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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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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.

exhibition open studios opportunities

Small is Beautiful – Postcard art event

South East Artists Open Studios Launch Event
Saturday 1 June 10am to 5pm
St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal

Over 30 artists in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay will be exhibiting a full range of their work in this years OPEN STUDIOS art trail in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Astor Theatre, Landmark Centre and the Deal Angling Club.
You are invited to attend the Launch event Small is Beautiful between 10am
and 5pm on Saturday 1 June at the St. George’s Parish Hall, where you can
meet the artists and see many examples of their small-scale work. You’ll learn from the artists where they will be exhibiting during the two weekends of OPEN STUDIOS and receive the event catalogue with a map highlighting artist venues.

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Small Is Beautiful

St George’s Parish Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 1 June 2019

Our Open Studios launch event. Small-scale original work including paintings, prints, photography, mixed media, glass, mosaics and ceramics, everything priced at £20. Meet the artists and find out about Open Studios, brochures will be available.

St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal CT14 6EG
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.

demonstrations opportunities

Pebble painting workshops – Lasting Memories Project

East Cliff Creative’s Lasting Memories Project, to commemorate peace after WW1, is gaining a real momentum but there are still many pebbles to be painted before the end of June. If you or anyone you know would like to make their mark on a few there are a number of free walk-in painting workshops:

May 11th Folkestone Library 10am-2pm
May 16th Block67, 67 Tontine St 11am-7pm
May 17th Cheriton Library 10am-12pm
May 19th Block67, 67 Tontine St 10am-4pm

The project is growing rapidly with over 1,500 school children taking part in painting pebbles at schools and youth centres.
They only have to paint 20,000!!!! Each one will be a mini artwork that will become part of the seven giant Beach Poppies to be constructed on the 29th/30th June. Anyone can take part and you don’t have to be an artist.
To find out more here are a few links that will explain:

Lasting Memories: How to Get Involved

Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant poppies on the beaches of Folkestone at the end of June 2019. The poppies will be created from around 20,000 Folkestone pebbles. Each pebble will be its own mini artwork, painted using special eco-friendly paint by the community, young and old. Everyone is welcome!

The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.
Follow #pebblepoppies to see updates on Instagram!

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Easter Arts and Craft

Trinity Church Hall
10am to 5pm
Saturday 20 April 2019

Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, mosaics, photography and glass. Buy affordable original art work and greetings cards. Just three minutes’ walk from Deal’s open-air market. Deal is a vibrant town with great studios, galleries and excellent high street shopping. Come and meet the artists and see their work and find out about other 2019 events.

Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal CT14 6EA
Entry Free. Disabled access. Parking nearby.

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SEAS Open Studios 2019 applications open

Our Art Trail runs in Deal and Walmer, also including St Margaret’s, River and other surrounding villages. Artists welcome the public to view their work over two weekends; this year Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd June and Sat 29th – Sun 30th June, open from 10-5pm.
Download an application form and see further details here.
Deadline for open studios applications is 1st March 2019.


Canterbury Museums & Galleries Artist Opportunities

Creativity is fundamental in making The Beaney a vibrant and exciting place for everyone. Whenever possible we offer opportunities for artists to create, explore, engage, share and challenge using our collections and building as a resource for inspiration.
Current Artist Opportunities:

Beyond War – Visualising Peace, a selling show (10 November 2018 – 10 February 2019).

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury, is inviting submissions for a selling show that takes as its starting point the end of WWI and the view of the future for its survivors.

2D artists and photographers are asked to respond to this theme or that of concepts of peace and memorials, as well as our view of these issues a hundred years later.

To download full details including information on the application process click here. To download an application form click here.

Deadline for applications: Midnight Tuesday 18th September.