“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, 2021Registration start date. Registration is now closed
June 18, 2021Registration end date. Registration is now closed
July 2, 2021Photos 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, 2021Deliver your artwork in at the Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 8, 2021Deliver your artwork at Paris Bakery, Monterey, CA from 1 – 3pm
August 25, 2021Exhibition opens
October 3, 2021Exhibition 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.

Benefits of being an MBMAG member

MBMAG members listen to a visiting artist lecture

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG) is a diverse guild comprised of artists, collectors, professional art educators, practitioners, gallerists, advocates, and new enthusiasts of metalsmithing. We welcome all people at all levels of experience and appreciation for making art in metal. We are based in the picturesque Monterey Bay area of California and our members live in many diverse locations. Everyone is welcome to join from wherever you live.

Benefits Include:

Early notification of exhibitions, lectures, events and workshops hosted by MBMAG

Guest artist and member lectures are free for members!

Discounts on workshops and events hosted by MBMAG

Invites to participate in the guild’s all-member, juried, and curated exhibits at local galleries and museums

We help promote our members’ art on Instagram and Facebook; tag us when you post

Members private email list for free postings of tools for sale or giveaway

Networking and socializing opportunities

Member design challenges

Free access to the full video library of online jewelry photography and social media how-to sessions

A photo of your art in the Member Gallery on the mbmag.org website

Advertise for free your upcoming metal arts related workshops, events, open-studio, or sale on mbmag.org

Water|Metal Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League

Necklace by Annette Nemes

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 metalsmith techniques which range from casting, enamel, fabrication, chasing and repousse, to handmade chains, and more….

Some of the many new pieces in the exhibit
Jewelry and Small Sculpture in the Water|Metal Exhibit
Artisan Jewelry and Custom Lighting in Water|Metal Exhibit

Exhibit coordinators: Annette Nemes and Toni Danzig

MBMAG Monthly Speaker Series: Wendy Ballen

Wendy Ballen: Tying it All Together

Friday, July 20, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM

Don’t miss this month’s MBMAG Speaker Series featuring wire sculptor Wendy Ballen.

We’ll be meeting at the Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz

Wendy Ballen is a wire sculptor and guild member

Join us for a peak into what she’s been working on….

The event is free and open to the public

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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Made With Love 2013

Postcard image for the Made with Love metal art exhibition at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola California

MBMAG presents Made With Love

The third annual exhibition of art in celebration of Valentine’s Day at

Many Hands Gallery in Capitola.

A fabulous collection of jewelry and small sculpture from the artist of the Monterey Bay Area.

Exhibition dates:   February 1 – 28, 2013
Artists Reception February 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 PM

Many Hands Gallery
510 Bay Avenue
Capitola CA 95010

831.475.2500

Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM daily

Many Hands Gallery, Capitola
Many Hands Gallery, Capitola

Expressions in Metal Art Exhibition & Sale

Expressions in Metal

Oct 24 – Dec 11, 2008

THE PACIFIC GROVE ART CENTER presents Expressions in Metal:

Expressions in Metal

New Work by 45 members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), from October 24 to December 11, 2008

On exhibit will be members’ recent work in media that ranges from high-karat gold to found objects and reflecting the diversity of the group with everything from sculpture to fine jewelry, including tea pots, containers and flatware.

Please join us at the Opening Reception
October 24th, 2008 from 7 to 9 PM at the Pacific Grove Art Center

568 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: 831- 375-2208
PGArtCenter.org