Andrea Pottyondy takes another FIRST PLACE in the American Art Awards 52 categories. President of www.AmericanArtAwards.com, Thom Bierdz, explains exclusively to Highlight Hollywood, “Our online contest is juried by the most renown American galleries but open to artists in all countries. This sixteenth category, FLORAL NONREALISM, goes to Canadian Pottyondy, who wins 1ST and 4TH PLACE. She also took 1ST and 3RD PLACE in EXPRESSIONISM.”
1ST PLACE ANDREA POTTYONDY “Heart’s Content”
2ND PLACE JENIK COOK “The Tulip”
3RD PLACE ANITA MARCI “Tuberose Flower”
4TH PLACE ROBERTA HENSON “Bird Of Paradise Show”
4TH PLACE RANDAL HUISKENS “Vase Of Flowers”
4TH PLACE ANDREA POTTYONDY “Out Of The Blues”
5TH PLACE W. MARK HAFEMAN “Chrysanthemum”
6TH PLACE W. MARK HAFEMAN “Birds Of Paradise”
6TH PLACE HYE RYUNG SONG “Guardian Angel Of Beauty”
An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the initiator of Artspa docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Pottyondy is an artist who sees everyday life in flux but gently evolving. Mediums: acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolour crayons, ink, handmade papers, found objects and printmaking. A Quebec native, she trekked Yukon Territory in the 1980’s and now lives amongst her family in Nova Scotia. Pottyondy studied art at the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Pottyondy’s private and corporate collectors are international but also local – the Nova Scotia Art Bank 2009. Her soothing work is featured in Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II 2010, International Women Celebrate, 100 Women Artists Reflect 2011, Arabella Magazine Spring 2013.
2013 exhibits: “Colour Fields, Tulipomania”, Art Sales & Rentals, Halifax, “Inspiration, Meditation” at Lunenburg Art Gallery, “Dancing With Trees” Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains. Swoon Gallery (Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia), Amber Rose Gallery (Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia), Copper Fox Gallery (Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia) The Shayne Gallery (Montreal, Quebec), The Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts (St. John’s, Newfoundland) Trinity Galleries (Saint John, New Brunswick), and Ayrspace Gallery (Ayr, Ontario).
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