Charlie Jean Sartwelle
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Home: 920 W 24th St, Houston, Tx 77008-1738


Mother Dog Studios: 720 Walnut Houston, Tx 77002-1148



1943 Cameron, Texas


1979 Alfred C. Glassell Art School, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Certified in Sculpture


Student Association Class Scholarship, Glassell Art School William A. Smith Endowment Award, Glassell Art School


2000-2003 Advisory Board Member, Buffalo Bayou ArtPark

2001 Art and Culture Delegation to CHINA Bellevue Community College

1985-05 Founder, Director, Mother Dog Studios and Museum of Modern Art

1993-00 Director, Buffalo Bayou Artpark

1996-03 Executive Committee, Treasurer, Annual Warehouse Art Crawl

1996 Art Co-editor for i.e. Magazine

1996 Art Co-Chair, Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts Gala

1994 Artist's Advisory Board, Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts

1988-90 Board of Directors, Treasurer, Lawndale Art & Performance Center

1987-88 Artist's; Advisory Board, Lawndale Art & Performance, U of H


2004 Urban Window Dressings, SCATTERED EMPHEMERA,
F.W. Woolworth's, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, Washington
2002 Saint Ursula Villa School, Cincinnati, Ohio


2009  "Aviary Arias: Bird Song" 
          Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Catedral, Houston, Tx. 
2005 "Jewels from Heaven, Birds of Paradise, Lost" 
          Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Catedral, Houston, Tx.


2008 Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. The Gabarron Foundation, 
         Carriage House Center, NY,NY.
2007 Amistad: Texas Art in Peru, Museo De Arte Moderno, Trujillo, Peru
Live Oak Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Columbus Tx.
City Hall Downtown Houston, Jewels from Heaven, 
        Birds of Paradise, Lost.
2004-05 City Hall Downtown Houston, Sandhill Cranes
2004 Cy-Fair College, An Eclectic Survey of Gulf Coast Artists
2003 Art Car Museum, Houston
2002 Cosmos, one person exhibition, One Bird One Song One Flight
I-45 Show, Lowell Collins Gallery
2002-03 Lawndale Day of the Dead, retablo exhibit
Art League of Houston, Buffalo Bayou ArtPark Board Show
2000 Kaldi Cafe, one person exhibition, Bolivar Birds
2000 Buffalo Bayou ArtPark, installation, Bird House Blues
2000 Artful Garden, installatiion, Bird House Blues
1995-2004 Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Gala
1994-98 Buffalo Bayou Artpark, temporary site-specific sculpture,
1997 Diverse Works, group show, curated by Harvey Bott 1996-04 Mother Dog Studios, Annual Warehouse Art Crawl
1996 Buffalo Bayou ArtPark, FOTOFIELD, site-specific The Black Madonna
1995 Sculpture Houston 95, Tranquillity Park, juror Luis Jimenez, site-specific
installation in the pool, Duck Blind
1995 Art League, site-specific installation in courtyard


1988 Mexi-Arts Austin Annual, Honorable Mention, JOHN’S CHAIR
1985 Honorable Mention, mixed-media, AUNT HELEN’S CHAIR, Texas Fine
Arts Association, juror Michael Ennis
1983 Honorable Mention, mixed-media, ALBEDO, Texas Fine Arts Association, juror Joan Basin
1982 Honorable Mention, mixed-media sculpture, BLACK FEATHER CHAIR, juror George Parrino, San Antonio Art Institute
First Award, metal sculpture, THE SECRET, juror Charles Hooks
1981 Second Award, ISIS, sculpture, juror Bernie Lemmel, University of Houston
Second Award, HARMONY, aluminum sculpture, Cultural Arts Council of
Houston, competition for area 6
1979 Best of Show Award, MAKING TRACKS, kinetic sculpture, juror John Gerin, Dimension XIV, Art League of Houston
1977 Fourth Award, THE OPENING, Art League Dimension XII, juror R. Rowe


F.W. Woolworth's, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, Washington
2003 Public Art Wayfinding Signage Downtown Houston, Cultural Arts Council
2003 Old China Town Gates-City of Houston Public Art Competition receipient
2002 Texas Children's Hospital-Texas Children's International-Telecommunications Backdrop for Pan American Medical Conferencesl
2002-04 Bayou Portal Project, Creative Consultant, Houston.
1998 George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal Design Finalist, Houston,
Tx. (Jessica Cusick, Public Art Director, Cultural Art Council of Houston)
1986 Women & Peace grant for Artist in Education, Tex Com on the Arts
Houston Women's Caucus for Art collaboration grant for site-specific
installation K-Z KINETIC ZONES
1985 Joan Karff Dance collaborated with sculpture TRIANGLE OF SOUNDS
Cultural Arts Council commission SHREDDED SIGNALS a collaboration
Houston Festival Bayou Show, outdoor sculpture collaboration Triangle
of Sounds
New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, KINESIS, Electronic Visions II Show, installation, collaboration
1984 Houston Festival and Allied Banks, KINESIS collaboration new music
kinetic installation and performance
1980 Houston Festival site-specific installation in City Hall Pool, Ragtime Jazz


1990 64-Beds, Sally Jacques, curator traveling to raise funds for homeless
1988 Art Car Parade THE CLASS CAR, Houston Festival
1987 THE SYMPOSIUM kinetic sound installation, Tex Sculpture Symposium
1983 THANATOPSIS, Museum of Fine Arts and Lawndale U of H

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