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Eike Waltz, Sheila Halligan-Waltz

 

Eike Waltz

Who is Eike “Ike” Waltz

Also known as Eike Walcz (ballet career)

Born Frankfurt a. M. Germany

Married to Sheila Halligan-Waltz

For artistic accomplishments see www.f-artstatements.com

 Business Middle School, Germany.

Maschienenbau apprenticeship, Germany.

Classical Ballet Dancer (Augsburg, Munich, Wuppertal, Hamburg, Paris, Berlin).

First publication of poems “Gänseblümchen” (Dandelions), 1963 Munich.

Akademie für Grafik, Druck und Werbung, Berlin.

London College of Printing, UK.

Royal College of Art (MdesRCA) – master’s in engineering design and sculpture, UK.

Sculpture exhibitions in London, UK.

Chief Engineer (ITT Components), UK.

British Standards Institute (BSI) Chief Delegate to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC SC48D), UK.

Technical Director and International Technical Advisor.

Setting up manufacturing companies in the UK, USA, and Japan.

1984 permanent move to the USA.

1997 US citizen.

Inventing electromechanical/cooling solutions for the international electronic industry.

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE 1101.x Chair), USA.

American National Standard Institution- United States National Committee (ANSI-USNC)

Chief Delegate to IEC SC48D (20+ years), USA.

2013 IEC 1906 Award recipient.

VME International Trade Association (VITA) Hall of Famer, USA.

PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) Distinguished Service Award, USA.

Since 2004 I have been writing poetry and participating in many public readings and slam competitions.

 

Who is Sheila Halligan-Waltz

 

Born Streator, IL

Married to Eike Waltz

For artistic accomplishments see www.f-artstatements.com

 I studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago and privately. It is my feeling as an artist-citizen which compelled me, to paint numerous works to document the personalities and abuses of the Bush and Trump White House. My work tackles issues including the prejudice connected with Aids, Breast Cancer, Mental Illness, Corporate Greed, Gay Rights and Rape.  Embracing life, I simultaneously paint erotic subject matter, local characters, and friends as an antidote to the inhumanity. “My subjects face the viewer and make eye contact thus establishing an even greater human relationship”.

 

Over the centuries artists have stood up on behalf of important social causes and issues - sometimes at their own peril and at the expense of their careers.
Art with a cause has never been about commerce but about representing truth as we know it. Social injustice, poverty, war, civil rights and gender bias are hardly issuing likely to decorate corporate offices, hotels and living rooms. However, such significant forces in history have inspired powerful art-Picasso's Guernica, the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada,
Goya's Caprichos, Botero's Abu Ghraib paintings all convey the artist's passionate view of social injustices.
When contemporary social justice issues are addressed by lesser-known artists or, that matter women, it is a rare venue that will exhibit such work.  Many nonprofit galleries who receive government funding "self-censor" political work; most commercial galleries fear offending their patrons by showing controversial subjects. This results in slender opportunities for women artists with a message. The protest art of the past, however, has become very marketable.

 

Mediums
Eike - Sulpture, Poetry
Sheila - Mixed Media, Painting
Exhibitions

Eike:

2021 Interview – Zoomcatchers – The art of professionalism
2020 Juried – Political Discord – Las Laguna Gallery, LA
2020 - Juried - Spectrum Gestalt 7 - bg Gallery, Santa Monica
2020 Poetry - San Jose, CA -  Poetry Center LiveLit Featured Reader, May 28th
2020 Poetry – Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Feb. 9th
2020 Poetry – Multiple publication - Central Coast Poetry Show
2019 Poetry – Multiple publications - Central Coast Poetry Show
2019 Poetry – Mirrors - Pajaro Valley Arts Center  
2019 Poetry – San Jose Museum of Art 10th Invitational
2019 Juried – Vote! Your vote is your voice! – Pajaro Valley Arts, CA
2019 Poetry - Live Interview – Rudmania Radio - Sunnyvale, CA
2019 Juried – Innocents, Linus Gallery, LA 
2018 Poetry - San Jose, CA -  Poetry Center LiveLit Featured Reader, June 14th
2017 Juried – Disturbance, Linus Gallery, LA
2017 Poetry - Central Coast Poetry Show, Sept. CTV 
2017 Poetry - NEA Big Read Poetry Slam – National Steinbeck Center
2017 Juried – Quiet, Linus Gallery, LA
2016 Poetry Santa Cruz, March Featured Reader
2016 Juried – Heaven & Earth, Linus Gallery, LA
2016 Juried – Reflections, Linus Gallery, LA
2016 Selected – We The People, ARC Gallery, Chicago
2016 Juried – Bizarre Bazaar, Root Division, SF
2016 Juried – On the Move, Linus Gallery, LA
2016 Juried – Social Justice, Saint Marie’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
2016 Juried – Rain Percussions, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz
2016 Juried – Sculpture Maze, bG Gallery, Santa Monica
2016 Juried – What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Phoenix Gallery NY
2016 CD and DVD-  DADA Barocco E Spaghetti All’Arrabbiata
2015 Juried – Contrasts, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Oddities, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Poetry, New American Museum, San Diego
2015 Juried – Project30 July, NY
2015 Juried – Realism, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Angst, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Duo – The Conceptional Beast and its Intention, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz
2015 Juried – Angst, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Political Commentary, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – June, Project30, NY
2015 Selected – Poetry Pub Crawl – Santa Cruz
2015 Juried – May, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – Culture Collective, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Fusion, ARC Gallery, SF
2015 Juried – April, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – On the ground Floor, Feminist Sex Shoppe, LA
2015 Juried – The Sex Issue X – Project30, NY
2015 Juried – Curves & Lines, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – Opposite Sex, Linus Gallery, LA
2015 Juried – February, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – January, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – Melancholy, Project30, NY
2015 DVD – Santa Cruz “Schmooozeing the weird”
2014 Juried – The Art of Monteque, LA-SF
2014 Selected – Altered Barbie Show – Poetry, SF
2014 Juried – November – Project30, NY
2014 Juried – Weird Show – Linus Gallery, LA
2014 Juried - Humor, Online Exhibition - Linus Gallery, LA 
2014 Juried - Sculpture as Metaphor - Artworksdowntown, San Rafael
2014 Juried - Bold- Northern California Arts, Carmichael
2014 Interview - Eike Waltz, August Online Magazine - Peripheral ARTeries - London UK
2014 Interview - Eike Waltz - July Online – Linus Gallery, LA
2014 Juried - Human Figure - May Online Exhibition - Figure50
2014 Juried - Figurative, Online Exhibition – Linus Gallery, LA
2014 Juried - May, Online Exhibition - Project30, NY 
2014 Juried - The Sex Issue - Project30, NY
2013 Juried - Political Statements, Online Exhibition - Linus Gallery, LA
2013 Selected - Man walking on water - MADERAPATO, Barcelona Spain
2013 Duo - Kiss My Bronze - Felix Kulpa Gallery - Santa Cruz, CA
2013 Preview - The Shade of Amani - Digital Media Center - Santa Cruz, CA
2013 The Shade of Amani, DVD
2012 Group - Art and the American Experience - Santa Cruz Art League 
2012  Group - Art Bites Back Santa Cruz Art League
2012  DVD – Anonymous Art Bites Back 
2011  Group – The Altered Barbie Show Oct./Nov. 50 Shotwell St, SF 
2010  Duo - Sex & City The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz
2009  Citizen Sheila, DVD
2010  Registered Sculpitti
2009  Group - Mountain Arts Center, Ben Lomond
2009  Group - River Arts Festival, (installation) Santa Cruz
2009  Group - Collage & Assemblage, Santa Cruz Art League                          
2008  Duo - OUT, The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz
2008  A Fourth Dream
2008  Group - River Arts Festival, (installation) Santa Cruz 
2007  The Seymour Bridge Proposal                                    
2006  Duo - Outrage/Outreach, The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz 
2006  Founder f-artstatements, For history, activities and statement see website for details
2005  DVD - We the pissed off
2004  Duo - Outrage, Gallery Sutter 532, San Francisco
1977  Duo – The Pink Point Shoe Company, Play House Gallery - Harlow                     
1976  Choreography - Con Amore, London/Harlow 
1975  Solo - A Kenneth McMillan Exhibit,  London                   
1974  Solo -  Are You a Dancer, Mini Minor Rooftop Mobile Show, London      
1973 Group - The London Group, Some Foot in a Lake, Whitechapel Gallery, London         
1973 Group - Graduate Exhibition, Royal College, London
1961 Poetry – “Gänseblümchen” publication Munich

Sheila:

 2020 Juried – 1000 Outrages – 1000 hours of Outrage Project, USA
​2020 Juried – Political Discord – Las Laguna Gallery, LA
2020 – Juried – KNOWN, bG Gallery, Santa Monica
​2019 Live Interview – Rudmania Radio - Sunnyvale, CA
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness – CA State University Fullerton
2018 Juried – Spoken and Unspoken, Santa Cruz Art League, CA
2017 Juried – First All Women Artist Exhibition,
                       Franco Moragrega Contemporary Arts, San Diego
2016 Juried – What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Phoenix Gallery, NY
2015 Duo – The Conceptional Beast and its Intention, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz
2015 Juried – August, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – June, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – May, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – April, Project30, NY
2015 Juried – The Sex Issue X – Project30, NY
2015 Juried - January, Project30, NY
2015 Juried - February, Project30, NY 
2015 Juried - Melancholy, Project30, NY
2014 Juried - EAFA Open Exhibition, Seattle 
2014 Juried - The “F” Word: Feminism Now, ARC Gallery, Chicago 
2014 Juried - The Art of Monteque, LA-SF 
2014 Juried - Sculpture as Metaphor - Artworksdowntown, San Rafael
2014 Selected- Heroes and Villians - ARC Gallery, Chicago 
2014 Juried - The Sex Issue - Project30, NY
2014 Juried - Figurative - Linus Gallery,LA 
2013 Duo - Kiss My Bronze - Felix Kulpa Gallery - Santa Cruz, CA 
2012 Group - Art and the American Experience - Santa Cruz Art League 
2012 Group - Art Bites Back, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz
2010 Duo - Sex & City, The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz
2010 Group - Human Rights Exhibition,  Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
2009  Group - Human Rights Exhibition,  Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
2008  Duo - OUT, The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz
2006  Duo - Outrage/Outreach, The Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz
2004  Duo -Outrage, Gallery Sutter 532, San Francisco

   

Books Published

Publications

 

1963 – "Gänseblümchen"
1984 – "itouchyou – iseeyou – ikissyou – iheartyou"
2021 – "I hate history as it repeats itself"
2022 – "Wait a 2nd"
2022 – "The incredibly painful Slit-Fit-Chair"
2022 – "short memories – long memoirs"
2022 – “When Harley, Hog, and Heaven burn in Hell”

 

Anthologies
 
2022 -  ZOOANTHOLOGY – SWEETYCAT PRESS
2022 – BEAUTYFUL: In the eyes of the beholder – SWEETYCAT PRESS
2022 – American Graveyard, calls to end gun violence – Read or Green Books
 

 

 

Website
http://www.f-artstatements.com
Contact Info
Sheila - mailto:sheilawaltz@gmail.com
Eike - mailto:eikewaltz@cs.com

Eike and Sheila Waltz are a husband and wife art team who show together and create elaborately themed exhibitions. Eike creates what he calls "Sculpitti", a mixture of sculpture and graffiti.

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