We have recently been told about the SAA (Society for All Artists) and recommend it to any artists who would like to share their work and feel part of a network of artists.
Standard membership is £27.50 a year which includes a regular excellent magazine, free delivery on art supplies from their shop and a lot of other benefits.
Have a look at their web site and see what they have to offer. Its full of information, competitions, tuition and lots more.
For all information please go to: http://www.saa.co.uk