For Artists – About SEOS2020-02-14T16:37:21+00:00

For Artists – About SEOS

For decades now, South East Open Studios has been 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.


As the fees for our amazing event have only increased from £95 to £130 in twelve years, it has become necessary to increase them slightly. This very small increase will enable the event to continue to run successfully for both us artists and our visitors. The cost for the two-week event has therefore been revised to the following.

£115 (early bird by December 19th 2019) and £135 thereafter.
Please remember that submissions close 31st January 2020.


Here are the area coordinator contact details for 2020.

Code Area Coordinator Name Contact
B Edenbridge, Westerham, Bromley Polly Hosp
C Sevenoaks Polly Hosp
D West Malling, Meopham, Gravesend Victoria Wainwright
E Tonbridge, Hadlow Sarah de Mattos
F Maidstone Carole Robson
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 McWilliams
M Haywards Heath, Hastings Gabrielle Argent
N Cranbrook Felicity Flutter
O Tunbridge Wells Claudia Wiegand

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…


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