Interested in joining DVAS?

(See 3 ways to join, below)
We provide an annual membership that runs from January to December, but new members are welcome to join us at any time.  Membership fees are $25.00 per year, renewal is every January.  Any inquiries should be directed to Mary Lou Whitehorne. Membership dues must be paid-up at least 60 days before any SHOW participation.  If you change your e-mail address, please inform Mary Lou.

Please direct dues to

DVAS Membership

C/O ML Whitehorne

4 Dickey Drive

Lr. Sackville  NS  B4C 0C2



Dartmouth Visual Arts Society is an active group of artists with every experience level, from novice to professional, and with a wide range of artistic interests. New members are always welcome in DVAS!

Membership fees are $25 per year. The membership year is “fixed,” running from January 1st to December 31st. Joining later in the year means your membership runs until the end of the current calendar year. When you join or renew your membership in January, your membership will be for the full calendar year. DVAS does not pro-rate membership fees for partial years.

There are three easy ways to join DVAS:

  1. Send a cheque in the mail, for $25, made out to Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. Mail it to: DVAS Membership, C/O M. L. Whitehorne, 4 Dickey Dr., Lr. Sackville, NS B4C 0C2. Please include your full mailing address, phone number, and email address. DVAS will send you a receipt and a membership card.
  2. Send an e-transfer for $25, through your bank, to the DVAS treasurer, Jackie Boudreau, at this email address: Once your payment has been processed, and we have your contact information, DVAS will send you a receipt and a membership card.
  3. Pay in person at our weekly studio session (see Studio Group info below if you want to participate). Studio sessions are held at the Findlay Community Centre, 26 Elliot St., Dartmouth, on Thursday mornings from 9-ish to noon. A receipt and membership card will be issued to you on the spot.

Please note that DVAS does not sell or share its membership database with anyone. Benefits of DVAS Membership:

Studio Group:

Studio sessions are open to all DVAS members. The cost is in addition to membership fees. It is $25.00 for each of three 10-week sessions per year (fall, winter, spring). There is no formal instruction but we all learn from each other in this open, friendly, and supportive environment. More Studio Group information can be found here: STUDIO GROUP

Monthly Workshops:

DVAS Workshops are for all levels of experience. They are held at South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street, Dartmouth, from 9;15 am to 3:30 pm. Space at our workshops fills quickly so register early and don’t miss out! Fees are $35 per person for DVAS members.To register contact Violet Robertson at:, or phone 902-403-7630; More Workshop information can be found here: WORKSHOPS

Group Shows:

DVAS holds group shows every year. Dates and locations vary. More information about recent and/or upcoming group shows is on the DVAS website, here: GROUP SHOWS

Other Benefits to being a part of DVAS:

DeSerres Zone Discount Card: DVAS members can register with DeSerres for a Creative Professionals Zone Discount Card, and receive savings on all purchases from DeSerres whether in-store or online. See here: