Open Studios trail 2017 applications

Please consider your place on the open studios trail and open your home/garden/studio, share with others as a guest or apply to be exhibiting at the Astor for the first two weekends in July.
Please forward application forms to Kate Baker, 4 St Edmunds Road by end of January for processing by 11/2/17. Delays will affect the team in the next stage of the process.

Please download the application form here:

SEAS Ringwould Festive Fair 2016

South East Artists (SEAS) artists will be exhibiting at their annual Art and Craft Festive Fair in Ringwould Village Hall on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November.
There will be a selection of paintings, textiles, collages, prints, mosaics and woodcraft to view with the opportunity of purchasing direct from the artists themselves.
The fair is open from 10am to 4.30pm each day, entry is free, and refreshments are available at the coffee bar.


Susan Absolon selections

Susan Absolon has a painting selected for Wales’s biennial international painting prize exhibition, BEEP Wales. 49 artists were selected from an international open submission of 500 entries. The exhibition is touring from Swansea, and will open in at the Undegun venue in Wrexham on 7th October until 5th November.
She also have a painting selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London from 17th November. This is an annual exhibition for small paintings, no larger than 20″ x 20″, with a different selection panel each year comprising 2 artists, 2 collectors and 2 art critics.
The image below is ‘No Man’s Land’ – the painting that is currently showing in BEEP Wales.


Her painting “Curfew” (below) has been selected for the Royal West of England Academy’s 164th open exhibition in Bristol. The exhibition opens to the public on Sunday 9th October and runs until 27th November in the RWA galleries, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1PX.


Art Market – Maidstone

Two SEAS artists, Kate Baker and Mike Tedder, are looking forward to taking part in this year’s Art Market in Maidstone, Saturday 17th September.
The Market Hall, Lockmeadow, Barker Road, Maidstone ME16 8LW
Nearest Train Station: Maidstone West

Making Art Work will be returning with the indoor ART MARKET in Maidstone on Saturday the 17th of September 2016, 9am-4pm. Loosely inspired by the success of “The Art Car Boot Fair”, the ART MARKET event will be held in the historic agricultural hall in the heart of the busy market place.

The first Art Market attracted in excess of 1500 visitors with over 85 stalls featuring contemporary artists, who have exhibited nationally and internationally from across Kent and the South East. It’s not surprising that Making Art Work decided to host the event again, after artists confirmed that the event had created the perfect platform to sell work directly, secure commissions and course bookings, and in some cases artists being signed up by galleries, as well as creating great networking opportunities.



Ringwould Festive Fair

SEAS artists will be exhibiting in November at the Ringwould Festive Fair, which will take place at Ringwould Village Hall, and the dates for this event have been confirmed as 26/27 November.

Save the date…

Details of dates to add to your diaries for SEAS Winter OS and Ringwould Festive Fair later this year. We realise that it is still only mid-summer, but we are gauging interest in these seasonal events at this stage, with further information being sent out in September. Please email if you think you would like to be a part of Winter OS and/or the Ringwould Festive Fair, or have any further questions.

We also appreciate our Summer OS and Art Trail has not yet begun, so good luck to all. Let’s promote one another and mention to all our visitors about the fantastic range of artists, designers and crafters we have within seas.


Whitstable Biennale 2016 programme

Whitstable Biennale is a festival of performance, film and sound, taking place every two years on the Kent coast. The event has grown out of Whitstable’s extensive artistic community, and has developed an international reputation for showcasing the most exciting up-and-coming artists and filmmakers, and engaging audiences in a rich programme.

Whitstable Biennale 2016 programme for this coming weekend


Horsebridge A1 Open Exhibition

A1 Open Exhibition is the biggest show in town! Apply now!

The popular and anticipated A1 returns to The Horsebridge Galleries this summer!
Two galleries full of the most inspiring, eclectic, diverse artworks with one thing that unites them – their size. All artworks are A1 in size and with all mediums represented it is an exhibition not to be missed. To take part please contact the centre for an application form or email us at

Each picture has a £35.00 submission fee but no commission on sales. the exhibition runs for 3 weeks and we attract thousands of visitors.

It is a great time to have your work viewed and purchased. There are limited spaces so please apply quickly to avoid disappointment. Half the spaces have been taken in the first week, please get those forms in to us with your fee soon.