Open Membership

The SBA has changed and created a new and open level of membership, open to all who love the botanical arts. Open membership is aimed at anyone interested in botanical art.  We hope it will appeal to all who love the art, our former students and to those who are aspiring to be practising botanical artists as well as those interested in painting and drawing.   All are welcome to become members.  You simply need to pay a joining fee and you will become a member and enjoy the benefits.

(Changes: Life Friend members will continue as before but benefit from all open membership benefits, Friends category will be replaced by open membership.)


  • Use of designation SBA
  • Exhibition: up to five works at a submission fee of £18 per work (all work is subject to selection)
  • Commission on exhibition sales of 35% for work up to 75cm on the longest side and 40% for 75cm or more (to receive this benefit you must be an Open member within the month that precedes any of our open shows and membership cannot be back dated)
  • Welcome and biannual magazines (free)
  • Download magazines – to include tutorials
  • Regular email news
  • Study events (chargeable)

Subscription fee

UK based members: £65 pa; outside the UK: £80, (higher to cover additional postage costs), you can join at any time, with renewals every 12 months from signup date.