Membership is open to anyone who practices or has an enthusiasm for the visual arts. We currently have over 200 members, mainly from North East Essex and Suffolk. Members include practicing artists, gallery owners, private collectors and those with a general interest in the visual arts.

Benefits of membership include:

  • An opportunity to submit works for exhibition  with reduced submission fees
  • Invitation to the private view for each exhibition
  • 2-3 coach trips each year to art fairs, galleries, museums, stately homes, etc.
  • 2 talks per year by professional artists covering many and varied subjects
  • Opportunity to borrow original works from our nationally acclaimed permanent collection
  • A newsletter published approximately every four months
  • An opportunity to exhibit your artwork on the society's website
  • Annual garden party, usually held in August
  • Christmas lunch

The annual subscription of £20 is payable in April 

If you would like to join the society, 

  • please read the information sheet
  • fill in the form, 
  • make out a cheque to Colchester Art Society for £20 
  • and post the completed form and cheque to Di Humphreys
  • click here for the information sheet and to download the application form


Application forms are also available from:

Di Humphreys

33, Mill Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8PF

[email protected]