New York City (est. 1893).
In 2001, fellow exhibitors at the CAC 91st annual members' exhibition awarded him the Gold Medal for the Carrara marble masterwork "Driver of the Wheel".
He won the California Art Club Gold Medal for best Sculpture again at the
96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition in 2007.
Bela recently won the 2011 California Art Club Gold Medal for Sculpture.
This is his third win of this prestigious award.
adult education programs and has taught at Santa Barbara City College and
offers private classes. In addition, he serves as an adviser to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Docents’ Council.