Sadness in goodbyes, trepidation and a touch of excitement were just a few of the things going through my head before, during and after our AGM on Monday. However, I am honoured at the trust you have put in me, elected as your new Chair.  I promise to work hard on behalf of all our members to grow Herts Visual Arts into whatever positive future awaits us.  For those who don’t know me yet, I’m a Chartered Engineer with an Art habit, or is it the other way round? In any case, my background is in business development and in school I was always in trouble for drawing too much, mostly all over the front and back covers of my subject notebooks, in margins and ….  In any case, I look forward to visiting as many Open Studios as humanly possible in September and also hope to find excuses/reasons to come and talk to as many members as possible. 

Our newest biggest event is our Affordable Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday 29th/30th July during the Hitchin Festival.  With some 40 places snapped up within hours of announcement, this promises to be a fine affair at the Sun Hotel. Whether or not you are taking part yourself, please share publicity with all your contacts and help make this even bigger than we think it will be.