November 2014

Intro

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter.  The first phase of work by HVA members has recently been hung in the new Endoscopy Day Centre at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage forming a semi-permanent exhibition of work for sale.

Opportunities

Amongst the projects we brought to our members attention this month are a Cultural Development Manager Vacancy, Studio Space in Watford, 2-4-1 tickets for Art in Clay and a range of exhibiting opportunities...

Forthcoming HVA Events

The speaker for our next event Gary Nicholls.   An innovative photographer who has 'STEAMPUNK' as his theme – want to know more?  Then reserve your place and join us at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre on 19 November 2014 at 7.30pm.

News

Sculpture by Dick Onians unveiled. Five miniatures by Wendy Hyams accepted in the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Exhibition... and our regular Postcard from Shetland.

Featured Artist: Ruth Goodman

Ruth Goodman specialises in animal art. Our afternoon chat in her studio in Welwyn Garden City was the liveliest of interviews; I especially relished the wonderful greeting I received from her three friendly and boisterous little dogs, Rico, Paddy and Ozzie.  I gave them lots of fuss and cuddles before Ruth and I sat down to talk about her work.

HVA Exhibition at The Lister Hospital

The first phase of work by HVA members has recently been hung in the new Endoscopy Day Centre at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage forming a semi-permanent exhibition of work for sale.

Jo's Web Wizardry

It’s true that in the digital world, business cards and postcards may be considered quite old fashioned, they remain an effective part of the artist’s marketing plan. Whether placed on a stall at a craft fair, distributed at a private view or given out during Open Studios, printed materials serve as an aide memoire - essential publicity for future commissions or opportunities.

Belinda's Bash

Outlaws, pipecleaners, scaffolding, tea and other haphazard snippets

Thoughts and themes have all been a bit random over the last month. Here are some snippets…

Vacancies

Want to get involved?  We are looking for volunteers to join the publicity group and also the Open Studios team.

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