New Opportunities #4

New Opportunities #4

Throughout the year, countless calls for artists and professional opportunities are listed online. It can be incredibly hard to keep track of each and every one of them… so here is MAG’s recent round up. Enjoy! Grants, Awards, Residencies, and Scholarships MJSA Vision Awards Deadline: April 4, 2017 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Award […]

New Opportunities – #3

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, Opportunities | No Comments
New Opportunities – #3

Throughout the year, countless calls for artists and professional opportunities are listed online. It can be incredibly hard to keep track of each and every one of them… so MAG took a minute and gathered a bunch together for you. While we are sure there are more that should be listed, here are a few […]

Announcing the 2016 Student Award Winners!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Blog, Scholarships/Awards | No Comments
Announcing the 2016 Student Award Winners!

Each year MAG selects a juror from among our membership to award students from degree granting  Metals programs in the Bay Area. The juror is chosen based on career accomplishments,  commitment to community, and a discerning eye towards wearable art. This years juror, emiko oye, was asked to select a student from each program from […]

Summer = New Opportunities!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Blog, Opportunities | No Comments
Summer = New Opportunities!

Throughout the year, countless calls for artists and professional opportunities are listed online. It can be incredibly hard to keep track of each and every one of them… and inevitably a few fall through the cracks. MAG took a minute and gathered a bunch together for you, all of which are active now, but with […]

2016 MAG – Revere Academy Scholarship Winner

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Blog, MAG - Revere Scholarship | No Comments
2016 MAG – Revere Academy Scholarship Winner

A huge thank you to each of the artists that entered the the 2016 Metal Arts Guild – Revere Academy Scholarship on behalf of the jurors Alan Revere, Michael David Sturlin, and myself. We received a very impressive group of applications for this new contest, which made for a very difficult decision! The Metal Arts […]

Tool Tips #1

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Blog, Tool Tips | One Comment
Tool Tips #1

By Cynthia Clearwater No one can deny that working with metal is hard on the hands. Gripping small pieces, filing, sawing, chasing, bending, forming, etc., all take a toll on the digits and palms of your hands. I found a cushioning material that is easy to apply to tool handles to relieve some of the […]

Becoming a Precision Diamond Setter

Becoming a Precision Diamond Setter

by Oakley Parsons In February 2016 I traveled to London, England, for a week-long Advanced Micro-setting Masterclass taught by Alexander Sidorov, a renowned Optical Diamond Setter. My trip to London was another step in my journey to become a specialist in Precision Diamond Setting; the next step will be a three-month course later in the year […]

Spring = New opportunities!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Blog, Opportunities | One Comment
Spring = New opportunities!

Throughout the year, countless calls for artists and professional opportunities are listed online. It can be incredibly hard to keep track of each and every one of them… and inevitably a few fall through the cracks. MAG took a minute and gathered a bunch together for you, all of which are active now, but with […]

On the Business of Being…an Artist – First Stop – Flying

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Professional Development | No Comments
On the Business of Being…an Artist – First Stop – Flying

By Alison Antelman Every year around mid December I start to contemplate the past and future of my business. What went well and where can I improve? What aspects of my business have I not touched upon and what can I do about it? It’s an end of the year assessment and nit picking that […]

Exciting News – New Website!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog, Welcome | One Comment
Exciting News – New Website!

Hello MAG members and friends, At the end of last year, our board members gathered for what would prove to be a hugely inspirational retreat. So many great ideas came out of that day which we believe will continue to have a major impact going forward into the future. After months of hard work, we are extremely […]