Biography Art is everywhere in Andrea’s life. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and Atlantic Representative (2009-17), member of HuVAC, CHAC, VANS, initiator of Artspa (art group), docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and an artist who sees potential in common bits and pieces of everyday life. Her art is creativity in constant flux and evolution. Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea also lived in Yukon Territory and presently resides in Nova Scotia. She studied art with the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and professional artists in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Inspiration comes from her environment, travel and a compelling story or a line of poetry. Andrea creates colourful layered landscapes, textured florals and abstract narratives using a variety of water based mediums. These artworks may include collaged handmade papers and mysterious found objects. Her objective is to convey the human condition in all its beauty and imperfection, elevating the ordinary into something notable that engages the viewer. Her artwork has been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank (2009) and is published in Nova Scotia’s Contemporary Artists Volume II (2010), International Women Celebrate, 100 Women Artists Reflect(2011), Arabella Magazine(2013), Our World in Colours and Forms, Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada, Fifteen Years (2014). In 2013 two of her art pieces received 1st Place in the American Arts Awards competition. Andrea’s artwork received an award of merit in the Society of Canadian Artists 46th Open National Show (2014) and another mixed media painting was a winner in the second annual Best of Acrylic competition (2014) and is published in AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (2015). “Swell” a large diptych from her Lifelines Series was awarded an honourable mention in HuVAC’s 2016 juried online exhibit. In 2017 she published “Visual Haiku - A Mother Daughter Journey”, an art collaboration with her daughter Jasmin Stoffer, which is available on Blurb. Her art hangs in private and corporate collections in Canada, United States, South America and internationally.
Art Awards & Recognition 2016 Honourable Mention - Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada (HuVAC) juried online exhibit for "Swell" 2014 Honourable Mention - 46th Open National Juried Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, Salmon Arm, BC. 2014 Winner second annual Best of Acrylic competition, AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs 2014 2nd Place - CitraSolv "Art of Giving" contest for "Woodpecker" 2013 1st Place & 3rd Place - Expressionism - American Art Awards 2013 1st Place & 4th Place - Floral/Non-Realism - American Art Awards 2012 Artavita 3rd Art Contest - Honourable Mention 2012 Artist of the Month - Citrasolv 2010 Honourable Mention - Society of Canadian Artists, Little Gem Show, Quebec 2009 Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase "Horizon: The Colour of Anticipation" Past Exhibitions: SOLO Exhibits 2016 May 7th-28th "Blooms & Vistas" NovelTea, Truro, NS 2015 October 2nd to 28th, "Lifelines" exhibit, Art Zone Gallery, Halifax, NS 2014 June - "Feathered Friends and Florals" Embassy Towers by Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS May - "La Vie en Rose" SWOON Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains, NS 2013 November - "Dancing with Trees" SWOON Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains, NS June - Feature Artist "Colour Fields: Tulipomania" Art Sales & Rentals, Halifax, NS May/June - "Inspiration, Meditation" Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, NS 2012 June - "Bloom-Spirit" Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, NS February - “Time & Travel” at Swoon, Hammonds Plains, NS January/February - ""Fuel" Maples Gallery, Halifax, NS Group Exhibits 2016 November Christmas Show, Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, NL October 13th-31st Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS 10th Anniversary Annual Group Show September 9th - October 2nd, "Be Square", Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Juried Show, Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, Newfoundland August 4th-31st "ArtSquared", Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, NS May 14th - June 11th "Spring Show" Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, Newfoundland May 5th-29th Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS "This May Surprise You" Group Show May "HuVAC" on line juried group exhibit February Gotta Love Red, Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS February NovelTea, Truro, NS February 25th, Adsum Mystery Art at the Argyle Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS 2015 December - Leyton Gallery of FIne Art, St. John's, NL December - Sweet 16, The Craig Gallery, Dartmouth October - Teichert Gallery Group Show, Halifax September - Art Zone Gallery, Halifax 2nd member artists show July/August - 47th Open National Juried Exhibition, Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta July - Swoon MiniShow located at Mojo Art Studio 1590 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS April/July - 2015 National Open Juried Society Canadian Artists Online Exhibit June - "Art off the Map" Teichert Gallery, Halifax, NS March/April - "Flattering the Masters" Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, NL March - "Water is Key" NSCC McCarthy Art Gallery, Truro, NS 2014 November/Decenber - AyrSpace Gallery Christmas Market of Artists Ayr, Ontario November/December - Annual Christmas Show, The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, NL October - Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada "Rhapsody in Colours and Forms" group exhibit at Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Toronto, Ontario October - The Annual Group Show Teichert Gallery (Art Sales & Rentals) Halifax., NS September - SCA’s 46th Open Juried Exhibition, Salmon Arm Art Centre, Salmon Arm, BC August 22nd - Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB Gallery Hop August - Swoon Pop Up Anderson Gallery, Lunenburg, NS July/August - Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Exhibit, The Etobicoke Art Gallery, Ontario July/August - Pop Up Swoon Downtown, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS May/June - Spring Group Show, Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB May - Kermesse Art Gallery Fundraiser. The Chase Gallery, Halifax, NS May - Halifax Art Map Exhibit - Art Sales & Rentals Gallery, Halifax, NS March 4th to April 5th - "Spring Fresh" Tevis Gallery, Carroll Arts Centre, Westminster, Maryland, USA February 28th - Adsum House Mystery Art Fundraiser - Argyle Fine Art, Halifax 2013 November/December - The Leyton Gallery of Fine Arts Christmas Show, St. John's, NL November/December - Group Exhibit, AyrSpace Gallery, Ayr, Ontario August - Trinity Galleries, Saint John, New Brunswick. Join us for an exhibition featuring works from Krista Hasson, Shelley Mitchell, Amber Lounder, Andrea Pottyondy and Healther Sayeau, female artists from across Atlantic Canada. Uptown Gallery Hop. Society of Canadian Artists 45th Open Annual National Exhibition & Competition, August 14th-25th. Tudor Hall, 5th floor Ogilvys 1307 St. Catherine Street, W. Montreal, Quebec July/August - "Art in Bloom" McCarthy Gallery, Truro, NS May/June - Celebration of Colour at the Leyton Fine Art Gallery, St. John's, NL May - Art off the Map launch exhibition, Art Sales & Rentals, Halifax. April - "Art Squared" group exhibit at Copper Fox Gallery, Halls Harbour, NS April - Pop Up Swoon, Group Exhibit, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS February - "Winterscape" Swoon Fine Art Gallery, Hammonds Plains, NS 2012 December - "Warmth" Annual Small Works Show at Trinity Galleries, Saint John, NB November - Christmas Group Show at the Leyton Fine Art Gallery, St. John's, NL October - December Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Exhibit at The Halifax Club, www.societyofcanadianartists.com October - December "Happiness" exhibiting at A Hidden Gallery, 1469 Birmingham Street, Halifax, NS October - "Anything Goes" Leyton Fine Art Gallery, St. John's, NL October - Symposium of Art "Vine Art" Symposium de l'Art. Muir Murray Estate Winery, Wolfville, NS. August - Swoon Fine Art Gallery - Plein Air Group Exhibit plus more...... May/June - Art Off The Map @ FRED, Halifax, NS March - AyrSpace Artists Showcase, Ayr, Ontario January - “Pre-Shrunk” Exhibit, Argyle Fine Art Gallery, Halifax, NS January - “City Seen” at Swoon, Hammonds Plains, NS