Applications are currently being processed for both the 12" Square Exhibition and Herts Open Studios 2011, many thanks to those members that applied on-line, it certainly helps reduce the admin !  The deadline for 12" Square exhibition has been extended to 15 April.  And, if you are a late applicant for Open Studios do telephone 07813 100651.

In this issue - a new member to the editorial team, Helen Porteous reports on the Matisse exhibition at The Hat Factory ....which is well worth a visit, and Belinda Naylor Stables offers a fresh approach in her column .... as well as our usual features.

Last, but not least welcome to the following new members who joined Herts Visual Arts during March...

Roundwood Park School (Harpenden), Adam Berry (Buntingford), Martin Blake (Kings Langley), Linda Brown (St. Albans), Anna Cloutman (Potters Bar), Haydn Dickenson (Harpenden), Paul Diggins (Harpenden), Nigel Earle (Hertford), Stephanie Edwards (Hertford), Sarah Evans (Harpenden), Kathy Evershed (St. Albans), Iris Fish (Hoddesdon), Heather Fitz (Harpenden), Samantha Forbes (St. Albans), Katie Gallagher (St. Albans), Des Gould (Kings Langley), Helen Griffin (Welwyn Garden City), Justin Hydes (St. Albans), Barbara Kiff (Harpenden), Paul Kiss (Kings Langley), Will Maier (Kings Langley), Jill McMaster (Welwyn Garden City), Sue Mundy (Hemel Hempstead), Itziar Olaberria (St. Albans), Paulette Robinson (Barnet), Jacqueline Ryan (Hertford), Carole Sender (Hitchin) and Karen Summers (Hemel Hempstead).