Artist Susan Hotard

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Susan Hotard, listed in Who’s Who in American Art, had a cover story in American Artist magazine

 (July/August 2005) and won the highest honor at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts before moving

to Texas with her husband in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Susan teaches portrait, figure, and still life workshops in Texas and Louisiana.

She enjoys the vibrancy of both the New Orleans and Houston art communities.


Recent Accomplishments:

Oil Painters of America 2016 Western Regional Show; Scottsdale, AZ

Oil Painters of America 2016 Salon Show of Traditional Oils; Castle Gallery; Fort Wayne, IN

Oil Painters of America 25th Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Dallas, TX; Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence 2016

Gold Metal of Honor and cash award; oil/acrylic division Audubon Artists 73rd Exhibit NYC 2015

First Place oil/acrylic Richeson 75 Small Works 2015

NOAPS Best of America Annual Exhibit 2015

Allied Artists of America national show NYC 2015

Oil Painters of America 24th Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, St. Augustine, FLA

Third Place Oil Painters of America Online Fall Showcase

15th Annual American Impressionists Society Show 2014, Abend Gallery, Denver, Co.

Oil Painters of America 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Vermont

Salon International 2013: 3 accepted portraits

First Place Oils, Richeson 75 Figure/ Portrait 2012

Marquis Who’s Who in America Award, Audubon Artists, Inc. 70th Exhibit 2012



BFA in Interior Design, Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University; Rome, Italy

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts


Teaching Experience:


Pastel Society of Southeast Texas 2016

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 2013 to 2016

Woodlands Art League 2009 to 2016

Louisiana Watercolor Society 2006

Louisiana Art Guilds 2003 to present, numerous

Jewish Community Center Uptown, 2004

Ongoing Classes:

Woodlands Art League/ portrait 2009 to 2015

Jewish Community Center Uptown & Metairie/ drawing/painting 2003 to 2005 


Gallery Affiliations:

The Academy Gallery, The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts



Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Audubon Artists Inc. (elected member), Allied Artists of America, American Women Artists, La Nouvelle Salon, Woodlands Art league

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