Artist Susan Hotard


Susan Hotard, OPA, AIS, NOAPS

Susan Hotard is an experienced and award winning artist who lived in New Orleans over 31 years and now lives in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands, Texas. Since 2003, Susan has taught portrait, figure, and still life workshops in Texas and Louisiana. She enjoys the vibrancy of both the New Orleans and Houston art communities.


BFA in Interior Design, Louisiana Tech University; Louisiana Tech, Rome, Italy campus; The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts; and Art Students League (NYC)Kinstler Workshops

Oil Painters of America:

OPA 2020 First Place Signature Fall Online Show

OPA 2020 Salon Show Silver Medal Signature Division

OPA 2016, 2018 Western Regional Show

OPA 2016, 2018, 2020 Salon Show of Traditional Oils

Virtuosos of the OPA; St. Augustine, FLA 2019

Oil Painters of America Awards:

OPA 2020 First Place Signature Fall Online Show

OPA 2020 Virtual Salon, Silver Medal Associate/Signature Division

OPA 2018 Western Regional, Portraiture Award of Excellence

OPA 2016 Fall Online Showcase, Honorable Mention

OPA 25th National Show, Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence 2016

OPA 2014 Fall Online Showcase, 3rd Place Associate Member


Southwest Art magazine, March/April 2021, editorial interview 2018

The Encyclopedia of Oil Techniques, 2017, Search Press, Jeremy Galton, Quarto Books UK

Southwest Art Magazine, AIS National Show, 2017

PublicNewsOnline, Houston interview  2016

American Artist magazine: Cover story and 8 page spread, 2005

International Artists Book: How Did You Paint That?, 2004

Times Picayune: Artistic Expression by Angus Lind, 2006

Other Recent Accomplishments:

Select Fifty Award Portrait Society of America International Competition 2019 

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 40th Anniversary Faculty Show

 NOAPS Best of America Small Works; Fredricksburg, TX 2019; Best Values Award

Audubon Artists 76thAnnual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club NYC, Elaine and James Hewitt Award

Texas Chapter Portrait Society of America Face Off; Houston, TX 2018

NOAPS Fall 2018 online show

NOAPS Best of America National Juried Exhibition 2018

American Impressionists Society Small Works 2017,2018,2019

18th, Annual American Impressionists Society Show; Park City, Utah 2017; Honorable Mention

15th,18th,21st Annual American Impressionists Society Show

Audubon Artists 73rd Exhibit, Salmagundi Club NYC, Gold Medal of Honor and cash award oil/acrylics

Richeson 75 Small Works 2015, First Place, oils

Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait 2012, First Place, oils

Audubon Artists 70th Exhibit, Salmagundi Club NYC, Marquis Who’s Who in America Award 2012

Richeson 75 Small works; 2009,2010,2012,2017

Academy Gallery, The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts; Solo show 2015

Garden District Gallery, New Orleans, numerous group and solo shows 2010-2015

Academy Gallery, Annual Miniature Show, 2006-2017, 2020

Art Community Volunteerism:

Woodlands Waterway Art Festival Judge 2010-2014; Woodlands Waterway Art Fest Selection juror 2015, 2018; Pavilion Partners Scholarship Judge 2016-2021


 Tartaglia Fine Art: 903 Honea Egypt Road

                           Magnolia, Texas 77354