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. Visit our archive of past Featured Members.

December 2022

  • Alison Antelman
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  • Alison Antelman New Studio
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Alison Antelman

Instagram: aantelman

1. Tell us a little about yourself.I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 30 years, arriving in San Francisco in 1990 with first, last and security for an apartment and no job- you could do that back then. I had a job waiting tables which took care of my rent and bills giving me plenty of time to explore the area and figure out what to do with my life.  I started making jewelry with driftwood I found on the beach and African sand beads from Mendel’s art supply on Haight Street. A friend that I worked with recommended I take the Metal Arts class at City College in San Francisco. I was lucky to have incredible metals instructors and spent five years learning before starting my own business. My husband and I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico 18 months ago starting a new chapter in our lives. The bay area was a very good place for me and I maintain my MAG membership as it’s been an incredible resource throughout my career.