HVA members in the news ... Emmeline Webb wins 'Best UK Hand Finished Range' at the Henries ... Paul Knight wins a place in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards .... Fiona Gaskell gives a talk at Manland Primary School ... Five Miniatures by Wendy Hymas accepted for the 2013 RMS Exhibition ... and our monthly postcard from Connie Flynn.
EMMELINE WEBB WINS 'BEST UK HAND FINISHED RANGE' AT THE HENRIES 2013
The Henry Cole Awards, are the UK Greetings card industry annual awards for greetings card publishers. They call them the Oscars of the greetings card trade.
Her range of cards are sold to a handful of retailers from Kew in London to North Yorkshire. "It's still a small business at the moment so I didn't really think my range would be taken seriously. The awards usually go to large national and international companies that sell cards by the millions, in literally thousands of outlets." Emmeline Webb
2013 is the fifth time Paul Knight has won a place in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.
His image 'Autumn Afternoon, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England' which was shot in infra red, will be exhibited at The National Theatre Southbank London. The exhibition is free and runs from 7 December 2013 until 8 February 2014
The book – Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 7 - will be published on October 31st.
OPEN STUDIOS VISIT TO MANLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL, HARPENDEN
Artists participating in Open Studios have to prepare for the unexpected, but Fiona Gaskell was surprised to be asked by Manland Primary School to give a talk about her art to the Year 3 class of seven-year-olds.
Class teacher Sarah Hayward Surry had found details of several HVA artists on the Open Studios website and contacted them to ask if they would be ready to give a talk during the class’s art week in the last week of September.
The talk was geared around the class’s work on the famous Seurat painting of The Bathers. Fiona specialises in still life of fruit and flowers, and she took several examples of her fruit paintings and talked about her work. Then the class set to work drawing fruit laid on colourful sheets of tissue paper. The idea was to imagine that they were having a picnic while watching the bathers in the painting.
“I was really impressed by the children” said Fiona. “They paid close attention to the talk and asked masses of thoughtful questions at the end. The quality of their pastel work is excellent, and we made sure they all signed their work just like I do.”
FIVE MINIATURES BY WENDY HYAMS ACCEPTED FOR THE 2013 RMS EXHIBITION
Congratulations to HVA Member, Wendy Hyams, who had five pieces accepted for the Royal Society of Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Exhibition at the Mall Galleries 15-27 October 2013.
POSTCARD FROM SHETLAND
HVA Member Connie Flynn records her experiences whilst studying for a degree in Contemporary Textiles in Shetland via a monthly 'Postcard'.
TEXTILES HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE !
Photographs by Connie Flynn www.hvaf.org.uk/connie-flynn/gallery