Evita Tezeno a native of Port Arthur, TX was born May 9, 1960. Since the age of three, Evita Tezeno knew she was going to be and artist. “I used to draw on furniture, paint on the walls and scribble on the floor.” A graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1984, Tezeno recieved a B.S. in Graphic Design. Her natural aptitude for balance and design can be seen to this day in every aspect of her art. In 1999 “Big Band” which depicts a female singer and three of a rhythm section, became the official poster at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Chosen as the first female artist Tezeno’s work also graced the poster for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, “Congo Square” section.
Evita Tezeno has received numerous awards for her collages. Her work is collected by prominent collectors as Star Jones, Denise Richards, Susan Taylor, Royce West, and Mark McLemore.
Tezeno credits her personal relationship with God as the reason for her success. The scripture that she holds close to her heart is Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all they ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.”