Open Studios update

Getting closer day by day, our new-format A5 brochure is planned to be with us for Friday 28th July, the launch of our Affordable Art Fair in Hitchin. We are delighted to have the support of so many advertisers, offering all sorts of opportunities to artists and non-artists alike and there’s a couple of new features that we think will go down well.  Watch out during

Watch out during week beginning 10th July for any final print proof emails because deadlines are fast approaching: the brochure will be going to the printer no later than Monday 17th July. Once back from the printer, there’ll be a period of brochure (and other materials) distribution, with information on how you can collect your items.

If you are doing Open Studios this year, please do look out for specific emails – each one will contain important relevant information that needs your attention.  In the meantime – have you thought about your own marketing campaign? 

Lucinda joined us as our Open Studios Project Manager last year, delivered OS2016 and throughout this year has been working hard on OS2017.  Sadly we now have to say goodbye: Lucinda has decided to move on after making sure the big issues related to entries and this years’ new-look brochure are organised, secure and well on their way.  Her other projects, including the very exciting Herts-wide ‘Traditional Hertfordshire’  that you may have seen advertised were taking more and more of her time. HVA will very definitely miss her and are very sorry to lose her contribution to OS.

HVA members are now working on finalising our OS17 brochure and lead-in arrangements. The openstudios@hvaf.org.uk email address, plus others that she monitored have been redirected to other committee members. Remaining OS organisation issues have already been handed over and work continues to deliver a sparkly Open Studios this year, building on the firm foundation that Lucinda built. Any specific questions, please direct them to Hillary vicechair@hvaf.org.uk in the first instance  – we will be focussed on a seamless transition to this next stage of Open Studios. 

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to Lucinda for taking over our event and getting it to this strong position.  We know that she’s worked extremely hard last year and this to help make OS a success, and we couldn’t have achieved it without her.  She will be missed, but we do also wish her every success in her growing portfolio of other projects.

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