FOR ONE DAY ONLY South East Artists (SEAS) will be presenting their first POP-UP POSTCARD ART. Thirteen artists will be exhibiting Postcard Artwork mounted in frames and all artwork is available for £20. It’s a great opportunity to get some local artist artwork without breaking the bank and ideal as gifts or Christmas stocking fillers. The work ranges from fine artwork to photography, textiles to printmaking and mixed-media. Artists include: Kate Baker, Patricia Barry, Chris Birbeck, Tom Burnham, Susan Carlyle, Martin Cherry, Alan Davis, Liza Harding, Dominic Harper, Peter Hayes-Watkins, Diana Mishkin, Mike Tedder, Mollie Winters and Nicki Vowls. The event takes place on Saturday 18th November at St George’s Hall, High Street Deal. Entry is free and is open between 10am and 5pm. For further information visit our website: https://searts.wordpress.com or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/south.east.artists/
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.
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.
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
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.