News & Exhibitions

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Parndon Mill Open Studio

We are already preparing for the 2017 Open Studios Weekend here at Parndon Mill, to be held on the 15th and 16th July, and look forward to welcoming you. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.


Private view: Wednesday 5th July 18:30-21:30
Exhibition: Thursday 6 July - 12 August (Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm)
Artist's Collective NOHAT proudly presents 25 and Counting, a multi-disciplinary exhibition of work by 25 plus Bedfordshire-based female artists. This show will highlight and tackle the under-representation of women in the art world. Themes of identity, visibility and invisibility are explored. Expect sculptural textiles, video work, mysterious embroidery, and works on paper.

New Maynard Gallery July

For our next exhibition of talented Hertfordshire based artists, we are pleased to welcome Opal Seabrook, Maggie Gibbs, Judy Bywater, Anneli Boon and Maureen Emerton to the gallery.

The exhibition of their work will run between Saturday 9th June and Saturday 22nd July 2017. The Private View will be on Thursday 9th June 2017 between 8pm – 9.30pm.

Nude Tin Can Gallery

Sculpture Garden of Eden 

Opening Night Friday 9th June 2017
running through June & July 2017. 2 month showing exhibition and sale of sculpture from a selection of artists. more details to follow

Radlett Art Society Summer exhibition

The Radlett Art Society are holding their Summer Exhibition 1st - 8th July 2017

@ The Radlett Centre

Art Society members exhibit their original paintings, drawings, etchings and 3D work, all for sale. They invite you to come and view their work.

2017 AGM

Please come along to our AGM and social media members meeting if you can!

Monday 3rd July at 7.15 pm

At the New Maynard Gallery, upstairs at Campus West, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX

Here are the AGM documents

Our AGM will be followed by...

Social Media Members Meeting

Look at ways to improve your business through your on-line presence.
Meet others and make connections.
From beginners getting started to more seasoned users, including:

  • Facebook: Herts Visual Arts page and PRIVATE members-only group
  • Twitter: @HVAF our hashtags and other tips/opportunities

Come along with your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
Find out about the new-look Open Studios brochure, what Herts Visual Arts is up to on-line and how you can join in.

Parking is free after 7pm.  The coffee shop will be open for refreshments throughout the evening.

The Open Door - Berkhamsted workshops

Art and Crafts Workshop Venue from top tutors bought to you by the curators of The Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted. 


We are excited to announce our new project at The Open Door, 360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted, where Upstairs will be Downstairs, running workshops, showing artwork and providing a pop-up exhibition space. This is in addition to the main gallery above the Post Office.

We are looking for new volunteers so if you would like to be involved in this new exciting venture in any way, either as an artist or on the admin side or just being part of the team, we would love to hear from you - please email or call in and talk to us.

To see classes currently running

or see their Facebook Page

Making a Mark - exhibition at The Courtyard Gallery

Making a Mark

Caroline Bartlett, Flea Cooke, Anita Ford, Alfred Huckett, Esther Wragg & Stephen Wragg

6th June – 1st July 2017, Courtyard Arts Gallery

Six artists explore a vocabulary of marks through their work using paper, wood and fabric, each telling their own story.

This exhibition showcases recent work by a group of experienced practicing artists living and working in Hertfordshire and North London with wide experience in their individual creative fields.

St Albans Art society Summer Exhibition

Once again members will show a vibrant and varied selection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and greeting cards. We highlight the visual richness of the city itself with works aimed at the St Albans Trophy. This is an award given to the work that best illustrates the character of St Albans in an original way. Most works are for sale. Entry is FREE.