61st Annual Open Exhibition 5th May to 18th May 2013
Running for two weeks each year, the Annual Open Exhibition is a highlight of Hertford’s artistic life and attracts hundreds of visitors. Over 300 artworks are exhibited having been selected by a panel of judges from the work submitted. The 2013 Exhibition featured paintings, collage, digital images, prints, sculpture and fused glass and visitors praised the high quality and great variety of exhibits.
A review of this year's Exhibition is in preparation.
61st Open Exhibition Prizewinners
Open Exhibition Awards
We are grateful to our Sponsors for their Awards.
Each year the following Prizes are awarded:
"The Queen of Sheba" by Mark Gertler
In 1963 the Hertford Art Society sold a large nude painting "The Queen of Sheba" by Mark Gertler, to the Tate Gallery.
The Open Exhibition is a celebrated part of the Hertfordshire art scene. Quality is maintained by a panel of three independent judges selecting from the wide range of more than 500 artworks presented by artists both amateur and professional. About half of these are accepted and shown. A number of major prizes are generously awarded by our sponsors.
The exhibition has a national reputation for showing exciting collectable artwork with many buyers returning each year to extend their investment in art.
This prestigious exhibition runs for two weeks at the beginning of May with Private Viewings, by invitation only, for collectors and patrons prior to opening to the public.
A Members’ folio illustrates more about the work of our Members, and we are pleased to take details of commissioned works and to put buyers in touch with their favoured artists.
OPEN EXHIBITION 2014
Date 4th to 17th May 2014
Handing-in Sat April 26th
Hanging Sat May 3th
Show opens Sun May 4th
Show closes Sat May 17th
Dismantling Sat May 17th
Background The annual open exhibition is attracting entries from all over Great Britain. Approximately 250 paintings are selected for display. The selection is by a panel of three independent judges who are not Members of the Hertford Art Society.
Location Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford.
email Exhibition Secretary