Welcome to Open Studios 2019

South East Artists (SEAS) are exhibiting in Deal, Walmer, Ringwould and St. Margaret’s Bay, in individual studios, galleries and at three group venues: the Angling Club, Astor Theatre and Landmark Centre on 22+23rd June & 29+30th June.
Work includes woodcuts, mosaic, glass, painting, photography, drawing, embroidered textiles, ceramics, pottery, printmaking, collage, montage, assemblage, constructions, following themes of heritage, travel, local scenes, events, people, ideas, feelings, movement, dance and music.
SEAS artists are making links this year with the Deal Music and Arts Festival, starting on 28th June, where some artists will be producing art during music events; you can combine Open Studios visits with open gardens on the 30th June; there are printmaking demonstrations on Saturday mornings; or have your portrait drawn on the spot during the final weekend.
Follow the trail using the map and details of individual artists inside. Meet and talk to the artists.

Click here to download a copy of the Open Studios trail guide.

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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.

White Chair gallery launches

The White Chair Gallery popped up in Deal last Saturday for it’s first public launch. Artists gathered with a wonderfully diverse array of white chairs, together with a piece of work each to exhibit.
Our first location was under the shade of large tree in the High Street, before moving on to outside the Astor theatre, with a final show to greet passengers disembarking from the Orient Express, which pulled in to Deal station early afternoon.
Many stopped to view the art on display and chat, while the impromptu gallery provided a great opportunity to bring art outside, into local public spaces. SEAS artists are now looking forward to the White Chairs gallery making its next exhibition tour.

A lone white chair from the White Chair gallery also appeared in Peene, Kent, last Sunday to join in the pop-up art show there.

SEAS Open Studios 2011

South East Artists (SEAS) Open Studios 2011 takes place over three consecutive weekends across the Deal area in Kent.

In this sixth year of open studios, artists are expanding as a group and exploring creativity beyond the confines of the studio, into their gardens, the streets, the beach and shop windows.

You can download from here the accompanying guide book detailing the artists opening their doors and welcoming the public, in a convenient pdf format to browse on screen. The actual hard-copy open studios brochures are currently being printed and should be available in a couple of weeks time from the artists, local libraries, tourist information centres and a variety of outlets throughout Deal and beyond.

Download the SEAS Open Studios 2011 guide book by clicking here

Seas – Open Studios – 2011

Open Studios is being run concurrently with the Deal Music Festival during which artists are invited to welcome the public to view their work over three weekends starting on Saturday 25th June.
Participating SEAS artists will be opening their studios on:

Sat, Sun 25th, 26th June
Sat, Sun 2nd,3rd July and
Sat, Sun 9th, 10th July

A full visitor guide to SEAS Open Studios will be available both as download and hard-copy later in 2011

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