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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FREE All Member Winter Party 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

Come meet other metal artists at our FREE annual Winter Gathering
and enjoy the presentation by
Artist/Educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima
Sunday January 28, 2024
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Artist and educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima with list torch is ready to lift the gunk off of the ingot he is pouring in his workshop. He is wearing protective eyewear, a heatproof glove, and a striped apron. Between the camera and Curtis is a rolling mill/
Curtis Hidemasa Arima

Save your spot by filling out this FREE registration form

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Sunday, JANUARY 28, 2024
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
1 – 4 pm
@
The Elks Lodge, Watsonville, CA
Ample FREE parking!

Join us for good food, fellowship, and an informative talk by artist and educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima who will give a presentation on Sustaining Multiple Art Practices.

Mr. Arima’s philosophy includes being a thinking and environmentally caring artist. He currently teaches in the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program Core and Pre-College program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about Mr. Arima.


Limit of 120 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join MBMAG now for all of 2024

When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3), including yourself.

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

You are welcome to attend 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 water, eating utensils, paper plates, and napkins.

BYOB if you prefer something other than water


The Elks Lodge, Members Room, 121 Martinelli Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

google street view of Elks Lodge #1300 in Watsonville, CA

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.

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

Watch Guest Speaker Susan Kingsley

screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023

Did you miss the annual Winter Gathering on Sunday January 22, 2023?

screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023
Susan Kingsley, Featured Speaker

Would you like to watch the entertaining and informative talk by Susan Kingsley, guild member, author of Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths, and co-founder of Ethical Metalsmiths?

Login to your member account, then CLICK HERE


Susan Kingsley, a visual artist working with hands-on processes. As a metalsmith, she created physical objects that reflect her commitment to craft. Susan brought copies of her book to sell in person.

cover of hydraulic Die Forming book with a photo of a die formed amphora pendant on a silver chain

Making jewelry led her to thinking about how social and cultural values are communicated by “things,” how personal objects shape our lives and reflect our beliefs. She enjoys making art that challenges the status quo, often with irony and paradox.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written the technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written a technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan taught jewelry and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College and has conducted numerous workshops on die forming throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2006 Susan co-founded the non-profit organization, Ethical Metalsmiths, whose mission is to promote responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.

The 2023 Winter Party was held at the Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9657

FREE All Member Winter Party 2023

Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing

Meet other metal artists at our annual Winter Gathering
Sunday January 22, 2023
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photo of Susan Kingsley - head shot with wind whipping her hair
Susan Kingsley, Featured Speaker for the MBMAG Winter Meeting and Potluck Party

Save your spot by filling out this FREE registration form

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Sunday, JANUARY 22, 2023
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, Moss Landing, CA

Join us for good food, fellowship, an informative talk by Susan Kingsley, former guild member and author of Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths. Bring a $20 bill to buy a book directly from the author!


Limit of 50 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join now for all of 2023

You may now add up to two guests and you can still register yourself. When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3).

All 50 free spots will be taken quickly!

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

You are welcome to attend 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, and napkins.

BYOB or buy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at the Haute Enchilada cash bar


Susan Kingsley, a visual artist working with hands-on processes. As a metalsmith, she creates physical objects that reflect her commitment to craft. Susan will bring copies of her book to sell in person.

cover of hydraulic Die Forming book with a photo of a die formed amphora pendant on a silver chain

Making jewelry led her to thinking about how social and cultural values are communicated by “things,” how personal objects shape our lives and reflect our beliefs. She enjoys making art that challenges the status quo, often with irony and paradox.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written the technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written a technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan taught jewelry and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College and has conducted numerous workshops on die forming throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2006 she co-founded the non-profit organization, Ethical Metalsmiths, whose mission is to promote responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.

You may buy a book from Susan Kingsley in person at the Winter Party, or order one online now


Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9657

Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey

3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold


Nov 18, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023

Embrace

Exhibit + Sale

ZFolio Gallery, 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112,
Monterey, California 93940

Eleven artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
share their amazing hand made artisan jewelry

Art in the exhibit + sale covers a wide range of styles, forms, and metalsmith techniques. Come enjoy the necklaces, earrings, bracelet and rings. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Mary Weeks created this three strand necklace of circles and ovals which has been oxidized
Tim Robinson made these double down facing cala lily sterling silver earrings
Necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
Shells and pendant of a necklace with square bead covered chain, and nautilus shell shaped pendant with fossilized stone by Helene Daniels
A pair of earrings with triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower by Diana Erickson
angled view of a sterling silver and agate necklace by Jose Santana. The agaate is blue and white with black fern like inclusions and the pendant has ridges of silver wire that are branch like and end in balled up silver
sterling silver organic form bracelet by Fereshteh Fatemi
organic shaped sterling silver necklace on black velvet by Fereshteh Fatemi
Sherry Cordova made these argentium sterling silver earrings which each contain 6 faceted garnets tension set between the two layers shaped like radiolaria. non allergenic niobium earwires finish the design
necklace with blue stone in the center, 3 formed leaves with gold accents and squiggles of silver by Himani Natu
fine silver with gold accented earrings that look cut in half; but each has a round stone set towards the top by Himani Natu
Mary Weeks made these oxidized sterling silver earrings made of two interlocking hoops; the bottom of each with Keum Boo applied gold.
triangular deep blue turquoise stone with beaded sterling silver bezel and a silver flower / bail by Diana Erickson
Sherry Cordova made these earrings using 3 layers of argentium sterling silver which form a radiolaria. The top layer is patinated dark to highlight the bottom two layers. The niobium ear wires and stainless steel fasteners add an industrial touch to the organic shapes
spiral sterling silver earrings; made of round wire formed into spirals. A lightning bolt shape down the center holds the ear wires. Earrings by Tim Robinson
Artists names for ZFolio Gallery Monterey show details for the Embrace exhibit Nov 2022 - Jan 2023. "Join us in support of local artistry. New work from Monterey Bay Metals Guild Members. Give the gift of art this holiday season." 750 Cannery Row, Suite 112, Monterey CA 93940

Visit ZFolio to view the exhibit and buy one-of-a-kind art from local artists. The exhibit items are all for sale and can be taken home with you the same day.

ZFolio Gallery is FREE admission for all and ADA accessible. Groups are welcome! Masks are suggested.

See art from an artist you’d like to learn more about? Head to the exhibit book at Zfolio and find the artist. The exhibit book in the gallery includes artist statements and artist biographies. The gallery team can also answer questions about the pieces and artists in the exhibit.

Can’t visit, but see something you like? Call the gallery; they’ll be happy to help.  1.831.655.9891

GALLERY HOURS

Fri – Mon: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 6:00pm

The gallery is open every day of the year except Dec 25, 2022

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