Ashdown Artists, Autumn Art Fair


18th,19th & 20th October 2019. Promoting Art in the Community


You are invited to take part in the Autumn Art Fair in Forest Row in October 2019.


The Arts Fair is open to Artists and Crafters with items for sale that are the work of the exhibitor. It is open to non-members but members receive a discount. No commission is charged on sales. Registration will be confirmed once the form, fee and completed rota form are received.


Ashdown Arts are a group artists of all persuasions who meet, enjoy the fertile and friendly ground, share ideas and creations and get advice and inspiration.


Ashdown Arts is a co-operative; to keep costs down all exhibitors are expected to assist in some way with the administration of the exhibition. All exhibitors are also expected to man the main desk for a period. A form indicating preference times for sales desk or bar / café assistance must be completed at the time the booking is made. Every endeavour will be made to use the times suggested, but this cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to run a demonstration / workshop please note on the booking form


It is the intention to produce a catalogue containing an image, contact detail and short CV of those taking part. To be included; application form and details must be received by 31st July 2018.


Registration forms> are available from Don Collishaw at don.collishaw@btinternet.com


To be included; application form and details must be received by 30th August. Photographs of work are also required for possible inclusion in advanced publicity material.


We look forward to welcoming you there.


*Ashdown Arts is Forest Row’s community art group which is open to all artists and artisans of any ability and from any discipline.


Peter Griffits Hall, Lewes Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5ES

There is disabled access, toilets and FREE entry.


Opening Times: Friday 6.30pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12 Midday to 5pm




‘Peace and Community’

Forest Row Festival Open Art Exhibition

The Forest Row Festival open Art Exhibition ‘Peace and Community’ will be offering an exciting range of high quality art, sculpture and crafts by local talented artists and artisans, whether professional or amateur, from junior to senior at the wonderful new venue:

The Yard (former Dickson & Church)
Lewes Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5AE

There will be access from both Lewes road and Hartfield road throughout the festival.

Opening Times:
Launch Party Friday 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

For all enquiries, please contact:

Alex Florschutz: Email: alexf_bali@hotmail.com – Tel : 07787 122157
Ursula Stone: Email: sulastone@onetel.com – Tel: 01342 822694

*This show is hosted by Ashdown Arts, your local art group www.ashdownarts.co.uk


Ashdown Arts Easter Exhibition 2014

Welcome dear friends,

We are delighted to announce that we are having an Easter Exhibition this year which will be held on the weekend of the 19th & 20th April 2014 from 10am to 5pm.

We do hope you can join us for this Spring celebration of your local talent and come and meet the artists.

Warm wishes,

The Ashdown Arts Team

Ashdown Arts Winter Exhibition 2013

Dear Friends,

The Christmas festive fun is kicking off now and what better way to celebrate this time of year than with the annual Ashdown Arts Winter Exhibition!

You are warmly invited to join myself and my fellow artist/artisans on:

Saturday 7th December from 10am to 8pm
Sunday 8th December from 10am to 5pm

Venue: The Small Village Hall (Peter Griffits), Lewes Road, Forest Row, RH18 5ES (opposite Tescos and petrol station)

*Please Note the late night shopping on Saturday until 8pm!!! There may even be some mulled wine and mince pies to create that extra special Christmas ambiance 🙂

We would also love to see you at the Private View Party on Friday 6th December from 7-9pm

There will be music, wine and nibbles with plenty of festive cheer while you take in the remarkable local talent in your community. Plenty of present ideas and a raffle to whet your appetite.

Big hug,
Alex xx

Please RSVP to me at:

The Ashdown Arts Winter Exhibition is a showcase of local contemporary arts and crafts. The Ashdown Arts group includes professional and semi-professional artists and artisans producing a selection of contemporary fine art, in a variety of styles and media, plus sculpture, pottery and craftwork. During the exhibition there will be live demonstrations. Many of Ashdown Arts members exhibit and sell their work both locally and internationally.




Ashdown Arts Showcase in the Forest Row Festival 21-22 September 2013

The Ashdown Arts showcase exhibition is being held as part of the Forest Row Festival from September 21st to 22nd in the Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5DZ.  The group presents an eclectic mix of contemporary fine art in a wide variety of styles and media plus Craftwork, and Sculpture produced by professional and semi-professional artists and artisans from the community, many of whom exhibit and sell their work both locally and internationally.  For more information contact Martin Ash at 01892 853536, 07759925087 or martinashartist@btinternet.com







Ashdown Arts Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Jewellery

21 – 26 June 2013

Open daily (except Sunday) 10am – 5pm

At: The Greenstede Gallery
Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre
De La Warr Road, East Grinstead,
West Sussex, RH19 3BS
01342 325577 www.chequermead.org.uk

Among the artists exhibiting will be: Ursula Stone, visual artist and art tutor (who runs the drop-in life drawing sessions and workshops  at Chequer Mead and at her studio in Forest Row); Gill Bustamante B.A., award winning animal painter whose work is often seen in galleries in the south east and who teaches at the East Grinstead Learning Centre; Alex Florschutz M.A., is an art psychotherapist and artist whose alluring paintings focus on what it is to be a woman:  Martin Ash – specialising in portrait and figure painting but with work on many subjects in collections worldwide. Tutors life drawing classes in Wadhurst; Don Collishaw – experimental abstract, landscape and figurative artist; Anette Schwidrowski  –  abstract painter, photographer and sculptress; Wolf Sohngen –  Woodworker;  Valerie Osbon B.A. – Painter;  Jackie Frewing – Sculptor; Sylvia Hassell – Painter; Ann Hitchcox – Potter and Michele Carnie – Jeweller.


Welcome to Ashdown Arts Annual Exhibition – 29th & 30th September 2012 – Forest Row Community Centre.