In Search of New Art…

Vibrant, multi-arts festival, JAM on the Marsh, has opened its free Call for Visual Artists. New or existing works are welcome – so is a great idea. Launched for artists in any medium, we are looking for exhibitions and installations to be displayed in venues across Kent’s Romney Marsh (8 -18 July 2021) and via our virtual gallery at from July to December.

JAM on the Marsh features world-class music, art, theatre, photography, poetry and workshops. Now in its 8th season, JAM on the Marsh draws a festival audience of 17,000 through outstanding live and virtual events, reaching local audience, nationally and across the globe.

Both fine arts and applied arts are an integral part to the innovation of JAM on the Marsh. Previous exhibitors have included a wide array of talent, creativity and diversity, thus bringing their unique voice and perspective into this arts festival.

The beach art by land artist Jon Foreman on Dymchurch beach was a highlight of JAM on the Marsh 2019, featuring on BBC Inside Out South East.

“I have reached new audiences live and online. JAM on the Marsh has allowed me to push my work further, forming a new intricate style of working. Working with children and community was a first and so inspiring for me.”

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In his 2020 exhibition, aerial drone photographer Carsten Birkebaek presented 12 breath-taking images capturing Jon Foreman’s sand art.

Jillian Bain Christie, a talented mixed media artist from Aberdeen, Scotland, shared her experience of exhibiting at JAM on the Marsh:

It was a fascinating process learning more about the history and topography of this unique area of England ... I am grateful to JAM on the Marsh for the opportunity to display my artwork.”

As a part of his two-year residency with JAM on the Marsh, Tristan Fewings, an editorial photographer shooting with Getty Images, journeyed along the unique coastline of Kent’s Romney Marsh capturing striking images in his exhibition, Between the Sea and the Sky.

Between the Sea and the Sky

“As an editorial photographer my work is often reproduced in print and on digital screens so it was a privilege to produce and exhibit such-large scale prints. JAM on the Marsh gave me invaluable support and encouragement during my festival residency, enabling my work to be seen by a new and diverse audience.”

Possibly the most dramatic exhibition to have been presented at JAM on the Marsh has come from Romney Marsh based photography, Susan Pilcher. Her experimental photography, with long exposure shots taken at night, has produced vivid, unmissable images.

Confessions of a Night Owl 1

“Being part of JAM on the Marsh has given me the inspiration and confidence to explore a new form of photography, with all photos in my exhibition taken at night, trying to capture the Romney Marsh scenes with the stars and Milky Way.”

Amos Miller, a photographer and professional brass player, presented an exhibition that is both striking and challenging of the distinctive landscape of Dungeness.

“JAM on the Marsh has developed my skills practically and conceptually; it allowed me to hone multiple exposure to create impressionistic photography.”

This July, JAM on the Marsh 2021 is expecting to present creative, new exhibitions from both established and undiscovered artists. With multiple submissions for the Call for Visual Artists already received, this proves to be an extremely promising year for creativity “In Search of New Art…”.

Artists will be able to sell your work via with no commission fee
Free to apply
Deadline to apply: 1 March 2021

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