Memberships

Memberships

Membership Information

To become a member of PACS you first of all need to be residing in the Petersfield area (within 10 miles as the crow flies). You also need to be actively involved in making art (both professional and amateur makers are welcome) and have a willingness to participate in coming to demos, taking part in exhibitions and above all getting to know other like-minded creative people.

PACS is run by a committee made up of volunteer members and depends entirely on these contributions of time and effort to keep going.

All exhibiting members have to contribute their time in some way at the summer exhibition (a duty rota is issued) and a large proportion of members help in many roles throughout the year. Although we will understand if at times you are less able to be involved, there is an expectation that all members will offer their skills and time wherever they can. The society can only function if everyone takes part in some way and we all benefit from this joined effort.

Our programme is very varied with evening talks, artists’ demos, sketching days and opportunities to exhibit in a friendly and encouraging environment. New members always bring with them new ideas which help to keep PACS fresh and make it move in new directions.

Memberships

Join PACS

The PACS year begins in January when all renewals are due but you may join at any point in the year to enjoy our activities and benefits.

If you’re thinking of joining PACS please read through the details below and then click on Membership Sign-Up at the top of this page to complete and send to us your application form.

Our membership secretary will then get in touch with you regarding your membership pack.

Please Remember

You must live in the locality of Petersfield to become a member – approximately within 10 miles as the crow flies. If you are unsure as to your eligibility or have any other questions about membership please contact us.

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The Details

Membership costs £25 a year (January to January) for adults and £12.50 for Under 21s. Joining after May 31st costs £12.50 or £6.25 respectively and members joining after May 31st are not entitled to exhibit in the main exhibition in August. Members joining for the half year are still entitled to all other member privileges.

Membership Gives

  • Free entry to monthly meetings which include demonstrations and lectures.
  • Reduced fees and a priority booking window for workshops.
  • Free outdoor sketching events at carefully selected venues where permission with owners has been pre-arranged.
  • Opportunity to exhibit and sell art work at the main annual exhibition at Petersfield Festival Hall. Note – the Society has a ‘no selection’ policy for these events, so members choose their own exhibits although PACS has the right to reject work which is not presented to the required standards.
  • FULL MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID BY MAY 31st TO BE ALLOWED TO EXHIBIT IN THE AUGUST EXHIBITION (those joining after May 31st will only be charged for a 6-month membership but are not able to exhibit that year).
  • Discounted art material and services from local suppliers (full list further down the page).
  • Three newsletters per year.
  • Occasional social events and smaller exhibiting opportunities.
  • Promotion of your own workshops and exhibitions through our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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Renewals

Subscriptions of £25 are due on the 1st January each year.

A Standing Order set up using your electronic banking system (or a paper based mandate) is the preferred method of payment. Alternatively, payment can be made by electronic bank transfer, and cheques are also accepted.

Existing members are welcome to use the link below to renew their membership. Detailed payment instructions will be provided where appropriate. Renewal of your membership in this way is not required, but is appreciated as it helps us to reduce administration.

Detailed payment instructions and paper Standing Order Mandates are also available on request by contacting our Membership Secretary.

Existing members who just wish to update their personal details are invited to do so using the following link.
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Discounts For Members

The following local businesses very kindly offer discounts on framing prices for PACS members.

Petersfield Framing Studios

Unit 4A, Buriton Business Park, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3NJ

01730 269926

Free collection and delivery service

Academy Arts & Crafts

Winton Road, Petersfield

01730 261624

10% discount on framing and 5% on art supplies purchases over £10 on production of a PACS membership card

Artwork Framing Gallery

47A Headley Road, Liphook

01428 724331

10% Discount on bespoke framing for exhibition entry artwork on production of a PACS membership card.

The Frame Centre

Swan Street, Petersfield GU32 3AD

01730 265763

5% discount on bespoke framing for members on production of a PACS membership card.

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