Welcome to the December/New Year edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter. With the mild weather attendance is up at the plethora of craft fairs, pop-up shops and exhibitions this Christmas... and still a week left to visit.  Welcome to Georgie Stewart our new Herts Open Studios Project Manager, and Sian Fenwick our 2016 Watford Area Coordinator.

With the output of the recent strategy review imminent, Jo Atherton's column provides a timely reminder about the benefits and opportunities associated with volunteering.  Do contact me if you would like an informal chat about any of the roles that need fulfilling.

We will resume our monthly publication from 1 February 2016.  Do email your news to me to ensure inclusions (text and press releases in word format, images and posters as .jpgs please).  

I have a new email address effective immediately and will have a new mobile number (keep an eye on the website contacts page as it will be confirmed shortly).

Finally, wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.