Eddie Filer, Jr.

Eddie Filer, Jr. has been an active artist for over thirty years. While classical portraiture is his main focus; he pursues other forms of painting and creates in other media, such as photography and sculpture. He prefers oil paint to other mediums because of its slow drying time (which allows for adjustments to be made on wet-on-wet painting). Eddie has taught art in public schools, gives painting workshops. He believes in teaching detailed drawing fundamentals.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Eddie currently resides in Texas City with his wife of 29 years and their two children.

 Conference Highlights 

The 2018 award winning portrait "John and Becky Senegal"

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Art Instructor, Galveston College, 2006 – 2015

Art Teacher, Ball High School, 2006

Art Teacher, Texas City High School, 2003

Professional Associations

The Portrait Society of America

The Potrait Institute

2015

Galveston Art League

Spring Juried show, Certificate of award
Best of show “Transition” works on Canvas

Spring Juried show, Certificate of Award
1st Place “Transition, Works on Canvas or Panel

2013

On display, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, large portrait (“Jim”)

Accepted, 17th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston

Honorable Mention, Galveston Art League Spring Juried Art Show, portrait (“Self Portrait”)

Juror, Texas City 14th Annual Art Festival Juried Art Show and Exhibition

First Place, Galveston Art League, Winter Juried Show, pastel (“Jim”)

2012

Juror, St. Augustine of Hippo Fourth Annual Juried Art Show, Galveston, Texas

First Place, Galveston Art League, Fall Juried Competition, works on canvas (“Hibiscus”)

Best of Show, Galveston Art League, Spring Arte Competition, portrait (“Jordan”)

Featured Artist, Texas City 13th Annual Art Festival Juried Art Show

2011

Honorable Mention, Open Juried Exhibition, Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, Texas, portrait (“Mr. Wilson”)

Best of Show, Texas City Art Festival, Juried Show portrait (“Jordan”)

People’s Choice Award, Texas City Art Festival, portrait (“Mr. Wilson”

Best of Show, Texas City Art Festival, Juried Show portrait (“Jordan”)

People’s Choice Award, Texas City Art Festival, portrait (“Mr. Wilson”

2010

Second Place, Texas City Art Festival, Juried Show, portrait, (“Self Portrait”)

 

2008

Texas City Art Festival, 9th Annual Juried Show

2007

Solo Portrait Exhibition, Nest Art Gallery, Galveston

Bay Area Houston Community College Faculty Art Exhibition

Exhibitions & Awards

2017

Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait Society of America, Annual International Portrait Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  Three works on canvas accepted into the Houston Citywide Art Exhibition, at the University of Texas Southern.

Eddie receiving the Certificate of Excellence award at the 2017 Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition & Conference.

Education

Master of Arts in Humanities, Track II Image, University of Houston, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, University of Houston, 2002
Associate of Arts, Galveston College, 2000

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