Colchester Art Society
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Become a Member

Membership is open to anyone who practices, or has an enthusiasm for, the visual arts. We currently have almost 300 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 exhibitions with reduced submission fees

  • An invitation to the private view of each exhibition

  • Advanced notice of 1-2 coach trips each year to art fairs, galleries, museums, stately homes

  • Advanced notice of 2 lectures per year by professional artists covering many and varied subjects

  • An opportunity to borrow original works from our nationally acclaimed Permanent Collection

  • A newsletter published approximately every four months

  • An opportunity to exhibit your artwork in the Members Gallery on the society's website

  • An annual garden party, usually held in August

  • An annual Christmas event

The annual subscription of £20 (£10 for students) is payable in April.

To become a Member please complete the form below. The Membership Secretary will then get in touch with details of how to make payment.

Membership Form

Name *
It would be helpful if you could give a brief outline about your work if applicable
Are you a student? *
I consent to Colchester Art Society keeping my personal information to aid administration and so that it can contact me about Colchester Art Society and its members' activity and events. Colchester Art Society keeps this information securely and does not share this information with others *
I agree to abide by the rules of the Colchester Art Society as described on the Rules of Membership page found in the footer of this website *