July/August 2011


Welcome to our combined July/August issue.  We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Thursday 21st July at 7.00pm

Following the formal proceedings there will be the opportunity to pick up some tips on displaying your work from our speaker Sarah Manning who is a consultant specialising in Visual Merchandising.

HVA Art & Gift Fair - 3 December 2011

The committee are pleased to confirm that the Old Town Hall in St. Albans has been booked for a Christmas Art & Gift Fair showcasing gorgeous art and quality gifts all created by Herts Visual Arts Members.


Interested in Workshop Space ? a Portrait Competition ? Exhibitiing Opportunities ? .... read on for further details, see also the feature on the new Palace Green Gallery in Hatfield.


A round up of recent events including Gritting in Bishops Stortford ... Find out whose designs have been selected for the RSPB Christmas Cards for 2011, How much the innovative "Secret" art sale raised for Macmillan Cancer Support ... and more....

Palace Green Gallery

NEW contemporary art space Palace Green Gallery has opened in Hatfield to offer exhibition space for Hertfordshire artists, and the chance for buyers to purchase artworks from quality makers nationwide.

Belinda's Bash

The time has come…

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax
Of cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings."

The Walrus and the Carpenter
by Lewis Carroll

All of these things might help you create impact at your Open Studio event. It may seem early to think about it – but if you want your exhibition and therefore your pieces to stand out from the crowd – then a bit of thinking and preparation now could pay dividends. This time round I’m sharing thoughts I’ve had about preparation. It’s up to you to decide whether sealing-wax, an array of shoes and cabbages, as well as hot salty water and flying pigs will do the trick…