Award Winning Artist- Gabe Saldivar is an American artist designer, jeweler, professional photographer, welder, silver/metalsmithing, and Grammy Nominated musician songwriter.
In 1999, Gabe launched a music production company Terror Crew Productions in Dallas,Tx and with many years of success in establishing as a household name he decided to get back into playing music. By 2006 he was playing with Rivethead and after releasing there 4th self-titled album it was nominated for a Grammy that same year. A lot of the songs can still be heard at the Dallas Stars games, Lex and Terry show (nationally syndicated), Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E), XM Radio, Real World vs. Road Rules, MTV and VH1.
After leaving the music business he set eyes onto other creative ideas and having always loved photography he decided to take it up as a hobby. He decided to take up photography courses and after a couple of years he set off to start Seventy-One Photography in 2008. Gabe has worked with thousands of clients over the years and continues until this day.
In 2015 Gabe moved to Atlanta and started messing around by making quarter rings and heavy duty wallet chains. In 2016 Gabe took about 2 months of courses from Wendy Tonsits at Amalgam Arts and with Judy Parady at Judy Parady Studios. By November of 2016 Cartel Artistry was born to house all of the jewelry, photography and metal working.
2017 has been a big year for Gabe & Brandi Saldivar. After the purchase of Bad Ass Ring Company we out grew our name and started SALDIVAR SOCIAL in 2018! Stay tuned for more to come!