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

Forge the Future​

A Biennial Collaborative Exhibition by ACCI Gallery, Metal Arts Guild, and Northern California Enamel Guild

October 9-November 7, 2021​

As we emerge from forced hibernation during the COVID pandemic, a rebirth of possibilities feels so good. Forging metal strengthens, forms, and releases its potential into works of art. As members of the metal arts community, let us strengthen, form, and release each other’s artistic potential as we “Forge the Future.”

Wield the hammer, light the torch, watch the solder flow, and share your artistic vision with others in this curated members exhibition. Let us commit to collectively shaping a more equitable, diverse, and dynamic metals community as we “Forge the Future.”

​The Metal Arts Guild is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and kicks off its public programming with this exhibition. We will carry on the rich history of the guild as we “Forge the Future” for the next 70 years.

Additional details will be emailed in September to those who have submitted work for the exhibition

  1. Submission Deadline: 8/18 
  2. Work Delivered to ACCI Gallery: 9/29-10/3
  3. Installation: 10/3-10/8
  4. Show Opens: 10/9
  5. Tentative Reception: Saturday, 10/9 (format TBD)
  6. De-Installation/Art pickup: Monday 11/8


  • Artists must be members of either the Metal Arts Guild, the Northern California Enamel Guild, or ACCI Gallery to participate (you may join one of the two guilds simultaneously with your submission). 
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces of art for consideration (sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual pieces must feature some metal). You are guaranteed to have at least one piece in the exhibition and, if space permits, the curator will include additional pieces you submitted that enhance the overall flow and theme of the exhibition.
  • All pieces in the exhibition must be for sale. The artist will receive 60% of the sales price and the ACCI Gallery will take a 40% commission. An ACCI consignment agreement will be required for all exhibiting artists.
  • Art work should have been completed within the timeframe of 2019-2021. No work previously exhibited at the ACCI Gallery will be accepted.
  • Image files must be .jpg file format, minimum 900 pixels on long edge.
  • Participating work must be delivered ready to hang/install.


For questions about this exhibit, email Metal Arts Guild (magtreasurer@gmail.com) or Northern California Enamel Guild (chris.finch111@gmail.com).



Upcoming Exhibitions

Stay tuned for the next one!

Past Exhibitions

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