Chad Cortez Everett is a professional artist, art educator, motivational speaker and media artist. His art work has been exhibited in several galleries, popular craft fairs, cultural events, and important private collections, throughout the Northeast region. Chad paints in a narrative style, creating expressive and awe-striking artwork. Chad is a highly awarded artist, winning first place in the 2010 Art Regional Exhibition at the Center for Creative Arts in Delaware and named the 2011 Visual Artist of the Year by The African American Coalition of Reading.
Chad Cortez Everett was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He attended high school at Overbrook High School and Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts. He later received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and a certification in Arts Education from Temple University, Tyler School of Art. Chad earned his Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) where he attended the famous The Hoffeberger School of Painting and worked with Grace Hartigan, a famous American expressionist painter. Mr. Everett is a full time art teacher and mentor at McCullough Middle School, Colonial School District of New Castle, Delaware.
Chad has been employed by The Colonial School District for 15 years. He was named Teacher of the Year, 2008 in recognition of his exceptional dedication to education and service. Chad continues to create and exhibit his works throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland via public and private exhibitions, craft faires, and cultural events. He participated in several juried shows and won first place in the 2010 Art Regional Exhibition at the Center for Creative Arts in Delaware. In 2011, Chad was awarded Visual Artist of the Year 2011 by The African American Coalition of Reading. During the summer months, Chad develops his technique under the direction of renowned visual artist, James Dupree, his mentor and friend.