*Brea Blackstone, City of Brea, CA., 8 21ft H various sizes 9 sculptures for a linear park, Shea homes, 2014 - 2018.
incl: Gems, Flora and Fauna, Water Drop, Oil - The Evolution, Production of Oil, Paleontological 1, Paleontological 2, Seed to Tree, Gems 2
*Airfield Dreams, City of Brea, CA, 8 15 ft 3-sided columns sculpture + 30 ft undulating sculptural seating, 2013.
Surf and Sand, Surf and Sand Hotel, Laguna Beach, CA, ceramic pictorial mural, Spring, 2010.
Third Reef, Laguna Beach, CA., Brooks Street Ceramic Mural on stair risers, 2009.
Glendale, AZ. 18 curved ceramic mosaic benches for development. 2007
Desert, Lancaster, CA., Mural, Wal-Mart, 2007.
*Spanish Walk, Palm Desert, CA. K B Homes,2006-2007.
*Seachange, Playa Vista, CA., 4 Urns and 4 Benches. 2006.
Rick's Cafe, Negril, Jamaica, Rick's Cafe, ceramic mosaic murals and floor design, 2006.
*Night and Day Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA., Lowes Home Center, 8 triangular columns sculpture,8 ft x 32 ft. 2006.
*Orion, Ventura, CA., 2006.
Historic Restoration, Laguna Beach, CA, Historic Mural restoration, Pottery Shack, 2006.
Food Court, Palm Springs, CA, Palm Canyon Food Court design and installation, 2005-2006.
*History of Brea, City of Brea, CA., Nov 2005, Terra Cotta and art tile mosaic mural, 8 ft x 20 ft.
*Sakura East & Sakura West, Sunnyvale, CA, Cherry Orchard Project: two 28' obelisks, October, 2001, four mosaic seating areas, 2002.
*Uno Mundo, One World, & Sypro, San Diego, CA, Cancer Survivors Park, 20 ft diameter mosaic cupola, undulating bench, 12 ft long, mandala, 6 ft diameter and six other benches, 2002.
**The Nerve, Pensacola, FL, University of West Florida, Sculpture , entrance to Psychology Building, 2000.
*National City Historic Railcar Plaza, Port of San Diego, CA, tile replica of California China Products (from 1925), accents around plaza and parallel to railcar tracks, 1999.
Twin Dragon, Irvine & Orange, CA, Twin Dragon, - two ceramic mosaic restaurant facades, 1999-2000.
*Blue Moon, Phoenix, AZ, 24 ft. obelisk, Cancer Survivors Park, 1999.
Catalina Island, Avalon Streetscape Restoration Replica Tile, 1998-99.
For E. H., Phoenix, AZ, Mosaic Seating, Phoenix International Airport, 1998.
*Westwood Village Streetscape, Los Angeles, CA., Street Furniture & 3 Planters, 1997.
*88 West Colorado, Pasadena, CA, 4 Murals, 1997, collaboration with G. Myers.
Class of 2001, Irvine, CA, Commemorative plaque, University High School, 1997.
3 Seating Areas, Rancho Mirage, CA.- Cancer Survivors Park, 1996.
*Palm Desert Country Club Obelisk, City of Palm Desert, 21' Mosaic Obelisk Entry Monument 1995.
Laguna Beach High School, Laguna Beach, CA, Commemorative bench, Distinguished School tile plaque, Blue Ribbon school tile plaque, 1996.
Thurston Benches, Laguna Beach, CA, Thurston Middle School, 1996.
* Zuma Beach, L A County Harbors & Beaches., Zuma Beach, CA, Gateway Mosaic 1995.
*Renaissance Towers, City of Los Angeles, CA., Grand Hope Park ,Two 20' pyramids,one 30' column, 1994.
Nutrilite, Buena Park, CA, Nutrilite Products, Inc, ceramic mosaic benches, terrazzo entry floor and ceramic murals including photo silkscreen technique, 1997.
Pasadena, CA, Ahmanson Financial Plaza, fountain granite benches with pictorial historic ceramic murals on bench backs, 1994.
*City of Burbank, CA, Cusumano Development - Mural, benches, tile crests, 1992.
Quicksilver, Costa Mesa, CA & Huntington Beach, CA, Corporate Office, - Terrazzo entry floor logo,terrazzo lobby floor with surfboard & flower images, ceramic mosaic columns & platforms.
Waterfront Hilton, Huntington Beach, CA, three fountains, Seahorse, Compass & Dolphin, 1990.
*Drinking Fountain Wall, Fireplace, Entry Archways, Laguna Beach, CA, Sawdust Festival, 1990.
*Irvine Medical Center, City of Irvine, CA, Wall fountain, 12'x12', 1990.
Emmy Plaza, West Hollywood, CA, Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences, two 50 ft. undulating sculptures & 7 cubes, 1990.
Elements, Laguna Beach, CA, Laguna Art Museum, bench in front of museum, 1989.
Drinking Fountain Wall, Laguna Art Museum, mosaic mural with drinking fountain, Laguna Beach, CA. 1989.
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, ceramic mosaic seating & mosaic mural with snake, 1985.
Canyon Chess & Checkers, City of Laguna Beach, CA, Main Beach, Sculpture of chairs and chess table, N.E.A. Grant, 1981.
*.ART-IN-PUBLIC-PLACES PROJECTS (A.l.P.P)
Landscape Architects: SWA Group, Borthwick.Guy.Bettenhausen
Architects: Frank Gehry, Michael Kiner Assoc., Morris Skenderian
Designers: Steve Chase Assoc, Braselle Design
Artists:Eric Johnson, Astrid Preston, Peter Shire, Gifford Myers
PUBLIC MURAL PROJECTS
Laguna Beach, CA Surf and Sand Hotel, Spring 2010
Laguna Beach, CA Brooks Street step risers 2009-2010
Lancaster, CA Wal-Mart 2007
San Jose, CA Lunardi"s Market, 4 Murals.
City of Brea, CA
Antigua, WI, plaques
San Jose, CA Lunardi's Market, 4 murals
Home Savings of America, 7 U.S. Iocations -ceramic pictorial murals with mosaic elements:
Palm Desert, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Columbus, OH, Pembroke Pines, FL, Dunedune, FL, Monterey Park, CA, Woodland Hills, CA
Romeo Cucina Restaurants, 3 U.S. Iocations - murals, custom light fixtures.
Charthouse Restaurants, 11 U.S. Iocations - murals:
San Juan Puerto Rico, Miami, FL, Ventura, CA, Kona, HI, Malibu, CA, Haleiva, HI, Cohassett, MA, Warwick, Rochester, CN
Kaneoe, HI, Newport Beach, CA
MacGillavray Freeman Films, Laguna Beach, CA
Nutrilite Corporation, Buena Park, CA
Laguna Art Museum, CA,
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA,
City of Laguna Beach, CA
City of Los Angeles, CA
City of Palm Desert, CA
City of Sunnyvale, CA
City of Burbank, CA
Goldstein's, Brussels, BELGIUM
Rick's Cafe, Negril, JAMAICA
City of Brea, CA.
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Joan Menkes-Simon & Arnie Simon , Bel Air, CA
Patricia & Gene Cooper, Laguna Beach, CA
Fala & Danny Powers, Pacific Palisades, CA.
Debi & Tom Pavlic, Laguna Beach, CA
.Marsha & Robin Williams.San Francisco, CA
Elaine Horwitch, Scottsdale, AZ .
Mariam Wosk, Beverly Hills, CA
Judy Kenyon, San Marino, CA
Mandy & Cliff Einstein, Brentwood, CA
Kathleen Sullivan, New York, NY
Suzanne & Ted Paulson, Laguna Beach,CA
LeeAnn & Steve Schwartz, Westwood, CA
Annette & Richard Bloch, Rancho Mirage, CA
Annette & Ted Lerner, Rancho Mirage, CA
Steve Chase, Rancho Mirage, CA
Narij & Stuart Katz, Paris & Cot d' Azur, FRANCE
Nancy & Robert Englund
Karen Huber & Nathan Rosenberg
Judy & Tony Richman
Mary & Matt Lawson
Mariam & Mark Singer
Kelly & Steve Ellman
Stephanie & Morris Skenderian
Jill & Chris Gwaltney
Pat & Bill Hancock, Laguna Beach, CA
Terry Causey, Newport Beach, CA
Dr.William de la Pena
Johanna & Gene Felder, Laguna Beach,CA
Coastal Eddy, Laguna Beach, CA, Diggin' Laguna...Then and Now a retrospective on the history of ceramic art in Laguna, Group show, May, 2016.
Orange Coast College, Newport Beach, CA, Into Her Own- Diane Nelson/ Decades in the Art World ,Group show, Feb - April, 2016, catalog.
Fullerton College Artist-in-Residence, Marlo Bartels, 2012.
Progress and Ideals - Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation, Fullerton, CA 2009.
Venice Family Clinic Annual Invitational fundraiser Art Auction & Show, vVenice Beach, CA, 1986-2008.
Citrus College, Glendora, CA, A Decade of Clay, Jan-Mar, 2007.
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, Laying the Foundation: American Art Tile, July -Nov. 2005, Loveseat #7.
Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Tile Sculptor Marlo Bartels, Tile as Public and Functional Art, March 1, 2005, Fine Arts Foundation.
Citrus College, Glendora, CA. Marlo Bartels - Visiting Artist, 2004.
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.Marlo Bartels - New Work, December, 2004,
Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, International Ceramic Tile Triennial 2002, November, 2002.
Sakura with Sphere, Community Art Prtoject (CAP), Bank of America, Laguna Beach, CA,, Sept 2001 - Sept, 2002.
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, Primera Trienal lnternacional del Mosaico Ceramico - Elite Tile, 1999.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA, Outside In - Artist's Furniture, June 1999.
Wayne Art Center, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1998. Living With Tile, the Art of Installation.
Mill Valley Sculpture Gardens, CA, Contemporary Mosaics, Dec. 1998.
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA., New Works, Nov 1989.
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Chairs, April, 1989.
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Functional Art by Nine, Feb. 1989.
Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, New Art Furniture, April, 1988.
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, A Personal Invitation, Nov, 1988.
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Ceramic Garden Furniture, May, 1988.
Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park.Los Angeles, CA, Frankly Functional, March, 1988.
Indianapolis Centger for Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN, Herron Gallery, The Furniture Show, January, 1987.
San Francisco International Airport, Chairs by Artists & Architects & Furniture by Artists, 1987.
Gallery of Functional Art, Joan Simon, Santa Monica, CA, Seasoned Opener, September, 1986.
Functional Art, Los Angeles, CA, Selected Works, May, 1986.
Functional Art, Los Angeles, CA, Functional Ceramics, March, 1984,
Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, In the Form of Furniture, Sept 1984.
Laguna Art Museum, CA, Orange County Clay, April, 1983.
Newport Harbor Art Museum (currently Orange County Musem of Contemporary Art), Newport Beach, CA, California - The State of Landscape, 1981. Catalog.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, California - The State of Landscape, 1981.
Newport Harbor Art Museum (currently Orange County Musem of Contemporary Art), Newport Beach, CA, Our Own Artists: Art from Orange County,1979. Catalog.
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Animals in Art,1972.
SELECTED PUBLICATION, PHOTOS, REVIEWS
Laguna Beach Art Magazine, Marlo Bartels Tile Making, Spring 2014.
Riviera, Orange County, "Gaudi Guy", Nov. 2009, pp80.
Laguna! Life & People, "Marlo Bartels - The Big Break",March 2007, pp 40-44
American Craft, Dec '05/Jan '06, pp62.
Coast- "Modern Dream", June, 2003, pp84.
Landscape Architecture - "Prescription for Healing", February, 2003.
Artweek - "Public Art Brightens Cherry Orchard', Dec, 2001 - Jan, 2002.
Coast - "The Art Collection of Laguna Beach Residents Suzanne & Ted Paulson", June, 2001.
House & Garden, "Total Immersion", May 2000, pp142-143.
Rancho Mirage, cover & pp 26, 2001.
Primera Trienal Internatacional del Mosaico Ceramico - elite-Tile, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, 1998-99,
Global Architecture - "Houses 17",Y. Futagaza, A.D.A. Edita Tokyo,1985, cover & pp 8-14, Frank Gehry, Architect.
The Art of Mosaic Design, J. Locktov, Rockport Pub., 1998.
Gioio, Italian magazine, mosaic table and benches, Robin & Marsha Williams residence, 11/8 /97.
Palm Springs Life, "Rancho Mirage", October, 1996.
Los Angeles Times, "Public Art - The Next Wave", August 3,1995.
Progressive Architecture, "Keeper Gate",November 1995, Zuma Beach Entry Gate.
Palm Springs Life - Oct, 1996- Cancer Survivors Park, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Great Tile, Sunset Books, Inc., Jan., 1998. Pages 11,28,35,51,64,88 & 89.
Los Angeles Times,"For All the World to See", August 4, 1995.
West, "Pioneers, Breaking with Tradition", August, 1994.
West, "Paradise Found", August, 1994.
Los Angeles Times Calendar, "Graceful Sculptures Convey Artists' Enjoyment of Their Creation", May 23, 1993.
Wings Over the City, Westside Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA 1993.
Street Gallery, Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals, book by Robin J. Dunitz,1993, pp 148, 322, 363.
Los Angeles, "Tillemania", October, 1992.
The Burbank Leader, "Art Ties City's History to Senior Complex", December 5-6, 1992,
House Beautiful, March, 1992.
Architectural Digest, "Desert Textures", August, 1991.
Northern California Home & Garden, "Brave New Palette", July, 1991.
Architectural Digest, "A Shoreline Composition", March, 1990.
Los Angeles Times, "Piece Work - Broken Tiles As Functional Art",Jan, 20, 1990,
"Southern California Home & Garden", "Moody Blues", March, 1990.
Palm Springs Life, "Marlo Bartels: Artistry in Tile", September, 1989.
Art News, "Living With Art - The Einsteins - The Big Hit", December, 1989.
Los Angeles Times Magazine, "Rethinking the Kitchen", July 10, 1988.
Designers West, "Public Spaces - A Gallery's Public and Private Life", November, 1987.
Palm Springs Life, "Humor Reflects Art Innovator", November, 1987.
Los Angeles Times, "He Broke In as Artist With Tile Sculpture", May 16, 1986.
Designers West, "Chinois", January, 1986, tiles by Marlo.
California, May 1986, "Style - Art You Can Sit On".
Progressive Architecture, December 1985, "Rooms at the Top", Wosk Residence,
Architectural Digest, "Splendor in the Desert", August 1984, Steve Chase Associates.
Bon Appetit, June, 1983.
Our Own Artists: Art from Orange County, Newport Harbor Art Museum (currently OCCMA), 1979, pp 22-23
"Friends of Terra Cotta" -Preservation, Arch. Terra Cotta.
''Tile Heritage Foundation"-Preservation/Identification.
Trustee - Laguna Art Museum, 1996-98.
Collections committee - Laguna Art Museum. 1998-2006..
EDUCATION / AWARDS AND HONORS
19th Annual Orange County Arts Awards 2018, hosted by the county’s non-profit arts agency, Arts Orange County.
Achievement Award for Contribution to the Built Environment
“Brea, Blackstone 2017”
Artist: Marlo Bartels Developer: Shea Homes Community: City of Brea
2017 Artist of the Yer, Laguna Beach Arts, Marlo Bartels
Artist in Residence, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA 2012.
Laguna Beach Architectural Guild, winner, 1999 Design Awards Program, "Furniture/ Fixtures category.
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant - Building Arts 1981-1982. Survey of California Historical Tile and Innovative Research into Ferro-cement with Polystyrene and Ceramics.
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant - Ceramic Workshop - 1977. With Ron Nagle and Richard Shaw. Low Fire Ceramics and Porcelain workshops at Laguna Beach School of Arts.
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant - Master Craftsman Apprentice -1978. Funds to hire an apprentice for nine months.
M.A. Art, California State University,Fullerton.
B.A. Art, California State University, Long Beach
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