February 2013

Thoughts from the Chair

At the recent Organising Group (OG) meeting we reviewed the financial outcome from 2012. Although the information at this stage is preliminary, it looks as though 2012 will have repaired some of the damage to HVA's financial reserves of 2011.


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Forthcoming HVA Events

Cas Holmes

Bookings are now being taken for the presentation by Cas Holmes on Wednesday 27th February.  Also, do put Thursday 25th April in your diary, Caroline Lumb (our Programme Secretary) has arranged for Louis Thompson to speak at our lecture which will be held at The University of Hertfordshire ... further details to follow in the March issue.

Herts Open Studios 2013 (7-29 September)

Herts Open Studios 2013

The on-line application system is now open...   login to the website (from the bottom left hand side of the screen) renew your membership fee for 2013-2014, pay your participation fee of £95 by paypal/credit card and upload your own application details and image.


It was a real shame that the snow affected attendance at the Schools Exhibition in St. Albans - here are some photos of the excellent work on show it you missed it.  Also, details about Tessa Verrecchia's 2012 Stained Glass Project in Welwyn Garden City, and our regular postcard from Connie Flynn in Shetland.

Artist on File: Kathy Evershed

On a snowy morning in January I dropped in to talk to artist Kathy Evershed. I was attracted to her impressionist work during our Open Studios. Events had conspired against paying her a visit back in September, so I was very happy when Kathy agreed to my interview.

Jo's Web Wizardry

During 2013, I’ll be providing a monthly round up of websites which will be of particular interest to your artistic endeavours. They may relate to online trends in social media, or may simply be great hubs of advice which I’m sure you will find useful.

Belinda's Bash

The Hump
We are now one month into 2013 and thinking about our art maybe as a hobby, maybe as a business, for the year ahead.  The big question that might be the key to success is: ‘What can I give up doing so I can pay more attention to my art and do it better?’

New Appointments & Vacancies at HVA

Welcome this month to Angela Townsend who has volunteered to take on the HVA TWITTER account, Ian Alexander & Brian Arnopp who will be assisting with newsletter articles and interviews and Violetta Grubska who has volunteered to design posters for our speaker events.  Belinda Naylor Stables has resigned from her role as OG Minutes Secretary to take on the role of Publicity Officer.