Linda Warminger

Welcome to the Christmas/New Year edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter.  We have made some changes to the website which will help you keep up to date with relevant opportunities and events. From now on all members will receive an immediate notification message by email when new information is published on the opportunities and exhibitions pages .

You can personalise your notifications by logging on to your MyHVA page and clicking on 'My notification settings'. If you prefer to be notified less frequently you can choose to receive daily, weekly or monthly summaries (digests) of the web page updates instead.  

Amongst the items posted this month were a new talent search for Potters and Ceramicists for BBC 2, a freelance jeweller vacancy, studio space in St. Albans and Watford and a range of exhibiting opportunities.

A warm welcome to Kirsty Gould, Samantha Sawdy, Radhika Kujal, Andrew Carmody, Andy Thomas, Christine Collings & Donna Reeves who joined HVA during November.

It promises to be an exciting year for Herts Open Studios in 2015.  New members have joined the Organising Group and are currently discussing plans for 2015’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, and also taking steps to identify how the project can additionally be promoted via mobile phone and tablet applications for future years.  In 2015 we will also be holding a preview event for ALL Open Studios Participants, at the recently extended New Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City during July & August.

We will resume our monthly publication from 1 February 2015.  

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.