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.
Also the number of postal members is declining. In fact now 49 Postal members also have an email address in our database and regularly look at this website and our Facebook pages. Only 15 Postal members have not submitted an email address to date but we may ask them again soon.
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 facilitates email.
Become A Member of the Guildford Art Society
If you are interested in painting, sculpture, crafts or just wish to support the arts, why not join Guildford Art Society?
Founded in 1926 the aim of the Society is the practice of arts in the company of others with the same interests. All ages and abilities welcomed.
Everyone joins as an ordinary or regular member, which includes the opportunity to exhibit your work in our Spring exhibition. To exhibit in the Autumn exhibition you normally have to be an exhibiting member. You can apply to become an exhibiting member by presenting work to a panel of judges on Selection Day usually held in late July.
To download the Guidelines click here: Guidelines.
You can pay for membership by cheque, standing order or by bank transfer (details in documents below). We are a charity and therefore you can also sign up your subscription as Gift Aid if you are paying income tax. To get the Gift Aid form for existing members please click here.
New Members please refer to and complete the Membership Application form available by clicking on the download link below*.
Annual Subscription Rates
Our membership year runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. Annual subscriptions are due on 1 January 2021. 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 a regular member but the annual fee remains the same if you become an exhibiting member in the future.
Email Member: £25 per annum - newsletters, other news and information by email as well as reliance upon our website and social media communications
Postal 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 to this old category after 01 October 2019.
Click here on the links below to get 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 on line using a BACS transfer. You can email your form to the Membership Secretary, particularly if you have paid on line.
Membership Renewal - 1 January 2021, Subscription Fees Due.
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 on 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 even though we have to handle them with surgical gloves and a facemask! Even banks do not seem to like them anymore.
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.
You should tick the Gift Aid box on the form if you return one, assuming you pay enough income tax, as you fill in the form.
Contact the Membership Secretary for any other membership enquires.