Exhibition Information
Current Exhibitions
Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions

Exhibition Information

The Metal Arts Guild provides members with opportunities to show their work in various galleries and museum settings. Our goal is to connect the public with outstanding member work, provide exposure, challenge perception, and inspire the next generations of designers, educators, artists, and makers in our field. Generally three types of exhibitions are sponsored, one members only show biennially, juried, and invitation only.

Exhibitions are facilitated by our Exhibitions Committee in collaboration with gallery and venue spaces and take place across the greater Bay Area. Information about all of our exhibitions and Call for Entries will be featured online as opportunities present themselves or are finalized.

Past exhibition venues have included Velvet da Vinci, the Richmond Art center, ACCI, Craft and Culture Arts Gallery, and the SNAG Conference.


Interested in volunteering for the Exhibitions Committee? Have a great venue or exhibition idea in mind?
Please email info@metalartsguild.org

Current Exhibitions

See Upcoming Exhibitions below.

Upcoming Exhibitions

FLAME: MAG Member’s Exhibit

Submission deadline August 15
Exhibition October 14 – November 13, 2023

ACCI Gallery
The Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc
1652 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

MAG and ACCI are planning  The Flame Within: Metal Artistry Unleashed”: an exhibition at ACCI opening in October.

As artists, we experience the flame within, the drive to create.  As metal artists, we then unleash our skill and utilize flame to convert our creative ideas into visible form. In both inner and outer spheres, we must balance wild abandon with conscious working within the constraints of the material, time, and our craft. Often the result of the unleashed is an unexpected, unique piece of art.

Members of MAG, the Northern California Enamel Guild, and the ACCI are invited to submit works that feature metal arts. The exhibition is an exciting chance for you and all of us to explore whatever creative images come to mind for you as we unleash our Flames.  Jewelry, sculpture, conceptual pieces, and works that explore every aspect of Metal are welcome. The ACCI Gallery in Berkeley has been a great place for us to host exhibitions over the years.

For details how to apply please visit:


Key FAQ:

  1. You MUST be a MAG or ACCI member – you may newly join or renew as long as you do so before submission deadline –  ie by August 10.
  2. Fee will be $35 for 1-3 submissions [max 3]
  3. For works sold: 50/50 split with Gallery. For unsold: work needs to be removed promptly at end of exhibition.
  4. Reception will be late afternoon Sat Oct 14. Hold the date/time.
  5. Why a $35 fee – opening reception; publicity; great potential for sales.  MAG and ACCI are covering extensive costs of space, staffing and logistics; publicity, rental cases and many other costs.

Photos from 2021 exhibition


Past Exhibitions

Forge The FutureA Biennial Collaborative Exhibition by ACCI Gallery, Metal Arts Guild, and Northern California Enamel Guild
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 9th
October 9 – November 7, 2021​

Transforming – MAG / NCEG / ACCI All Member Exhibition
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception – October 12th
October 12th – November 8th, 2018

Clasps: Functional Adornment
Co-sponsored by Macchiarini Creative Design Gallery
April 14th – June 24th, 2018
Opening Reception –  April 14th

Metal: It’s Only Natural – MAG / NCEG / ACCI All Member Exhibition
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, Ca
Opening Reception – October 8th
October 1st – October 21st, 2016

Greensmith: An Exchange Exhibition of Eco and Ethical Jewelry – US Edition
Eco-jewelry from Queensland (Australia) and California (USA)
Co-sponsored by Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Queensland (JMGQ) and MAG
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, Ca
Opening Reception: January 9th, 2016 5-7pm
January 3 – January 31, 2016

exhibitions-fusionFusion: Collision / Integration
Exhibition of work by members of the Metal Arts Guild, Northern California Enamel Guild, & ACCI Gallery
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, Ca
October 19 – November 22, 2014

Greensmith: Forging New Directions in Ethical and Eco Jewelry – Australia Edition
Reciprocal Exhibition of Eco-jewelry from Queensland (Australia) and California (USA)
Co-sponsored by Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Queensland (JMGQ) and MAG
Gallery 1 Artisan, Brisbane Australia
July 4 – September 27, 2014

Homage to Ancestors Juried Exhibition
Co-sponsored by Macchiarini Creative Design and MAG
Jurors: Daniel Macchiarini, Emma Macchiarini Mankin, emiko oye, Chrystal Powell
Macchiarini Creative Design, San Francisco, Ca
May 4 – June 16, 2012

Remembering MAG
Featuring work by MAG’s Founders and Leaders, and selections from MAG’s Permanent Collection
Lireille Gallery, Oakland, Ca
October 20 – November 13, 2011

Nationwide artists in collaboration with Anzfer Farms. Investigating jewelry and interactive display for the home.
Monday Spaces, San Francisco, Ca
November 10-21, 2011

California artists embracing the movements that define the Bay Area
Jurors: Julie Muniz (Curator of Decorative Arts, Oakland Museum), and Harriete Estel Berman (artist, creator of The Professional Guidelines).
724 Studios, San Francisco, Ca
November 11-19, 2011

Lola Brooks and Andy CoopermanLola Brooks and Andy Cooperman
and work by Amy Tavern: This is How I Remember it

Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, Ca
November 2-30, 2011


All-member show
Lireille Gallery, Oakland, Ca

Urban Renaissance: New Visions of Jewelry & Sculpture
All-member show
Art & Crafts Cooperative, Inc, Berkeley, Ca

User Friendly: Objects of Intended Use
All-member show
Collectors’ Gallery, Oakland Museum of California

California Art Metal Now – An Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry and Metal Art
Jurors: Shana Astrachan, Suzanne Baizerman, Susan Cummins, Paul Madher
Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, Ca