Around and Round: All Member Exhibit Spring-Summer 2024

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"

@ Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA
exhibit + sale opens May 29, 2024

opening reception with “See and Buy” of the
jewelry the artists are wearing June 2, 2 – 4 pm

exhibit + sale closes July 14, 2024

We encouraged artists to create up to 3 new metal art pieces
(sculpture, jewelry, or a mix of both )
The theme Around and Round was interpreted by each artist

Word cloud made of paths. Around and Round. Traveling. Traversing. Philosophy. Sophistry. Wheels. Orbs.  Ball. Orbiting. A Resonant Voice. Circulatory System. Venn Diagram. Ring. Bubbles. Hydrologic Cycles. Hugs. Planets. Going  Full-Circle.


At the artists’ at the opening reception Sun June 2, 2024 2-4 pm
light refreshments will be served and exhibiting artists will be selling some of the jewelry they are wearing in “See and Buy”. All attendees can purchase jewelry off the artists and take the jewelry home the same day!

Most of the exhibition pieces are also for sale.

Many of our show artists also have put pieces in the PVA Gift Shop where you may buy pieces for $200 or less.

EXHIBITION & EVENT SCHEDULE

June 2, 2024 (Sun)
2 – 4 pm

“See and Buy” at the Artists Opening Reception

June 15, 2024 (Sat)
12 – 3 pm

Free to the public Make-a-Bracelet event with free snacks. Join us in the patio garden area behind the gallery and create a cuff bracelet with the assistance of guild members.

July 14, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes at 4 pm

July 14, 2024 (Sun)
5 – 7 pm

All artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at the PVA Gallery

Lynda Watson Named to ACC’s College of Fellows

"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

AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ANNOUNCES AWARDS
HONORING DISTINCTION IN THE CRAFT FIELD

2024 Awards include The College of Fellows, Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship, Award of Distinction, and Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy

Minneapolis, MN (January 23, 2024) – The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing American craft, announced today the winners of its four major awards. This year marks the 54th year of the awards honoring individuals and organizations for exceptional artistic, scholarly and philanthropic contributions to the craft field.

First presented in 1970, and biennially since 2010, the ACC Awards include the College of Fellows, the Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship, the Award of Distinction, and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award for Philanthropy. This year’s awards highlight 17 artists, curators and arts advocates and who continue to uplift traditions while advancing the boundaries and impact of contemporary craft.

ACC will celebrate this year’s honorees during a virtual ceremony in September of this year. Specific date, time, and details forthcoming.

Biennially, ACC accepts nominations for its awards, which typically come from the current Fellows and a guest list of nominators. Honorees are selected by an Awards Committee, comprised of past Fellows or Honorary Fellows, and are chosen based on professional accomplishments, achievements and support of the craft field.

“This cohort of honorees is an exceptional group of artists, educators and arts advocates who have dedicated themselves and their careers to not only their craft but the craft field as a whole,” said Andrea Specht, executive director, ACC. “Their impact on the arts community has and continues to shape the field and will continue to influence generations to come. We’re honored to recognize them for their contributions.”

“One of the most valuable aspects of the ACC Awards program is that it has a long history that deepens with every new award cycle,” shared Tom Loeser, ACC Fellow 2012, Awards Committee Chair and ACC Trustee. “This year the awardees are amazing, envelope-expanding, inspirational, and risk-taking creative forces. The American Craft Council is honored to celebrate this stellar group of awardees as they continue to create the evolving history of the craft field.”

ACC Awards programming is possible thanks to generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Lynda Watson, of Santa Cruz, CA, is an artist specializing in jewelry who was awarded two individual National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and was named Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year. In 2022, she was selected Master Metalsmith by the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. 

Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collections of museums here and abroad. It has appeared in numerous books and periodicals and a catalog of her work was recently published by the Metal Museum.

Lynda is a long time member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

2024 ACC AWARD HONOREES

Visit the ACC website at craftcouncil.org for more information about all the honorees

GOLD MEDAL FOR CONSUMMATE CRAFTSMANSHIP

Nick Cave (Chicago, IL)
Wendy Maruyama (San Diego, CA)
Anne Wilson (Evanston, IL)

COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
Syd Carpenter (Philadelphia, PA)
Michael A. Cummings (New York City, NY)
Einar and Jamex De La Torre (San Diego, CA)
Yuri Kobayashi (Camden, ME)
Mark Newport (Hamtramck, MI)
Michael Puryear (Shokan, NY)
Diego Romero (Santa Fe, NM)
Lynda Watson (Santa Cruz, CA)

HONORARY FELLOWS

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Ph.D. (Cheverly, MD), Cultural Specialist and Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Cindi Strauss (Houston, TX), Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

JoAnn Edwards (San Francisco, CA),Co-Founder and Executive Director, Museum of Craft and Design

Carol Sauvion (Beverly Hills, CA),Founder and Director, Craft in America

AILEEN OSBORN WEBB AWARD FOR PHILANTHROPY 

Charles “Chuck” Duddingston (Minneapolis, MN)

American Craft Council (ACC) is a national nonprofit working to keep the craft community connected, inspired, and thriving. Founder Aileen Osborn Webb recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities and established the nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Eighty years later, the organization’s efforts span the nation. ACC shares stories and amplifies voices through American Craft magazine and other online content, creates marketplace events that support artists and connect people to craft, and celebrates craft’s legacy through longstanding awards and a unique research library. A range of other programs creates space for dialogue and action—because ACC believes craft can bring us together as people. Learn more at craftcouncil.org

Around and Round Artwork Details Submission Form

@ Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA
exhibit + sale opens May 29, 2024
exhibit + sale closes July 17, 2024

Entry Fee: $35
Click here to register by Feb 29, 2024

Final day to submit artwork details is April 29, 2024
Any photos must be submitted by Feb 29, 2024 to be considered for inclusion on the postcard.

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

Word cloud made of paths. Around and Round. Traveling. Traversing. Philosophy. Sophistry. Wheels. Orbs.  Ball. Orbiting. A Resonant Voice. Circulatory System. Venn Diagram. Ring. Bubbles. Hydrologic Cycles. Hugs. Planets. Going  Full-Circle.

Up to 3 pieces of metal art can be submitted for the exhibit + sale
Prices must include gallery commission

Artwork can be anything you made in metal art ranging from sculpture to objects to jewelry.

At the artists’ at the opening reception Sun June 2, 2024 2-4 pm
light refreshments will be served and exhibiting artists can sell jewelry they are wearing in “Sell What You Wear”.

A third sales opportunity is the PVA Gift Shop where you can sell up to 5 pieces. If any of those pieces sell, PVA will contact you and ask if you’d like to replace the sold piece with another piece to sell.

The show is NOT juried
Photos are not required

The entry fee is non-refundable and is used to help cover the guild’s costs and provide events for our members

All communications between you and mbmag.org are secured via SSL.

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

Artwork must be complete before beginning the artwork details submission process.

SCROLL DOWN TO SUBMIT ARTWORK DETAILS

CLICK EACH OF THE TOPICS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition both in person and virtually. Visit the PVArts.org Virtual Tours page to see an example of a virtual show

As part of the exhibition, the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery will also sell member’s art in their gift shop area. In our previous gallery exhibit and sale, many members had successful gallery gift shop sales. Exhibiting artists are welcome to provide up to 5 pieces priced at less than $200 for the PVA Gift Shop area.

What’s the difference?? Art submitted for the EXHIBIT area must be one-of-a-kind and may be any price. Art submitted for the GIFT SHOP area must be priced at less than $200 and may be a design of which you create multiples for sale.

Exhibiting artists are also invited to participate in the “Sell What You Wear” experience at the “Around and Round” opening reception. Details will be sent out via email closer to the reception date along with a link to fill out a form for you to “Sell What You Wear”.

The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to this page. At the bottom of this page is the online artwork submission form.

Pajaro Valley Arts, in collaboration with MBMAG exhibit team members, will create printed and virtual postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

  • The Around and Round Exhibit + Sale accepts new and established guild members. You may JOIN or Renew NOW to enter artwork. Everyone is welcome regardless of residence location
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of skill.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for the gallery exhibit + sale
  • All artwork in the gallery exhibit must NOT have been exhibited at any previous PVA shows
  • Up to 5 pieces may be entered for the Gift Shop Area of the PVA gallery
  • All art must be priced with the gallery commission included
  • Sculpture is accepted and we love that PVA is a place to exhibit sculptures
  • 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 via the online form below by midnight Monday April 29, 2024.
  • Entry submission implies agreement to the PVA Loan Agreement terms

Photos are NOT required, but all artists are encouraged to submit photos so we may advertise your pieces

Volunteers and needed and very much appreciated

  • Please let Toni Danzig know if you are interested in helping.
  • Each artist will be asked to choose a volunteer activity when submitting artwork. Click the bar below to read the details and timing for each volunteer activity.

Volunteers and needed and very much appreciated for the following activities:

  • 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’s gift shop area on 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 for the guild 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
  1. Log in to your mbmag.org account
  2. Click on the link in the Registration Confirmation email you received
  3. SCROLL DOWN to the Artwork Submission Form
  4. Artwork details (including dimensions of each piece) are due when you fill out the submission form below; and must be submitted no later than Feb 29, 2024
  5. We’ve created a generic tutorial video for the submission forms. This tutorial does NOT show the Around and Round exhibit form and is meant to be a general guide.
  6. The Labels and Records, aka Inventory, forms are created automatically for you by the online form and automatically emailed to you upon form submission with a filled in copy of the PVA Loan Agreement. Follow the instructions in the PDF.
  7. 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. Please help the gallery team sell your artwork by providing the Artist Statement and Artist Biography.
  8. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) with your art to the show organizers. See below for helpful links on creating a Statement and/or Bio.

NOW – Feb 29, 2024

Register to participate in Around and Round

April 29, 2024 (Mon)

All artwork details are DUE by midnight. Photos are NOT required.

May 4, 2024 (Sat)
1 – 3 pm

Monterey Area Artists Artwork drop off at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA

May 5, 2024 (Sun)
1 – 3 pm

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

May 29, 2024 (Wed)

Exhibition opens

June 2, 2024 (Sun)
2 – 4 pm

Artists Opening Reception with “Sell What You Wear” opportunity for exhibiting artists

June 15, 2024 (Sat)
12 – 3 pm

Free to the public Make-a-Bracelet event with free snacks. Join us in the patio garden area behind the gallery and create a cuff bracelet with the assistance of guild members.

July 17, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes at 4 pm

July 17, 2024 (Sun)
5 – 7 pm

All artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at the PVA Gallery

Online submission with up to THREE pieces of work that have not been previously exhibited at PVA. Submit artist and artwork details. Images are NOT required to exhibit artwork. We encourage artists to upload high-quality images as part of the submission process. The higher the quality of the photo, the higher the likelihood it will be used for the postcards and social media advertising. See PHOTOS above for tips and guidelines.

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

ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM

Before starting the submission form, verify that you are logged in to your account on the website and that you have all the information for ALL the pieces you will be submitting. You may only submit this form ONE time. 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 may automatically and without warning log 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.

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End of Year Membership Discount

details in text about how to obtain a membership from Oct 1st 2023 through Dec 31st 2024. The background is a light yellow, the words "EXTEND Your Membership! are in orange. All the text surrounds a detailed outline of opened up needle nose pliers

15 months for the price of 12!

Join or renew anytime after Oct 1st through Dec 31st and your membership extends all the way through to the end of the following year!

Immediately after joining or renewing, you are welcome to sign up for any of the upcoming workshops or exhibits sponsored by the guild.

View our current member benefits, and watch your email for announcements of more member benefits. Join the email list by entering your name and email list at the bottom of the web page.


Former guild members can take advantage of this 15 months for the price of 12 discount by using the email address associated with your past guild membership.

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

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

MAKE-A-BRACELET: SHARE YOUR LOVE OF METAL ART

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH OUR

Make-a-Bracelet Event
at the
MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART
Inaugural Block Party
on
Saturday, April 15
from noon-4 pm


Do you remember what first captivated you about making art in metal?

We are looking to share the love for people of all ages in this free to the community cuff bracelet making experience as part of the MMAs first ever block party

Volunteers are needed from 11:30am – 4:30 pm. We’ll break the afternoon up into shifts. Setup before the event. Helping people make bracelets. Cleaning up after the event.

It’s a lot of fun to see the happiness on the faces of new metal workers. Please join us!

Click the button above or below to contact the event coordinator and let her know you are willing to help

DETAILS

MBMAG has been invited to share the joy of metal smithing with the community at the Monterey Museum of Art’s first Block Party event. As part of the education and outreach mission of the guild, we will be offering our Make-a-Bracelet program to show people of all ages how to make a simple copper cuff bracelet. 

We need at least 10 volunteers to help with this event. We need people to guide children and adults in using metal stamps on copper blanks, helping to form them into a bracelet shape and demonstrating how to use Liver of Sulfur patina. We’ll need a few people to come a half hour early to help us set up and to stay a half hour after the even for tear-down.

 It’s a lot of fun to see the happiness on the faces of new metal workers. Please join us!

Guild Artist in Invitational Exhibit at Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College gallery 12 x 12 exhibit details with a 12x12 visual and a photo of Ron Baldwin's sculpture

Visit the Cabrillo College art gallery to see guild member Ron Baldwin’s latest creation.
Ron is one of the artists selected for exhibition in the annual 12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational Exhibit.

The 12 x 12 (x 12) Invitational Exhibition is on view now through December 9, 2022.

Gallery Hours:
Mon -Fri 9am-4pm
Extended Hours Wed. + Thurs 6-8pm

Cabrillo College Gallery
Library 1002 bldg/room, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003

Ron Baldwin’s piece is one of those which were chosen for their sculptural qualities.

Ron Baldwin
DIS HIC 2022
Found object, mixed media

ABOUT Cabrillo College’s annual exhibition, 12 x 12 (x 12): An Open Invitational:
All California artists are welcome to participate in this exhibition, making it a truly inclusive celebration of the diversity of our fantastic creative community of artists.

Showcasing work from high school students to seasoned professional artists, the exhibition is open to all media: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, digital media and fabrication, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, woodworking, metalworking, glass —just about anything goes, as long as the work is 12 x 12 inches. The gallery will award People’s Choice cash prizes to three participants who are selected by the viewing audience.