Calling all Artists

Are you interested in being part of our Open Studios and Art Trail this summer over 3 weekends in June and July during the Deal Festival of Music and Arts? This is a well established event that has been happening over the past 8 years for artists in and around Deal.

It is a unique opportunity to sell, show and talk about your work to the public and to make contact with other local artists.

Also this year we are also offering a free exhibition/selling place for an up and coming young artist at our Astor Theatre event. At this event last year we had 300 visitors and it would be an excellent venue for a young artist to display their work.

For more details please contact Marilyn Williams on 01304 363118 or or fill in an application form:
Click here for the 2013 application form
Closing date 31 Jan 2013



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Open Studios is being run 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 29th June.
We will again be hiring the Astor for those artists who, for a variety of reasons, can’t open their studio. SEAS is funding the cost of hiring the Astor for the 1st and 2nd weekends, but if artists want to show on the 3rd weekend there, they will need to fund the £150 weekend hire charge between themselves. Please indicate on the form below if you would like to show at the Astor for the 3rd weekend, and we will notify you of the extra cost, once all the forms are returned.
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.
Please fill in the sections of this form with the exact wording you want to be printed in the Open Studios Brochure.
Please make sure this reaches us by 31st January 2013 otherwise we cannot guarantee acceptance.

Click here for the 2013 application form

SEAS art and craft fair at Ringwould Village Hall

SEAS artists are holding a festive art & craft fair at Ringwould Village Hall, Ringwould,
Kent CT14 8HL on the 17th and 18th November.
If you are visiting Deal this Saturday, the art & craft fair will be open from 10am to 4.30pm and again from 10am to 4pm on Sunday)
Entry to the fair is free, and refreshments will be available.
A map showing the location of the hall can be viewed here:

January 2013 Open Exhibition “Renewal”

A Call to all artists:

The White Cliffs Creatives’ Guild, in association with the newly refurbished Charlton Art Centre, are pleased to invite local artists to submit work for a six week exhibition beginning in January 2013.
All forms of work are acceptable, including but not limited to: paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery, woodwork and poetry, etc.
Please confirm your interest in submitting work for the exhibition, which will commence January 19th 2013, lasting for 6 weeks by downloading the application form here:
January 2013 Open Exhibition application form
*Handing in days will be: 12/14/15/16th January, between 11 and 3pm
*Collection day will be on 2nd March between 11 and 3pm
The theme is open.
Submissions must be suitable for public viewing.

A ‘Tea and Cake’ Private View will be held on Saturday 19th January, from 11am to 1pm.

Charlton Art Centre, Charlton Shopping Centre,
High Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1TT
Please see map of the Charlton Art Centre location here

Lorraine and Ellie Machin at The Astor

Lorraine Machin and Ellie Machin exhibit at The Astor Deal.

The artists, both SEAS members, will be showing a selection of prints, watercolours and ceramics; both semi abstract and abstract works, all with an organic theme.
The exhibition runs through the whole of October, with a private view on Monday 15th October 6-8pm.

Astor Theatre
Stanhope Road
Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB
Phone: 01304 370220

Sisza Arts in Space

Sisza Arts at Space Gallery, Folkestone
3rd – 21st october

A group show featuring work from
Annie Spencer-Smith
Rachel Spencer-Smith
Christian Dada & Phyllis

Annie is an artist who uses traditional darkroom photographic techniques to create mystical, ethereal works.
She sees traditional photographic methods as a print medium, more akin to etching or silk-screen printing than commercial, digital photography.
She explores the use of double exposure, lith printing, hand colouring and other techniques to enhance her images.
All her artworks are either unique or in small limited editions.

Rachel’s work is an affectionate, eclectic collection of parodies and a celebration of bad taste.
she draws influence from the past – hollywood screen sirens, baroque bling, stately home kitsch, etc. to create a mix of (somewhat dubious) historical facts and escapist imaginings.
To do this she uses a range of media and techniques including drawing, collage, photography, resin and anything else she finds to hand.
Her work is meant to be fun.
“I know a piece is finished if it makes me laugh”

Christian dada is an artist/philosopher. his work is in the mystic realist tradition that the english are particularly good at.
His normal painting practice is to work in acrylics with glazes and overpainting in oil. this technique, an update on the traditional methods of medieval times, brings a richness and depth to his work. He does not believe that paintings should necessarily be oblong or square and so many of his pieces are cut-outs.

Phyllis is a nart Critic and conisewer.
Her brilliant selection ‘a cabinet of phyllis’ consists of resin pieces and other artworks by some of the best exponents in the field. She, being an art expert (having read 2 books on the subject and being a regular watcher of BBC4) can vouch for that!

Space Gallery
7 The Old High Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1RJ
United Kingdom