Murals
Paintings
Windows
Signs
Collaboration with Jeane Granada Coutts
Collaboration with Ricardo Antonio Quevedo
Clay Sculpture
Constructed Wood Sculpture
Papier Mache
Costumes
Custom Clothing
Fabric Painting
Upholstery and Slipcovers
Sketches
Resume and Exhibitions

The Tailor's Art

The art of Kalim Quevedo

Artist - Sculptor - Muralist - Master Tailor

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, at

The Tailor's Art
207 N. Broadway, Suite B-12
Santa Ana, CA  92701
where he has been active in building community with other artists and musicians.

 

Kalim offers artwork on commission as well as custom tailoring and alterations to the public. He is a professionally trained and experienced art instructor, and enjoys teaching adults as well as children. In addition to teaching art, he also teaches sewing and patternmaking, and guitar. Kalim is a natural showman and entertainer, and performs quick pencil sketches at community events. His resume and exhibition history can be found on this web site.

Please contact Kalim at (949) 547-3807 to discuss your needs, your price range, and your time frame, or to show your work in his gallery. He can also be reached via e-mail at <kalimquevedo@yahoo.com>.

 


LINKS:
A Singular Creation is a one of a kind online art community that provides many resources for artists such as: a unique online gallery, free art opportunities newsletter, art contests and shows, art forums for critique with a user gallery and much more.
Aurora Colors is a wonderful and warm art gallery and glass art center near Petaluma, CA. It offers art glass repairs and restoration, workshops, and custom glass art, as well as a fine art gallery and regular art competitions.
Matt Haber Photography beautiful dance photography that captures the movement and the grace of the dance.


Web site created by Rebeccah Prastein with the help of a Canon Powershot digital camera and Google's free Picasa program. The web site is not the work of a professional webmaster, nor the photos (except for two of them) those of a professional photographer; the art, however is the work of a true professional artist. Last updated: 3/22/2010