December/ January 2012

PREVIEW & important New Year Message

Welcome to the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 issue. We will resume our 1st of the month circulation from February. In the meantime here is a New Year message from our Chairman, Mel Hilbrown.

Making Open Studios a Success

A New Year message from Mel Hilbrown, Chairman

2012 is set to be a BIG year with a lot going on. There’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics – including the water-sport venue in Hertfordshire – plus the Paralympics – and that’s just for starters. With new opportunities within Herts Visual Arts (HVA) as well as these attractions to bring more visitors to the county it should be a great year for Hertfordshire’s creative talent too! So I want to encourage as many members as possible to take part in Open Studios 2012.


BOOKS Coming soon .... look out for a new page on the website which will detail books written, illustrated, or recommended by HVA Members with a link to Amazon.

To ensure yours are included please email details to Linda Warminger, together with any recommendations and if possible a short review.


ART & GIFT FAIR - St. Albans.  Visitors to the Art & Gift Fair were delighted by the variety and standard of work on sale.  The day also presented a great opportunity for fellow members to get to know each other, and find out more about each others work in between the steady flow of visitors.  See our facebook photo album which shows a selection of members stalls

Art Groups - News & Meetings

News from the Art Groups ... including an article from Catherine Petit-Van Hoey on the recent Textiles Group Exhibition at Hertford Museum.

Belinda's Bash

Life’s little luxuries…

If the world is a Christmas pudding how do you stick in a thumb and pull out a plum? And which plums do you prefer – home grown or more exotic?