ANDREA POTTYONDY, ZOFIA KIJAK, DIVNA PESIC, RANDAL HUISKENS TAKE TOP PRIZES IN EXPRESSIONISM ART – Thom Bierdz, President Of American Art Awards, Reports To Highlight Hollywood

Nova Scotia’s Andrea Pottyondy takes 1ST PLACE and 3RD PLACE in  Expressionism. Thom Bierdz, American Art  Awards president, explains the  enormous online contest is juried by the most renown American galleries but open  to artists in all countries.

1ST PLACE     ANDREA POTTYONDY   “Dharavi:  The Used, Refused & Recycled #3″

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2ND  PLACE     ZOFIA KIJAK   “Rotuan”

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3RD  PLACE     ANDREA POTTYONDY    “Dharavi: The  Used, Refused & Recycled #5″

 

4TH PLACE      DIVNA PESIC    “Delirium in the Harem”

 

5TH  PLACE     RANDAL HUISKENS   “Starry American  Night”

 

6TH PLACE     DIVNA PESIC   “Magnificent Flight”

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Pottyondy is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the  initiator of Artspa (art group) docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and an  artist who sees common life in its highest light; in constant flux and  evolution. Born and raised in Quebec, she explored Yukon Territory from 1984-88  and presently resides near her family enjoying scenic Nova Scotia, Canada.  Pottyondy studied art at the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia  College of Art and Design, and also apprenticed with professional artists in  different genres.

 

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Pottyondy’s private and corporate collectors are international but also as  local as the Nova Scotia Art Bank 2009. Her expressionism is featured in Nova  Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II 2010, International Women Celebrate, 100  Women Artists Reflect 2011, Arabella Magazine Spring 2013. This year’s exhibits  include “Colour Fields, Tulipomania”, Art Sales & Rentals, Halifax,  “Inspiration, Meditation” at Lunenburg Art Gallery, “Dancing With Trees” Swoon  Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains. The award-winning “Dharavi” collection of  nine paintings is yet to be shown publically but many of her other pieces  (acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolour crayons, ink, handmade papers, found  objects and printmaking) are currently at 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) and Trinity Galleries (Saint John, New  Brunswick).

 

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Pottyondy says, “History and travel inspire the landscapes and textured  florals. I need to feel what I see before I can paint it.” See more of this  visceral experience at www.artarage.com and  www.facebook.com/AndreaPottyondyArt.

 

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: American Art Awards
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