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 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?