June 2014


Linda Warminger

The Private View of Local Colour, was a great opportunity to catch up with fellow members, our next event is the HVA AGM & Social on Wednesday 25 June.  Just a reminder to send your artwork in promptly for the Secret Postcard Sale so we can photograph it for publicity for this charity event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.  Do look out for our summer newsletter, a combined July/Aug issue which will be circulated mid-July.

Herts Open Studios 2014

Final proofs have been reviewed and our brochure will be off to the printers shortly.  

Here's another selection from what's in store for us this year.

Herts Visual Arts Summer Event / AGM

It’s Herts Visual Arts’ 24th year, summer is here and the behind-the-scenes organisation for Herts Open Studios is well underway. So come and celebrate our successes at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Summer Social on 25 June 2014, at PS Arts. Enjoy three five minute talks by gallery artists, followed by socialising and drinks with fellow HVA members.

HVA Events

Our forthcoming talks for the autumn and dates of some local social drop in meetings taking place this month.


Paintings by Justine Lois Thorpe and prints by Suman Gujral accepted for the SWA 2014 Exhibition, Rebel Pebble opens in Watford, The Copper Beech Gallery moves from Little Wymondley to Hitchin, work by Mandy Wax included in 'Inspired by...' at Morley College, Jean Langdon picks up an award for best 3D work, and another postcard from Connie Flynn in Shetland.

Featured Artist: Amma Gyan

Amma Gyan

This month Sophie Cordery met jeweller cum entrepreneur Amma Gyan at her home studio in the centre of Watford.

Arts Award

Are you able to support young people in developing their creativity?
Arts Award have a mission to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.

Jo's Web Wizardry

With Herts Open Studios looming on the horizon, this month I’m going to recap the ways in which we will be using social media to promote activities across the county. There are ways in which you can get involved by helping to spread the word - and we’d really appreciate it! Your involvement can help us create an amazing event across the county this year.

Belinda's Bash

What’s colour to you?
If an artist peers at your lapis or malachite necklace with what looks like envy, it could be because they want to grind it down to dust. It’s not that they are vindictive, they just want the pigment for a fabulous colour. That’s what many animals, vegetables and minerals used to mean to artists, and still do to some, including some members of Herts Visual Arts (HVA)! And it is this fascination with pigments that I’m sure will draw many people to the up and coming ‘Making Colour’ exhibition at the National Gallery.


Whether you wish to stand for a committee role, or just have an hour or so a week to help out with some admin do volunteer and get involved.