MICHAEL ARNTZ


Education:

Secondary School, Northwest High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 1957

California State University, Long Beach, California.  Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1962.  

Master of Fine Arts Degree, 1964.


Travel:

Western Europe, 1964-1965.

Sabbatical Leave,  University of California.  Central America, 1969.

Sabbatical Leave,  University of California. Eastern and Western Europe, 1976.

Sabbatical Leave, University of California.  Western United States and Canada. 1987.

Sabbatical Leave,  University of California.  Telluride, Colorado. 1992



Professional Employment:

Designer/Craftsman, Architectural Pottery Corporation, Manhattan Beach, California.  1964 -  1965.

Instructor in Art, California State University, Long Beach, California. 1965.

Professor of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  1965-2003.

Department Chairperson.  1980 - 1987


Grants, Fellowships, Honors and Awards:


Purchase Award in Art, 1966.  California State Exposition Fund,  Sacramento, California.

Purchase Award for Exhibition “Sculpture for an Outdoor Environment”, 1967.  Palomar College, San Marcos, California.

University of California Faculty Fellowship Award for research and creative endeavor in Ceramic Sculpture. 1967.

Purchase Award, 1966 and 1973.  National Ceramics Exhibition, Cerritos College, Norwalk, California.

American Craft Council Award “Young Americans Fellowship” from the ACC Foundation, New York, New York for research and creative endeavor with Polyurethane Foam Plastics and Fiberglass in conjunction with Clay in an Architectural Context. 1970.

National Museum of Modern Art, Permanent Collection Purchase Award.  Sculpture  “Spring Time Object”,  Kyoto, Japan. 1971

“Creative Arts Grant”,  University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973.

Permanent Collection Purchase Award, California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo, California, 1974.

National Endowment for the Arts, Juried Commission Award.  Works of Art for National Parks, U.S.A.  Sculpture for installation, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.  1976-1977.

‘20th Century Ceramics’, Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Sculpture. Purchased for Permanent Collection. 1977.

‘Influence on the Landscape of Prehistoric Indigenous North American Cultures’, Academic Senate General Research Grant.  1984.

Academic Senate General Research Grant. 1985.

Permanent Collection Dedication. Two large scale sculptures.  Westmont College,  Montecito, California. 

Research in Ethnic Arts and Artifacts,  University of California, Santa Barbara.  Pearl Chase Fund.  1986-1987.

1991, May 11. Invitation to serve as a panel member:  ‘The Central Time Zone Sculpture Symposium Ceramics, The Most Malleable Medium. Fermi National Linear Accelerator Laboratory,  Chicago, Illinois. 

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award,  New York, New York for research and creative endeavor in ceramics: “Sculpture in an Architectural Environment”, 1968.

Invitation to jury:  The Los Angeles County Sculpture Exhibition,  ‘Form and The Inner Eye’.  Exhibited at the Brand Library and Art Center. 

Invitation to jury:  From the Board of Directors of the California State Exposition to jury the ceramics section of the ‘Exposition’68’

Juror, Santa Barbara City’s Visual Arts in Public Places Selection Committee, for Art in Public Places.  1986.

Sole Juror,  Annual Members Exhibition of the Southern California Section of the American Ceramic Society.  1988-1989.

Juror,  American Ceramic Society,  Allan Hancock College,  Santa Maria, California.  1989.

Commissioned Ceramic Installation.  National Endowment for the Arts:  National juried competition for one of eight commissions for sculpture at specific National Park Sites. 

‘Meyers-Cooper Award of Excellence‘, Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors.      



Selected Exhibition Resume - One Person and Collaborative Exhibitions:


One-person exhibitions.  Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California.  1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975. (Further details below.)

One-person exhibitions.  The Jacqueline-Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, California. 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974.

‘Garden Sculpture - Recent Ceramic Work’,  The Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California. 1966.

Two-person exhibition.  The Museum West of the American Craftsman Council, San Francisco, California, 1967.

‘New Work in Clay’, The Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California. 1968.

Two-person exhibition.  Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, California, 1968.

‘Object and Installation - Clay and Steel Sculpture’, One-person exhibition.  The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California. 1969.

One-person exhibition, Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.  1970.

‘Porcelain-Stoneware Vessels and Sculpture’,  The Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery,  Los Angeles, 1970.

‘Ceramic Sculpture on a Large Scale’, The Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada. 1970.

‘Clay Sculpture, Recent Work’, The Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery,  Los Angeles, California. 1971.

Recent Work - Sculpture for the Out-of-Doors’,  The Esther Bear Gallery,  Santa Barbara,  California, 1971.

One-person exhibition.  “Analysis as Visual Symbol”  Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972.

One-person exhibition, “Recent Work”.  The Fairtree Gallery, New York City, New York. 1972.

‘A Retrospective of Sorts’,  Works selected from a Five Year Period’,  The Fairtree Gallery, New York, New York, 1973. 

‘Clay Sculpture - California and New York’,  The Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery,  Los Angeles, California. 1974.

One-person exhibition.  “Recent Works”.  the Jacqueline-Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, California.  1974.

‘Ceramic Sculpture’,  The Esther Bear Gallery,  Santa Barbara, California. 1975.

Two-person exhibition, “Recent Work”.  The Senior Eye Gallery, Long Beach, California. 1976.

One-person exhibition, “Recent Work”.   The Art Galleries, Hartnell College Art Department, Salinas, California.  With Tom Ferriera.  1977.

One-person exhibition, “Recent Works of Art”.  The Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California, California. 1978.

‘Recent Work,  Clay Sculpture’,  The Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1978.

‘New Genre Sculpture:  Site Specific Art’,  Art Department,  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1978.

One-person exhibition, “Monumental Sculpture” Art Gallery,  Department of Art,  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1978.

Two-person exhibition, “Recent Works  - Clay Sculpture”, Art Galleries,  Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California, 1979.

Two-person exhibition, “Ethnographic Structures”,  Fiberglass Sculpture, M. Shore Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 1981.

Two-person exhibition, “Indigenous North American Objects as Imagery”,  The Sun Valley Center for Humanities,  Center Gallery,  Sun Valley,  Idaho. 1982. 

Collaboration with Penny Arntz. A son - Christopher Breen Arntz. 1984.

‘Indigenous Images:  Plains and Pueblo Indians’,  Works on Paper and Fiberglass Sculpture.  Salt Lake Center, Salt Lake City,  Utah,  1984.

‘Art from Artifact’, Contemporary Arts Gallery,  Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. With Ted Villa.  1985.

‘Recent Paintings: Works on Paper’, Learning Resources Center Art Gallery,  Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California.  1986.

‘Master and Student’, The Art Corner Gallery,  Santa Barbara, California. 1986.

Ojai Art Association,  Annual Juried Exhibition, watercolor and acrylic, Ojai, California.  1986. 

‘Works on Paper:  Native American Images’,  watercolor and acrylic.   The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.  Monterey, California.  1987.

‘A Peer Relationship:  Reaching the Educational Objective’, Ceramic Sculpture,  Learning Resource Center Art Gallery,  Allen Hancock College,  Santa Maria, California.  With John Doloszycki.  1990.

‘A Linear Library - Publish or Perish’, Installation of Ceramic Sculptures,  Claremont Graduate School, West Gallery,  Claremont, California. 1991.

‘Art:  The Prism of the Spirit’,  Fourth Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the University Religious Center,  Art Studio Department Gallery,  University of California, Santa Barbara,  California.  1991

‘A Point of Meeting’, ceramic sculpture, Hartnell College Gallery,  Salinas, California.  1992

‘Learned Ignorance’, Installation Ceramic Sculptures,  University Art Gallery, Dexter Building,  California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California.

“Mountains and Rivers”, three person large scale color exhibition.  Mammoth Lakes,  California.  With MacDuff Everton and 1997

‘Science, Spirituality and Survival in the 21st Century’,  photographs of the University of California Nature Reserve System, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. One person exhibition with written commentary by Plant Biologists, Ornithologists and Geologists.  2000.

‘Gaia is Calling, Photographs of the Natural World’,  Samy’s Camera, Santa Barbara,  California. 2008.

‘Two Michaels’, Michael Arntz and Michael Irwin.  Andre Monlleo Gallery, Santa Barbara, California.  2010.

‘Sights and Sites’, an in depth exhibition of large-scale photos and giclees.   BellaRosa GAlleries, State Street,  Santa Barbara, California.  2011.

The Object in the Open Air, The America Craftsmen:

Council Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York.

  Craftsman U.S.A., 1966, Lytton Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California. 1965 - 1966. 

19th National Ceramics Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas. 1965

7th Annual Miami National Ceramic Exhibition, Coral Gables, Florida. 1965.

9th Annual National Exhibition,  Greater Fall River, Massachusetts. 1965.

Design Eight, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California. 1962.

First Annual Southern California Exhibition, Long Beach Museum of Art,  Long Beach, California. 1962.

Oakland Museum of Art BiAnnual Exhibition (work selected to tour the U.S.A)

 


Selected Exhibition Resume - Group Exhibitions:


1962  Oakland Museum of Art BiAnnual Exhibition (work selected to tour the U.S.A.) 

1962  First Annual Southern California Exhibition.  Long Beach Museum of Art.  Long Beach, California.

1962  18th Annual National Invitational Ceramic Exhibition,   Scripps College,  Claremont, California.

1963  Design Eight, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California.

1965  9th Annual National Exhibition, Greater Fall River,  Massachusetts.

1965  7th Annual Miami National Ceramic Exhibition, Coral Gables,  Florida.

1965  19th National Ceramics Exhibition, Wichita Art Association,  Wichita, Kansas.

1966  Craftsman U.S.A., Lytton Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  Los Angeles, California. 

1966  “The Object in the Open Air” exhibition by the American Craftsmen Council,  Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York. 

1966  22nd Annual National Invitational Ceramic Exhibition,  Scripps College, Claremont, California.  

1966  National Invitational Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center,  Little Rock, Arkansas.

1966  California State Commission of Art,  “Exhibition of California Artists/Craftsmen”,  by invitation for two year travel in California.  

1966  24th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

1967  “Media Explored 1967”, Laguna Beach Art Association, Laguna Beach, California. 

1967 “Sculpture for an Outdoor Environment”,  Palomar College, San Marcos, California. 

1967  “All California Art Exhibition 1967”, San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, California. 

1968  University of New Mexico, National Invitational Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1968  National Invitational Ceramic Exhibition’,  Wichita Art Association,  Wichita,  Kansas.  

1968  Design Ten, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California. 

1968  “22nd Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists/Craftsmen of San Diego”, Guest Artist, San Diego Museum of Fine Art, San Diego, California. 

1969  25th National Ceramic Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. 

1969  “The California Landscape”,  Lytton Center for the Visual Arts, exhibited at both Palo Alto and Los Angeles,  California. 

1969  “National Exhibition of Artists/Craftsmen”, International Center for the Study of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, Texas Technological College,   Lubbock, Texas.

1969  “Cross Currents in American Art”, College Art Gallery, Humbolt State College,  Arcata, California. 

1969 “Young Americans Exhibition 1969”,  Museum of Contemporary Crafts,  New York, New York.  (Work selected to tour the U.S.A.) 

1969 “A Quarter of a Century of American Ceramics - 25th National Ceramics Invitational Exhibition”, Lange Art Galleries, Scripps College, Claremont, California. 

1969 Annual Faculty Exhibition,  Art Galleries,  University of California, Santa Barbara,  California. 

1969  “Santa Barbara Small Image Exhibition”, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California. 

1969  “4th Annual Invitational Ceramic Exhibition”, Gallery 45, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California.

1969  “Pacific Dimensions: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.  E.B. Crocker Municipal Art Gallery, Sacramento, California.

1969 California State Exposition and Seminar, Art Gallery, California State Fairgrounds,  Pomona, California. 

1970  “The Young American Traveling Exhibition”, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1970  Annual Faculty Exhibition, University of California,  Art Gallery,  Santa Barbara, California.

1970  Invitational Ceramics Exhibition,  New Media Gallery,  Ventura College, Ventura, California.

1971  'Clay Plus ..., An Exhibition of Ceramic Sculpture Using Clay in Conjunction with Other Materials'.  Fine Arts Gallery, New York State University,  College of Arts and Science,  Genesso, New York. 

1971  "Seventh Annual Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition",  Fine Arts Gallery,  Del Mar College,  Corpus Christi, Texas.  

1971  " Object Makers - A National Exhibition of Three Dimensional Art",  Fine Arts Gallery,  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.  

1971  "Design Eleven",  Pasadena Museum of Fine Art,  Pasadena, California.

1971 "Pottery One,  A National Open Exhibition",  Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic College,  San Luis Obispo,  California.  Jurors Entry. 

1971  "Southern California Exhibition",  Art Gallery Del Mar Exhibition Center Del Mar, California.  

1971  "Pacific Dimensions:  Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington',  E.B. Crocker Municipal Art GAllery,  Sacramento, California.  

1971-1972 "Contemporary Ceramic Art Invitational Exhibition - The United States,  Canada,  Mexico,  and Japan."  National Museum of Modern Art.  Kyoto, Japan. 

1972  'Ink and Clay Exhibition', California Polytechnic College, Pomona, California.  

1972  "The 1972 International Invitational Exhibition",  Victoria and Albert Museum,  London,  England.  

1972  "Thirty Ceramic Craftsmen",  Invitational Exhibition of 30 Americans sponsored by the United States Informational Agency to be exhibited in Eastern Europe.  

1973  "Media Survey 1973",  San Diego Museum of Fine Art,  San Diego, California.  

1973  "Annual National Invitational Exhibition", The Contemporary Arts Gallery,  Dallas, Texas.  

1973  "Seventh Annual Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition",  Fine Arts Gallery,  Del Mar College Galleries,  Corpus Christi,  Texas.  

1973  "Loyola Marymont University Ceramic Invitational",  College of Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola Marymont University,  Los Angels,  California.  

1973  International Invitational Exhibition,  "The Exposition of the Sea of Japan",  Kanazawa City Inshikawa Prefecture, Japan.  

1974  "California Ceramics and Glass Exhibition",  Oakland Museum of Art,  Oakland, California.  

1974  "Six Californians",  The Fairtree Gallery,  New York, New York. 

1974  "17th Annual Art Exhibition",  Art Center,  Greater Fall River Art Association,  Fall River,  Massachusetts.

1974  University of California Faculty Exhibition,  Art Galleries,  University of California,  Santa Barbara, California.  

1974  Annual  Holiday Exhibition,  Fairtree Gallery,  New York, New York. 

1974 'U.S.A. Artists - Craftsmen',  Invitational Exhibition of the Arkansas Art Center,  Little Rock,  Arkansas.  

1975  "Contemporary Art",  Art Galleries,  California Institute of the Arts,  Valencia,  California.  

1975 "Off The Reservation, The Influence of American Indian Art on Non-Indian American Artists",  Fairtree Gallery, New York, New York.

1975  Contemporary Crafts of the Americas,  Art Gallery, Colorado State University,  Fort Collins,  Colorado.

1975  Smithsonian Institute Selected Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts of the Americas.  Exhibition to travel 1976-1977 (Montgomery College Art Galleries,  Rockville, Maryland;  University Alabama Art Galleries, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  

1976  "Ink and Clay Exhibition",  The Art Galleries,  California Polytechnic University,  Pomona, California.  Juried. 

1976  "American Porcelain",  The Elements Gallery,  Greenwich,  Connecticut.  National Invitational Exhibition. 

1976  Arizona National Juried Exhibition,  Scottsdale Center for the Arts,  Scottsdale, Arizona.  

1976  University of California Faculty Exhibition,  Art Galleries,  Santa Barbara,  California.  

1976  'Contemporary Ceramic Art'.  The Art Galleries,  California Institute of the Arts,  Valencia, California.  

1976  Exhibition of Twentieth Century Ceramics.  Permanent Exhibition, The Philadelphia Museum of Art,  Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.

1977  Gallery Eight Invitational Exhibition.  The International Center, The University of California,  San Diego,  California. 

1977  'Artists in America:  Five California Faculty Artists',  Gallery Wexler-Weis,  Encino, California.  

1977  'Art in the National Parks',  The Peters Valley National Parks Craftsmen Guild Art Gallery, Peters Valley New Jersey.  An exhibition of eight works commissioned for permanent exhibition at National Parks.

1977  'Off The Reservation - The Influence of Native American Art on Non-Native Americans',  The Fairtree Gallery, New York, New York.

1978  "Small Images Exhibition",  The Art Galleries,  Santa Barbara City College,  Santa Barbara,  California.

1978  "California - Hawaii Biennial",  Museum of Fine Arts,  San Diego,  California.

1978  "National Juried Exhibition",  Art Galleries of the Fall River Art Association,  Fall River,  Massachusetts.

1978  "Selections 1978",  McCayhee Art Galleries,  California Polytechnic University,  San Luis Obispo,  California.  

1979  International Exhibition,  Tokyo, Japan.  Two year traveling exhibition.) 

1979  "Fur and Feathers",  Art and Ecology Exhibition. Museum of Contemporary Crafts,  New York, New York.

1980  '8th Chunichi International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Arts',  The Museum of Cultural Affairs,  Nagoya, Japan.

1980  University of California Faculty Exhibition,  Art Museum,  University of California, Santa Barbara,  California.  

   

1981  'California Clay', The Art Gallery,  The College of the Siski-yous, Weed, California.  

1981  Fiberglass Sculpture,  The Sun Valley Center for the Arts & Humanities, Sun Valley, Idaho.

1982  'Southest Images',  Fort Worth, Texas. 

1983  'American Indian and Western Art - Historical and Contemporary Images', James Economos Gallery,  Houston, Texas.  

1984  Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Community Arts Center,  Old Forge,  New York. 

1984  'Nine Sculptors',  Allan Hancock College,  Santa Maria, California.

1984  'The Olympics International Juried Competition',  Los Angeles Olympic Arts Program, Museums and Galleries of Los Angeles County, California.

'Ninth Chunichi International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Arts',  The Museum of Cultural Affairs,  Nagoya, Japan. 

1991  'Art in Clay',  Cultural Affairs Department,  City of Los Angeles Municipal Gallery,  Barnsdall Park,  Los Angeles. California. 

1991  'Mind over Matter - Sculpture 1991',  The Art Gallery, Fermi National Linear Accelerator Laboratory, Chicago,  Illinois.  

'Seeing Without Eyes',  Braille Institute Traveling Exhibition, touring exhibition 1991 - 1993 California and Montana.

1991  'National Invitation Exhibition:  American Porcelain'  The Elements Gallery,  Greenwich,  Connecticut. 

1991  'Historical and Contemporary Native American and Western Images',  James Economos Gallery,  Houston,  Texas.  

1991  Adirondack National Juried Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge Center for the Arts,  Old Forge,  New York.

1991  'Arizona National Juried Art Exhibition',  Scottsdale Center for the Arts,  Scottsdale,  Arizona.  

1992  'A Point of Meeting',  Ceramic Sculpture.  Hartnell Gallery, Salinas, California.


1992  'Beyond the Book,  A Contemporary Survey of Artists' Books,' Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College,  Claremont, California.  


1997  'Mountains and Rivers',  A Three Person Large Scale Color Photography Exhibition.  Mammoth Lakes, California.  Michael Arntz, Macduff Everton and Robert Glenn Ketchum.


2000  'Science, Spirituality, and Survival in the 21st Century', Photographs of the University of California's Nature Reserve System, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum,  Santa barbara, California. 


2008  'Gaia is Calling',  Photographs of the Natural World,  Samy's Camera Gallery,  Santa Barbara, California.  


2010  'The Two Michaels - Michael Arntz and Michael Irwin', Andre Monlleo Gallery,  Santa Barbara,  California.  


2011  'Sights and Sites' - An in-depth exhibition of large scale photographs and giclees.   Bella Rosa Galleries,  State Street,  Santa Barbara, California.  


2011  '40 Artists and Craftspersons',  Michael/Kate Gallery,  Santa Barbara,  California.       


2012 Westmont College, Montecito, California.  'Lift' Juried Group Exhibition.  'Continental Drift. Seismic Shift'.  Ceramic Sculpture.  


2012 Cottage Hospital.  Santa Barbara, California.  Series of 12 photographic images.  Permanent Collection.


2013  BellaRosa Gallery. Santa Barbara, California. 'April in Paris'. Color photography. 


2013 Cottage Hospital.  Goleta , California.  Monumental Sculpture main entry.  Juried competition. 


2014  Cottage Hospital,  Santa Barbara, California.  Series of 10 photographic images.  Permanent Collection.


2015  Arts Fund Sculpture Exhibition.  4 Ceramic Sculptures.  Santa Barbara, California. 


2017 Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California. Series of 11 photographic images.  Permanent Collection. 


2017  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California. "How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara:  1945-1990" Exhibition.   Large scale sculpture.         

   

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