Local art meets art of Rye USA


Entwined in history and united in creativity, an exciting venture is being developed by Emma Miller, proprietor of Art & Soul, in the High Street, in conjunction with  local artist Arabella Ansar. The project is designed to show the work of 100 artists from both sides of the Atlantic and create an art trail throughout the town. This is not an easy task and takes time to plan which means that artists are invited to send their pictures now, so they can be on show by Christmas. A booklet of all the art pieces and a map as to where they can be viewed is in progress.  Art & Soul’s website explains some of the joint history of the towns.

Rye 100

Emma Miller says: “The Rye 100 Exhibition has been inspired by the intriguing story between our two towns, and an inspirational woman – the late Jan Clutterbuck. We were delighted to exhibit her work, and our interest was piqued on discovering the history behind them. A pioneering figure, Jan was born in America, but travelled with the Red Cross and became not only an acclaimed artist, but also Chair of the Women’s International Art Club. One of the many exhibits she organised was an exchange show between the towns in 1976 and we are delighted to be continuing her good work.”

Art&Soul gallery

The theme for the exhibition is “Beautiful Rye”. Each piece must be inspired by or have a connection to either Rye NY or Rye UK (or both!) including architecture, history, people and folklore. Entries can be in any media, and any size, but please note that should the image ratio differ, your final image may need to be cropped to fit the final print size. The final submission must be submitted as a hi res.jpg (300 DPI/PPI) 12in x 16in (305 x 406 mm). Help with photography and sizing is available, just email emma@artandsoulgallery.co.uk for advice, or use the contact form here and the competition page is here .

It’s a very ambitious and exciting project which hopefully will interest many established and aspiring artists. Watch this space for further news on more details of its launch or contact Emma Miller direct.


Image Credits: Art and Soul .

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