St George’s Parish Hall, High Street, Deal
To launch the Open Studios, South East Artists are returning to St George’s Parish Hall for their popular Postcard Art event. Artists will sell original framed postcard artwork for just £20 each.
You will also be able to pick up information regarding Open Studios which starts the following weekend.
Saturday 23 June
FOR ONE DAY ONLY: South East Artists (SEAS) will present their first POP-UP POSTCARD ART show, and I am looking forward to showing a selection of postcard size original collages. These will all be sold at a special event price of £20 each for an 8×6 framed 6×4 inch artwork – an over 50% saving just for the day.
Please go to http://www.colaj.net/news if you would like a preview of the collages.
Saturday 18th November only.
St George’s Hall, High Street Deal. CT14 6EG
Entry is free and is open between 10am and 5pm
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/
Textile Art Exhibition – The Whole Nine Yards
SEAS artists at the Pie Factory, 7 Broad St. Margate, Kent CT9 1EW
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 – 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 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
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 and 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.