Make-a-Bracelet Event
at the
Inaugural Block Party
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


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!

Call for Entries: “Autumn Selections” Juried Exhibit at Vargas Gallery

Night time view of the lobby to the Vargas Gallery at Mission College in Santa Clara CA

Title:  “Autumn Selections”

Exhibit Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 15th through Wednesday, October 31st

Jurors:  Lynda Watson and Albion Smith

Entry Fee $25.00 (non-refundable)

Entry fees due by August 15


  • Up to three pieces may be entered for consideration. Metal should be the primary material.  Copper, silver, gold acceptable.  A maximum of 50 works will be accepted.
  • Jewelry and sculpture will be accepted. For large sculpture pieces please contact Annette Nemes or Toni Danzig
  • Applicants may submit their work for sale or NFS (not for sale)
  • All sales will be between buyer and artist directly.
  • To have work considered for use in advertising, digital photos must be received by Aug. 1st.
  • All work will be collected on Sept. 1st (Santa Cruz area) and Sept. 2nd. (Monterey area) accompanied by records and labels.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance/ non-acceptance by email on September 10.
  • Work will be judged anonymously.
  • Reception at the Gallery will be in the afternoon on Sept. 15th

You are encouraged to visit the website of the Vargas Gallery at Mission College.

To join or renew your MBMAG membership click here.

Click here to Register for Juried Show

Artists Reception for Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Artist’s Studio

Anna Belom - Jupiter and Her Moons

Artists Reception Overview
Artists Reception Overview

The Dec 6th evening opening Artists Reception for the “Mind, Heart, Hand: From the Metal Artists’s Studio” exhibition was very well attended for many hours. The exhibit is located on the third floor of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in the “Art Forum” room at the top of the stairs.

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Call for Artists: Mind, Hand & Heart

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a call for artists to exhibit in

Mind, Heart & Hand: From the

Metal Artist’s Studio

December 6, 2013 – February 4, 2014

Crossing by Dawn Nakanishi
Crossing by Dawn Nakanishi

After much planning and coordination with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, the MBMAG Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce a forthcoming juried exhibition open to all guild members.

Jurors will be Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt of Velvet da Vinci and Dawn Nakanishi, of Cabrillo College. The title and theme of the show is Mind, Heart & Hand: from the Metal Artist’s Studio.

Here is a link to the exhibit on the The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s site.

You may submit digital images for up to 3 pieces of work for the jury’s consideration.  Entry Fee is $25.

You must be a current member of MBMAG to enter. Download the Entry Form, the complete Entry and Exhibit Information and a PDF version of this Announcement.

The entry deadline is August 9, 2013