Teodoro Garcia Estrada

Master Fine Arts (MFA), Teodoro Garcia Estrada, loves being a full time artist. He dedicated 40 years to studio creations and teaching art at secondary level. Working ten years for Brownsville ISD as Supervisor for Visual Arts at the Fine Arts Department is the highlight of his education career. Teodoro is ready to celebrate another highlight in his career with his upcoming mid-career. Teodoro is ready to celebrate another highlight in his career with his upcoming mid-career retrospective exhibition titled “Caminos de Milagrros – A Spiritual Journey” at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts on April 14, 2021. The Camino de Milagros exhibit is his Oeuvre in two and three dimensions from his last fifty years includes painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, digital and installation. Estrada’s despite of sharing his Gift with humanity comes at a time when we all need a lot of LOVE and HOPE.

Teodoro lived 20 years in Houston creating, teaching and involved with education, culture and art communities. his time dedicated with museums, organizations and public were very fruitful and productive in the exhibit and public art arenas. After studying with Luis Jimenez at the University of Houston, he creates six art projects in Houston’s East End and more than fifteen years of exhibitions throughout Texas, Mexico and Japan. While in Houston, he volunteered for FotoFest- Houston, served on the board of Youth Advocates Houston, Lawndale Art Center Houston, Co-Chaired events for Diverse-Works, presented numerous workshops and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, twice presented at the Texas Art Education Association State Conference in 2000 and 2004 and National Art Education Association Conference 1996.

Estrada returned to the valley to pursue his long-term goals of acquiring a Master of Fine Arts Degree and reunite with family. Teodoro earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas – Austin, Technical Certificate in Commercial Art from the Art Institute fo Houston, Master Certification in Technology Applications from University of North Texas and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas Pan-Am. Teodoro attains two Fellowships from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar. While back in paradise, Teodoro has organized Noche de Arte Art Walk and Dia deLos Muertos Art Crawl in historic downtown Brownsville. He sparked the art program as curator at Carlotta K. Petrina Museum in 2012-2013. Estrada’s short-term goal is to impact the arts community in Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.