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BARELA SCULPTURE
                       EST. 1994

When Chris started sculpting his focus was marine life- He loved to fish, he did a lot of fishing growing up and traveling while on the pro surfing tour. The first time Chris was able to show his line of gamefish sculptures was at the Fred Hall Fishing and Tackle Show. It was there he learned about catch and release and conservation efforts keeping our oceans healthy and abundant with fish. Barela’s sculptures are the perfect alternative to a fish mount so, he continued in the gamefish industry promoting catch and release and working with companies like IGFA & The Billfish Foundation donating sculptures to help raise money.

 Being a sculptor has allowed Barela to explore other subjects & though marine life is his specialty he has done memorial sculptures of people, landmarks and live action scenes like the “Tales of the Gladitor” sculpture commissioned by Wayne Bisbee and the Zane Grey family. Chris rarely says no to commissioned sculpture as he loves to create.

 

 

FOUNTAINS & MONUMENTS

Tim Kelly – Lifeguard Memorial Statue, Hermosa Beach CA

 

Meistrell Brothers, Body Glove founders memorial, Redondo Beach, CA

 

Ying Yang Wave- Manhatten Beach, CA

 

Salmon Fountain -Medford Oregon

 

 

Perpetual & Corporate Awards

Body Glove- Mavericks Invitational

REEF- Hawaiian Pro

Roi Round up- Big Island

 

Lynn Rose Tours- Mexico & California

New Orleans invitational Tournament

Pediatric Cancer Foundation- Tampa Bay FL.

Galati Yachts

Maui Jim Marlin Series

BLUE MARLIN BRONZE SCULPTURES

The Billfish Foundation/IGFA Bisbee Cabo Blowout - Barela Blue Marlin raised $17,000 (triple value)

 

Lapecola Charity Tournament & Auction

Barela Blue Marlin raised $15,000 (triple value)

Movie= Meet the Deedles

 

SAILFISH SCULPTURE

The Billfish Foundation Conservation Dinner – Barela Sailfish

Fred J Hall 50th Anniversary – Barela Sailfish sculpture gifted to Hall Family

Mid Atlantic $500,000 Marlin Tournament & Auction  – Barela Sailfish

Blue Porpoise Marine “Great Fish Off” – Barela Sailfish

 

MAHI MAHI/DORADO SCULPTURE

Untied Anglers “Artist of the Year” Dinner & Auction – Barela Mahi Mahi

 

ONO/WAHOO SCULPTURE

Rodeo Beach Bash – Auction Barela Wahoo

 

STEELHEAD TROUT SCULPTURE

Courtland Line Co. – Barela Steelhead Trout – corporate award

 

YELLOWFIN TUNA SCULPTURE

Blue Porpoise Marine “Great Fish Off”

 

LARGEMOUTH BASS SCULPTURE

Bassing for Abused Kids

WON Bass – Las Vegas Open

 

STRIPED MARLIN SCULPTURE

Gold Cup marlin Tournament

Catalina Classic

Mid Atlantic $500,000           

Blue Porpoise Marine “Great Fish Off”

 

HALIBUT SCULPTURE

Untied Anglers of Southern California

 

CALICO BASS SCULPTURE

United Angeles 1st Annual Newport Bay Open

 

SMALLMOUTH BASS SCULPTURE

WON –Las Vegas Open

 

OCTOPUS TABLE

“Friends Helping Friends”

NBC Friends