Just as members are closing their doors to Open Studios visitors, the planning cycle for the following year starts again and, like so many voluntary organisations, the committee anticipate 2012 will present us with some financial challenges.  If you are aware of anyone that might wish to sponsor Open Studios please contact us with details.

Welcome to Anna Borzynska (Barnet), Lauren Hutton (Hitchin ), Annie Leach (Hertford) Ruth Lewis (Lethworth Garden City), Elizabeth Read (Welwyn), Isobel Leek (Harpenden), Belinda Norrington (Hitchin) and Hazel Stapleton (Welwyn) who joined Herts Visual Arts during October 2011.

Classes & Workshops listing on homepage now being looked after by volunteer Val Girling.  Please email details in the same format as the the spreadsheet to for your dates to be included.

Do put Wednesday 23rd November in your diary an opportunity to hear the talk being given by Mitzie Green, and also catch up with fellow members over a drink or two afterwards.

Don't miss the opportunity to be selected for the Spring Exhibition at Bishops Stortford College - deadline 30 November 2011

And finally, we look forward to seeing you at the Art & Gift Fair in St. Albans on Saturday 3 December.  Come along and support your colleagues by purchasing some handcreated gifts.  Members of the Herts Visual Arts committee would be delighted to meet you, so introduce yourself to us at the membership desk in the foyer.

(Acting Editor)

Just a reminder that the next newsletter will be issued on the 15th December (a combined December & January issue).  We are still seeking a volunteer to take on the role of Newsletter Editor.  Please email if you would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail.