October 2016


Linda Warminger

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of the HVA Newsletter.  Although Herts Open Studios is over for the year, activity takes place on the project all year round, with the team this month analysing the questionnaires completed by both participants and visitors to make improvements for 2017.  It is never too early to consider participating, particularly if researching venues if you are unable to use your own home or studio, or approaching colleagues if you wish to share space.  LINDA WARMINGER

Herts Open Studios 2016

Well – that’s Open Studios over for another year!  We do hope those who took part had a successful and enjoyable time.  Please complete the feedback form on the website as soon as possible so that we can look at how we can improve the event for next year.  If you were a visitor to any studio or gallery participating in this year’s event or have previously been a visitor we would be very grateful if you would complete a short, anonymous survey which you can find at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X7JD2WP .


Congratulations to Kathy Prest, whose work has been selected for the Edinburgh Art Fair this November.  If you missed Marshall Colman at Art in Clay, a chance to catch up with him at CITYMADE.UK in October, and work by Sharon Cohen amongst that selected by the HPFT for their 'Hope, Choice, Empowerment & Resilience' project.

Creative Genie

Social media update!   This year for Open Studios, in addition to our new website, we incorporated some paid advertising on Facebook. The results were great!  We created a couple of video’s using images supplied by our members. We reached 11,700 people with our promo video and 3,920 with our halfway-through video, making sharing and publicising our event really easy!