Member Benefits

(lifted from SF MAG site)


Social events

CMAG organizes regular social events throughout the year including a Summer Picnic, a Metalsmithing Day and a winter Holiday Party, as well as occasional get-togethers and happy-hour mixers. All are welcome.


CMAG issues a monthly e-newsletter filled with useful information, ideas, member highlights, and current events. Interested? Subscribe through our website.

Online Forums

CMAG’s website, blog, and Facebook page and group are easily accessible and provide a wealth of ideas, networking opportunities, and current metalsmithing news and views in the Bay Area. Don’t forget to follow CMAG on Facebook or Instagram – search for our handle creativemetalartsguild_pdx



CMAG organizes and hosts relevant artists in the field, teachers, and speakers in a variety of formats including lectures, hands-on workshops, formal classes, online webinars, symposiums, and informal demonstrations. CMAG members benefit from reduced-price or free admission. Recent workshops have included steel fabrication, jewelry marketing, digital photography, enameling, etching, gold granulation, business management, and many more.

Discounts for select Vendors and Services

The Creative Metal Arts Guild partners with several vendors and services to offer special discounts to MAG members, including Otto Frei, Blick Art Materials, Herco, and JR Casting.

Insurance Coverage with Fractured Atlas

CMAG and Fractured Atlas have teamed up through the Open Arts Network to give you even more resources to help you succeed in your creative projects. As a member of CMAG you can get one full-year of free Professional Membership to Fractured Atlas (and half off membership dues after the first year).

Online Exposure

CMAG boasts a searchable member database. Members are encouraged to create an online profile and connect with likeminded artists. CMAG’s website and Facebook page showcases member profiles and artwork, providing exposure to the general public.

Featured Monthly Member

A Featured Member is chosen each month from our active member profiles and interviewed. They are then highlighted on our homepage, blog, and social media.

Submissions to our Guild Newsletter

Members can send important information about their upcoming events and successes for inclusion in our newsletter.

CMAG Resource Center

CMAG has a physical library of over 600 books and assorted media based in San Francisco. These resources can be browsed and booked online through the MAG website.

CMAG Grant

CMAG awards an annual juried grant for a project that supports the greater San Francisco Bay Area metal arts community.

Student Scholarships

CMAG has partnered with Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts to offer a CMAG member scholarship for one Open Session course of the winner’s choosing. Additional student scholarships are awarded each year based on skill and craftsmanship to students in degree granting programs around the Bay Area. The award money is a “no strings attached” style grant. Jurors vary each year and are chosen based on their level of achievement and commitment to the field.

Exhibition Opportunities

CMAG provides members with opportunities to show their work in galleries and museums and through juried and all-member exhibitions. Past exhibition venues have included Velvet da Vinci, the Richmond Art center, ACCI, Craft and Culture Arts Gallery and the SNAG Conference.

Community Outreach

Through community-based events like the annual Maker Faire, members can be a vital part of a team of volunteers that actively engage and educate the general public by participating in discussions and live demonstrations centered around metalsmithing and craft. CMAG frequently sponsors outreach through programming and student scholarships to students of bay area schools with jewelry and sculpture programs.

Display Cases

CMAG rents attractive and secure displays for member shows and exhibitions. By providing these cases, we are broadening venue options for exhibiting work from our field and helps to grow our audience by exposing new people to what we do.