Next Round: Open Studios 2010

ORGANISERS of Open Studios are already planning this year's event... Coordinator Linda Warminger puts you in the picture of what's new and the team bringing the project together.

OPEN Studios 2010 will run from September 11th to October 3rd. Application forms will be circulated by email to members on or before 8th February, and will be available to download from the HVAF website thereafter. Deadline for entry is 31 March.

WE are particularly keen to attract new participants in rural areas and on the boundaries of the county to create a larger presence across the whole county.

Please feel free to pass details on to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.

Project costs for Open Studios increase year-on-year and we are actively seeking sponsorship - if you have any ideas or suggestions of what HVAF could offer to sponsors or have any sponsorship contacts please let me know.

In addition to adding a refreshment symbol in the brochure (where applicable) for studios this year, we are actively seeking brochure advertising from cafes and country pubs along the art trail .

This will be particularly helpful to visitors who are in an area that is unfamiliar to them. This will work best by recommendation so assistance from members in identifying these is invaluable here.

The 2010 Team so far are as follows:-

PUBLICITY - Jenny Timms

BROCHURE ADVERTISING - Belinda Naylor-Stables


BARNET - June Faulkner

DACORUM - Mitzie Green

EAST HERTS - Linda Gifford



ST. ALBANS - tbc

WATFORD - Jan Langton

Following Lucky Dolan's move to Brighton we have a vacancy for the role of St. Albans Area Coordinator. If you would like to take on this role or share with another member (irrespective of whether or not you are opening your studio this year), or would like to assist with the project in any way please do give me a call.

Whilst we have a need for a regular commitment of time in the areas of sponsorship and brochure/print liaison, your contribution could be an isolated task, for example, some internet research on cost effective signage or alternative bunting suppliers.

The more help we have in runnning the event the better it will be!

Looking forward to hearing from you...

Linda Warminger


07813 100651