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So you think you've got what it takes and would like to join us.
This is how it works...

Firstly click this link for a printable application form
Complete the form and send it to . . .

Wynne B Jones, GRA, Membership Officer
Guild of Railway Artists
1 Parc Bychan
Clwyd. LL11 2TJ

If you have any questions, please email Wynne: wynneb@tiscali.co.uk

Together with:

  • 6 (min) - 8 (max) good quality colour photographs (approx 7" x 5") or black and white photos if your work is in mono.
  • A stamped address envelope for their return.
  • Biographical details.
  • A cheque to the value of £20 made payable to: The Guild of Railway Artists. (overseas applicants see notes below)

The Guild Council will review the photographs at their quarterly meetings and if in their judgement the application is likely to succeed, you will then be asked to present your original works of art at a time and place appropriate to the Guild Council where a final decision will be made. (overseas applicants see note below)

Council meetings are held at Warwick, Worcester or Devon.
The Membership Officer will inform you of such dates and times of these meetings.

If your application on the final stage is accepted you will be formally notified of the decision by the Chief Executive Officer.

It is requested that the photographs submitted be retained by the Guild on file as a sample of your works.

If your work is considered not to be of the standard required your photographs and cheque will be returned to you with an explantory note detailing the council's decision.

An Associate of the Guild shall be an artist whose work includes the depiction of any of the many facets of railways and whose standard of work is considered to be satisfactory in the opinion of the majority of the Guild Council.

An associate member has full use of the Guild's facilities and is invited to participate in any exhibition mounted by the Guild at the dicretion of the selection panel for the particular exhibition.

Notes for Overseas Applicants
Overseas applicants need only send photographs and stamped addressed envelope for the first stage. The second stage may be waivered if the Council considers the applicant to be of the required standard through just the submission of photographs. Successful applicants will then be asked to make their remittance.

Notes on the Submission of Photographs
You would be suprised at the way photographs are sent and presented to us so here are just a few pointers.

  • Insert a piece of card in the envelope to prevent bending.
  • The reverse of the photograph should have your name, the title of the painting, the medium and the size or approximate size.
  • Little or no background should be visible.
  • Out of focus photographs may result in the council not being able to reach a decision.
  • Photograph your work and aim to keep it square within the print area.
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