April news

Dear Member

Suddenly it’s April and we are already part-way through our busy year. This newsletter is mostly a catch-up on our various events:
Open Studios
Registration has now begun and we are busy with bookings, members looking for spaces and spaces looking for members.  
The last date for registration is 30th April – we know there are always last-minute flurries as arrangements are finalised, but if you can at least start your booking as soon as possible, it means less to do in that last week. Posters and marketing materials will start being released from the second half of April.
DO you know anyone who might like to advertise in or sponsor the brochure? There’s more information here: https://www.hvaf.org.uk/Open-Studios/For-artists/Advertise-in-the-Open-Studios-brochure-2018
Watch out for a whole series or area meetups and opportunities (that HVAF know about). If you have already organised something in your area, please let us know, to make sure we can involve as many as possible.  The more the merrier!
If you would like to support and improve communication and collaboration in your area, town, village or studios, please email openstudios@hvaf.org.uk and we’ll help set you up.
Do you have any area meetings planned? Please let us know. Area meetings booked so far include:

  • Wednesday 18th April, 2pm White Horse, Hatching Green, Harpenden
  • There’s a whole-HVAF meeting being planned for one evening soon at the New Maynard Gallery (as soon as we get date confirmation) to talk Open Studios, meet other people in your area, get help signing up or just come along for a chat.
Also, there’s another excellent networking opportunity on 19th April at the New Maynard Gallery 8pm for the Big Art Showcase Private View.  Whether you have work in the showcase or not, it’s a great chance to meet other artists and admire the work on show.

If you’ve not already renewed, please remember that the early-bird discount end on 31st March –

Herts Show 26th/27th May
We have 2 tickets to give away on the Saturday and 2 for the Sunday, for members who can help set-up or look after our table in the Made In Herts Marquee.  If you’d like to be involved, please email vicechair@hvaf.org.uk

Big Art Fair, Hitchin
Thank-you to everyone who has registered their expression of interest – booking confirmations, arrangement clarification and payment emails are likely to begin from Mid-April.  This popular exhibition was over-subscribed, so members will be contacted strictly in booking order. When you are contacted, you will have a limited window to confirm/pay for your booking so please keep an eye out for emails. 
Do you know anyone who might want to sponsor this fab event? Ask them to email vicechair@hvaf.org.uk please.