Curtis Arima Presentation Video Available to Current Members

"Watch the Video" of the Winter Party presentation: "Sustaining Multiple Art Practices" by Curtis Arima. "His philosophy is to be a thinking and environmentally caring artist." Presented on Sunday Jan 28, 2024 at the Elks Loge on Martinelli Street in Watsonville, CA. Two large snowflakes decorate the top 1/2 of the image. A color portrait of Curtis Arima is in the lower right corner. He is smiling and wearing glasses and a colorful shirt in flowered patterns. The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild square logo is in the lower left corner. Featuring calipers, pliers, a graver and a hammer.

All current guild members

may now watch the video online in the Member Resources section. Login to your guild account then navigate to the Member Resources page and click on the image for Curtis Arima.

Curtis Hidemasa Nickerson Arima is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and educator who ties sustainability into all aspects of his life and work.

The hour long presentation includes

  • Artistic practice (History and Overview)
  • Inspirations: Personal, Cultural and Emotional
  • Custom and Studio Jewelry: Professional and Financial Sustainability
  • Personal History: Emotional and Personal Sustainability
  • Sustainability: Personal, Cultural, Historical, Social
  • Jewelry & Metal Art Program at California College of the Arts: Includes Student Artwork
  • Supporting Sustainable Practices at CCA / JMA
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Expanded Sustainability Goals
  • Responsible Jewelry Practices for Mr. Arima’s Artwork plus Resources and Overview

Thank you again to Curtis Arima!!!

Black and white portrait of Curtis Arima melting metal in a crucible in his workshop. He is wearing eye protection and a fire resistant glove in his left hand. His apron has vertical stripes. He is wearing a necklace. In the foreground is the top of a rolling mill.
Curtis Arima melting metal into a crucible

FREE All Member Winter Party 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

Come meet other metal artists at our FREE annual Winter Gathering
and enjoy the presentation by
Artist/Educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima
Sunday January 28, 2024
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Artist and educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima with list torch is ready to lift the gunk off of the ingot he is pouring in his workshop. He is wearing protective eyewear, a heatproof glove, and a striped apron. Between the camera and Curtis is a rolling mill/
Curtis Hidemasa Arima

Save your spot by filling out this FREE registration form


Sunday, JANUARY 28, 2024
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
1 – 4 pm
The Elks Lodge, Watsonville, CA
Ample FREE parking!

Join us for good food, fellowship, and an informative talk by artist and educator Curtis Hidemasa Arima who will give a presentation on Sustaining Multiple Art Practices.

Mr. Arima’s philosophy includes being a thinking and environmentally caring artist. He currently teaches in the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program Core and Pre-College program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Learn more about Mr. Arima.

Limit of 120 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join MBMAG now for all of 2024

When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3), including yourself.

Bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensil(s)

You are welcome to attend 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 water, eating utensils, paper plates, and napkins.

BYOB if you prefer something other than water

The Elks Lodge, Members Room, 121 Martinelli Street, Watsonville, CA 95076

google street view of Elks Lodge #1300 in Watsonville, CA