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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Dates for your Diary

Spring Exhibition at Betchworth Village Hall - 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018

Annual Exhibition at Denbies Vineyard 12th, 13th, 14th October 2018

"Inspired by Deepdene" - The Deepdene Trail's Surrey Countryside Watercolour Competition

Congratulations to Ken Dodge, Bill Hill and Alan Brown! Very well done to three Dorking Group of Artists who are in the final nine that will be exhibited at Bourneside Gallery, Dorking from 5th Feb – 3rd Mar.