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”
2ND PLACE ZOFIA KIJAK “Rotuan”
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”
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.
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).