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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POP-UP POSTCARD EXHIBITION

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/

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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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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