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If you would like to become a full member of the Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society members are selected annually. The next selection will be in 2018. Download the two documents 'Application Form' and 'What to bring with you'. If you have any questions please email Jill Harker membership secretary: membership@whobidarts.co.uk

  • By election, membership fees are £10 p.a. or £100 for a life subscription
  • Full members may submit 4 works to the annual Summer Exhibition with no further charge
  • Excursions are arranged to venues of artistic interest which usually includes a visit to the Royal West of England Academy annual open exhibition in Bristol. Social events are sometimes organised as well.
  • Open to all throughout the year - use contact email to apply
  • Annual subscription £6
  • Associate and non members may submit 2 works to the annual Summer Exhibition for an additional fee

On production of your Whobidarts membership card you can claim 10% off art materials or services at -

All activities are open to both categories and all entries are subject to the same rigorous selection procedure.

Membership fees are due by 31st March, please send your payment to:
Jill Harker
EX22 7ET

Full membership is £10 and associate membership is £6.

Due to the issues raised from gathering overdue membership subscriptions on a year by year basis the Society has decided that as from 2017 subscriptions all new Members and new Associate members will have to pay their membership subscriptions by standing order and payments by cheque or cash will not be accepted except in exceptional circumstances.

This mechanism of payment will then be rolled out to Existing Members and Existing Associates from the 1st April 2018.

If existing Members and Existing Associates wish to change their payment method before this then that would be most helpful.

The details that you will need in order to set up a standing order payment with your bank are as follows :-

Recipient's Name - Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society
Recipient's bank and Branch - Lloyds Bank, Bideford
Recipient's sort code - 30-90-78
Recipient's account number - 00094676

Please reference your name on the standing order.

It is essential that that you notify the Membership Secretary preferably by email membership@whobidarts.co.uk that the standing order has been set up and when the payment was made.

If you would like a membership card (which entitles you to various discounts) please enclose an SAE. Cards are not sent out automatically due to the cost of postage.
Don't forget that without an up to date membership you will have to pay more to enter the Summer Exhibition.