The cases were designed to create an attractive yet secure display option for jewelers and small metal sculptors. MAG Members are able to rent these cases for their own events.
For questions or to rent (include filled out application) please contact:
emiko oye at MAGcaserentals [at] gmail.com
6 Floor Cases, lockable, each with 4 removable steel pipe legs, tempered glass lids, linen-covered inserts.
Measures 36”L x 25”W x 8.5”D, legs are 28” tall.
6 Wall Cases, lockable, with tempered glass lids and linen-covered inserts.
Measures 24”L x 24”W x 6”D
– Only Metal Arts Guild members may rent the display cases.
– Non-members must pay membership dues in order to rent.
$50 Rental Fee per case per week
$200 Refundable Damage Deposit Fee per case
$125 Replacement Fee per case for serious scratches to glass or Plexiglas
$50 Lost Key Fee
Please download the PDF Case Rental Application.
Deborah Lozier donated the twelve steel cases to the Metal Arts Guild in July of 2003. They were created for the exhibition bigLITTLE: Jewelers and Sculptors Making it in Metal exhibition at the Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery in the State of California Building. The exhibition took place during the 2003 Snag Conference in San Francisco. MAG member Susan Galbraith of LuLu Metal created the cases with assistance in design from Deborah Boskin and Deborah Lozier. The City of Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts Department provided funding for the cases through an individual artist grant awarded to Deborah Lozier. The Metal Arts Guild paid for the fabric inserts. Bill Maltzberger created the original insert pads for the cases.
One of the biggest obstacles in planning a metals exhibition in alternative spaces is that there are no affordable means for galleries and non-profits to display the work. The vision was to specifically provide display cases for the bigLITTLE exhibition and also to extend this option for future exhibitions so that our field could be more easily displayed through out the community. The idea being that approaching alternative spaces would be more successful with displays already available. Broadening venues for exhibiting our field helps to grow our audience by exposing new people to what we do. Generating funds for MAG through rentals is a positive outcome, but is secondary to the primary intent of providing attractive and secure displays for our work, as a field not an organization.