speaker Susan Kingsley at the Jan '23 Winter Party, login to your account to watch her entertaining and informative talk.
invitation to sign up for a free tour of the Knew Concept jewelry and woodworking tools factory at their new location in Watsonville CA on May 6, 2023. Participants must be a current MBMAG member. Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS has invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California. Register now for FREE to be one of the of 30 people!

Workshops

birdcage sawframe, wire cutters, stainless steel files, silver pencil

Visiting artists and our talented artist members teach local workshops in person and remotely. The one to five day workshops cover a wide variety of metal art techniques ranging from beginning metalsmithing to 3D sculptural techniques to advanced jewelry making. Many of the techniques taught cross the boundaries between sculpture and jewelry making and our artists innovate and adapt the techniques to their own unique styles and artwork.

Upcoming locally taught or online Monterey Bay Metal Arts Workshops are listed here first. We also list member taught workshops which are hosted at other sites. If no upcoming workshops are listed, check back later or join the email list using the field at the bottom of this page for early notification.

Members have first dibs at filling guild sponsored workshop seats and pay less than non-members for the workshops.

Free seminars for members are available to watch later via this website.

Previously held workshops taught with visiting artists and artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are listed below for your reference

extended deadline. "Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry: Charles Lewton-Brain: April 27-28, 2024: Register by April 13th, 2024: Presented by MBMAG" Workshop Announcement with photo of a blackened coiled copper form Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry with Charles Lewton-Brain - Missed out signing up? Join the Waitlist for a chance at a spot in the Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry Workshop April 27 -28, 2024 in person. Watsonville, CA. Join the waitlist by 5pm April 26th, 2024.
Text details for electroforming workshop with instructor name, dates, times, price, # students, and how to register along with an image showing electroformed glass Mad Science: Electroforming Workshop by Patty Lakinsmith - Electroforming Workshop July 8, 2023 in person near Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA. Pre-workshop Zoom on June 28, 2023
call for students announcement with image of a gull in enamel and kelp in silver along with the details for the workshop Avifauna and Flora Cloisonné Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan - The guild is thrilled to present a Cloisoneé Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan. The workshop is being held @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
"Waiting List" "Designs in Woven Metal" "Jeanie Pratt. graphic for announcing the workshop waiting list Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt - Join the Waiting List for the "Designs in Metal Weaving” Workshop by Jeanie Pratt. April 21 -24, 2022 in person @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop - In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.
Albion Smith Games of Thrones Ring Workshop - May 1-3, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30 pm) at the Mendocino Art Center. Cancelled
2 clasps front and back CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021 - Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021 Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world. MBMAG is offering a live online workshop by Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership. If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If …
CANCELLED: Albion Smith Overlay Cuff Bracelet Workshop - Class cancelled due to CoVID-19 virus. Noted silversmith Albion Smith will teach his elegant Silver Overlay technique. While making their own silver overlay cuff bracelets, students will learn engraving and stamping techniques to embellish the overlays, then learn Albion’s method of soldering the pierced pieces to the underlying metal. In the course of the two days, …
Members Only Workshop: Cloisonné Enamel with an Emphasis on Landscape Design. - Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am. This class will focus on the ancient art of cloisonné executed in a landscape design. During this class students will learn how to capture the essence of a landscape through fluid wire bending and apply enamel to achieve atmospheric effects of foreground and background. Students will …
Curtis Arima holding a hammer Curtis Arima Workshop: Design and Composition for Metalsmiths Registration Opens June 2, 2018 at 10 am - Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths. This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here. Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of: Aesthetics:Identifying forms, …

Call for Artists: Back to the Future Exhibition

Necklace by 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 and Annette Nemes, Exhibit Coordinators.