ABOUT US

The Howick arts society (HARTS) held its first meeting in 1991. Since then Harts has grown into a vibrant community of artists of all skill levels and all walks of life. Our members inspire and encourage each other and have so much fun in the process.

Artists range from beginners to seasoned professionals who are more than willing to share their techniques and knowledge. To this end workshops (for a very nominal fee) are held on a monthly basis on different aspects of visual arts.

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, unless it falls on a public holiday. Then the meeting is held on the following Monday. The meetings currently take place from 2.00pm – 4pm in Howick. Guest speakers are invited to do a presentation at the meeting on topics of interest to artists and a workshop on the topic the following Monday.

At the monthly meetings members may bring along and exhibit their latest works and receive a critique. Members in attendance then vote for their favourite works. Points are accumulated over the year and at the end of the year the artist with the most points wins the prestigious Asselberg Cup and a year’s free subscription to HARTS. If you would like to apply send us an email.

A newsletter is sent to members every month, keeping members up to date on past and forthcoming HARTs.

Have a look at our archives page.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR HARTS MEMBERS

Harts organizes a couple of pop up exhibitions throughout the year for our members. We select a member to be featured artist of the month. The artist of the month is an article sent to the local press where our artists are promoted in the Village talk and on our social media. We are dedicated to help shine a spotlight on local artists and events.

A Year End Luncheon is held where The Asselberg Cup winner is announced, as well as The Lorna Pierson Progress Trophy presented to the Most Improved Artist of the Year and the Vicki Cressey Cup for Originality is awarded.

The members choose a theme each year and enter a painting anonymously, which is judged by an external art expert and the winner is also announced at the Year End Luncheon.

Subscription fees for the year are R180.00 payable at the Annual General Meeting in September.

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WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ITALIAN ARTSHOP THAT WILL ALLOW OUR MEMBERS A DISCOUNT ON HIGH QUALITY ART SUPPLIES.

2023 END OF YEAR CELEBRATION