Note: The Committee has decided to discontinue postal membership for new members from 01 October 2019. In this postal category the extra administrative work and the assembly and posting of paperwork and newsletters is beginning to look unwieldy as our activity expands and we send more material to our members.
Also the number of postal members is declining as members move to email. Only 9 members now out of 211 have not volunteered an email although some have moblle telephones.
The rapid development of social media is influencing our views of our membership categories and our administration. Our members are all going on line and almost everybody has a mobile telephone which also facilitates email.
Become A Member of the Guildford Art Society
If you are interested in painting, sculpture, or crafts or just wish to support the arts, why not join the Guildford Art Society?
Founded in 1923 the aim of the Society is the practice of arts in the company of others with the same interests. All abilities are welcome.
From May 2023 everyone joins as an exhibiting member, which includes the opportunity to submit your work to our exhibitions. There may be selection processes for exhibition entries depending upon the number of works that can be shown relating to the venue size. There may also be selection processes because of the subjects required or to meet any entry specifications.
You can pay for membership by cheque, standing order or bank transfer. Details of our bank sort code and account number are in the documents linked below. We are an unincorporated association, a membership and a not-for-profit organization.
New Members please refer to and complete the Membership Application form available by clicking on the link Download Membership Application
Annual Subscription Rates
Our membership year runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. Annual subscriptions are due on 1 January. If you join during the subscription year, your fee for that year will be the remaining months in total after your month of joining, calculated at £2 per month. You join as an email exhibiting member.
Email Exhibiting Member: £25 per annum - newsletters, other news and information by email as well as reliance upon our website and social media communications
Postal Exhibiting Member: £30 per annum - newsletters and important documents by post. No new members will be admitted to this category from 01 October 2019. See the Note on the left of this page. Existing postal members can renew, but we want all members to change to email members as soon as possible.
Life Member: Existing Life members will receive newsletters and important documents by email, but no new members will be admitted from outside to this old category after 01 October 2019.
Click here on the links below to get the Application and Renewal forms by downloading them from this website. Fill in the appropriate form and send it to the Membership Secretary with your cheque, or pay online using a BACS transfer. You can email your form to the Membership Secretary, particularly if you have paid online.
Membership Renewal - 1 January 2024
Check your SO dates and set up, or pay via BACS to sort code 30-93-74 and account number 03885619. £25 for email members and £30 for postal members. Put "GAS Subs" in as your reference. You should inform our Membership Secretary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org that you have made an electronic payment. We will look for it in our observations of our bank account. Cheques are acceptable.
Our Constitution says you must pay your annual fee by 28 February, or you will be moved out of our Members’ Database.
You should only post or email the Renewal Form if your personal details have changed, so we can be sure to keep your details in our Members' Database up to date. Otherwise, an email informing us of payment will do.
Contact the Membership Secretary for any other membership enquires.