The 15th Members Exhibition 26-28th October at the Millbridge Rooms, Millbridge, Hertford
The 15th Hertford Art Society Members' Show opened on 26th October 2012 for three days in the Millbridge Rooms in Hertford. Sixty artists took part with over 100 framed artworks and pieces of 3D work and also unframed work and artists' greeting cards.
The primary purpose of this show, started 15 years ago by Enid Fairhead, is to offer Members of the Art Society an opportunity to exhibit their work without the constraints of its big brother Open Exhibition held in May each year. In this it was a great success, with a broad variety and high standard of work which would be the envy of many art societies and a most enjoyable Members' party on the Friday evening where Members could meet socially.
The awards this year went to:
The number of votes cast for the Visitors’ Choice Award indicated that the Show attracted hundreds of visitors. Sadly, sales of framed works were very disappointing this year although the cold dull weather and current economic climate could have played a part in this. This was offset however by sales of unframed works and greetings cards comparable with previous years. Members will consider how to better publicise this event in future to improve footfall, possibly by altering the date to coincide with another Hertford event such as the Farmers' Market or to September when the Hertfordshire Open Studios event takes place.
Thanks go to the Members of the society who put in all the hard work before, during and after the exhibition. It is very pleasing to see how many Members are willing to play a part in their exhibition which has become a colourful feature in Hertford’s calendar.
Member's Show Awards
We are grateful to our Sponsors for the following Awards.
Each year the following prizes are awarded:
The 16th Annual Members' Show will take place on 8th, 9th and 10th November 2013 (one week later than usual) to coincide with the celebration of Alfred Wallace's centenary. Alfred Russel Wallace, who attended Hertford Grammar School as a child, was an explorer, naturalist and intellectual who co-discovered the process of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin. This year is the centenary of his death and across the world there are going to be events, exhibitions and projects to commemorate his achievements and to introduce him to members of the general public who have only heard of Darwin. There will be a special category in the 2013 Member's Show for entries which reflect the natural world and additional prize will be awarded this year for the best artwork of this type.
MEMBERS' SHOW - 2013 The 2013 Members show will take place in October 2013 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.