Friday, January 15, 2016

"Soundscape Reconstructed" by Cathy Bartels
Mixed Media
May bid for this at the Laguna Art Museum Art Auction fundraiser on
Feb. 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
If unable to attend, you may phone in bids or bid online:

Saturday, June 27, 2015 See me in page 53-54 Laguna Beach Magazine

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Made & designed by C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach for DWR champagne chair contest.#dwr #champagne #chair contest #woven #Laguna beach #California #C studio

Monday, April 13, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Laguna Beach Magazine
March 2015 Issue
Page 54

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Laguna Art Museum Art Auction is Feb 7th, 2015. You may bid using the link above "by phone"!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coming Into Town - D Bartels (Music Video)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014


Tuesday, June 3, 2014
My art work for Collectors Choice fundraiser for LCAD June 21, 2014 5:30PM

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Art Donated To Laguna Art Museum Fundraiser

My work donated for the Laguna Art Museum's Art Auction February 2014.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fortuny Vintage Peacock Feather Dress

Fortuny Vintage Peacock Feather Dress

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Let the Music Start (Soundscape in Blue)

Let the Music Start (Soundscape in Blue) This is from my screenplay series which tells the story of a girl weaving through the contemporary art and music worlds involving a convoluted game. I like the idea of media being used out of place. i.e. coverage from my screenplay, "The double-reflexivity (radio reflecting Lila's life and Lila's life reflecting the script to be a movie..." and the script being carried on in an art dialogue. My first inspiration was artist Allan McCollum.I'm also inspired by the work of Douglas Gordon. I love how his film installation at MOCA created the rhythm of a musical round with the timing of the same film piece as a triptych. Also, the British artist Fiona Banner's work of painted words has freed my mind.More of my script's coverage by Bigel/ Mailer Production Company in NYC: "The script becomes hyper reflexive. Lila talks about her life as a script, "Is this the balcony scene?"..." I'm continuing work on my mixed media pieces and working on a screenplay relating to art & music. A new series developing combines both entitled "Reconstructed Soundscapes". I am interested in the overlap of disciplines like art, music, writing. Synesthesia interests me. What if what you see isn't what everyone else is seeing?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pirates and

Pirates and

Girls in Airports

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Leopard Cube Ceramic Table by: C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach.
Ceramic Bench and Birdbath beyond by: MARLO BARTELS STUDIO

Monday, August 20, 2012

C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach

$4,000.00 retail Ceramic indoor/ outdoor occasional table / seat 18" x 18" x 18" Order through: C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Leopard Animal Print Cube Tables

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Art Auction 2012 Laguna Art Museum Art Auction 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

‎"In Washington DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about four minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musi...cian playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. About four minutes later, the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. At six minutes, a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. At ten minutes, a three-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly. At forty-five minutes: The musician played continuously. Only six people stopped and listened for a short while. About twenty gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32. After one hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music. This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. This experiment raised several questions: In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? If so, do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context? One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made… How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?" Video : Click "like" at : Thanks ^^

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Contemporary Collectors Council of the Laguna Art Museum visited my studio today. It was a treat for me:

Monday, November 21, 2011

See my leopard cube table in Interior Design Magazine:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Joseph Arthur - We Stand As One (#occupywallstreet)

Friday, October 28, 2011

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

C STUDIO leopard cube table

C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach
NEW! Leopard Cube Table
18" x 18" x 18"
Ceramic indoor / outdoor occasional table
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C STUDIO • Cathy Bartels • Laguna Beach

Friday, July 29, 2011

occca ENERGY show

ENERGY show curated by Howard Fox, former curator for LACMA, at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art--- opening reception August 6th 6-10 pm. I'm happy to be in it!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Rhomboids playing at a store opening on Valencia St, Mission District, SF.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Here's a track to start your day:

Friday, June 24, 2011


Saturday, April 16, 2011

head gallery
165 e. broadway
new york,
NY 34887
+212 477 5006

Head Gallery invites you to My Spinal Cord Traversed by the Axis of the Planet, an exhibition that "exists" as a stream of indeterminate white-code, punctuated by a series of contingent meaning-units (postulated artworks), that moves through the directionless plenum and time-bends against which orbital space shores up. It accelerates in an abyssal "vertical" plunge, masked as an effort to trace the abstract lineaments of a post-solar gravitational vacuum. It's total illusory narrativizing or phantasmic integument-production as refusal to accept the coming meltdown, absolute material dissolution. The end of the mesh, networkscapes, Spirit, objects, Real. An ultimate context of no-context. The white-code speeds through deep space in a mock mission of alien contact as parody of the futile galactic transversality wish-work of uploaded and deep-stored consciousness. Like the white-code, emancipated from the gravitational slavery of the terrestrial, uploaded and catapulted consciousness as survival mechanism is left to spin in the vortex of its own unimaginative existence as solution to anything. A mixture of self-generated binary couplets, DNA string sequencing, ancient Latin, Koranic braille, cthulhic runes, pre-dessiac hieroglyph, and Zoroastrian symbols, the white-code and the meaning-units it pulls along are mathematics breaking down in the dissipative zoom of matter, "measured" by a better instrument than the metric regimes of biomass prejudice. The Axis of the Planet Traversed by the Inviolable Linearity of the Dissipative Drive of Matter and Energy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bartels live at A Night of Voices 8.8.8

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

True-D on Radio Voices


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mixed Media Series by Me relating to my script "Let the Music Start (Soundscape in Blue)"

Mixed Media Series by Me relating to my script "Let the Music Start (Soundscape in Blue)"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Searching/ Straining by Rhomboids

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pete Yorn - "Velcro Shoes" on Jimmy Fallon

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rhomboids - Don't Get Comfy

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Crashing Surf"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Friday, July 9, 2010

More Recent Art

Monday, May 17, 2010

new mixed media by

June 27 - August 28, 2010

  Michael Kang / Five Feet Restaurant
328 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA  92651


Tuesday, April 13, 2010