For Artists – About SEOS2019-03-20T11:38:44+00:00

For Artists – About SEOS

Now in its 22nd year, South East Open Studios is one of the finest open studios events in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. Promoted by a beautifully-produced booklet and advertised in the South East, the event is a draw for creative people of all ages. Hundreds of artists open their work spaces to exhibit their art, and for many it is the premier opportunity to bring out into the light the art created throughout the year, a chance to meet the public, talk to fellow artists and to sell their work.


Here are the area coordinator contact details for 2019.

Code Area Coordinator Name Contact
B Edenbridge, Westerham, Bromley Alex Gavin
C Sevenoaks Lawrence Jenkins
Lindy Webster
D West Malling, Meopham, Gravesend Victoria Wainwright
E Tonbridge, Hadlow Sarah de Mattos
Lucy Prescott
F Maidstone Carole Robson 07941 886589
G Rochester, Sittingbourne Janet Aldis
H&I Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay Janet Aldis
J Hythe, Folkestone and Rye Gabrielle Argent
K Ashford Alison Olorunsola
L Tenterden, Headcorn Rowena Williams
M Haywards Heath, Hastings Gabrielle Argent
N Cranbrook Felicity Flutter
O Tunbridge Wells Maria Turner


Artists’ sign-up starts in December, and the cost for the two-week event is £130 per member. All artists who sign up before December the 19th will be eligible for the Early Bird sign-up of £105.*

* Please note that only entries date-stamped on or before the 19th of December will be accepted for the Early Bird offer, and only if the images have been uploaded and the fees paid 48 hours after you receive the date-stamped sign-up email. Make sure you check your inbox after you’ve registered!

How to Register

All application forms will be held for 48 hours to allow for images to be sent in and for fees to be paid. After this time the application form will be deleted and the registration process will need to start again.

It is a very good idea to ensure that you have everything you need before starting your registration:
  • Details of when you will be open
  • Image in the correct format (see email sent when you complete the form)
  • Internet banking

Make sure your image file is prepared as follows:
File name: Your name as it will appear in the guide
File type: jpg, jpeg, tiff, psd (any other file type cannot be accepted)
File colours: RGB as supplied by camera or mobile, DO NOT change to CMYK
File size: Minimum 1000 pixels on the longest side. Maximum 6Mb.

Once you have registered, you will be sent an email with the instructions for payment and how to upload your image. The 48 hours starts when the email is sent so don’t worry if it doesn’t come through immediately.

If you are ready, simply click on the ‘REGISTER HERE’ button and start your journey to becoming a SEOS member…


In accordance with new data protection regulations, members who sign up to SEOS will receive email newsletters from us. Data from sign-up is kept solely for the purpose of SEOS.

The sign-up period for SEOS 2019 is now closed.

Keep an eye out for the regular newsletter, which will keep you updated between now and June.