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The Public Catalogue Foundation is an arts charity in London that has catalogued the UK’s entire collection of oil paintings (80% of which are not on display and a very large proportion of which are owned by local authorities). Paintings can be browsed individually on the website which has been co-created with the BBC, Your Paintings, and they publish the collections in beautiful hardback book form by county and by major collection. They would like to alert people to a discount offer on the books.
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Join in HVA’s BIG LITTLE secret!
This is a first for HVA – the Secret Art Sale 2014. It’s ‘BIG’ because it’s an opportunity to raise funds for charity, get that feel-good factor and provide pleasure to art lovers too. All works will be sold for £20 each and all proceeds go towards MacMillan Cancer Support. It’s ‘LITTLE’ because we ask you to donate an original artwork that’s only the size of a postcard. The ‘secret’ is that your signature goes on the back of the postcard, so the buyer won’t definitely know who has created the work until they’ve bought it. Remember that before you finish your work with a flourish!
Sponsored by ING Commercial Banking, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.
A live-in artist's/craft studio of 60m2 in an open-plan, furnished attic space. Rent is currently £400 per month (subject to review), including heat, lighting, water and electricity and the space is available from December 2014. Bookings for less than a month are also considered.
Call for artists, in all media, to take part in this exhibition commemorating WW1 to be held at Rebel Pebble in Watford this August.
Members login to download your voucher for discounts on portable printing presses and a selection of collagraph courses.
The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.
An old telephone box in Northaw has been given a new lease of life, after being converted into an art gallery. It is intended that “The Old Curiosity Box” on Northaw Road West, Potters Bar EN6, opposite the Two Brewers pub, will house work from professional artists, as well as schoolchildren.
Entry forms will be available from June/July 2014. Receiving Day to enter your artwork is Sat 13 Sept. 2014 at the gallery 10am-12 noon. Prizewinners will be announced at the Opening Ceremony on Thurs 18 Sept at 8pm and the exhibition is open from 19 Sept - 15 Nov.
Are you able to support young people in developing their creativity?
Arts Award have a mission to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
Enterprise Herts is coming to Garden Square Shopping Centre in Letchworth during June, July and August 2014. Supported by The Comet, the event will be an expo of local enterprise from around the county of Hertfordshire. The exhibitions will focus on bringing local crafts people, artists and entrepreneurs together, providing them with a stage to promote their wares, whilst giving shoppers a unique experience at Garden Square Shopping Centre.
HVA are looking to put together a database of members who have ‘Arts Award’ Adviser status and /or are happy to work with young people.
The Appreciating Aspects of Art Conference, that will take place between 20th and 23rd of August 2014 at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds, will provide a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the art and architecture of Yorkshire, viewed from a series of unusual perspectives.
Fancy a city break in Nice at a discounted price? Have you ever wanted to practice your artistic skills in the French Riviera where so many famous artists have taken advantage of the outstanding beauty of the skies and the sea?
Did you know that the University of Hertfordshire has an art shop on site which HVA members can make use of?
6-8 week exhibition slots available ...
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