Kalim Quevedo began his artwork and figure modeling at the age of five.
He is a sculptor, painter, artisan and tailor originally from Honduras, Central America.
Son of Carlos Quevedo Reyes and Maria Vasquez,
his genealogy goes back to the traditional Mayan culture existing in Honduras.
Raised in his father’s trade as a tailor and custom clothier,
Kalim graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellos Artes de Honduras in 1980.
He was also an art instructor in the Department of the Arts, in the same school, for four years.
Kalim spent two years working in the art department of Orange Coast College, in Costa Mesa, CA.
He led an after school program at the "Kidseum" part of Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
Kalim has won various awards in the International Fair for Spanish-Americans in Florida with the theme, "Daily Life".
In 1997, he won first prize for the best float in the Annual 4th of July parade in Santa Ana.
He won first place in the African-American parade in Santa Ana in 2000, designing a Mexican-American float.
The theme was "The Union of Two Cultures".
The symbol represented two worlds sharing an Aztec face and the United States flag.
Kalim moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2003, where he taught art and ESL,
painted murals and commissioned works,
created imaginative masks and costumes as well as fine custom-made clothing,
and has volunteered time and effort to community events.
For two years running, he has won Oakland Unity Council's Dia de Los Muertos poster/t-shirt design competition
and has been awarded grants to create altars for their annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration.
Kalim's professional goal is to share with others his knowledge and experience of art.
He is now back in Santa Ana again.
After a brief stint operating The Rooftop Stage on Fourth Street,
Kalim now has an established gallery in the Santora Building,
The Tailor's Art
where he has been active in building community with other artists and musicians.
207 N. Broadway, Suite B-12
Santa Ana, CA 92701