New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition 19 Sept - 15 Nov 2014

Congratulations to HVA Members Kim Major-George, Elspeth Keith, Katharine Armstrong, Gail Robins & Judy Bywater who were amongst the Prizewinners this year. The exhibition which was opened by Les Page, The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council runs to 15 November 2014.


BEST 2D artwork
'Golden Glimpses'by Kim Major-George
Runner Up 2D artwork
'Trawlers on River Tyne' by T John Jarratt
Highly Commended 2D artwork
Gail Robins
BEST 3D artwork
'Beach Shack' by Linda Lant
Runner Up 3D artwork
'Round Pot with Handles'by Elspeth Keith
BEST Photograph
'Garden Companions' by Richard Burn
Runner Up Photograph
'Blessed are the Poor' by Katharine Armstrong    
BEST 2D artwork by a young artist (under 20)      
'Walk' by Jacob Taylor-Hansen
Runner Up 2D  artwork by a young artist    
'Depression'by Casey Foster
BEST Presented Work
'Tin Can' by Adrian Marden
'Summer Blue' by Judy Bywater
'Three Pears' by Tony Mortimore

Campus West, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6BX


Soo and Jonathan Hitchin (Best 2D and 3D)
Soo and Jonathan Hitchin have long been generous supporters of the arts and this is the second year they have kindly sponsored the Open Exhibition.  Soo said, “Art is a way of life for me. I have really enjoyed judging this exhibition. I never expected there to be work of such high quality and for there to be so many pieces I would really love”.

Stevenson & Parker Optician (Best Photography)
As one of the few independent opticians in the area, Stevenson & Parker has a loyal following and a reputation for extremely high standards of care. THE NMG are delighted that they have extended their passion for sight to include encouraging the creation of beautiful things to look at. For more information visit

Geoff Bennett, Vice Chairman East Herts EHDFAS (Young Artists Awards)
The NMG are delighted to welcome Geoff who has kindly agreed to judge our young artists’ work. Geoff is Vice Chairman of the East Herts branch of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society (EHDFAS).  This leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local Societies and national events with the aim of advancing education and appreciation alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage. Find out more at and

Stanborough Arts (Best Presented Work)
Owner Jim Thompson has been a loyal supporter of the NMG for many years. As many of the artists turn to Jim for high quality framing of their artworks, the judging is carried out independently by Sheila Woolf and Anne Woolmington, former trustees of the New Maynard Gallery. For more information visit

Les Page, Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield (Best work by an artist living or working in the borough)
The trustees of the gallery would like to thank Mayor Les Page for his kind support in sponsoring prizes and also for officially opening the 12th Open Exhibition.