Joining DGA

There are two kinds of DGA membership: non-exhibiting and exhibiting membership.

All members join as Non-exhibiting




New members join as non-exhibiting (NE) members.

The annual subscription for NE membership is £25.00, and is renewed on 2nd January each year.

NE Membership entitles you to join in with the well-organised and varied programme of indoor painting and drawing activities during the winter months and outdoor locations during the summer.

One day workshops are provided by visiting artists and our more experienced and professional members provide the Group with invaluable tutorials, workshops and critiques within the Winter Programme. The Group meets on Tuesday afternoons all year round.

All members receive a copy of the Spring and Autumn Newsletter, a copy of the Summer and Winter programme of events, a membership card (entitling members to 10% discount at some local art suppliers) and on joining, and a copy of the constitution.

All members also receive, for each DGA exhibition, a Private View invitation for themselves and a guest(includes wine).


We always welcome new members, of any artistic ability, who are interested in the Group’s aims. We especially welcome those who live locally (within a ten mile radius of Dorking) and are willing to take part fully in the Group’s activities. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.


The address where you can send your completed form is on the Application Form.

If you need any further information about joining please email the membership secretary Pat Booth on


Once you are a member you then have the option to apply for

Exhibiting Membership.

To become an Exhibiting Member, members have to present their work to a Selection Committee. Selections take place twice a year, in January and July and if you are accepted as an Exhibiting Member, you are allowed to submit paintings to the twice yearly exhibitions of members’ work. (The Annual Membership fee for Exhibiting members is £30).


An application form for exhibiting membership can be obtained from Ken Dodge. Please email him at





Members’ Tip: If you are interested in applying for exhibiting membership, it is worthwhile helping out with the set up one of the exhibitions beforehand to get a better understanding of what is involved! It also helps if you have been to see our exhibitions to see the standard of work on display!


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Saturday Workshop

Our next Saturday workshop will be on the 8th September, with Laura Reiter at Betchworth Village Hall. Contact the DGA to confirm your place and pay.

Our next Exhibition!

Our next exhibition will be our Annual Exhibition at Denbies Vineyard:

12th, 13th, 14th October 2018

Spring 2018 Prizewinners!

'Betchworth Castle' by Bill Hill won the Pullingers Award

Diana Croft was awarded the Barbara Johnson Memorial Award for her linocut 'All the Way Up'

Hannah Wiggins Thirkill was given the Denbies Award for 'Adventures in Suburbia I & II'

The Visitors Vote for the 2018 Spring Exhibition was won by Julia Adams for 'Le Grand Salon', with 'Deep Snow' by Jane Anderson Wood second, and 'Cloudburst' by Paul Simmons third!