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About Gilbert Candelaria

Hello, my name is Gilbert, thank you for taking time to visit my website. Junk-a-licious Art, formerly Candelaria's Art is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and this area is truly the Land Of Enchantment. As you can tell by my art---I truly have fun creating my art as well as going out finding these discarded, trashed objects. I like to think of these objects as my blank canvases.

I always strive to create art that will make people Smile, go WOW! and shake their heads in amazement and inspire them. And hopefully they will never look at mundane objects the same again.

Being a self-taught artist, I incorporate blacksmithing, metal working, welding, airbrushing and spray-paint techniques. But my biggest skill is Thinking outside the box?. And never think I can't when I'm creating.
I find the raw materials at various venues: swap-meets, garage sales, thrift stores, things thrown along the road, etc..
Welding classes are still open just send me a message for class dates. All dependent on my festival calendar.

"2018 Art Festival far!"

"March 16-18. Las Cruces Art Festival in the Convention Ctr.

April 7-8th Welding Class in Los Alamos Fuller Lodge
Message me about the welding classes.

April 14-15 ABQ. Open Space Recycle Art Festival

May 19-20th 27th Eldorado Studio Tour, #14 on Map

June 9-10th Challenge Santa Fe Art Festival on the Plaza
  • Booth space #26 on map.
July 28-29th Contemporary Hispanic Market, in Santa Fe
  • on Lincoln St. #94
August 11th Los Alamos Summer Fest, Fuller lodge Ctr.

Aug31,Sept 1-2 Fiesta De Santa Fe, Santa Fe Plaza

Nov. 10-11th Roswell Art Festival, Roswell Convt ctr.

Nov. 30th - Dec 2nd Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival,
  • in the convention center."

Favorite Links
One of my favorite art festivals. Creative recycled artist.

Want something custom made ..... check out my shop at Custom Made....
ETSY‚Ä"great site for Handmade art
A great site for recycled sign art.
Wonderful Whimsical Art Gallery!!