The Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA) represents both established and up-and-coming artists who live in the area. Our members consistently demonstrate artistic excellence and achievement and are rewarded with a place within the Institute.
East Anglia has provided a home for many generations of artists of both national and international renown. John Constable and John Sell Cotman were perhaps the most famous, as in more recent times were Edward Seago and Sir Alfred Munnings. So it is surprising that until now the fine artists of East Anglia have not been represented by a dedicated society. The formation of the Institute of East Anglian Artists is remedying that omission by providing a focus for artistic excellence for those residing in the area. The main aim of the Institute is to raise the profile of fine arts in the region and inspire and encourage the teaching of them.
The Institute regularly organises exhibitions for its Full and Associate Members as well as open exhibitions for those artists in East Anglia who are looking to be represented by the IEA. Our member artists also represent the IEA as tutors to the public, offering demonstrations and master-classes in various mediums and styles.
Under the patronage initially of Norman Lamb MP, and the leadership of Brian Ryder and his team, the Institute of East Anglian Artists is aiming to become one of the nation’s most distinctively recognised societies promoting interest in, and the development of, the graphic arts.