HVAF Newsletter April 2010

Exhibitions Events Opportunities


WITH Spring in the air, HVAF gets a new lease of life as Mel Hilbrown takes over from Mike Willison as the new chairman. This issue we find out how Mel's background will help forge the way forward for HVAF.

Ken Howard reveals a life of art

By HVAF Publicity Officer Jenny Timms

WORLD-RENOWNED artist Professor Ken Howard will provide an insight into his distinguished career later this month when he visits the University of Hertfordshire for the next HVAF meeting.

New chair heads up HVAF

HVAF has secured a new chair with the appointment of Mel Hilbrown, just as Mike Willison steps down from the role.

Mel outlines why a background in business is good for HVAF and why participation is key to our success...

Showcase for artists in Broxbourne

BROXBOURNE is the latest borough to promote the work of artists through the empty shop scheme.

Three artists characterised by their rich use of colour are currently exhibiting at The Tower Centre, Hoddesdon, as part of the current incentive to bring life to vacant shops.

Norris works sold off for charity

A SALE of paintings by the late St Albans artist Alan Norris has proved a huge success, with 300 works being snapped up in almost two hours flat.

Every course has a silver lining

HVAF member and Director of the Hertfordshire School of Jewellery, Joanna Mason provided a team building day for the North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum, teaching a group of 15 to 19 year olds the art of jewellery making.


WORK on show this month includes original pieces and limited edition prints by new HVAF member Jodi Phillips at the Harlequin Centre in Watford.


A mix of opportunities this issue, starting off with a regular venue where artists, designers and craftspeople can showcase their work.


CHECK here for workshops taking place around Hertfordshire over the coming weeks...

Diary Dates

DON'T forget to make a note in your diary for the next HVAF meeting at the University of Hertfordshire on Wednesday 28 April at 7.30pm when Professor Ken Howard will be talking about the various stages of his career.

For painters, you'll find here the 2010 schedule for INDIGO meetings...


THANK YOU Jenny Timms, Mel Hilbrown, Linda Gifford, Steve Rogers and Linda Warminger for your contributions to this edition of the HVAF e-newsletter. And thanks to Andre Bottin for your technical support, as ever!