March 2013


Linda Warminger

Welcome to the March 2013 issue of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter. We are delighted to be returning to the Harpenden Public Halls this year for an exhibition on 27 & 28 July, an excellent opportunity to launch Herts Open Studios, and showcase the work of all our members.  Members will receive an application form by email during March.


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Forthcoming HVA Events

Our next lecture 'Out of the Fire: A Creative Exchange' by Louis Thompson - winner of the 2012 Jerwood Prize - takes place on Thursday 25 April 2013 at 7.00pm at the University of Hertfordshire,  College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB.  Free for members, £5 non-members.  Book on-line to reserve your place.

Herts Open Studios 2013

Meet people participating in your area, or potential sharers at local meetings being held this month.  Remember the deadline for applications is 31 March.

Exhibitions & Events

It may take a bit of planning to take in everything you want to see this month ... !


Work by Nick Harrison-Jones accepted for the Royal Watercolour Society exhibition and a postcard from Shetland.

Jo's Web Wizardry

As artists, it’s hard to think ourselves as a brand, as it sounds so corporate, but a few days spent thinking about your work, your inspirations and what makes you unique can pay dividends. This month I offer a few pointers to start thinking of your talents in this way, and provide you with a list of great resources online to get you started.

Belinda's Bash

Belinda Naylor-Stables
Training that elephant

This month I’m looking at that common artistic nightmare – the elephant in your head.