Herts Visual Arts Big Art Showcase



Come and join us on Thursday 27th February 8pm – 9.30pm at the New Maynard Gallery for the private view and official opening of our newest exhibition, Herts Visual Arts 2020 Big Art Showcase.  The private views are an excellent opportunity to come and see the art first, meet some of the artists and the trustees of the gallery.

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Private View: Leslie Boost, Debbie Knight & Amanda Toms


Join us on Thursday 16th January at 8.00pm – 9.30pm for the private view and official opening of our first exhibition of 2020.  As usual the event is free to attend and an excellent opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine/juice and some nibbles and meet the gallery volunteers.

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Open Exhibition 2019 in Welwyn Hatfield Times

Thank you to the Welwyn Hatfield Times for their write up of our annual Open Exhibition.


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Open Exhibition 2019 Private View

We had an incredible turn out for our 17th annual Open Exhibition private view and a great time was had by all.  We were also joined by our Welwyn Hatfield Mayor, Roger Trigg, who presented the Mayor’s prize for residents of Welwyn Garden City and long time supporter of the gallery and sponsor of a number of prizes this year, Soo Hitchin.

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Best in Show 2D Prize

Blue Strato by Cary Khan

2nd Prize 2D Prize

Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall circa 1990 by C J Clarke

Highly Commended – Ready to Party by Doreen Ludlow

Highly Commended – Three White Pots by Sarah Merry


Best in Show 3D Prize

“Minoan” Style Ewer by Jean Langdon

2nd Prize 3D 

Smoke Fired Pod by Leah Caselton

Highly Commended – Large Bowl of Many Colours by Elspeth Keith

Highly Commended -To be beside the Seaside by Amanda Charles

Highly Commended – Pot with Lid by Maureen Clark


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Mayor’s First Prize

Bearded Reed Tits by Patricia Dewey-Leader

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Mayor’s Second Prize

Jagger by Anthony Stuart Lowes


Photography 1st Prize

Portrait of Dartmoor Pony by Paul Johnson

Photography 2nd Prize

Botallack Mine by Karin Hollick


Best Presented Prize

Snowy Moors by Sam Smith


A special thank you to our sponsors Mayor for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Roger Trigg, Soo Hitchin of the Hitchin Family,  and CW Entertainment for helping judge the Photography prize.  

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Open Exhibition 2019 Private View


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Open Exhibition 2019

NMG Open Exhibition eflyer

If you live or work in Hertfordshire and create art (2D or 3D) we’d love to see your work. Artist’s can enter up to 3 pieces and the entrance fee is just £5 per piece. Please note that the gallery is in a shared public space so all art hung/displayed needs to be suitable for all eyes. For more information and to download the entry form please click on our Open Exhibition page.

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Open Winners 2018

Open Winner 2018

Join us on Thursday 5th September 2019, 8pm – 9.30pm for the offical opening and private view for our upcoming exhibition.  The exhibition will be of work by the winners of last years Open Exhibition, Andrew Chu, Denise Bowser and Janie Graham.

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