The Aldenham Art Festival 2021 is cancelled
2021 ART FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED!10th, 11th, 12th & 13th September 2020

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SORRY BUT THE ALDENHAM ART FESTIVAL 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED!.

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS, PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE IN JANUARY 2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION.




Aldenham Church is the perfect setting for an Art Festival.

Set in the small village of Aldenham, close to the towns of Radlett, Bushey and Watford, in the Hertfordshire countryside St John the Baptist church is a wonderful mediaeval church of outstanding beauty where Christians have worshipped since the 13 th century.

The addition of a large selection of original works of art from artists in many mediums and styles makes it the ideal place to spend an hour or two, browsing, having tea and buying something to fill that space on your wall.

There will be a big selection of both framed and unframed original art and prints to browse and buy at affordable prices as well as refreshments and maybe some live entertainment.

All proceeds from the Art Festival will help to preserve the fabric of this beautiful and historic church for the future. Your donations on entry will help this and artists will be donating a fee to hang their work and a commission on sales.

If you would like to attend the Preview Evening and get an early choice of the art, on Thursday 10th, your advisory donation of £5 per adult would include a glass of Prosecco, wine or soft drink. Finger food will be served and there will be live music.

  • If you are an artist and would like to exhibit please visit the artists tab or scroll below.
  • If you would like more information about St John the Baptist church (Church Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire WD25 8BE) click on www.aldenhamchurch.com
  • If you would like more information about our sponsor, the Aldenham Golf & Country Club you can visit their website at www.aldenhamgolfclub.co.uk
  • We are also grateful for the support of the following for this event.

Information For Artists: revisit our page in January 2022


At St John the Baptist church, Church Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire WD25 8BE

Exhibit your work in this beautiful church

We are not accepting any payments for bookings at the moment but if you would like to reserve a space for your work please email [email protected] with the number of pictures you would like to exhibit as below. We will contact you later in the year for payment and confirmation.Take advantage of this superb event and register soon for your pictures to be hung in this medieval setting. The organising 'hanging team' will place your work either from boards or strategically placed locations around the church for maximum effect. You will not need to be there for this and the team's decision is final.


Here are the rules:

OPENING TIMES


Aldenham Church photo of the outside

The exhibition has been cancelled for 2021:




BUT you are welcome to attend the SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 10.30am




PREVIEW NIGHT

Artists will get one free pass for the evening and other guests will be admitted for a £5 donation to the church which will include Prosecco, wine or soft drinks, nibbles and live music.(Free for children with adults.)

HAND IN

At the Church
If you cannot make the hand in at the requested time, please arrange for someone to do it for you.

HAND BACK

At the church If you are unable to collect any unsold works you must arrange for someone else to do so on your behalf or email us as we cannot store or arrange delivery.

Stewarding
The Exhibition will be manned by experienced people at all times and you are NOT required to steward.

Selling
We will allow purchasers to take the picture with them when they have paid the full selling price.


ALL SALES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A 25% COMMISSION FOR ALDENHAM CHURCH FABRIC FUND for renovations and repairs


ENTRY: ART FESTIVAL 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED


  • 3 framed pictures for hanging @ £5.00 each
  • 8 unframed browser pictures @ £2.00 each

  • Your choice of work may be changed at any time up to the closing date so you can enter early to make sure of your spot.
  • We will email shortly before the closing date to remind you.

Framed Pictures
Pictures must be properly and securely framed (or be box canvasses) and have a string or wire at the back. They must also have a label on the back showing the title, artist, media and price. There is no upper size limit on framed work providing we have space to hang them. Badly framed or unsafe work may not be displayed.
FRAMED PICTURES MUST BE ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART, NO PHOTOGRAPHS, DIGITAL ART OR LIMITED-EDITION PRINTS UNLESS THEY ARE COLLAGRAPH, LINOCUT, OR SIMILAR HAND PULLED WORKS.

Unframed or Browsers Pictures
Most forms of art are acceptable as unframed work including original art on unmounted canvas, paper or thin board (i.e. hardboard or similar) in any medium including Giclee prints, digital and photographic art. All work must be of your own making.
All items MUST be enclosed in a clear plastic or cellophane sleeve with a stiffener or mount where necessary and the pack must not exceed 4mm in thickness. Works on canvas mounted on stretcher bars are NOT acceptable.
All unframed work MUST have a label on the back clearly showing the name of the artist, title, medium and price.

All items must be for sale and of a suitable subject for the setting.

Email the entry form to: [email protected]
Or post to: Aldenham Art Festival, c/o 6 Belmont Road, Bushey, Herts, WD23 2JTD


PAYMENT



Aldenham Church watercolour by A.Gilpin
Aldenham Church
Watercolour by Arthur Gilpin

  • Payment is to be made in advance preferably by online banking: Sort Code:  20-74-09 Ac Nº 90100668
  • Use the word ART followed by your initial and first three letters of your surname as the reference, so if my name was John Smith I would put ARTJSMI.
  • AND EMAIL TO SAY YOU HAVE DONE IT to: [email protected]
  • You may also send a cheque with your entry form made payable to 'Aldenham Parish Church'. Please note that because of Bank Charges no cheques for less than £10 will be accepted.
  • Payment for sold work will be made to artists as soon as possible after the show ends
  • Publicity

    The success of the exhibition relies on good publicity; we will do all we can to maximise on this. But YOU can play a vital role as well by telling all your friends, relations and any one you can think of about it as well as using your social media networks.

    Insurance

    Public liability Insurance is provided, however, the insurance of all works is the responsibility of the individual person. Aldenham Church or the organisers cannot accept responsibility for theft, loss or damage no matter how caused.

    About the venue

    Set in the small village of Aldenham, close to the towns of Radlett, Bushey and Watford, in the Hertfordshire countryside,St John the Baptist church is a wonderful mediaeval churchof outstanding beauty where Christians have worshipped since the 13thcentury.During the public open days there will be tea, coffee and home-madecakes available for a donation and there are toilets.Parking is free in the overflow car park of Aldenham Golf Club opposite the church

    We look forward to your entry and thank you for taking part.

    Aldenham Art Festival 2019


    Event organised by Ken Haslar and Richard Wheeler (Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th September)


    Last year’s Aldenham Art Festival, ( its third year), was by general acclaim the biggest and best yet. There were more artists and more artworks than ever before. Over 80 artists drawn from a wide area of Herts, Bucks, Beds and North London as well as our local regulars from Aldenham, Radlett, Bushey and Watford entered over 500 artworks, both framed and unframed. The expansion of the browser section gave artists greater opportunities to exhibit their mounted but unframed work, in addition to the three framed pieces allowed per artist. The browsers proved to be popular both with the artists and with the visitors. Sales of artwork nearly doubled in value on last year to nigh on £9k which in addition to revenue from sponsorship, artists entry fees, donations and income from refreshments and sundry items meant that there was a good profit to help support the fabric of the fabulous building it is held in.

    Not only was the Festival a financial success but it was an enjoyable weekend in line with the commitment to make the Church a centre for social and cultural activities for all members of the community. Guests included the Worshipful the Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Alan Plancey, at the Preview, Oliver Dowden MP on Friday and various other guests over the weekend. The valuable sponsorship of Aldenham Golf and Country Club was supplemented by additional sponsors, Oliver and Akers Estate Agents, London Colney, and Morris Wealth Management, Radlett. Others have contributed anonymously. The colour brochure was largely financed through the advertisements of local businesses and professional organisations. We thank them all.

    The team of volunteers from the church did amazing work at every stage of the operation including the provision of cake, tea, coffee and other refreshments. Others worked tirelessly transporting and erecting the display boards and hanging the paintings. The bell ringers provided a peal of bells to open the Festival on the Preview Night and flowers in the church added to the ambience of the occasion. Stewards provided a warm welcome throughout the weekend. Our Treasurer has been working overtime, it really was a team effort.

    Perhaps the greatest debt of all must go to the artists. Numerous comments were made about the quality and variety of the work on display appealing to all tastes making it one of the best art shows in the area.

    We look forward to another great show this year and for those who sold work, congratulations. For those who did not sell, stick with us, we are on the way up!

    Our thanks and congratulations to all for a fantastic result!

    More information on how to enter the next event: Aldenham Art Festival 2020

  • As mentioned above the event is in Association with Aldenham Golf and Country Club (just across the road from the Church) where you can always enjoy breakfast, lunch or special occasions. If you would like more information about our sponsor, the Aldenham Golf & Country Club you can visit their website at www.aldenhamgolfclub.co.uk
  • All pictures below are courtesy of Ken Haslar


    Pictures of the event submitted by Ken Haslar







    Aldenham Art Festival 2018


    Another successful year!


    After the great success of last year’s show this year’s event was staged over the weekend of Thursday 14th - Sunday 16th September in the beautiful setting of Aldenham Church.

    With well over 430 paintings both framed and unframed to choose from it was an eye-catching exhibition with some amazing original, contemporary and traditional works of art to browse and buy at affordable prices from £20 - £900.

    The event kicked off with the Preview evening with delicious canapés and drinks kindly supplied by Aldenham Golf and Country Club to whom we are enormously grateful. not only for this but also for the massive support they have shown us this and last year. Well over 100 people came to this evening and in the following three days many more came to view the works and to sample the delicious home made cakes and refreshments.

    The addition of the new browser racks made a huge difference to the public’s access to them and lots more sales were made of unframed work than before. This will be further expanded next time.

    The event kicked off with the Preview evening with delicious canapés and drinks kindly supplied by Aldenham Golf and Country Club to whom we are enormously grateful. not only for this but also for the massive support they have shown us this and last year. Well over 100 people came to this evening and in the following three days many more came to view the works and to sample the delicious home made cakes and refreshments.

    In all, 58 pictures were sold and over £5,000 was taken on sales. The commission on this coupled with the entrance donations and refreshment sales meant that over £4,000 was handed over to the church for much needed maintenance of this wonderful medieval building. But it wasn’t just about sales, lots of people came and had an enjoyable couple of hours admiring the pictures, the historic building and enjoying a great social occasion.

    Huge thanks go to everyone who helped to put this show on and supported us. Plans are finalised for next year and the 2019 event has all the signs of becoming one of the biggest and finest art shows in this part of the world.

    More information on how to enter the next event: Aldenham Art Festival 2019

  • As mentioned above the event is in Association with Aldenham Golf and Country Club (just across the road from the Church) where you can always enjoy breakfast, lunch or special occasions. If you would like more information about our sponsor, the Aldenham Golf & Country Club you can visit their website at www.aldenhamgolfclub.co.uk
  • All pictures below are courtesy of Ken Haslar


    Pictures of the event submitted by Ken Haslar






    Aldenham Art Festival 2017


    Roaring success for our first festival!



    Thank you to everyone who either visited, attended or exhibited at the first Aldenham Art Festival and making it so successful.

    It was amazing to see this beautiful 12th century church not only full of people but also full of quality original paintings, collages and other mediums – 209 framed and 215 in ‘browser racks’ made it a massive show. With so many styles, sizes and mediums to choose from the show must be considered amongst the best in the County for lovers of art seeking to fill a space on their walls, and many did so!


    The event brought many local residents into the church for the first time who were surprised at this little gem in the heart of the village. It was also a brilliant social occasion for parishioners and local residents.


    The event began with a Preview Night on Friday 15 th September with over 180 guests and artists attending; they were treated to Prosecco, wine and soft drinks accompanied by trays of wonderful canapés all with the compliments of Aldenham Golf Club and accompanied by live music from Harpist Lucy Haslar.


    The event continued over Saturday 16 th and Sunday 17th , with delicious home-made cakes and refreshments available to all visitors. During the event a pianist played soft light music, at times other musicians and singers accompanied him. One very enthusiastic and talented singer was local resident Julia Romanenkova who sung her native Russian ballads.


    Over £3000 was raised for the church and will provide much needed funds to preserve this wonderful building. At the close of the Art Festival thirty-eight paintings were sold raising a total of nearly £4000 plus donations and refreshment money. Pretty good for a first time!


    Paul Lancaster, General Manager at Aldenham Golf Club said ‘We were more than happy to supply the refreshments and some sponsorship for the Aldenham Art Festival. It was a good opportunity for us, as new owners of the club, to get more involved in the village and the community.


    Plans are made this year and with some improvements in mind 'Aldenham Art' will become a landmark event in the calendars or artists, buyers and visitors alike.



    All pictures below are courtesy of Ken Haslar


    Pictures of the event submitted by Ken Haslar



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