Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

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

The exhibit + sale and artists’ opening are free to all, and all are welcome

ZFolio Connections Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild ad contains 4 necklaces, 1 pendant, 1 ring, 1 bracelet, and 2 pairs of earrings made by artist members of MBMAGZFolio Connections Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild ad contains 4 necklaces, 1 pendant, 1 ring, 1 bracelet, and 2 pairs of earrings made by artist members of MBMAG
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Click the arrows or the slider bar above to preview some of the 61 pieces from 22 artists!

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guild’s favorite places to share our members art.

List of 22 MBMAG artist names who are exhibiting and selling jewelry at the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. The image is the back of the postcard for the show and includes details on dates, the ZFolio gallery name, phone number, address and web address zfolio.com along with the show name: Connections.
Patricia Accorinti
Roxanne Beebe
Abby Bettencourt
Darci Shea Bogdan
Lynette Cederquist
Sherry Cordova
Kaia Cornell
Pablo Cubangbang
Helene Daniels
Jessica Dominguez
Pat Evans
Fereshteh Fatemi
Jeremy Fenton
Theresa Lovering-Brown
Himani Natu
Melissa Offutt
Larry John Probst
Tim Robinson
Jose Santana
Courtney Scruggs
Albion Smith
Leeyeon Yoo

KEY DATES

NOW

Exhibition + Sale is OPEN daily 11 am – 5 pm every day but 12/25. All are welcome. Free to view!

Dec 3, 2023 (Sun)
4pm

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 7, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 8, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

Any unsold artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Welcome the 2024 MBMAG Board

a list of all the board members who were voted in for 2024. Patricia Evans as president, Josh Stender as VP, Fereshteh Fatemi as Treasurer¿Dorien Green as Membership Chair, Penny Waller as board secretary, Toni Danzig as Exhibition Chair, Lynne Todaro as Social Media Chair and 8 other members as Members at Large
a list of all the board members who were voted in for 2024. Patricia Evans as president, Josh Stender as VP, Fereshteh Fatemi as Treasurer¿Dorien Green as Membership Chair, Penny Waller as board secretary, Toni Danzig as Exhibition Chair, Lynne Todaro as Social Media Chair and 8 other members as Members at Large

Thank you to all members who voted. We are welcoming one new board member and other members have transitioned to new roles. The 2024 build board looks forward to the coming year, our first full year as a 501(c)3 non-profit! MBMAG qualified to transition from our 501(c)4 non-profit status, retroactive to May 10, 2023.

Call for Entries: Connections at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA

graphic text and 2 background color textures for the MBMAG and ZFolio Connections Jewelry Exhibit + Sale Call for Artists

Connections

Entry Fee: $25

Final day to submit artwork details is November 1, 2023

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

All new and currrent members are encouraged to submit artwork.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale 
Prices must include gallery commission. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials

View pieces from the 2022 ZFolio show

The show is NOT juried
You may register now and select and wait to enter your details

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The entry fee is non-refundable

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

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

Artwork must be complete before beginning the submission process.

SCROLL DOWN TO SUBMIT ARTWORK DETAILS

EXHIBIT OVERVIEW

The first 25 artists to sign up via the link above to secure a place in the exhibit. The gallery case space is limited and we regret that there is only room for 25 artists with 3 pieces maximum each. The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to the online artwork submission form.

The guild in collaboration with ZFolio Gallery create printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guilds favorite places to share our members art.

EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS

  • The Connections Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members. You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All artwork must fit within a jewelry case.
  • Maximum of 3 pieces may be entered.
  • All artwork must NOT have been exhibited at any previous ZFolio shows
  • All art must be for sale.
  • All art must be priced with the 50% gallery commission included.
  • The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
    with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials
  • Photos are NOT required, but all artists are encouraged to submit photos so we may advertise your pieces.
  • Photo files must be submitted to have the artwork to be considered for the postcard design.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Photo Guidelines. Click here for a guide to Common Metal Art Photo Issues with Potential solutions.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • 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
  • Entry submission implies agreement to ZFolio Gallery consignment and exhibit terms

NEXT STEPS AFTER REGISTERING FOR THE EXHIBIT + SALE

  1. Log in to your mbmag.org account
  2. SCROLL DOWN to the Artwork Submission Form
  3. Artwork details are due when you fill out the submission form; and must be submitted no later than Nov 1, 2023
  4. Print 2 copies of the inventory of your submitted art (the Inventory forms are created automatically for you by the online form and automatically emailed to you upon form submission.)
  5. 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. We are always impressed by how much the gallery team knows about each piece and each artist. The gallery team learns much of this from the Artists Book. Please help the team sell your artwork by providing the Artist Statement and Artist Biography.
  6. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you deliver art to the show organizers or gallerist. See below for helpful links.

KEY DATES & ACTIONS DUE

NOW

Register to participate in Connections
Submit show entry details online using the online form link you will receive via email.

Nov 1, 2023 (Wed)

Artwork details and photos DUE by midnight. Photos must be submitted via the online submission form to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. Photos are NOT required.

Nov 19, 2023 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

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

Nov 20, 2023 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists drop artwork off at ZFolio Gallery, Monterey, CA

Nov 24, 2023 (Fri)

Exhibition opens

Dec 3, 2023 (Sun)
5pm

Artists Opening Reception

Jan 7, 2024 (Sun)

Exhibition Closes

Jan 8, 2024 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists pick up any unsold artwork in-person at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

Any unsold artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

EACH ARTIST PROVIDES

Online submission with up to THREE pieces of work that have not been previously exhibited at ZFolio Gallery. Submit artist and artwork details plus a maximum of two images for each piece. Images are NOT required to exhibit artwork. If including photos, one image must show the entire piece, and one optional detail photo may be provided. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images. The higher the quality of the photo, the higher the likelihood it will be used for the postcards and social media advertising.

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

Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. Help the gallery team help you sell your art to potential customers by providing the gallery with an Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. We strongly encourage you to create an artist biography and an artist statement and print them (2 pages maximum). Deliver the printed page(s) with your artwork when you deliver it to the gallery.

Here are some resources our artists have found helpful for creating Artist Bio and Artist Statements.

If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions after reading this web page and the online form, send us an email and we will answer your questions.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM

Before starting the submission form, verify that you are still logged in to the website. 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 automatically and without warning logs 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.

The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in. Not a member? Join Now!

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.

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!