Hertford Art Society Members' Show 2014.
Members are invited to submit two framed works and up to four unframed paintings together with greetings cards - all works are for sale.
The hall is transformed with colourful and exciting artworks and attracts many visitors over the course of the weekend. Parking is available nearby.
This is the 16th year of this very popular exhibition and there will, as always, be something for everyone to enjoy.
Members’ Show – 8th–10th November 2013
This year we had the opportunity to celebrate the centenary of Alfred Russell Wallace who was educated at Hertford Grammar School. Members responded with a display of excellent work reflecting his great pioneering gift to mankind of knowledge of the magnificent natural world around us. Best Wallace picture was chosen by the Curator of Hertford Museum and awarded to Janet Benge for ‘The Wallace Line’.
In all 130 framed pictures were submitted and hung, more than in any of the previous 5 years. George Garbutt’s ‘English Delight’ was selected by the Mayor of Hertford for the May Bennett prize. The visitors’ choice was’ Snowy Sheep’ by Donna Chamberlain (no relation to the illustrious Trevor) and the Members chose ‘Lawn and Fields’ by Geoff Bennett. This year three selections were made for the Most Intriguing Work – Celia Sanders ‘The Herb Seller’, Stella Hunt ‘Gone Fishing’ and Caryl Beach ‘Wallace 100’. As Celia is unable to make use of the award (creation of an artist’s web site) this will be taken up by Stella Hunt.
The weather was kind for two of the three days, less so on the Saturday. The gallery was well attended by the public: 236 people voted for the Visitors’ Choice and considerably more would have come through our doors. Eighteen pictures were sold, which is about the going rate for the Members Show, together with 127 cards. Financially we did a little better than break even, which is all we look for in the Members Show. The traditional Friday evening party went well with plenty of food and drink. So a good show, providing all Members an opportunity to exhibit their work.
Member's Show Awards
We are grateful to our Sponsors for the following Awards.
Each year the following prizes are awarded:
Members' Show This annual exhibition is exclusively for works by Members of the Hertford Art Society. The 2014 Members' show takes place on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November 2014 at The Millbridge Rooms Hertford.
Background The Members' Show is an annual exhibition, exclusively for the work by Members of the Hertford Art Society. It has been running successfully for a number of years now and has maintained a consistently high standard of work.