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

This issue, Charles Tunmore reports on the success of a 'pop up' art gallery in Watford's town centre showcasing work by 22 HVAF artists. There's more exhibition opportunities for members, and if the world of PR evades you, our very own web editor Mike Caddy peels away some of the mysteries of marketing.

The parallel lives of two new members who are rapidly rising through the ranks of the art world are featured in Artist on File, and as HVAF Chair Mike Willison announces he will be vacating his post in early 2010, the search is now on to replace our enterprising leader...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2010.

Maxine King, Editor