Joining DGA

There are two kinds of DGA membership: non-exhibiting and exhibiting membership. All members join initially as non-exhibiting members. 




Annual subscription £30 renewed Jan 2nd each year. 


All new members join as non-exhibiting (NE) members. NE membership entitles you to join in with the well-organised summer and winter painting programmes run on Tuesday mornings all year round.


All members receive a copy of the spring and autumn newsletters, a programme of events, entitlement to 10% discount at some local art suppliers and a copy of the constitution. For each DGA exhibition, members receive 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.




Please complete the form here. 
If you need any information about membership please contact the membership secretary Jane Anderson Wood at 


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




Members present their work to a selection committee if they wish to become an exhibiting member. Selection takes place twice a year, in January and June/July. If  you are accepted as an exhibiting member you are required to pay an extra £5 for exhibiting membership, and you can submit paintings to the twice yearly exhibitions of members’ work. (The annual membership fee for exhibiting members is £35).


Please read the selection criteria, as a guide to what the selection committee is looking for (PDF download at the bottom of the page). 


Please click on this link to go to the application form for exhibiting membership.


 Members’ Tip: If you are interested in applying for exhibiting membership, it is worth helping out with the set up one of the exhibitions 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!


Criteria for DGA exhibiting membership
Please read this description of the selection process and selection criteria if you are considering becoming an exhibiting member.
DGA criteria for exhibiting membership.p
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