Full Membership

Full Membership is open to ASSOCIATE MEMBERS and is BY INVITATION ONLY.

  • To qualify for Full membership you must have been an Associate Member for a year
  • Have exhibited with SOFA
  • Applicants must be 18 years or over.

The selection committee will view the work of associate members during the society’s annual show. Associate members may then be invited to become full members or may be asked to submit further work for consideration by the selection committee.

What The Selection Committee Is Looking For

Paintings in any medium, drawings, etchings etc are all admissible. Sculptures and other 3-D work are also admissible.

The Selection Committee will be looking for originality, professional use of the medium, consistency, composition, drawing and representation of the cat (at least one full figure, not just portraits please). There should not be any direct copying from commercially printed sources e.g. photographs and paintings in books, these should be for reference only. It is vitally important to be aware of copyright.

Full Membership Benefits

FULL MEMBERS will receive

  • Newsletters
  • Notification of all Society activities
  • Entitlement to exhibit at ALL Society Exhibitions not just the London show
  • Your work may be considered for the gallery shop
  • Gallery page on the Society web site www.felineartists.org
  • AND entitlement to use the letters S.O.F.A. after the Artist’s name.

Full Members are expected to support the Society by taking part in the Annual London Exhibition.

Online Exhibitions
Invitations will be sent to full and associate members to enter an online exhibition. To enter, your work must be for sale and you need to be able to ship your sales to the customer.

Full Members Online Gallery
Full members may submit up to three original pieces for sale in the members online gallery. To qualify members will need to pack and ship their work to a customer and provide the images and information the gallery requires.

The Print Shop
Full members may be invited to submit limited edition or open edition prints for the print section of the online shop.

This annual subscription for Membership is £30.00

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The Annual London Exhibition is open to all Members both Full and Associate. You must be a fully paid up member to exhibit and all works must be handed in in person.

Framing Requirements

Paintings submitted to Galleries for consideration to be exhibited must be well mounted and framed, no metal frames please, and they should be strung ready for hanging using ‘D’ rings to prevent damage to other paintings. Badly presented work will be refused.

Overseas Members

Please be aware that that all works have to be handed in and collected, in person. We have no facility for accepting work by post. Our overseas members tend to have family or friends in the UK with whom they make these arrangements.

Lapsed Full Members

If a Full member has failed to renew for a period of over 2 years or more and have not put their membership on hold due to a valid reason, and wishes to reinstate their Full membership, they will be asked to provide 5 examples of recent work for consideration by the Selection Committee. Reinstatement will be subject to Committee approval.

Contact the Membership Secretary: membership@felineartists.org