May 2016


A warm welcome to new members Jessica Townsend, Hayley Lehmann, Audrey Woodhead, Olivia Crane, Carole Nicholls and Debbie Baxter.  

Herts Open Studios 2016

Entries for Herts Open Studios 2016 have now closed and 109 artists across the county have signed up.  This is slightly down on previous years, however the event still promises to be a great showcase for the Visual Arts in Hertfordshire.

Exhibitions & Events

Two of our favourite annual events taking place this month - The Kimpton Art Show and Living Crafts, plus the innovative art in a telephone box, a site specific installation of fleece sculptures, Graham Boyd returns to Courtyard Arts, HVA's Dacorum artists at Frogmore Paper Mill,  and more, so much more ...


The HVA Dacorum Exhibition opens this month at The Peter Ingram Gallery,  and the team of volunteers led by Sharon Korek are preparing for the HVA demonstrations tent at Living Crafts.

Creative Digest

Asking someone to stand up in front of a crowd and talk will usually invoke feelings of terror and dread, however speaking in public about your art can bring huge benefits. The good news is that if it is something you find frightening, you can learn to be better and with practice, it can actually become an enjoyable and empowering experience. This month we look at some resources online which will hopefully make you consider that this could be another means of advancing your art career and raising your profile.