Metals in Motion – Entry Deadline Nov 1, 2007

MBMAG and the Collectors Gallery of the Oakland Museum of California are teaming up for a six week show highlighting new works by MBMAG member artists.

Kinetic pieces, or artwork where motion is interpreted through abstract compositions or narrative icons.

The door is wide open for creative interpretations of the theme “Metals in Motion”. Kinetic pieces are welcome, yet not required. Does your piece remind you of a moving stream? Does it look like the trails an airplane leaves in the sky? Does it imply the movement of time? Please use your own unique styles to express the theme. And, be aware that not all pieces must comply to the theme.

In the show literature, there is a request for an explanation on how each piece embodies “metals in movement.” Not all pieces necessarily will. The design inspirations will be printed for gallery customers to read so that show has a cohesive thread running through it with the given theme.

Additionally, people browsing and buying at galleries often enjoy reading the design inspirations.

Note that not all design inspirations will necessarily be printed and posted in the gallery; a notable absence will be those write-ups that state the piece fits within the “Metals in Motion” theme because the piece is on a moving body – that is obvious to the gallery patrons and unnecessary to print and display.

The entry form deadline is fast approaching. If photos are available, please include those (email to the listed address in the brochure) and if photos aren’t available that’s fine, too. The photos that are received by the deadline will be selected from to help visually market the show.

All Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members may participate. This is a juried show.

Key Dates

  • November 1, 2007: Entry form & fee payment deadline
    Valid entries must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2007
  • February 9, 2008: Delivery deadline for artwork
  • March 8, 2008: Exhibit opens
    Artist lectures, Opening reception from
    2 to 4 pm
  • April 20, 2008 Exhibit closes
  • April 22, 2008 Pickup artwork after this date

MBMAG at the Collector’s Gallery of the Oakland Museum

Windows of the Collector's Gallery at the CA Museum of Oakland

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild exhibit “Imaginations in Metal” at The Collector’s Gallery of the Oakland Museum is a strong representation of the talents and versatility of the Guild membership. There are dramatic sculptural pieces, and an impressive variety of beautifully crafted jewelry. The show runs from Feb 4, 2007 – March 4, 2007.

Prior to the well attended opening reception, Rose Sellery, Wendy Ballen and Angela Gleason gave presentations in the lecture hall. We are fortunate to have such eloquent and inspiring Guild members. These three women, who spoke about their process and their influences, are the embodiment of the sharing and educational goals that are the foundation of the Guild Mission Statement.

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is a group of talented artists and this show at the Collector’s Gallery of the Oakland Museum represents that.

Ina Hohensee, Theresa Lovering Brown, and Barbara Banducci, along with many others, worked hard to organize this exhibit and the administrators of the Collector’s Gallery were very impressed with our professionalism. We have been invited to return.

Windows of the Collector's Gallery at the CA Museum of Oakland
Windows of the Collector’s Gallery at the CA Museum of Oakland