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

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Art Market Maidstone

If you are in the Maidstone area later this month, why not visit the Art Market at the Lockmeadow Market Hall on September 30th, and say hello to SEAS artists Kate Baker and Mike Tedder who will be showing some of their work there.

Kate Baker

Experience the vibrancy of the contemporary art scene on Saturday 30th September, with Maidstone’s Art Market at the town’s historic Lockmeadow Market Hall.
The Art Market is an affordable art event bringing together artists from across Kent and the South East showcasing some of the best contemporary art available.

Mike Tedder – cyanotype

‘Keeping true to our Maidstone roots, inspired by the historic Market and loosely based on the success of “The Art car boot fair”, the “Art Market” provides a public platform to all artists, organisations, collectives and galleries across Kent and the South East. Open to all art disciplines the Art Market gives exhibitors an opportunity to sell their work to the public, build a relationship with potential buyers, galleries and curators. With an informal approach to the fair we hope to engage a wider audience to celebrate and enjoy the arts.’
Making Art Work
https://artmarketme14.wordpress.com/about/

Art Market at Lockmeadow Market Hall
Barker Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 8LW

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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Textile Art at the Pie Factory, Margate

Textile Art Exhibition – The Whole Nine Yards
Friday 13th November to Tuesday 17th November
10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily
Meet the Artist: Open to All – Saturday 14th November – Afternoon Tea – 1.00 p.m. to 5.oo p.m.

This is an exciting eclectic mix of Art Textiles. Each exhibitor displaying something different focusing from Art to Textiles.
Printed fabric, Embroidery, Quilting, Crochet Sculptures, Rag Rugs, Jewellery, Paintings, and felt structures. All exhibitors are experienced fine artists and their work is delightful, colourful and excitingly varied. The exhibition is free and there are lots of items to buy across a wide range of prices but simply come and admire the creativity of Seas Member Artists.

SEAS artists exhibiting:
Mike Tedder – Print Maker; Painter and Textiles
Kath Love – Textile Artist
Chris Birbeck – Painter; Textile Artist
Nicki Vowls – Printmaker; Painter and Textiles
Patricia Barry – Mixed Media Painter, Printmaker and Textiles
Karin Jamotte – Photographer and Textiles
Pamela Bolton – Textiles
Jim Foreman- Painter
Alan Davis – Printmaker
Jane Adorney – Mixed Media, Collage and Jewellery Artist

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Applications are now open for SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail 2015

Applications are now open for SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail 2015.
Sat/Sun 27/28 June – Sat/Sun 4/5 July – Sat/Sun 11/12 July
Open Studios/Art Trail 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 27th June. Application is open to all SEAS members.
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 click here to download an application form.
Deadline for applications is February 6th.
SEAS membership is £15 annually and the Open Studio fee is £70 for the summer event.

SEAS Winter Open Studios 2014

South East Artists (SEAS)
WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 2014:
In and around Deal:
29/30 November & 6/7 December:

Following the success of this Summer’s Open Studio & Art Trail, members of SEAS (South East Artists) will be opening their houses and studios for the popular Winter Open Studio event. During the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December, 14 artists will be mounting festive exhibitions of their work, turning their homes and studios into temporary galleries open to the public.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas the SEAS Open Studios provide an ideal opportunity for discovering unique and memorable gifts that will surprise and please your family and friends. Shop at your leisure and in the welcoming environment of an artist’s house or studio for a unique selection of original and hand crafted items, from paintings, ceramics, prints and photographs, to glassware and textiles. Make a day of it and visit each of the venues to find affordable and distinctive items made by local artists and artisans.

Whether you are searching for a personal gift, gifts for the home, or even simply to treat yourself to something special, Jane Adorney’s whimsical collection of handcrafted jewellery, Bridget McVey’s Japanese inspired porcelain trays, bowls and vases and Kate Baker’s richly decorative mosaic and glass fusions will all be sure to catch your eye. Nicki Vowls, whose prints celebrating local heroes of WW1 and of the seas are well known locally and much coveted, will also have a selection of her popular, quirky automata to tempt you. When the decorations are taken down your walls need not be bare, as paintings, photographs and textile art feature in many of the venues. From Caroline Yates’ enigmatic paintings of crowds, Kath Love’s intricately stitched textiles, Liz Mott’s photographic land, sea and skyscapes, and Rosemary Stow’s unusual handmade rag rugs – all of the artists will extend a warm welcome and ensure that your Christmas shopping is a memorable adventure, rather than a chore. If you are searching for something small such as an unusual card or stocking filler, or if you want to push the boat out with a special gift such as a framed photograph, painting or textile, be sure not to miss this popular Winter Open Studio event in the heart of Deal and its neighbourhoods. Celebrate as you shop and feast on the variety of colour, texture and creativity that is available on your doorstep. A leaflet is available in the town with details of each studio and its opening times.

SEAS is an artist-led, self-funding and voluntary organisation that aims to promote, support and create opportunities for Deal’s vibrant creative community. Its members number artists and artisans working locally in a rich diversity of media, who bring many skills to the community through public exhibitions, community events and workshops across East Kent. The Open Studios offer an exclusive glimpse into the artists’ world, and a chance to discover and collect unique works of art and craft direct from the maker. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the arts, as an exhibiting member or as a friend.

For artist listings, times & venues see the SEAS Winter Open Studio brochure – download available here.
Susan Absolom

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SEAS Art and Craft Festive Fair

SEAS members invite you to their annual South East Artists Art and Craft Festive Fair, at Ringwould Village Hall on the weekend of 23/24th November.
Come along and and see the unique selection of art and crafts presented, have a tea/coffee and meet the SEAS artists.
Entry is free and the doors are open 10-4.30 on both Saturday and Sunday.
Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road, Ringwould, Kent, England, CT14 8HL
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Unifying Variety – SEAS at The Horsebridge

The SEAS group will be exhibiting at the Horsebridge this April. In a show that brings together and celebrates the diversity of their work and practice, where each artist will showcase work that represents their individual approaches to art. The exhibition opens on April 10th, with a ‘Meet the Artists’ preview afternoon on Saturday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm, when many of the SEAS group will be present.

The exhibition will close on Monday 23rd April. There is free admission to both the Somerset Maugham Gallery & Gallery 2 space, which are open 10-6 daily.
For details about the gallery & it’s location, please consult their website:
horsebridge-centre.org.uk

SEAS Winter Open Studios

Open Studios takes place over two consecutive weekends on November 27/28th and December 4/5th. Artists and craftmakers from, Deal, Walmer, Eastry, Hacklinge, and Dover welcome visitors into their studios to meet them, view their work and chat about art. Most items will be for sale and commissions can be negotiated.

Artists opening their studios for this pre-Christmas event include: Jim Robertshaw, Elisabeth Sefton, Peter Hayes-Watkins, The Burning Bush Gallery, Marilyn Williams, David White, Amanda Thompson, Sue Manton, Clare Wakefield, Susan Sullivan, Adrian Sullivan and Mike Tedder.

The artists who organise Open Studios all operate in an unpaid and voluntary capacity. The guide brochure to accompany the event, listing the artists taking part, with directions and artist contact details, will be available from many local outlets and can be downloaded from our website.

Click here to download the trail guide: High Quality version / Quick download version