East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018 or EKOH for short is now in its 17th year, bringing together more than 200 artists exhibiting in 67 houses and studios in Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Faversham, Herne Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Whitstable.
All houses are open on the weekends of: 20th/21st, 27th/28th October & 3rd/4th November 2018
11am – 5pm (unless otherwise stated) with free entry.
http://ekoh.org.uk/

Deal is one of the town artists’ trails, but as you can see from the poster there are many other towns involved during the same weekends. Please visit the website http://ekoh.org.uk/deal/ for specifics on artists.

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We have Kate Baker mosaic muse with her handmade mosaics and glass, Peter Hayes-Watkins (Hayfield) with his contemporary landscapes in watercolour/gouache and acrylic inks, Barry Popple with his pen and ink line drawings, Susan Beresford with her acrylic abstracts, Mike Tedder with mixed media work/prints and finally Linden Hall Studio showing an exhibition of paintings by two local artists.

#ekohDEAL2018 #Dealeastkentopenhouses #ekohartistsopenhouses @artistsOpenHous #EastKentOpenHouses

Location 1: Helen of Helen Komatsu Ceramics
Please make a note that due to personal circumstances this location will not be open on any of the 3 weekend dates. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Dover Studio Collective celebrates Fête de l’estampe

A collective of Dover-based artists and their guests are opening up their studio building to the public again, presenting both complete and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces. The event, part of the sixth Fête de l’estampe festival, will bring together contemporary print and artists’ books and aims to present an expansive view / idea of what print can be. All are welcome to visit this free studio event and no pre-booking is required.

Saturday/samedi 26/5: 11.00-17.00h
Sunday/dimanche 27/5: 11.00-17.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Douvres et leurs invités ouvrent les portes de leurs ateliers au public. Ils présenteront des œuvres imprimées – complètes ou en cours – dans le cadre de leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi que dans une exposition collective dans leur espace d’exposition. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine et des livres d’artistes avec l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de l’impression. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit, et la réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

La Fête de l’estampe

Devenue au fil des années un succès, c’est un rendez-vous annuel à ne pas manquer. La Fête de l’estampe permet à un large public de découvrir dans une ambiance chaleureuse la richesse de ce moyen d’expression qui comprend la gravure, la lithographie, la sérigraphie ou encore les procédés numériques. Des expositions, des performances, des visites d’ateliers, stages, démonstrations, portes ouvertes, cours, conférences, ventes aux enchères, kakémonos géants, etc. sont organisés dans toute la France et même au-delà, en Europe, le jour de la Fête de l’estampe, autour du 26 mai 2018. La Fête de l’estampe 2018 reçoit le soutien du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Over the years, the success of this festival has made it an unmissable event in the cultural calendar. With the support of the French ministry of Culture, La Fête de l’estampe provides a festive opportunity for many to discover this rich art that includes lithography, engraving, serigraphy, artists’ books and even digital prints. Exhibitions, outdoor studios, training sessions, open studios, conferences, performances, auctions, and giant prints are organised in France and in many other countries in Europe on 26th May, 2018, for one day, or longer in some areas.

Directions

Dover Studio Collective: 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2PW

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/89/90/61), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.

Entry is free / gratuite.

Le stationnement sur place est limité mais il y a moyen de se garer à moins de 50 mètres dans un parking a l’arrière du pont ferroviare. Un arret de bus se trouve en bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/61/89/90). L’atelier peut être atteint à pied ou en taxi depuis la gare de Douvres ou le terminal de ferry qui se trouvent à 1 ou 2 km.

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Now in its 17th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 spread over 67 houses and studios. We are also delighted to include Margate, Cliftonville and Deal and hope to extend our range around Kent’s Creative Coast.

All houses are open weekends during the festival:
20th/21st, 27th/28th October & 3rd/4th November 2018 11am – 5pm (unless stated)

For more information about the event see: https://ekoh.org.uk/

If you are interested in participating in East Kent Artists’ Open Houses 2018, then please contact one of the area organiser for more information. Or alternatively download the entry forms below for all the information about taking part. https://ekoh.org.uk/take-part/

Deadline For Entries is 30th April

Please get in touch with Kate if you would like to be an artist exhibiting during East Kent Open Houses in the Deal Trail. Last year – our first year for Deal – we had 21 artists and some shared homes and some opened their studios

Kate Baker: Deal
katebakermosaicmuse@icloud.com

East Kent Open Houses town art trails

East Kent Open Houses town art trails, which are part of the Canterbury festival since 2000-2001 returns in October 2017 with a new town having joined the trail: Deal. We have 21 artists across 12 ‘house’ venues ready to open their homes/studios/galleries to welcome you and share with you their works, inspirations and projects.

Support local artists and venture out on this new Deal town trail during October weekends, (from 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29th) Venues will be open at 11-5pm unless stated. Find info regarding participating artists and town trails on the ekoh.org.uk website and download a brochure and map(s).

Visit SEAS Open Studios event this July

Summer Open Studios 2017


To download a pdf format of the brochure: please click the image above.


SEAS artists will be opening their doors for the annual Summer Open Studios Art Trail across Deal and surrounding villages, welcoming visitors again this year. All artists studios will be open on the 1st & 2nd July, then 8th & 9th July. Most venues will be open from 10am to 5pm. Some artists will also open for an third w/end on the 15th & 16th July.

Dover PrintFest 17

Dover PrintFest 2017 will be hosted by the Dover Arts Collective on 26th, 27th & 28th of May, and we are excited to be joining this year’s 5th Fête de l’estampe with currently 222 artist printmaking events taking place across France, Belgium, Italy and the UK.

Artists Clare Smith, Chris Burke, Louisa Love, Kate Beaugie and Mike Tedder will be opening up their Dover studios and presenting a variety of completed and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces as well as a group exhibition in the expansive project space upstairs.

The exhibition will also include wall based, hanging displays and artist books by a number of invited local artists, including: Joanna Jones, Moyra Derby, Sam Capell, Philippa Wall, Marcia Teusink, Rob McDonald, Tania McCormack, Andy Malone and John Dargate. The event will bring together both contemporary print and artists’ books looking to present an expansive view/idea of what print can be.

The open studios and exhibition space will be open at the following times:

Friday/vendredi 26/5: 14.00-18.00h
Saturday/samedi 27/5: 11.00-18.00h vernissage/celebration 18.00-20.00h
Sunday/dimanche 28/5: 11.00-16.00h

Une collection d’artistes basés à Dover et leurs invités ouvrent leurs ateliers au public, présentant des œuvres imprimées, complète ou en cours, dans leurs espaces de travail individuels ainsi qu’une exposition collective dans le grand espace de projet. L’événement réunira l’impression contemporaine, les livres d’artistes et l’intention de présenter une vision / idée expansive des possibilités de de gravure. Tous sont invités à visiter cet événement gratuit et notre atelier, et la pré-réservation n’est pas nécessaire.

Although parking is limited on site, there is plenty of parking space available within 50 meters, just beyond the railway bridge. There is a bus stop near the end of Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60), and the studio can be reached on foot 1-2km or taxi from either Dover railway station or ferry terminal.

Le stationnement sur place est limité, il y a plein d’espace de stationnement à moins de 50 mètres, juste au-delà du pont du chemin de fer. Il y a un arrêt de bus près du bas de Astley Avenue (routes 15/87/88/89/60) et le studio peut être atteint à pied 1-2km ou taxi depuis la gare de Dover ou le terminal de ferry.

http://visualartist.eu
http://fetedelestampe.fr/

SEAS Open Studios 2016

SEAS Open Studios 2016

Explore. Discover. Enjoy.

During six days this Summer artists and craft makers from SEAs, Deal’s vibrant artist collective, extend a unique invitation to the public. As part of Deal’s Festival of Music & the Arts, artists transform their homes, studios and gardens into temporary galleries for the 2016 Open Studios & Art Trail. The town’s Astor Theatre is also the venue for a number of participating artists.

SEAs artists embrace a rich diversity of genres, media, techniques and themes. This year’s art trail, featuring established artists and newcomers, offers an exclusive glimpse into the artist’s world, and a chance to discover unique works of art and craft that you won’t find elsewhere.

SEAs is an artist-led organisation that seeks to create opportunities for its members to exhibit their work and to increase public engagement with the visual arts locally. The SEAs Open Studios & Art Trail in Deal and its neighbourhoods uncovers a rich seam of creative energy in one of Kent’s most cosmopolitan, welcoming and popular coastal towns.

For full artist listings, times & venues please see the SEAs Open Studio & Art Trail brochure.

Download a copy of the Open Studios guide here

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Seas – Open Studios/Art Trail – 2016 call to artists

SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail is being run almost concurrently with the Deal Festival of Music and Arts, during which artists are invited to welcome the public to view their work over three weekends starting on Saturday 25th June.

Just for your information, the third weekend 9&10 July is optional final weekend as we discussed and realise that both Wimbledon and Royal Marines bandstand event will be running also, which may reduce your visitors.

This year we are again incorporating additional events to our Open Studios (see section D and F) so please fill in appropriately.

We will again be hiring the Astor for the first two weekends for those artists who, for a variety of reasons, can’t open their studio… 25&26 June and 2&3 July

The artists who organise Open Studios operate in an unpaid and voluntary capacity. The smooth running of the event therefore relies on all the artists taking part in helping us.

I would urge you to decide if you would like to be involved, it can be at your own studios, it can be at the Astor theatre or it could be that members collaborate and share space at their residence/ studio. The different variations allow for visitors and appreciators of the local art scene a brief glimpse into the life of you the artist, and an opportunity to purchase directly from you.

The application form outlines the cost implications and I would prompt you to read carefully and then complete the form and send it back with the fee to myself (Mrs. Kate Baker) before the deadline of the 29/2/16. It is also imperative to renew membership with SEAS (through Jim Foreman) before the 29/2/16.

Download the SEAS Open Studios 2016 form by clicking here.