June 2013


Welcome to the June 2013 issue of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter. Our summer edition (combined July/August) will come out mid July and include a feature on members accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. A reminder to members submitting applications for our own Summer Exhibition at Harpenden Public Halls please do send .jpgs for publicity purposes.


A reminder that the deadline for applications for the HVA Summer Exhibition is 8 July.  Opportunities brought to you this month include Artist in Residence, call for artists for Hatfield Festival, Horse in Art Exhibition, Printmaking Exhibition and more ...

HVA AGM & Speaker

Members will have received an email link to the papers for our AGM being held on Wednesday 19 June 2013 at:
The Red Lion, 88 Great North Road, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5EU

Herts Open Studios 2013

With our brochures going to print shortly, here is a small selection of the delights in store for us.


The Palace Green Gallery re-opens and read Connie's latest Postcard from Shetland. 

Art Groups - News & Meetings

Reports from the Glass Group and Sculptors Group from their demonstration days at Living Crafts 2013, plus details of further meetings of the various art groups.

Belinda's Bash

Four racing camels and Vasari

All through history human beings have been attracted by spectacle and new experiences. As I’m only human that’s probably what drove me see the camel races the other day… What would a camel race in rural Hertfordshire be like? Would the jockeys be robots? (Since 2005 child jockeys have been replaced by robots in the United Arab Emirates.) Somehow my forays into Renaissance art and camel racing have combined to bring you these thoughts…


Whether your are considering standing for one of the committee roles at the AGM, or would like to volunteer to assist one of the project teams do get in contact.