The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an independent, non-profit, educational organization
of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals.

Our Community


Everyone is welcome to join: from the beginner to the master craftsperson, teachers and students, metal arts collectors and more. Each member is a vital part of making the Guild work for our community.


We support the work of outstanding metal artists by organizing exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, awarding an annual MAG Community Project Grant, various student scholarships, and offering resources and opportunities for our members.


MAG is a 501(c 3) non-profit, all-volunteer-led arts organization, and we rely on your generosity to help us provide metal related events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and networking mixers to the membership and community.

Featured Member

Each month a new Featured Member is chosen from the completed member profiles on our website. Their interview and work is highlighted on our blog and social media.

JULY 2016

  • David Olson
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David Olson

San Francisco, Ca

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am an engineer by day. I grew up in San Francisco. After a stint as a Navy submariner, I lived Albuquerque and then Phoenix and have just moved back to San Francisco. I have two fantastic adult sons who were raised around all of the art, science and creativity I could cram into them.