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Iris Candelaria

A native of Dallas, Iris Candelaria has been honing her talents full time for over a decade. Drawing from her vivid experiences the painter/designer masterfully uses color to express emotions on a very unique level and shares her love for strong women through her colorful artwork. As part of a family-owned business she sketches, fabricates, and embellishes elaborate and festive cakes to mark any type of special occasion, as a painter she uses her vivid imagination to illustrate very candid and intimate moments gathering inspiration from her two daughters and her colorful latin culture. 


She is also the former executive director for ArtLoveMagic's non profit organization which brings local art to the community and helps artists break down the walls between galleries, art lovers and artists by creating events where artists showcase and teach their talents to live audiences. Iris has produced several dozen Free Childrens Art Workshops through Dragons Halloween Ball and the Latino Cultural Center and continues to do so. 


Iris was recognized by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2015 for being an outstanding business and civic leader in North Texas. 


She has participated in other artists markets, fund raisers, and special events with her affiliations and other organizations such as The Artistic Push, ArtLoveMagic, Just Us League, Unified Arts, Kettle Gallery, ArtCon, Big Thought, DaVerse Lounge, Latino Cultural Center, Latino Leaders Magazine, La Reunion, City of Dallas, Marinela, Dragons Halloween Ball, RAW, Latino Fashion Week and the DFW Art Awards, Univision and Telemundo, J. Waylon & Associates, The Meet Shop OC, and the Hispanic Women's Network of Dallas.


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