SEAS Open Studios begins today!

It is the last Saturday in June and SEAS Open Studios & Art Trail 2013 opens today. For this, and the following two weekends, artists across Deal, Walmer and Eastry will be opening their studios, houses and gardens for you to come and see just what artists do all day. We can’t promise sunshine, but a warm welcome awaits – together with wonderfully diverse displays of artwork to explore, while perhaps chatting with the artists over a coffee.
If you have not already discovered our open studio guide and trail map, these can be picked up at locations such as tourist information, and participating studios. You can also download the full guide book from here, to begin planning your visit to this beautiful part of Kent, and our South East Artists event:
Open Studios and Art Trail 2013 brochure

Caroline Yates – Urban Myth

A collection of oil paintings on canvas based on identity; exploring the notion of standing out from, or disappearing into a crowd.
24th May – 25th May at Lovelys, 248 Northdown Rd., Cliftonville, Margate, Kent CT9 2PX
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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