Joining DGA

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

All members join as Non-exhibiting Members




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 mornings 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.


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM (see the pdf download at the bottom of the page)


You can email or post the completed form to the address 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 the Chairman

Please read the selection criteria, as a guide to understand what the Selection Committee is looking for. 

SELECTION CRITERIA (see the pdf download at the bottom of the page)



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!


Membership Application 2020
For NEW Members who wish to join the Dorking Group of Artists.
Adobe Acrobat Document 83.5 KB
Selection Criteria 2019
Selection Criteria for Members who wish to apply for Full Exhibiting Membership
selection criteria 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 48.3 KB