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SEAS Open Studios 2021 applications

SEAS Open Studios 2021 applications:

Our Art Trail runs in Deal, Walmer, St Margaret’s, River and surrounding villages. Artists welcome the public to view their work over two compulsory weekends; this year Sat 19th–Sun 20th June and Sat 26th–Sun 27th June, open from 10-5pm at all venues. We have booked three group venues: the Astor, the Angling Club and the Cleary Room at the Landmark. Fees are provisional, some have increased, others are waiting for confirmation. If final costs are lower, refunds will be made. The artist entry fee for the two weekends
varies, depending on venue (entry for visitors must be free). NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we can’t be sure the event will go ahead. Decisions on publicity will be taken over the next few months. If the event is cancelled after early May, the base fee (£65) will not be refundable. The basic fee covers publicity.

Fee includes entry to Small is Beautiful show at St George’s Hall on 5th June:
Home/studio £65
Angling Club £95
Astor Theatre £115
Landmark £147.50
Guests: Fee with a name only brochure entry is the above figure less £45. Examples: Guest in home studio £20; Guest at Angling Club £50. Compulsory SEAS membership fee in addition.
The smooth running of our events relies on participants contributing, e.g. delivery and collection of brochures, signage, social media promotions and sharing artists trail information with visitors. Please use the form below or the email version to complete relevant sections, including payment, as appropriate, and return as soon as possible and no later than 28th February. Please write clearly, any unclear information may lead
to delay in processing.

You can download a pdf format of the application form by clicking the link:

or copy and complete the following list and return via email.

Please type in information below, used for the brochure entry and send to and
B VENUE (address and postcode for home/studios; or select up to three group venues e.g. Astor 1,
Angling Club 2, Landmark 3)
E EXTRAS (disabled access, event, refreshments etc, with max 10 word details)
F IMAGE for brochure attached to this email, together with a map with my location and postcode
(home/studios only)
I DECLARATIONS By sending this email, I declare I will:
• Attend my venue at the published times
• Make payment in full by 28/2/21 (optional £30 deposit by 10/2/21) and email and to confirm
• Understand that late cancellation due to the changing regulations and situation of Covid-19
may mean that £65 of my OS fees will not be refundable
• Understand my application will only be processed when my annual membership fee has
been received.


Over 65s Art Competition

King Lear Prizes Spring 2021

The National Creative Arts Competition for Over 65s


Postcards from Lockdown

As part of the ARTISTS SAVE THE ASTOR initiative, we are inviting people to make a postcard sized work (10 x 15cm) on the theme of lockdown. This is something for EVERYONE to be part of (not just artists) and we hope a real cross-section of our community will contribute. It can be text, a drawing, collage or painting, a photograph, any medium at all. On the back, just add your name and anything else you’d like to say. Every original work will be added to a small compilation of up to 10 postcards, with each unique set to be raffled as part of the ARTISTS SAVE THE ASTOR initiative.

So, please spread the word among your families, friends and neighbours. The more postcards the better. They can be posted or popped through the letterboxes of Deirdre Kashdan, 13 St Andrews Rd, Deal or Rebecca Bain Smith, 172 High Street, CT14 6BQ. We’d like cards by FRIDAY 7th AUGUST please, ready for the raffle in September.


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SEAS Open Studios 2020

It is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel OPEN STUDIOS 2020 and its launch event SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL for the safety and well-being of our artists and the visiting public.

OS was planned for the last two weekends of June but given the uncertainty surrounding easing of lockdown and the continuing risks of contagion, we feel we cannot commit to going ahead with these events.

We remain positive and hope our planned autumn and winter events will take place. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we will showcase our work and keep you informed of future developments and events.

We looked forward to seeing you soon at one of our events. Stay healthy and best wishes from all of our artists.




Artists from various disciplines express their
personal journeys through art
21st May – 1st June 2020
Mon-Sat 9-5pm and Sun 10-4pm,
The Horsebridge Arts Centre
11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AF

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Call out for SEAS Open Studios 2020

Applications are now open for artists wishing to take part in Open Studios this summer. SEAS members should by now have received an email containing details of fees, instructions and an easy to complete email based application form.
Visitors are also welcome to click the ‘open studios 2020’ tab in the menu above to find further details and an online application form for the event.
(Please note that SEAS membership will be required for artists wishing to take part in open studios – a membership form can be located under the ‘join’ tab in the menu.


SEAS Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Paintings, Print, Ceramic, Glass, Mosaics and Textiles.
A South East Artists regular event, always popular, with people looking for original and affordable ideas for Christmas gifts. Artists original paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, textiles and mosaics including small gifts such as jewellery and greetings cards.
Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road, Ringwould, CT14 8HL
30 Nov 10am – 4.30pm
1 Dec 10am – 4.30pm


3 Point Turner

Pie Factory Exhibition
15-26 November 2019 11am to 4pm
South East Artists return to the Pie Factory. 15 artists showing a variety of work including paintings, photography, prints, ceramics, textiles, mosaics and glass. Come and meet the artists among the vibrant art quarters of Margate and nip across the road to the Turner Contemporary, where the 2019 Turner prize winners will be on show.
7 Broad Street, Margate, CT9 1EW
Entry Free. Disabled access.


SEAS Postcard Art

Postcard Art at St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal.
9th November, 10am to 4pm.
Original artwork from over 20 South East Artists.
#art #artexhibition #postcardart #dealtown

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East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Welcome to East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2019 or EKOH for short. Now in its 19th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 artists spread over 70 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

The artists’ trail gives the public a personal insight into how an artist works within their specialised field. It opens up a wealth of information and interest to pave the way for making new contacts and discovering opportunities for anyone interested in taking up new fields of creativity. The trail is your chance to visit artists in their homes, to speak to them in person about their work and to find out what is happening in your local area. This is a rare opportunity to experience a diverse array of high quality work in a relaxed setting; with so many venues to choose from there should be something for everyone. So, plan your trip and prepare to be inspired and surprised.
All houses are open weekends during the festival

12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th October 2019 – 11am – 5pm (unless stated)

Brochures available from the following locations:

Deal Library Queen Street
Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road
Landmark Centre 129 High Street
The Lane 15 South Court
The TapHouse Cafe 5 South Street
81 Beach Street
Deal Train Station Platform 1
Walmer Train Station
The Royal Pub Beach Street
Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant
Betteshangar Country Park Sholden