Call for Artists: “Reflections” Exhibition & Sale

Reflections Exhibition Call for Artists Image of a peninsula and sky reflecting onto the ocean

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“Reflections” . . . an unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

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The Call for Artists is now open for our next all member exhibition which opens on August 25, 2021 at the Pajaro Valley Arts center gallery in Watsonville California. Please sign up now via this link to secure a place in the exhibit.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing.

Entry fee: $35.00

You must be a current member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) to enter.

We are excited to announce that Pajaro Valley Arts will be hosting the exhibition 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 center 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021Registration opens
June 18, 2021Registration closes
July 2, 2021Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork are due if you would like your photos considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021“Labels and Records” forms are due (if not already submitted)
August 7, 2021Deliver your artwork in Santa Cruz, California
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork in Monterey, California
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021Exhibition closes
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsoniville California

All members are encouraged to participate. If this is your first time exhibiting and you have questions, send us an email and we will answer your questions. If you need to coordinate delivery and pickup of your artwork from outside Santa Cruz and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org to join
For items that sell in the “gift shop” area of the gallery, PVA will take 30% if you are a member of PVA or 45% if you are a PVA non-member. Work should be priced accordingly.

Exhibition Plus Sale: The gift area was very successful the last time MBMAG had an exhibition and sale at Pajaro Valley Arts. Show participants may put up to 5 pieces in the gallery gift shop area. Work should be priced at $100.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig, tonidan@comcast.net, know if you are interested in helping. Your participation is appreciated. Below are the current project team leaders for the exhibition:

Entry Form, Photo and IT Support – Pat Evans & Toni Danzig
Education Displays – Pat Evans
Exhibit Installation – Toni Danzig
Recruitment of Sponsors – Project leader needed
Gift Shop Area Organization – Marylou Forrest & Jim Turner
Marketing & Music – Margie Moran and Ron Baldwin
Moving of Cases and Vitrines – Courtney Scruggs

A Letter from the Exhibition Organizers:

The title and theme of our next all member exhibit is “Reflections”, to be interpreted as you wish.

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) has been invited to exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Arts (PVArts) in Watsonville, CA.

Although it is not required, we encourage you to submit narrative or story-telling work. 

Reflections   
1.  (of a surface or body) throw back (heat, light, or sound) without absorbing it.
2.  Think deeply or carefully about.

Common synonyms of reflect are: cogitate, deliberate, reason, speculate, and think. While all these words mean “to use one’s powers of conception, judgment, or inference,” reflect suggests unhurried consideration of something recalled to the mind.

Some ideas for your conception could be a collection that you have gathered such as feathers, shells, photos, et cetera. It could also be a scene or a place you have visited. 

This has been a time of reflection for us all and we would like you to tell the viewer your story. An educational component is required PVArts and to meet this requirement a short story of your concept will accompany the work.

We will accept up to three metal art pieces. Sculpture is encouraged.  Sculpture submissions will require dimensions be provided upon submission so we can accommodate your artwork with pedestals or cases.

Your artwork which is on exhibit must stay until the end of the exhibit, even if it sells during the exhibition. Pajaro Valley Arts will coordinate with the purchaser to receive any sold artwork that is in the exhibition.

As well as exhibiting three pieces you will be able to submit up to 5 metal art pieces for the Pajaro Valley Arts gallery gift shop.  These pieces can be replaced if they sell. 

This promises to be an exciting exhibit and at long last, an opportunity to show your work.  Our last all member exhibition and sale at PVArts in 2017 was successful and well received.

Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Co-Chairs