“SELL WHAT YOU WEAR” 2024

red, silver, white and gold amoeba like shapes to announce to "participating artists" the "Sell What You Wear" signup deadline of 5/19 for the Around and Round exhibit + sale opening reception on "June 2" 2024 from "2-4PM"; the exhibit is for "jewelry & sculpture"

Everyone is welcome at the Opening Reception
June 2, 2024 from 2 – 4 pm

Exhibiting artists are invited to participate in the “Sell What You Wear” experience at the “Around and Round” exhibit opening reception

Bring a list of SELL WHAT YOU WEAR items to the artwork drop off. The gallery needs this list to prepare for possible sales of jewelry you plan to wear at the opening reception.

HOW TO “SELL WHAT YOU WEAR
Each exhibiting artist may wear pieces to the opening reception that are for sale, IF you fill out the form below. Once PVA has the information you enter which includes, the sales price (WITH the commission for PVA included, media used, title, and description) those pieces will be considered part of that selling opportunity.

All exhibiting artists 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.

Artwork for Sale If a person at the opening reception is interested in buying a piece that you are wearing, take that person with you to the PVA office at the front of the gallery. PVA staff will assist you and will help the customer purchase your piece(s).

Membership in PVA is optional, but encouraged. See: pvarts.org to join
For items that sell, PVA will take a 30% commission on your artwork if you are a member of PVA. The commission rate is 45% if you are not a member of PVA. Work should be priced accordingly.


You have already submitted this form three times.

Contact Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes via exhibits@mbmag.org if you wish to wear more pieces for the reception's Sell What You Wear.


Volunteers Needed and Very Much Appreciated

Please let Toni Danzig know via email (tonidan@comcast.net), if you are interested in helping. Your participation is requested and very much appreciated. Artists were asked to choose a volunteer activity when you submitted your exhibit artwork. If you would like to volunteer to help in more ways, please contact Toni.

Click the bar below to read the details and timing for each volunteer activity.

Volunteer Activities for the Exhibition

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 gift shop area 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 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

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 was free to all, and all were welcome

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Click the arrows or the slider bar above to view 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 at our annual exhibit + sale. Missed the 2023-2024 Connections exhibit? Stay tuned for how to participate in or visit the 2024-2025 exhibit.

List of 22 MBMAG artist names who exhibited and sold 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

Jan 14, 2024 (Sun)
1 pm

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

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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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.

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Exhibitions

Horizontal photo of the inside of the Pacific Art League gallery with the installed Small Works show. On the wall ahead is a large metal sculpture with many different textures and shapes and a void in the center. Close to the viewer, and out of focus, are earrings with blacked silver tire swing shapes and human shapes swinging on those tires. In the lower right is a handmade wooden boat as seen in some sushi restaurants. In the boat are a variety of mokume gane shell shapes and kelps

The guild holds all member artist metal art exhibitions + sales at local galleries every year with the occasional extra juried event

Pajaro Valley Arts Around and Round Exhibit & Sale for Jewelry and Sculpture May 29 to July 14, 2024. Around and Round: All Member Exhibit Spring-Summer 2024 - Save the date to enjoy the Around and Round exhibit + sale in the gallery at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville CA from May 29 - July 14, 2024


Past Gallery & Museum Exhibits are listed below

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 Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, CA - 22 artists created 61 pieces for the Connections Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Gallery in Monterey, California. View this webpage to view the wide range of artwork.
3 pairs of earrings, 3 necklaces and a bracelet made in silver, with garnets, tourquois, and gold Embrace Exhibit + Sale @ ZFolio Gallery Monterey - Embrace exhibit + sale Nov 18, 2022 through Jan 6, 2023 at the ZFolio Monterey gallery
postcard like image with 5 different artists' creations, date, show name, and black background Holiday @ RREVV Exhibition + Sale Nov 4 -Dec 31, 2022 - Holiday @ RREVV is a new juried exhibit + sale of original sculpture and jewelry in downtown Santa Cruz CA. Open Wed - Sun noon - 6 pm
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1 - Sep 2, 2022
single mixed metal layer sushi tray patinated to look black, silver and copper, by metal artist Earl Bushey emergence at rrevv gallery exhibition + sale - Come see locally made artwork by members of the guild at the emergence show at rrevv gallery on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz California. emergence exhibit + sale runs from July 1st - July 29th, 2022
“Looking Ahead” Exhibition + Sale - THE EXHIBIT WAS EXTENDED TO 1/10/22 AND IS NOW CLOSED The Call for Artists is now closed for our next all member exhibition which opens on Dec 3, 2021 at the ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. 25 artists have registered. You must be logged in with your mbmag.org account to register for the exhibit + …
“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts - Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA 29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guildshared their wonder and reflections of recent times inartisan jewelry and small sculpture Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from …
front of postcard image for ZFolio Gallery show "Back to the future" features a brooch, pendants, earrings, a bracelet, and a ring At ZFolio: Back to the Future - Reception Sunday, December 8, 2019 4-6 pm.Exhibit from December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ZFolio750 Cannery Row, Suite 112Monterey, CA 93940 More than 25 members are exhibiting their work this year! ZFolio is located on Cannery Row and is a short walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out, amazing work! Maybe we …
Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League - WATER | METAL All Member Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League July 19 – Sept 15, 2019 The Guild is co-exhibiting with the Santa Cruz Watercolor Society. Small sculpture and artisan jewelry are featured in up to three pieces from each artist are on exhibit and for sale. Each piece of handmade art showcases …
details of the artists who will be exhibiting in the small metals sculpture show at Blitzer Gallery Small Metals Sculpture Show R. Blitzer Gallery - Small Metals Sculpture Show , Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 5-9 pmR. Blitzer Gallery 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 September 1-30, 2017 Opening Reception, September 1, First Friday event Small Metal Sculpture and jewelry from Artists of the Monterey BayMetal Arts Guild:Nancy YeeAnnette NemesDawn NakanishiFereshteh FatemiTim RobinsonPat EvansSerene SilvaJerry BlanchardPenny WallerHelene DanielsBruce McKayJose …

Events

People and ttable sculptures at the Artists Opening Reception Museum of Art and HistorySanta Cruz

"FREE ART SEMINAR;ONLINE; RESERVE a SPACE NOW; 3.17.2024; SUN 1-2PM; REVERSE INTAGLIO CARVING + CUSTOM TOOL MAKING with BOB RUSH" text = 4 photos. Photo 1: Agate with reverse side carved with a sunburst pattern in the clear part of the stone as the sun rises over the brown part of the stone. Photo 2: using a curr in a flexshaft to carve into the back side of an agate. Photo 3: a customized wooden tool on a flex shaft. Photo 4: carving the rays into the sun shape on the backside of the stone. Free Reverse Intaglio and Custom Tool Making Seminar - Reserve a space NOW for our free online seminar. Bob Rush, lapidarist and metalsmith, will demonstrate reverse intaglio carving, custom tool making and the use of those tools. The zoom session is 1 - 2 pm Sunday March 17, 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 FREE All Member Winter Party 2024 - Save a space NOW for our FREE all member Winter Party on January 28, 2024. Join us at the Elks Lodge in Watsonville, California
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet 2023 - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
metal arts tools on a workbench behind the wording "Tool Swap Meet: Buy, Swap or Pick Up Free Tools & Supplies; Sun Aug 13, 10am-2pm" Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet - Come to our Metal Arts Tool Swap Meet to buy, trade or giveaway tools and supplies. More than 15 artists have gone through their supplies and are offering things up for sale. Visit the FREE table for the ultimate bargain. Click for more info.
an illustration of a metal arts educator is juggling tools (calipers, pliers, hammer & graver) in this Honoring Local Educators summer party announcement Summer Party Sunday August 27, 2023 - Join us at the summer party as we celebrate local metal arts educators! Bring your own picnic chair to Sierra Azul Nursery-Garden during their annual outdoor "Sculpture IS" show. Sunday August 27, 1 - 4pm. Join us at noon to participate in, or just watch, the guild's board meeting.
Precision saw with designer Brian Meek of Knew Concepts Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California in May of 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 Happy Makers at the Make a Bracelet Event - Thanks to all who came to see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Tag us on instagram @montereybaymetalarts and we'll share your creation!
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 Make a Bracelet Free - Would you like to make a thin cuff bracelet with a pattern of your own design? Come see us at the Monterey Museum of Art Block Party on Saturday April 15th and let your inner metal artist shine! Free for people of all ages! 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.
screenshot from the video of Susan Kingsley speaking at the Winter Party 2023 Watch Guest Speaker Susan Kingsley - If you missed guest speaker Susan Kingsley at the Jan '23 Winter Party, login to your account to watch her entertaining and informative talk.
invitation to sign up for a free tour of the Knew Concept jewelry and woodworking tools factory at their new location in Watsonville CA on May 6, 2023. Participants must be a current MBMAG member. Knew Concepts Factory Tour - KNEW CONCEPTS has invited MBMAG members for a factory tour at their new location in Watsonville, California. Register now for FREE to be one of the of 30 people!

Workshops

birdcage sawframe, wire cutters, stainless steel files, silver pencil

Visiting artists and our talented artist members teach local workshops in person and remotely. The one to five day workshops cover a wide variety of metal art techniques ranging from beginning metalsmithing to 3D sculptural techniques to advanced jewelry making. Many of the techniques taught cross the boundaries between sculpture and jewelry making and our artists innovate and adapt the techniques to their own unique styles and artwork.

Upcoming locally taught or online Monterey Bay Metal Arts Workshops are listed here first. We also list member taught workshops which are hosted at other sites. If no upcoming workshops are listed, check back later or join the email list using the field at the bottom of this page for early notification.

Members have first dibs at filling guild sponsored workshop seats and pay less than non-members for the workshops.

Free seminars for members are available to watch later via this website.

Previously held workshops taught with visiting artists and artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are listed below for your reference

extended deadline. "Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry: Charles Lewton-Brain: April 27-28, 2024: Register by April 13th, 2024: Presented by MBMAG" Workshop Announcement with photo of a blackened coiled copper form Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry with Charles Lewton-Brain - Missed out signing up? Join the Waitlist for a chance at a spot in the Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry Workshop April 27 -28, 2024 in person. Watsonville, CA. Join the waitlist by 5pm April 26th, 2024.
Text details for electroforming workshop with instructor name, dates, times, price, # students, and how to register along with an image showing electroformed glass Mad Science: Electroforming Workshop by Patty Lakinsmith - Electroforming Workshop July 8, 2023 in person near Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA. Pre-workshop Zoom on June 28, 2023
call for students announcement with image of a gull in enamel and kelp in silver along with the details for the workshop Avifauna and Flora Cloisonné Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan - The guild is thrilled to present a Cloisoneé Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan. The workshop is being held @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
"Waiting List" "Designs in Woven Metal" "Jeanie Pratt. graphic for announcing the workshop waiting list Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt - Join the Waiting List for the "Designs in Metal Weaving” Workshop by Jeanie Pratt. April 21 -24, 2022 in person @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop - In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.
Albion Smith Games of Thrones Ring Workshop - May 1-3, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30 pm) at the Mendocino Art Center. Cancelled
2 clasps front and back CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021 - Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021 Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world. MBMAG is offering a live online workshop by Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership. If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If …
CANCELLED: Albion Smith Overlay Cuff Bracelet Workshop - Class cancelled due to CoVID-19 virus. Noted silversmith Albion Smith will teach his elegant Silver Overlay technique. While making their own silver overlay cuff bracelets, students will learn engraving and stamping techniques to embellish the overlays, then learn Albion’s method of soldering the pierced pieces to the underlying metal. In the course of the two days, …
Members Only Workshop: Cloisonné Enamel with an Emphasis on Landscape Design. - Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am. This class will focus on the ancient art of cloisonné executed in a landscape design. During this class students will learn how to capture the essence of a landscape through fluid wire bending and apply enamel to achieve atmospheric effects of foreground and background. Students will …
Curtis Arima holding a hammer Curtis Arima Workshop: Design and Composition for Metalsmiths Registration Opens June 2, 2018 at 10 am - Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths. This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here. Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of: Aesthetics:Identifying forms, …

“Looking Ahead” Exhibition + Sale

THE EXHIBIT WAS EXTENDED TO 1/10/22 AND IS NOW CLOSED

The Call for Artists is now closed for our next all member exhibition which opens on Dec 3, 2021 at the ZFolio Gallery in Monterey California. 25 artists have registered.

You must be logged in with your mbmag.org account to register for the exhibit + sale or join the wait list. Once you are logged in, come back to this page and refresh it to see the registration fields and email address for the wait list.

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Looking Ahead” and we are encouraging artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry or small sculpture pieces (maximum 2.5″ height). Your submitted art must showcase metalwork in techniques of your choosing. The theme, “Looking Ahead” may be interpreted as you wish. 

Artists may submit up to TWO pieces of work. 

The materials preferred by the gallery are silver and gold with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale and priced with commission to the gallery in mind. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

Artists will provide an inventory of their work (using the online Labels and Records form) and will also supply a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artist’s Book which is on display at the gallery. The gallery staff uses this book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery staff knows about each piece and each artist. Turn in your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you give your artist to the show organizers or gallery team.

All entrants will receive additional information via email.

ZFolio has an online presence  www.zfolio.com and an instagram presence via @zfolio 

Please do not contact the gallery directly unless you are dropping off or picking up your art. 

We look forward to working with you,
Toni Danzig and Annette Nemes
Exhibit Coordinators

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 Aptos and Monterey, contact us to discuss. Note that MBMAG does not pay for shipping of artwork to or from the artist.

KEY DATES

KEY ACTIONS

Nov 19, 2021 (Fri)

Labels and Records forms are due (if not already submitted)

Nov 27, 2021 (Sat)
1 pm – 3 pm

Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 30, 2021 (Tues)
10:30 am

Deliver your artwork to ZFolio gallery in Monterey, CA

Dec 3, 2021 (Fri)

Exhibition opens
Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no reception

Jan 3, 2022 (Mon)

Exhibition closes

Jan 4, 2022 (Tues)
11 am – 6 pm

Monterey artists pick up work at ZFolio Gallery

Jan 9, 2022 (Sun)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork returned to artists at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

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“Reflections” All Member Exhibition & Sale 2021 at Pajaro Valley Arts

Exhibit began Aug 25, 2021 and ended October 3, 2021
Pajaro Valley Arts gallery in Watsonville CA

29 artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild
shared their wonder and reflections of recent times in
artisan jewelry and small sculpture

Art in the exhibit covered a wide range of forms and metalsmith techniques and included everything from necklaces to hairpins to a sculpture with a motorcycle brake rotor and a pinion gear. Our artists handmade one-of-a-kind pieces for everyone to enjoy.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 28, 2021 Registration start date. Registration is now closed
June 18, 2021 Registration end date. Registration is now closed
July 2, 2021 Photos of your artwork and “Labels and Records” forms for your artwork were due if photos were to be considered for inclusion on the exhibition postcard
July 12, 2021 “Labels and Records” forms are all now due
August 7, 2021 Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 8, 2021 Deliver your artwork at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 25, 2021 Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021 Exhibition closes. Artwork pickup date at PVArts Gallery from 5 – 7 pm
“Reflections” Exhibition and Sale at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonville California

Artist Bio and Artist Statement

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 exhibit team.

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

The title and theme of the upcoming exhibition is “Reflections”. We encouraged artists to create up to 3 new narrative or story-telling works based on the theme of “Reflections”. All submitted art showcases metalwork in a variety of techniques and forms.

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.

I’ve signed up, what’s next?

When you know what pieces of art you are entering into the exhibition, fill out both online forms to submit your pieces. Yes, online forms are new this year! The online forms save you work of having to fill out, print, scan, and email because the forms automatically email the exhibition team your submissions. Note that both forms are required.

Links to the form pages are below. The two pages include instructions, examples of the Labels and Records Form as a downloadable / viewable PDF, and a PDF version of the PVA Loan Agreement for you to view before you fill out that form online.

The forms are due by 7/2/21 if you wish your images to be considered for inclusion on the postcard. The final due date for all forms from all participating artists is 7/12/21

Reflections Labels and Records Form

Reflections PVA Loan Agreement

Tutorial video for the submission forms

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Click to access the tutorial videos for the Reflections exhibit forms

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


All members were 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.

Artwork for Sale PVA staff will assist customers to the gallery using the information we supply during the artwork submission process. The gallery requires the following ratio of pieces that are For Sale and Not For Sale (NFS): If you enter 1 piece, it must be for sale. If you enter 2 pieces, at least one of those pieces must be for sale. If you enter 3 pieces, at least 2 pieces must be for sale and the third can be NFS.

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 total in the gallery gift shop area. Work must be priced at $200.00 or less. As items are sold you may replace them.

Local Gallery Show Includes Art of 5 Guild Members

PVArts Take Aways Show List of artists and image of a take away food container
Pajaro Valley Arts new Take Aways exhibition opens this week, and it will be amazing!

Visit the exhibition page to learn more about it and book your appointment via pvarts.org/appointment

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild is happy to see that five of our Guild members are in this show! They are: Lynn Guenther, Angela Gleason, Lynne Todaro, Lynda Watson and Mary Weeks! Congratulations!

You can make an appointment and up to 10 people can be scheduled to view the show at a time. All pieces of art are priced under $300, and you are able to take your purchase with you.

New work is constantly being added.

The show runs from April 9th through May 23rd, 2021 so sign up to go check it out!

Support your local artists!
Artwork by member Lynne Todaro at “Take Aways 2021” show in PVArts Gallery