member's show

Members' Show 2021 - 29th to 31st October

The 24th Members' Show will take place from 29th - 31st October 2021 at Cowbridge Halls, Hertford SG14 1PG.

This Annual exhibition is exclusively for works by Members of the Hertford Art Society.

Hertford Art Society Members’ Show 2020

This year our traditional autumn Members’ Show is online.

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22nd Members’ Art Show & Sale

1st - 3rd November 2019

Our 22nd Members’ Show attracted a good number of visitors, in spite of the poor weather and there were many comments on the variety and excellent quality of the artwork. There was great variety of paintings, in a range of media - something to suit every taste. 58 Members contributed 211 pieces of artwork and 3D, plus 3 browsers of unframed work and many cards.

The prizes this year were as follows:

The May Bennett Award for best Still Life went to Brenda Thompson for her acrylic painting, “Autumn Harvest of Gourds”

The Marie Goldsmith Award for service to the HAS went to Ray Ward for his watercolour painting, “River Lea, Bircherley Green”.

The Enid Fairhead Award for the Members’ choice went to Sandra Edney-Lynch for her oil and pastel painting “Quinbury with Snow”.

The Visitors’ Choice Award went to Shuli Han Dulley for her watercolour sheep dog portrait “Waiting for his Master”.

This year we had no entries for the new prize, the First Time Exhibitor Award. Hopefully we can encourage some shyer artists to exhibit their work next year.

Finally, our thanks go to all those Members who worked hard for their Society's Show, whether setting up or dismantling, stewarding or making teas (and cakes!). This is a show which involves a great many members in its production. Once again, it was a great success and provided a vibrant and exciting show for the many visitors who called into Cowbridge Halls over the weekend.

'Waiting for his Master' byShuli Han Dulley - Watercolour.
The Visitors' Choice Award:
'Waiting for his Master' byShuli Han Dulley - Watercolour.

'Autumn Harvest of Gourds' by Brenda Thompson - Acrylic.
The May Bennett Annual Award for the best still life:
'Autumn Harvest of Gourds' by Brenda Thompson - Acrylic.

'River Lea, Bircherley Green' by Ray Ward - Watercolour.
The Marie Goldsmith Annual Award:
'River Lea, Bircherley Green' by Ray Ward - Watercolour.

'Quinbury with Snow' by Sandra Edney-Lynch - Oil and pastel.
The Enid Fairhead Award:
'Quinbury with Snow' by Sandra Edney-Lynch - Oil and pastel.

Members' Show Gallery

Member's Show Awards

We are grateful to our Sponsors for the following Awards.

Each year the following prizes are awarded:

  1. The John Godden Award for the best in Show chosen by the Members, donated by the Godden family.
  2. The Visitors' Choice Award supported by Hertford's Art Shop, Hertfordshire Graphics.
  3. The May Bennett Award for the best Still Life, donated by the Bennett family.
  4. The Most Intriguing/Innovative Artwork - from 2010, the additional prize is a free website design & hosting for 1 year, donated by Mark Ely of SG7.biz.


Members Show 14th Anniversary 2011