September 2016


So this summer we have had a major upgrade to our website, fully mobile and tablet compatible and we have had a facelift too !

Our thanks go to Kelly Pedlar for all her hard work this year in bringing it to fruition.  We are not resting on our laurels, if members have any suggestions for improvement do email

Herts Open Studios 2016

Herts Open Studios is finally here!  I hope all the participating artists have a successful event and I am, like many others, looking forward to visiting many of your studios. Please do pick up a brochure (or download one from our website), plan your visit and take time to enjoy the wonderful range of art on display during September – and spread the word!


Our new website is now fully live, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved. Our members have been testing the site through this process, and giving feedback. With Open Studios fast approaching I'll be keen to see how the new site works for us, and will be monitoring web traffic and social media as we go. Please make the most of the next few weeks of publicity by making sure your Gallery pages are up to date! Just log in, and use the blue buttons at the top of the screen to edit your details. Don't miss out!


Congratulations go to HVA Members: John Durham, who has had work selected from over 1,100 submissions for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries 28 Sept - 8 October 2016. 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day), and Marko Humphrey Lahti who has won the Brian Mercer Stone Carving Award.