Art Category

Unpainted Bultos

Unpainted bultos are three-dimensional wooden sculptures that are carved with Christian devotional images. The figures are typically placed upon small wooden bases or crosses. Santeros are known in several established styles, including Ortega, Cόrdova, Salazar, and Barela. Sometimes the figures are placed within an architectural framework, as a subset of unpainted bultos known as bultos en nichos.

Current Spanish Market Artists Working in the Unpainted Bultos Art Category

– Pete Ortega
– Sabinita Lόpez Ortiz
– Daniel Rael
– Tomasita Rodriguez
– Frank Salazar
– Leonardo Salazar
– Ricardo Salazar
– Carlos Santistevan, Sr.
– Nicholas Turk

– Daniel Barela
– Luis Barela, Jr.
– Patricio Chávez
– Matthew Cόrdova
– Jose Floyd Lucero
– Emilio Maldonado
– Byron Martinez
– Eluid Martinez