HVAF Newsletter December 2009

Exhibitions Events Opportunities


WELCOME to the Christmas edition of the HVAF e-Newsletter.

'Empty Shop' gallery pops up in Watford

By Charles Tunmore

THE first 'pop up' art gallery to appear in Hertfordshire has proved so successful artists have been told they can keep the show running.

WANTED: New Chair for HVAF

AS Mike Willison, Chairman of HVAF for two years, prepares to discover what the word leisure really means and retire from his role next March, we look to the future to see what qualities a new Chair might need to carry HVAF into its next phase.

Mike Willison outlines the dynamic, growing organisation and the role of the Chair within it...

Open Studios Review

By Linda Warminger, Open Studios Coordinator

OPEN Studios 2009 has been a great success, with thousands of visitors taking part in this year's event to create various spin off benefits for HVAF artists.

What's next for Renos

AS Renos Lavithis steps down as Editor of the HVAF newsletter, we take a look at where Renos has been, and where Renos is going...


THIS month HVAF members Barbara Weeks and Judi Menges will be showcasing work at the launch of new exhibition space 'b Gallery'.


EXCITING opportunities this issue include a design competition that could launch your work onto a world stage and new exhibition spaces...


HVAF member Mitzie Green is running watercolour painting classes at Recreate in the New Year.

Based in Berkhamsted, the Friday sessions will be held from 10.00am to 12 noon, starting January 8. For more details call 01442 862978.



THEY both worked in London, they both raised their young families and then at the same time, went on to study art at West Herts College and the University of Hertfordshire.

Members' Room

UPDATES on the latest changes behind the scenes at HVAF, plus catch up with what the Art Groups have been up to over the past year.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the December HVAF e-Newsletter, with special thanks to Charles Tunmore, Linda Warminger, Mike Caddy and Mike Willison. To all members - please keep sending in news about events and exhibitions, and don't forget to include JPEG images (maximum file size 500kb). Send to news@hvaf.org.uk
The next bi-monthly HVAF e-Newsletter will be published February 1 2010, and will include Part Two of The Art of Self Promotion and a feature on how best to photograph your work.
Until then....