June 2011


A Caravan Studio on offer... an art installation in a Telephone Box... and more in this issue. Also note one of the most important diary dates of the year - 21st July - for the Herts Visual Arts AGM.  This year the AGM is earlier than usual and promises an inspiring session on visual merchandising - a timely topic for Open Studios and the forthcoming season of fairs and events.


Including Studio Space, Tuition and Exhibiting Opportunities... and a Warehouse Sale...

Living Crafts 2011

The setting for the exhibition couldn’t have been better for the largest crafts event in Europe. With the magnificent Hatfield House in the background and ancient trees adorning the site, the grounds of the old estate provided a perfect landscape for a big art show.
Denise Bowser reports on her visit ....

Herts Visual Arts AGM - Thursday 21st July 2011

Herts Visual Arts Members will receive a separate email this month containing the Agenda, draft 2010 Accounts and Committee Nomination Forms.  We have arranged a presentation by Sarah Manning, Director of Visual Merchandising Courses, who will be giving an interesting and insightful lecture after the formal AGM proceedings.

King Gifford Publishing

Writing, Designing and Publishing Artist’s Books

King Gifford is a new independent publisher of beautiful artist’s books and catalogues. Set up by Maxine King and Linda Gifford, the small team puts together in-house writing, bespoke design and liaises with high quality printers to create distinctive full colour publications.

Belinda's Bash

SHOW AND SHARE. I was on holiday and visited a gallery, as you do. After I had spent some time looking at a painting the owner walked up to me and said, “Excuse me for not spending time with you, but I can tell you’re not a buyer – you’re far too interested in technique.”

I like the idea that as an artist I’m sharing techniques with other artists just by showing my work. So this month I thought I’d take a look at exhibitions that show us a thing or two – accidentally or on purpose.  I also invite you to supply local tips and suggestions for showing and sharing.