BIO

ANDI HELFANT-FRYE 

Artist and Real Estate Broker/Contractor

(if you are looking for my company Real Estate Website - please visit Helfantfryerealestate.com)



EDUCATION

    MFA - Visual Studies - NSU/ODU Joint Program

    MA - Mass Communications, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia

    BFA - Fine Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

    Illustration and Design, FIT (SUNY), New York City

    Painting, New School University, New York City

EXPERIENCE

    Broker/Owner - Helfant-Frye Real Estate, LLC ( A Real Estate Brokerage and Contracting Company)

    Art Foundations Professor - Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    Art Foundations Professor - Norfolk State University

    Free-lance Gallery Curator, Juror and Art Consultant

FORMER.....

    Gallery Director/Curator for the Gallery at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

    Owner of Helfant-Frye Fine Arts Gallery - Pembroke Mall - Virginia Beach, VA

    Adjunct Faculty, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 

    Art Consultant - Kane Marie Fine Arts Gallery, VA Beach, Virginia

    Adjunct Faculty, Tidewater Community College, VA Beach, Virginia

    Graphic Artist/Illustrator, Tidewater Community College, VA Beach, Virginia

    Owner – Innovations Art Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

    Art/Creative Director,

    Professional Guitarist and Singer

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

    2012         Ed Carson Memorial Award - Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

    2007        Award of Merit - Images - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    2006        Award Mid-Atlantic Regional Show-d’Art Center-Norfolk, Virginia

    2005        Award of merit - Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach

    2003/04   Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, richmond, Virginia

    2003/04   Assistantship, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

    2002/03   Fellowship Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia

EXHIBITIONS and SHOWS 

    Boardwalk Art Show                                              Beach Gallery

    Stockley Gardens Art Show                                    d’art Center - Norfolk, VA

    Richmond Arts In The Park                                    Artistic Creations - Virginia Beach, VA

    Sandler Center - Virginia Beach, VA                       Pembroke 4 Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

    Waynesboro, Virginia - Fall Foliage Festival             Mount Dora, Florida 

    Walehead Club, Corolla, North Carolina                 Artigras, Jupiter, Florida 

    Town Center - Virginia Beach, Virginia                    Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VA

    Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC                                       Gosport Arts Festival, Portsmouth ,VA     ArtWorks, Richmond, Virginia                                Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA     Kane Marie Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA                        

    Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Coconut Grove, Florida

    Images - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    An Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg, Virginia

    Artworks Gallery, Richmond, Virginia    

    Portsmouth Seawall Art Show, Portsmouth, Virginia

    Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Mid Atlantic Regional Exhibition, Norfolk, Virginia

    Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, Norfolk, Virginia

    Virginia Beach Central Library Gallery, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia    

    Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA Beach, Virginia

    Norfolk Academy Invitational, Norfolk, Virginia

    Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk, Virginia

    Wise Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

    Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA

    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

COLLECTIONS

    Joan Irvine - Costa Rica

    Mr and Mrs. John Simmelink - Virginia Beach

    The Wilton’s of Richmond, VA

    Birgit Beri Designs  - Richmond, VA

    Chesapeake Public Library - Chesapeake, VA

    Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Adler, Virginia Beach, VA

    Beverly Mason, Norfolk, VA

    Mr and Mrs Robert Josephberg, Palm Beach, Florida


Contact Me

If you are interested in hearing about my upcoming shows and openings, I would be happy to put you on my e-mail list. If you have any questions or would like to buy a piece of my art - please feel free to contact me and I will get back to you with availability and prices.

Better yet, come see me in person!

Please feel free to make an appointment to come visit my studio in Virginia Beach!

Andi Helfant-Frye

(757) 434-3876